Jewish Social Services is a non-profit organization working to help Dane County residents get their basic needs met.

We offer services in the areas of short-term advocacy, long-term case management, Jewish spiritual care and immigration services. We serve people of all ages and backgrounds.

Contact Us

Phone: 608-442-4081 – Fax: 608-278-7814
6434 Enterprise Lane – Madison, WI 53719

Donations to Jewish Social Services help a variety of causes!

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Levy Summer Series

Registration for The Levy Summer Series is now open!

Upcoming Events

Levy Summer Series – Jonathan Pollack @ Nakoma Country Club
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

Jonathan Pollack – “The Roots of Jewish Community at the University of Wisconsin”

Although there had been Jewish students at the University of Wisconsin since 1861, it was not until fifty years later that a significant enough group of Jewish students began to form self-consciously Jewish organizations. These early organizations–the Menorah Society, several student Zionist societies, and a Jewish Student Association sponsored by the Reform movement–attracted Jewish students to Wisconsin from around Wisconsin and around the United States. Like their counterparts at better-studied Ivy League universities, this first large generation of Jewish college students went to excel in a variety of academic and professional fields, and their Jewish experiences on campus translated into leadership in other Jewish organizations.

Shabbat at Capitol Lakes @ Capitol Lakes Retirement Community (in the Premier Room)
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join your neighbors, volunteers and Jewish Social Services staff for candle lighting, challah, wine, songs and discussion to usher in Shabbat. Music by Les Goldsmith with the assistance of UW students from Hillel.


A program of Jewish Social Services, UW Hillel and Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.

Shabbat Honoring Our Seniors (Temple Beth El) @ Temple Beth El
Aug 11 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

The Madison Jewish Community is invited to Shabbat Honoring our Seniors. Homemade Kugel and Dessert! Anyone, of any age is invited to join us!

Please register for dinner by Wednesday, August 2

Join us for this special tradition at Temple Beth El, as we honor our Seniors, enjoy homemade desserts and kugels and enjoy Shabbat together in the Swarsensky Social Hall. The 6:00pm service will be the only Shabbat service at Temple that evening. Transportation provided as needed if notified no later than 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 2.

5:45 pm Reception

6:00 pm Shabbat Service with Rabbi Biatch & Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy—open to all, no reservation required

6:30 pm Dinner: Chicken or Eggplant Parmesean entrée, homemade kugels, salad, dessert — Reservations Required $8.50/sennior or youth age 12 and under, $12 adults (13+)

For questions, contact Aleeza Hoffert at or (608) 320-3123.

Levy Summer Series – Professor Nadav Shelef @ Nakoma Country Club
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

Professor Nadav Shelef –  “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Where do we Stand Today?”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s conquest of the West Bank, and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. This talk will explore the ups and downs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over that time, the current strategies of the participants, and where it is likely to go from here.