Madison Jewish Community Council records, 1940-2009

Madison Jewish Community Council (Wis.)

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  • Records of the Madison Jewish Community Council, an organization formed in 1940 as the Madison Jewish Welfare Fund to coordinate fundraising for the United Jewish Appeal, a national Zionist organization. After 1945, its role expanded to include funding, developing, and providing local social welfare services, education, and cultural activities within Madison's Jewish community. The records document the organization, administration, and activities of both the council and its affiliated programs. The programs include Camp Shalom, a day camp for Jewish children; Senior Adult Services; Jewish Social Services; Madison Midrasha, a high school program; Gan HaYeled, a Jewish nursery school; Women's Service Organization; and the Jewish Cultural Series Committee.


  • Forms part of the Wisconsin Jewish Archives.
  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Loaned for copying by the Council via Sophie Sweet, Madison, Wisconsin, 1977 and 1978. Additional materials presented by the Council, 1983-1989, and by Jewish Social Services of Madison, 1985.