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New Volunteer Opportunity: Hang out with a Bear Fan with Disabilities

Our client is a middle-aged man with disabilities living in a nursing home.  He is a huge Bears fan (sorry, Packers fans!) and enjoys watching other sports and TV shows.  We are looking for the right guy to just hang out with him a couple of times a month, watch a Bears game or other show and share the experience. 

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Two new volunteer opportunities!

Designated Shopper

Take a charming older woman to do errands once or twice a month; west side. Requires authorization to drive (provide copies of proof of insurance and driver's license, plus driver's record check).

​Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick)

Visitors needed to make brief visits when convenient for you. Two women in assisted living facilities are in need of such visits, one in Verona and one on the southwest side. There is also a very disabled man on the east side to visit.

If interested, please contact Louise Goldstein. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Goodman Lechayim Lunchtime Plus: "Every Week a Celebration of Good Food, Good Conversation & Good Vibes"

"Volunteering at Lechayim for a few hours each Monday gives me enough positivity to last all week long.” 

-Pamela Phillips Olson

Lechayim meets at Temple Beth El on most Mondays during the academic year and while we seek a weekly commitment, we can accommodate your appointments and vacations. Volunteers set up, serve, clear, welcome participants and make sure that everyone feels welcome and included. Training is provided in preventing cross-contamination, emergency procedures, customer service and other topics.

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Louise Goldstein to retire at the end of the year

Louise Goldstein to retire at the end of the year

Linda Reivitz, President of the Jewish Social Services Board of Directors, announced today that Louise Goldstein, Director of Volunteer Services and Senior Group Programs, will be retiring on December 31, 2015.  Goldstein has served at JSS for the past twelve years.

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Programs for Seniors

December 04, 2015 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join your neighbors, volunteers and Jewish Social Services staff in the Garden Room for candle lighting, challah, wine, songs and discussion to usher in Shabbat, with music by Les Goldsmith and...

December 07, 2015 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for great food, congenial conversation and stimulating programs at Lechayim Lunchtime Plus at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive. Contact Louise Goldstein at 608-278-1808, 608-442-4083 direct or...

December 09, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chanukah get-together for Russian seniors, featuring a light meal including potato latkes, lighting the menorah and live music.

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Jewish Social Services of Madison is a non-profit human services agency that provides compassionate and effective support services for individuals and families. Inspired by the values of Jewish tradition, JSS serves people of all ages, religions, backgrounds and lifestyles, with a strong commitment to the Jewish community.
  • 6434 Enterprise Lane - Madison, WI 53719
  • 608-278-1808
  • Fax: 608-278-7814
  • jss@jssmadison.org