Join us for great food, friends, fun and interesting programs at Lechayim Lunchtime Plus. Meeting at Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound Street, located on the corner of Mound Street and Randall Avenue, every Monday from 11am to 1:30pm. Lechayim runs from September through May, and includes a kosher lunch catered by UW Hillel Adamah, yoga from a chair, and interesting programming that changes each and every week!

If you would like a meal, contact Jewish Social Services at (608) 442-4083 or email: paul@jssmadison.org by Wednesday preceding the meal.  If you are 60 years or older, a minimum donation of $4.50 is suggested, but please only pay what is comfortable for you. The cost of the meal is $17.20 for those younger than 60 years old.

Masks are optional at our host site, Beth Israel Center. Some individuals will wear masks indoors, especially when in proximity to people they do not live with or know well. As members of a supportive, loving community, we respect that each of us will take precautions we deem necessary and encourage all to be sensitive to the needs of others.

We will have masks available at Lechayim check-in table. We continue to monitor the situation, and will post any changes to policy of our agency or our host. To see Beth Israel Center current practices, visit their webpage: https://www.bethisraelcenter.org/covid-bic-practices


Monday, March 4
11:00 am -11:30 am: Yoga from a chair
11:30 am -12:15 pm: Traditional braised brisket, (Veg option: Risotto w/ seared tofu), herbed Basmati rice, tri color carrots, fruit salad & dessert
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Oboe & Piano – Marc Fink & Karlos Moser

Monday, March 11
11:00 am -11:30 am: Yoga from a chair
11:00 am -12:00 am: Blood pressure screening with Lori Edelstein
11:30 am -12:15 pm: Roasted chicken w/ wine and mushroom sauce, (Veg option: seared tofu w/ wine and mushroom sauce), Rice Pilaf, snap beans, fruit salad & dessert
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Happy St. Patty’s Day – Currach Trio

Monday, March 18
11:00 am -11:30 am: Yoga from a chair
11:30 am -12:15 pm: Roasted chicken w/ balsamic tomato sauce, (Veg option: seared tofu w/ balsamic tomato sauce), herbed basmati rice, roasted vegetables, fruit salad & dessert
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Kathy Kuntz, Director, Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change

Monday, March 25
11:00 am -11:30 am: Yoga from a chair
11:30 am -12:15 pm: Turkey on baguette or tuna salad on baguette, (Veg option: garden fresh sandwich), matzo ball soup, Carolina coleslaw, fruit salad & dessert
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Violin – Tyrone Grieve


Celebrate and support JSS by sharing the celebration of a loved one’s birthday or your own special day with friends at Goodman Lechayim Lunchtime Plus!

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Your sponsorship of a day of Goodman Lechayim will include:
• Listing of your sponsorship in our online Lechayim calendar
• Recognition in the Lechayim calendar in the Madison Jewish News, based on its publication schedule
• Recognition in the JSS E-Newsletter, based on its publication on the first day of each month
• Recognition during the Lechayim program
• Recognition at the Lechayim registration table

Proceeds from Celebrate with Lechayim benefit the ongoing services and program of our Elder and Family Support program.