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.
Our 2023 Summer Campaign is Underway!
Help us in supporting all of the amazing programming and services we provide at JSS. Donate online by clicking here, or send in a check to 6434 Enterprise Ln, Madison, WI, 53719. Prefer to give over the phone? Give us a call at 608-442-4060!
Jewish Grief Support Group
The loss of a loved one is both a universal human experience and a deeply personal one. People experience grief on many levels: physical, psychological, and spiritual. This 8-week group will support those on the journey of grieving with tools from the Jewish tradition. All are welcome, no matter how long ago you lost your loved one.
WHERE: Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound Street
WHEN: Tuesdays, 5-6:30 PM: Nov 7, 2023 – Jan 2, 2024 (no meeting 12/26)
Register online by clicking here. Or, contact Rabbi Bauer at 608-424-4033 or Rabbi@jssmadison.org. There is a$54.00 fee* – please pay by check made out to JSS of Madison, or pay online by clicking here. Fee includes professional facilitation, reading packet, snacks/beverages and a copy of Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides, a book of readings, poems, and meditations.
(*No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Mail a check or online payment for the amount you can afford, or make a note that you are requesting a fee waiver when you register.)
Empowering Dane county families and individuals to build community and self-sufficiency, with a strong commitment to the Jewish community.
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.
Every third Friday at Oakwood Village University Woods
6225 Mineral Point Road at the Nakoma room in the Heritage Building.