FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Jewish Federation of Madison (“JFM”) is dismayed by recent actions by both the governments of Israel and the United States, which interfere with decades of bipartisan U.S. support for the State of Israel. Concurrently, support for Israel has become more partisan and anti-Semitic attacks are on a significant rise locally and around the world.
Increasing partisanship over Israel is a threat to Jewish people everywhere. JFM joins our international colleagues in calling on the U.S. government, the Israeli government, and their members to immediately stop engaging in efforts to divide the Jewish people.
We want to be sure you know what we are doing to support a unified, vibrant, and safe Jewish community in Madison and throughout the world.
- JFM provides office space and support to Jewish Social Services (“JSS”), which allows them to do crucial work, including refugee resettlement, aid families in need, and educational programming.
- JFM runs community educational programming, such as Gan HaYeled Preschool, Camp Shalom Day Camp, and Midrasha, a community Hebrew High School.
- JFM supports the Jewish community through allocations to local beneficiaries: Jewish Social Services, Jewish Burial Association of Madison, Wisconsin Jewish Conference, UW Chabad, and UW Hillel.
- JFM produces and circulates a community newspaper and weekly online newsletters throughout the Madison community.
- JFM is the convener of physical and cyber security support for all Jewish institutions locally.
- JFM supports humanitarian and social service needs internationally including in Israel, and for Jews in peril around the world. For example, our dues help our international partners provide desperately needed supplies, medicine, food, and water to impoverished Jewish communities.
We are doing everything we can to vigilantly steward every dollar we receive from our generous donor base. We wanted you, our chief constituents, to know we remain just as dedicated as ever to the protection and support of Jews everywhere.
We cannot do that alone. We are thankful for your continued support. If you would like to become more involved in these efforts, please contact Executive Director Alan Klugman or President Debbie Minkoff. To donate, please click here.
Let’s ensure that we continue working toward “Tikkun Olam” – repairing the world with acts of kindness. We need that now more than ever.
Board of Directors
Jewish Federation of Madison