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!

Donate Here


A senior from the Jewish Community is renting one of the bedrooms in her two bedroom apartment. She lives in senior apartments on the west side. Next to a bus stop, and easy access to a library and other public attractions. If interested, please contact Maya Garbuz at 608-658-2240 or

Upcoming Events

Lechayim Lunch Plus @ Beth Israel Center
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

11:30 am-12:00 pm: Yoga from a chair with Betsy Haimson
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Eggplant parmesan, fettuccini noodles, house salad, fruit, mini dessert
1:00 pm-2:00 pm: The Double Double Reeders – harmonious blend of oboes, bassoons, and English horn

Lechayim Lunch Plus @ Beth Israel Center
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

11:30 am-12:00 pm: Yoga from a chair with Betsy Haimson
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Orange sesame chicken, fried rice, Asian slaw, cake (Vegetarian option: Orange sesame tofu)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm: Eric Rosenbaum presentation, “History, Folklore and Natural Beauty of Mallorca, Spain”

Liesl M. Blockstein Memorial Lecture and Brunch @ Temple Beth El
Feb 11 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am

Maha Mohamed, MD is the featured speaker at the 2018 Leisl Blockstein Lecture on Sunday, February 11, beginning at 9:45 am. Dr Mohamed’s presentation, The history of women in leadership: the past, present and future, will reflect on the current diversified background of humanity and past common geographic existence.

Dr. Mohamed earned her medical degree from the University of Khartoum School of Medicine, Sudan. She completed her residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and Clinics, Cooperstown, NY, and completed her geriatrics fellowships at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Nephrology fellowship at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; and Transplant Nephrology fellowship at University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. Dr. Mohamed is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Currently Dr. Mohamed is an assistant professor of Medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and she is the Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program.

The Leisl Blockstein annual lecture is a joint program of Temple Beth El and Jewish Social Services. Liesl M. Blockstein was a beloved member of the Beth El community and deeply involved in Jewish Social Services. Her husband, William L. Blockstein, also of blessed memory, established this lecture and scholarship fund to celebrate the achievements of Wisconsin women in politics, public service, religion, arts, literature, and music, as well as in other areas of endeavor. Beneficiaries of this fund also include Wisconsin residents (women) who are admitted to an accredited course of study at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in the rabbinate, the cantorate, Jewish education, and Jewish communal service.

There is no charge for the brunch.  However, we ask that if you plan on attending, that you register no later than
Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Passover at Capitol Lakes @ Capitol Lakes Retirement Community (in the Grand Hall)
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

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

Passover Seder at Oakwood Village @ Oakwood Villiage University Woods
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A program of Jewish Social Services of Madison and Oakwood Village, which will take place in the Nakoma/Westmoreland Room.