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Jewish Social Services of Madison empowers families and individuals across generations and cultures to build community and self-sufficiency, with a strong commitment to the Jewish community and inspired by Jewish values. We offer services in the areas of short-term advocacy, long-term case management, Jewish spiritual care, refugee resettlement, and asylee services. We serve people of all ages and backgrounds.


JSS has moved! Our new office is located at 6300 Enterprise Ln, Ste 309. Please note, our office is still by appointment only.


Register Now for the 2024 Levy Series

Jewish Social Services established the Levy Summer Series in 2013 with the generous support of Jeffrey C. Levy. We continue this partnership to bring you this years’ five-part program series. It is an opportunity for lifelong learners to interact with scholars, artists, and community leaders over a broad range of topics of interest. Meeting in June, July and August, the series is held at Nakoma Country Club, 4145 Country Club Road in Madison. We look forward to seeing all of you at this years’ Levy Summer Series! Each program is $25 and includes meal and presentation – call 608-442-4081 to register now! More details can be found here: https://jssmadison.org/programs/levy-summer-series/


Partners In Community: Jewish Social Services and the Jewish Federation

JSS’s history and genesis has been intertwined with Jewish Federation of Madison (JFM) since the 1930’s. Without JFM, there would be no JSS. Over the years, JSS’ mission has grown and so have staff space needs. During the last few years, JSS staff and departments have been located in separate buildings and in small physical spaces due to the lack of available space at the JFM location.

Several months ago, JSS’ Board approved JSS’ relocation plans in alignment with JSS’ vision of integration services across departments and developing a more cohesive agency in support of increased demand regarding client needs and programming. JSS also felt that security could be managed better with staff housed in one location. After several months of searching, JSS was fortunate to locate space one block away at 6300 Enterprise Lane Suite 309 effective April 1, 2024. Relocating to this location allows JSS the space to accommodate increased staff and client needs. This location also enables JSS to remain in close proximity to JFM.

Despite being physically separated, JSS and JFM remain partners equally committed to each other and the success and sustainability of our shared Jewish community. JSS is grateful for the many years of support and space provided by JFM. We look forward to continuing to share many simchas together –especially the annual building of our sukkah which we began in 2022 and continued staff potlucks and Erev Shabbat events with Café B’Gan.

Please join us in celebrating the new location of JSS during an Open House TBA in May 2024.

L’Shalom,

Kai Yael Gardner Mishlove
Executive Director, JSS Madison

Alan Klugman
Executive Director, Jewish Federation Madison




Celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Renee Bauer!

Please join your neighbors, volunteers and Jewish Social Services staff for candle lighting, challah, wine, songs and discussion to usher in Shabbat, along with the opportunity to recite Kaddish. We look forward to spending this special time together with you!

Every first Friday at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community

333 West Main Street, in the Grand Hall.
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Every third Friday at Oakwood Village University Woods

6225 Mineral Point Road at the Nakoma room in the Heritage Building.
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Click here to find out more about our many events and services at our main calendar.