We are delighted to announce our 2020 Annual Tzedakah Campaign co-chairs - Joel Minkoff and Fred Gants. Joel and Fred both have long histories of support for the Jewish Federation of Madison and the greater Madison Jewish community. In addition to being a past Jewish Federation of Madison president and campaign chair, Joel has served as director of Midrasha – our Hebrew High School program, later as its committee chair, and as the Jewish Education Panel's chair. Joel was instrumental in developing the Goodman Jewish Community Campus, serving as its committee chair to this day. Fred currently serves on the Jewish Federation of Madison board as well, a position he has held in the past. Fred has chaired the Community Relations Committee and currently chairs the Administration and Personnel Panel.
"The Annual Tzedakah Campaign remains the very lifeline of everything the Jewish Federation of Madison does in our community. Without strong support, there would be no Gan Hayeled, Midrasha, or Camp Shalom. Without strong campaign support, there would be no funding for Jewish Social Services, UW Hillel, and other beneficiary agencies."
~ Joel Minkoff, 2020 Tzedakah Campaign Co-Chair
"Particularly now, seven months after COVID-19 changed most aspects of our daily lives, requiring Federation to do more to support the Jewish community without hesitation, financial support at all levels of our Annual Tzedakah Campaign is even more critical."
~ Fred Gants, 2020 Tzedakah Campaign Co-Chair