Agencies & Programs We Fund


During the fall of each year, volunteers from all parts of the Madison Jewish community offer every community member an opportunity to make a contribution to the Jewish Federation of Madison Tzedakah Campaign. In a formal allocations process, volunteers determine how to distribute these funds by evaluating which agencies and programs are most in need. Jewish Federation of Madison helps support these agencies and programs:


Camp Shalom: In its sixth decade, offers summer experiences for more than 900 campers of all religions and ethnicities and provides scholarships for low-income families. See More >


Ivrit B'Kef/Hebrew After-School Program: Teaches Hebrew to children in grades K-2 in a fun, informal setting.


Hilde L. Mosse Gan HaYeled Preschool: In its fourth decade, educates more than 100 children year-round and provides scholarships for low-income families. See More >


Midrasha Hebrew High School: This partnership between the Jewish Federation of Madison, Beth Israel Center, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, and Temple Beth El, educates more than 100 students each school year and provides $2,000 incentive scholarships to graduating seniors to pursue Jewish education after high school. See More >


Teen Israel Trip Stipends: Offers stipends for up to $1500 per student to help with organized teen trips to Israel. See More >


Hillel at the University of Wisconsin: One of the country’s preeminent Hillel Foundations, offers social, educational, cultural, and religious activities to the UW’s 5,000 Jewish students. See More >


Taglit-Birthright Israel: Jointly sponsored by Jewish Federation of Madison and other North American Federations, the government of Israel, and private Jewish philanthropists, provides free, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. See More >


Chabad of Madison at the University of Wisconsin: Dedicated to serving Jews throughout the university, Madison, and Dane County regardless of background and affiliation. See More >


Jewish Social Services: A non-profit organization working to help Dane County residents get their basic needs met. Offering services in the areas of short-term advocacy, long-term case management, Jewish spiritual care, and immigration services. Jewish Social Services serves people of all ages and backgrounds. See More >


The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Jewish Community Campus: The 154-acre home of Camp Shalom and the center for year-round community recreational, educational, and social activities. See More >


The Goodman Aquatic Center: Our 5,500 square foot outdoor pool with six 25-meter competition lanes and zero depth entry, used by more than 6,000 swimmers each summer from the Jewish and general communities. See More >


The Minkoff Center: Our year-round 12,000 square-foot recreation and education center, including a kosher kitchen, showers, and meeting space. See More >


Shaliach/Israel Program Specialist: Provides educational programming for the entire community and serves as an advocate for Israel within the Jewish and broader community. See More >


Yom Hashoah: Annual Holocaust Memorial Program. See More >


Yom Ha'Atzmaut: Israel Independence Day Annual celebration. See More >


Hava Nagila Annual Community Picnic: The summer event at the Goodman Campus attended by more than 1,000 community members. See More >


Jewish Burial Association of Madison (JBAM): Providing for the burial needs of the greater Madison Jewish community. See More >


Wisconsin Jewish Conference: Serves as a resource, advocate, and clearinghouse to address important public policy issues for local Jewish communities throughout the state


Community Relations Committee: Serves as a liaison between the local Jewish community and the larger population


Jewish Council for Public Affairs: Serves as the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community. See More >


Anti-Defamation League: Fights anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and safeguards civil rights for all in the U.S and abroad. See More >


The Jewish Agency for Israel: Provides social welfare and refugee rescue and resettlement programs in Israel, including education, job training, and new business loans to struggling new immigrants in America. See More >


JDC: Provides relief, rescue, and renewal programs to Jewish communities in 60 countries and non-sectarian aid to general communities in times of crisis. See More >


HIAS: Provides essential lifesaving services to world Jewry through its mission of rescue, reunion, and resettlement. See More >


World ORT: Provides its network of schools in more than 30 countries with leading-edge STEM studies, enhanced by Jewish programming and grounded in Jewish values. See More >