Madison Community Member Shares March For Israel Experience


By Louise Goldstein

My husband Bruce Thomadsen and I joined the March for Israel in Washington DC on November 14 to show our support for Israel, to demand the release of the hostages Hamas is holding in Gaza, and against the alarming but unsurprising resurgence of antisemitism worldwide. A…

A Letter To Our Community: What We Learned During Our Two Years As Shlichim

To Our Beloved Community in Madison,
Before we leave and start the phase of longing, we wanted to share some thoughts and feelings with you. These were amazing, life-changing, and mind-opening two years for us, and all thanks to you. We have a huge sense of gratitude for your trust in us, fo…

Madison Jewish Leaders Attend General Assembly in Israel

This year's General Assembly (GA), annually hosted by Jewish Federations of North America, brought together 3,000 Jewish leaders of diverse backgrounds to foster productive dialogue and debate. Attending from our community's leadership (pictured above left to right) was Jewish Federation of …

Federations Travel to Israel to Address Judicial Reform

Our Executive Director Alan Klugman and Executive Committee Board Member, Overseas and National Panel Chair, and Past President Deborah Minkoff (pictured above with President Herzog) joined thirty Federation lay and professional leaders from over twenty different communities this week on a s…

A Message to Our Community from Shlichim Hanna and Oz

"Let me know right away
if I'm disturbing you.
he said
as he stepped inside my door,
and I'll leave the way I came.

Not only do you disturb me,
I answered,
You turn my whole world upside down.
~ Eeva Kilpi

The past few weeks have been very tense and frustrating for many people w…