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.
Looking Ahead with Executive Director Kai Mishlove
In 2023, I am looking forward to leading JSS in several areas. First, continuing to build sustainability for JSS in alignment with our strategic plan and the needs of our community. Second, increasing awareness regarding the wonderful programming and services that JSS provides, and lastly, building more capacity by expanding our mission of empowerment and advocacy for vulnerable communities in Dane County. We will continue to assess and evaluate our impact in our community as we build on our strengths and find even more unique ways to provide exceptional service delivery inspired by our core Jewish values.
What does it mean to honor our elders, welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, visit the sick, care for the vulnerable, strengthen our future, and center community through a lens of chesed (loving-kindness), equity and social justice? Where is there space for improvement and where is there space for expansion of what we currently provide for various populations via Lechayim, Spiritual Life/ Chaplaincy, Family and Senior Services and Refugee Resettlement? How can we provide more opportunities for engagement and express more gratitude for our donors, volunteers and staff? How can we support our Jewish community and collaborate with other communities to make Dane County a better place? I am looking forward to facilitating more integration of our services and building more cross collaborations and partnerships. The work of JSS is an investment in the future of our collective community in Dane County and beyond.
Kai Yael Gardner Mishlove, Executive Director
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.