Coming Events, August 2020 – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

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Sunday, Aug. 2

Israeli Quarantine Concert

Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation to hold an Israeli quarantine concert on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. with Hazan Jeremy Stein and Shaliach Shy Ashkenazi. Virtual. Email participant Uria Roth at

Tuesday, Aug. 4

JCC Mens Club

Mens Club of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. with psychiatrist and author Steve Moffic. Find the Zoom registration link at

The Power of Music

Join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. for Tapestry Presents: The Power of Music. This will be a musical conversation with Yaniv Dinur, resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Madeleine Kabat, MSO cellist, in discussion with Jody Hirsh, JCC Judaic education director. Concert and discussion of their music. Virtual. Registration required, go to for more details and to register.

Saturday, Aug. 5

Conversation starters

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will hold a Conversation Starters event on Aug. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Conversation Starters is a series designed to connect artists, authors and businesspeople with a virtual audience. You can access these via the Jewish Museum Milwaukees Facebook page.

JCC Annual Meeting

Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center annual meeting on Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Virtual.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Mah Jongg tournament

Mah Jongg Tournament at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Aug. 6-13. Gather your group virtually and register. Score cards provided upon registration and prizes awarded. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Jewish Community Food Pantry. Email for more details and to register.

Galicia Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is partnering with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland, to explore their permanent and current temporary exhibits. Virtual tour of Galicia Jewish Museum on Aug. 6 at 12:30 p.m. The permanent exhibit is on contemporary Jewish Poland and the temporary exhibit focuses on Polish-Jewish illustrator Jan Marcin Szancer. Visit

New Charedim of Israel

The New Charedim of Israel withDavid Zoldan and Arie Orange. Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Aug. 6, 3 p.m. Virtual event. Email Uria Roth at

Challah for hunger

Bake a difference with challah for hunger. Hillel Milwaukee on Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. Zoom call.

Salute to Jewish Educators

Rescheduled 2020 virtual Salute to Jewish Educators. Aug. 9, 4 p.m. This virtual event will celebrate teachers and winners. Entire community invited, to honor local Jewish educators for their commitment to providing our youth with a quality Jewish education. RSVP is required for Zoom access. Find the registration link at or on the Milwaukee Jewish Community Calendar.

Monday, Aug. 10

History of hatred

History of Hatred: Antisemitism Past, Present, and Future. The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education ResourceCenter, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, holds a threepart series on Aug. 10, 17 and 24at 7:30 p.m. on theHistory of Hatred: Antisemitism Past, Present, & Future with Dr. Tim Crain. Crain is a historian, professor, and administrator. Virtual event.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Mens Club: WUWM

The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center holds a Mens Club on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. John Hess, general manager for WUWM, will speak on todays media mix and NPRs mission in todays very complex society. Contact Rachel Pressman at to be added to the Zoom list.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Book club: Joe McCarthy

Lunch and Learn book club will discuss Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Aug. 12 at noon. Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Jewish Federations Israel Center. Virtual.

Challah bake

Milwaukee Jewish professionals holds a Young Jewish Professionals Challah Bake virtual edition on Wednesday, Aug.12, at 7:30 p.m. Join Young Jewish Professionals Milwaukee to knead, braid and connect. RSVP to reserve your challah ingredient package. All ingredients needed to create your a traditional challah, with a delicious summery addition, are packaged. Mushka Lein at mushkalein@chabadwi.orgto reserve challah kit and receive Zoom link.

Monday, Aug. 17

Racial injustice

Virtual event with Chabad-Lubavitch of Wisconsin on Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Racial Injustice in the Jewish Community. The son of a teenage Jewish mother and West African father, Binyamin was adopted at birth. A turn of events led him to become a Chabad rabbi in Addison County. Binyamin will share his journey and experiences being Black in the Jewish community. Email Mushka Lein at for the registration link.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Holocaust to civil rights

From the Holocaust to civil rights, by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education ResourceCenter, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Aug. 18, zt 7 p.m. Debbie Simon Konkol, Joanne Simon Weinberg and Chris Simon Halverson share their family journey. At HERC Facebook page.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Taste and Tradition

Online cooking experience with Chef Gregg and Chef Orry from Amilinda. Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center offers Tapestry Presents: Taste and Tradition. Virtual on Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Judaism and superstitions

Lunch and Learn: What does Judaism say about superstitions? Milwaukee Jewish Federations Coalition for Jewish Learning. Thursday, Aug. 20, noon-1 p.m. Email Tzipi Altman-Shafer at for the link.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Drive-through food festival

Drive-Thru Jewish Food Festival with the Peltz Center for Jewish Life on Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. The Jewish Food Festival unites the community in the greater Mequon area by sharing culture and ethnic foods and celebrates the Centers combined mission and efforts in improving the world through acts of goodness and kindness. The event will showcase a lineup of local and out of state entertainers, interactive cultural booths, childrens activities, and fun zone. Entertainment from the seat of your car.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Federation Annual Meeting

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is holding a 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 3. For further details and to RSVP to receive a Zoom link: contact Cait Schmidt at 414-390-5741 or


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