Community Events

Where Healing Resides: Jewish Spiritual Insights and Care for Times of Loss, Illness, Crisis or Grieving

with Rabbi Eric Weiss, CEO of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

Sunday, November 17, 11:00-1:00 in Madison (near west side location).

This interactive brunch program is for individuals, caregivers, and professionals who serve them. Sponsored by Tim and Kathy Mazur.

Click HERE for more information and to RSVP.

Social & Recreational Programs

We believe it’s important to live life to the fullest at any age, with dignity, independence and friendship. See below for regularly scheduled programs.


Our popular weekly Harry J. and Belle Goodman, Parents of Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Lechayim Lunchtime Plus program is a testament “to life,” with an affordable kosher meal, fitness activity and top-notch presentations and entertainment.

JSS staff and volunteers take Senior Shabbat gatherings to a number of retirement residences each month, featuring candle lightning, challah, wine, lots of music and singing and a Torah discussion.

Seniors, their families, JSS staff and volunteers gather together at Passover Seders at several retirement communities, inviting all to partake of traditional fare, music and ceremony.

Holiday Outreach volunteers spread the spirit of Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah and other Jewish holidays. The Levy Summer Series and an annual late-summer barbeque provide social and intellectual opportunities during the summer months. Programming for Russian Seniors includes a Hanukkah party and affordable or complementary tickets to cultural events of special interest. Seniors who are new to our community are visited by Shalom from Jewish Social Services volunteers who bring information, delicious treats and a warm welcome to newcomers.