Graduate Students & Young Adults
Welcome to Grad Plus
If you are a Jewish grad student or young adult in your 20s and 30s in the Madison area this is the place for you! Here you will be able to find out information about all the events, programs and resources that the Madison Jewish community has to offer.
About Grad Plus
Grad Plus is a program run by Hillel at the University of Wisconsin that serves the needs of Jewish grad students and young adults in their twenties and early thirties in Madison. Grad Plus’s primary focus is on serving Jewish graduate students, however Grad Plus is also open to young professionals who are seeking to find a community of other Jewish young adults. We bring Jewish grad students and young adults together and create opportunities for them to build community and celebrate Judaism.
Grad Plus participants work together to plan a variety of activities throughout the year including Shabbat services, festive meals, holiday celebrations, service opportunities and more! Previous events include bar nights, a kosher wine tasting, pot luck Yom Kippur Break Fast, and Shabbat dinners!
Grad Plus Programs
This event will be held the first Tuesday of every month at a different location. It is a great time to take a break during the week to meet up with your fellow grads! Visit our calendar for the locations!
We are looking for a grad student or young professional to host a Friday night potluck dinner at their house to celebrate Shabbat. Email Josh to let us know if you can host! It’s really quite easy, you just need enough space to accommodate 15-25 people.
Friday nights at Hillel
During the academic year check out the "Grad Plus" table at our free Shabbat dinners. Each week we have more and more grad students and young professionals joining us and it is just another great way to get connected to the Jewish grad community. All you have to do is register.
UW Jewish Grad Student Associations
Jewish Association of Medical Professionals (JAMP)
The Jewish Association of Medical Professionals aims to educate the medical community at UW about Jewish medical ethics, customs and laws in order to increase awareness of Jewish traditions and practices in medicine. All our welcome, regardless of religion.
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)
The goal of the Jewish Law Students Association is to maintain a Jewish presence at the University of Wisconsin Law School socially, culturally, and religiously. Our activities include lectures, holiday observances, and social outings.
If you are interested in being a contact for your school, department or program please let us know!
Not a Grad Plus? Here are some other resources in the Madison Jewish Community
The goal of Grad Plus is to serve needs of graduate students and Jewish young adults in their twenties and early thirties in Madison. If you would like to find out more information on life after Grad Plus, or the larger Madison Jewish Community there are several other organizations that may have just what you are looking for.
For more information about Jewish life in Madison such as synogogues,community centers, the Jewish pre-school and day school please click here
If you would like to be added to the Grad Plus email list or have a great idea for a program, contact Josh at email@example.com or at 608-256-8361 ext. 702. Also, be sure to join the UW Hillel Grad Plus Facebook Page.