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Why Federations’ Hurricane Relief Efforts Are Critical

NEED REMAINS IMMENSE IN HOUSTON
See more about the continued urgent aid being provided through Federations' Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
View facts about Hurricane Harvey and the relief effort.

9/7/2017 UPDATE
Jewish Federations allocated $1.6M to meet urgent needs of hurricane victims.

Welcome To Our New Executive Director

The Jewish Federation of Madison is thrilled to announce that Rabbi Paula Jayne Winnig will begin as Executive Director of our organization starting September 7, 2017. After a brief but thorough search process, led by Joe Shumow and a small team of selected volunteers, Paula was unanimously …

United Against Hate

We are horrified by the brazen public demonstrations of bigotry and hate in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend of August 12, 2017. The xenophobic, prejudiced ideology ascribed to by white supremacists, white nationalists, the Ku Klux Klan, and neo-Nazi groups has no place in our soci…

Six Young Israelis Visited Madison for First Reciprocal Birthright Program

This past May as part of Partnership2Gether with the Sovev Kinneret, six young adults from our partnership region in Israel participated in the First Annual Reciprocal Birthright Program here in the Midwest. Partnership2Gether (P2G) is a program through the Jewish Agency for Israel and is de…

Response to Israeli Government Actions on Conversion and Western Wall

UPDATE on August 31st Israeli Supreme Court Decision

Following a hearing August 31st, Israel’s High Court of Justice ordered the Government to explain its unilateral decision to freeze the Kotel agreement, which the Government itself had achieved through negotiations in good faith with al…