Coming events, June 2017

To submit an event for consideration write to Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org by the 15th for the monthly edition arriving in homes about two weeks later. For major events, it’s best to inform us even sooner – about two months in advance. Include date, time, location, a description, contact information and whether the event is free or what is charged.

Saturday, June 3

Peter Max art

Display opens June 3 for Peter Max: The Collected Works 1960-2017 at Gallery 505, 517 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay. Max to appear on Saturday, June 10, 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, 2-4 p.m. Uncrating party on Friday, June 2, 6-8 p.m. RSVPs required for Max appearances. Art on display June 3-11. Contact: 414-962-6302 or Director@Gallery-505.com. More info: Gallery-505.com.

Sunday, June 4

Broadway & Beyond

Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun holds its annual salute to song and spirit concert, featuring Cantors David Barash, Shira Lissek and Perry Fine. Tickets $18-$54. 5 p.m., June 4. CEEBJ.org. 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills. 414-228-7545

Artist reception

Ovation Jewish Home, 1414 N. Prospect Ave., is offering a new exhibit with the art of Jacqueline Cabessa Redlich. 1-3 p.m., June 4 artist reception. Art will be shown through September. CabessaArtGallery.com. Ovation.org.

Monday, June 5

Brewers tailgate party

Brewers tailgate party with Temple Menorah on Monday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy the BBQ at the synagogue, then caravan to Miller Park to see the Milwaukee Brewers v. San Francisco Giants. Loge infield box seats.  Cost:  BBQ and game ticket $22 per person. Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St., Milwaukee. 414-355-1120.

Tuesday, June 6

Many songs, one voice

The Jewish Community Chorale will hold its annual free concert at Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St. Safam from Boston and community cantors will be featured. June 6, 7:30 p.m. Safam.org. MilwaukeeJewishCommunityChorale.org. Admission is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 7

JCC annual meeting

Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, holds its annual meeting. JccMilwaukee.org. 7 p.m., June 7. 414-967-8200.

Thursday, June 8

Muslim-Jewish dinner

Break the Ramadan fast while meeting and learning about each other’s faiths. June 8, 8 p.m., at the Turkish American Society of Wisconsin & Niagara Foundation Milwaukee office, 6011 S. 27th Street, Greenfield. RSVP required. AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org or 414-390-5781. Promoted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Survivor of Terezin

Steen Metz is a survivor of Terezin. Metz and his family were deported from Denmark to Terezin in 1943. He will recount his story of survival and how he found strength. 7 p.m. June 8. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Road. Free and open to the public. For more information or to register, contact Brittany Hager McNeely at 414-963-2714, email BrittanyH@MilwaukeeJewish.org or visit HolocaustCenterMilwaukee.org/Events

Artists’ lab exhibition

The sixth annual Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory exhibition, “Outside, Inside: Exploring Boundaries and Otherness” opens on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m.  As part of the opening reception, the 16 participating artists will be on hand.  The reception and program will be hosted at the Surlow Promenade within the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. 2016-17 Milwaukee Art Lab exhibit artists include Bonita Bruch, Cindy Cooper, Helene Fischman, Peter Goldberg, Jody Hirsh, Barbara Kohl Spiro, Kate Mann, Laeh Benson McHenry, Steven Pevnick, Bev Richey, Julia Shiller, Deanna Spanjar, Marc Tasman, Rochelle Whiteman, Deborah Wolf Lurie, and Clarice Zucker. The exhibit will run through Sept. 15, 2017 and is free and open to the public.

Friday, June 9

Shalom folk concert

Johnsmith with Dan Sebranek. Singer, songwriter, poet, storyteller and wordsmith are a few of the descriptions for this folk musician. A Wisconsin native, Johnsmith has won several awards including the Kerrville New Folk and Great American Songwriting Contests. June 9, 8 p.m. Part of the Congregation Shalom summer series. Free and open to the public. No ticket necessary, but seating is limited. Box dinners are offered at $10 each for dining at 7:15 p.m. prior to the concert, or feel free to bring your own. Dinner RSVP at least one week before event.

Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. 414-352-9288.

Saturday, June 10

Speaker: Anat Hoffman
The face and voice of Women of the Wall in Israel, Hoffman will speak at a 9 a.m. service and kiddush lunch at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid. June 10. Free. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale. More info: Rabbi Hannah Greenstein, 414-390-5764 or HannahG@MilwaukeeJewish.org

Sunday, June 11

J-Pride seeks walkers

J-Pride Milwaukee is looking for walkers to join them in the Milwaukee Pride Parade on June 11 at 2 p.m. J-Pride is a group of greater Milwaukee lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jewish people, their friends and allies, wishing to share social, religious, political, educational and cultural activities in supportive environments. J-Pride Milwaukee is the LGBTQ outreach and inclusion initiative of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. For further information on J-Pride and to add your name to the list of parade walkers, contact Rabbi Hannah Greenstein at (414) 390-5764 or HannahG@MilwaukeeJewish.org.

Mind over mortgage

Sidney Friedman, mentalist, with ASKT mortgage burning. Friedman has performed at about 180 Jewish Federation events. He will entertain at the ASKT mortgage burning event. June 11, 7 p.m. Congregation Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah in Glendale. RSVP: AsktShul.org. More info: SidneyFriedman.com, Facebook.com/MentalistSidneyFriedman, AsktShul@gmail.com, 414-228-9296.

Thursday, June 15

Jewish council annual meeting

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation holds its Annual Meeting luncheon on June 15, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Ovation Jewish Home-Rubenstein Pavilion, 1410 N. Prospect Ave. Cost is $40 (dietary laws observed). Complimentary parking at the Ovation Jewish Home. Guest speaker: Martin J. Raffel. Presentation of the Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award to Jose A. Olivieri. Event co-chairs are Anneliese Dickman and Joe Peltz. Learn more and RSVP at MilwaukeeJewish.org/JCRC or contact Allison Hayden at 414-390-5781.

Rosenblatt exhibit opens

“Moments & Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective” will be open June 16 – Aug. 27 at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. The exhibit will feature the work of Adolph Rosenblatt, an artist known for creating and painting sculptures of local people and places.  Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is at 1360 N. Prospect Ave. Museum hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month); Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 414-390-5730. JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org. Museum admission: Adults $7; seniors $6; students $4; children age 6 and under are free; active duty military are free.

Tuesday, June 20

Tikkun Ha-Ir honors Kahn

Tikkun Ha-Ir’s Annual Fundraiser: Uniting for Change. Enjoy the party and honor Elana Kahn, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. June 20, 7-8:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid. $54. Thi-Milwaukee.org

Wednesday, June 21

JFS luncheon

Jewish Family Services is honoring community heroes at its Luncheon of Champions, held at The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. June 21, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. JFSMilw.org.

Thursday, June 22

‘This is Hunger’ exhibit

To raise awareness about the prevalence of hunger in Milwaukee, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun is partnering with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to bring the “This Is Hunger” exhibit here. Exhibit is in a 53-foot-long double expandable trailer. “This Is Hunger” will be at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee from June 22-25. Visit ThisIsHunger.org or contact Reenie Kavalar, at RKavalar@gmail.com or 414-228-7545.

Friday, June 23

Speaker: Chronicle editor

The Adult Havurah of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills, will hold an early Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. June 23, followed by a pot-luck supper at 7 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Rob Golub, the editor of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. He is the former chief editor of The Journal Times, the daily newspaper for Racine County. He won two of this year’s Milwaukee Press Club awards. Golub is licensed to practice law in three states. Guests are welcome.  For more information and to RSVP call Joyce Gutzke at 262-236-3923.

Sunday, June 25

Mound Zion Annual Meeting

The Mound Zion Cemetery Association annual plot owners’ meeting will be held on June 25 at 11 a.m. at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. All plot owners/heirs are encouraged to attend. Stan Teplin. 414-467-8169

Author Scott Turow at JCC

New York Times bestselling author Scott Turow will share thoughts on his legal thriller, “Testimony,” during his appearance at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.  Presented in partnership with Boswell Books, the event will feature Turow in conversation with Mitch Teich, executive producer of WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” Tickets for the event are $30, which includes admission and a copy of “Testimony,” and may be purchased at bpt.me/event/2900888. Turow will be available to sign copies following the event.

Music of Rabbi Michel Twerski

The Music of Rabbi Michel Twerski, performed by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. About 15 of Twerski’s songs will be performed. Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. June 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 – $136, at 414-286-3663 or PabstTheater.org

Farewell Zehavis, 50 years of Shlichut

Over the past three years, Milwaukee Community Shlichah Amit Yaniv-Zehavi, her husband Doron Zehavi and their children, Yonatan, Daniel and Neta, have been visiting from Israel. Wish the family farewell and celebrate the longest running community shlichut program in the nation — 50 years in Milwaukee. June 25, 4-6 p.m. Free. Held at Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd. Enjoy music, Israeli food and a video of past shlichim. Brought to the community by Milwaukee Jewish Federation. RSVP required by June 16 at MilwaukeeJewish.org/Shlichut or contact Allison Hayden at 414-390-5724.

Temple Menorah Rummage Sale

Rummage sale event runs June 25-30 and July 2 – daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. – with new and gently used items for purchase. New this year will be an area devoted to collectibles. Major appliances and fine furniture included. Bags of clothing priced at $7. To benefit the Temple Menorah Religious School and provide scholarships, plus programs for senior citizens and the Ezra Fund for people in need in Milwaukee. Parking is available in the lot behind Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St., Milwaukee. 414-355-1120.

Monday, July 3

Fireworks fest

Fireworks Fest at Ovation Jewish Home. Cookout, lakefront fireworks. Adults $30, children $12. Dietary laws observed. July 3, 7:30 p.m. Ovation.org/fireworks.

Friday, July 14 

Philomusica concert

The Philomusica String Quartet concert. July 14, 8 p.m. Part of the Congregation Shalom summer series. Free and open to the public. No ticket necessary, but seating is limited. Box Dinners are offered at $10 each for dining at 7:15 p.m. prior to the concert, or feel free to bring your own. Dinner RSVP at least one week before event. Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. 414-352-9288.

Friday, August 4 

Kerry Hart Bieneman concert

Kerry Hart Bieneman is a pianist, music director, and singer. She enjoys singing classical, musical theatre, pop and jazz. Be ready for a little Gershwin. Aug. 4. 8 p.m. Part of the Congregation Shalom summer series. Free and open to the public. No ticket necessary, but seating is limited. Box Dinners are offered at $10 each for dining at 7:15 p.m. prior to the concert, or feel free to bring your own. Dinner RSVP at least one week before event. Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. 414-352-9288.

ONGOING HEALTH & SUPPORT

Alcoholics Anonymous

An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Meetings are held at multiple times and locations around the city, including 7 p.m. Monday night, Chabad-Lubavitch, 3901 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee. To find other meeting times and locations, call 414-771-9119, the local office of Alcoholics Anonymous or go to AAMilwaukee.com.

Friendship House Fellowship

A support group for Jewish men and women in recovery from addiction to alcohol or other substances. Requirements for membership are participation in a 12-step program (such as AA or Narcotics Anonymous) and a desire to recover. Meetings are Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at The Shul, 3901 N. Lake Drive in Milwaukee.

Jewish Family Services

Outpatient mental health services to people dealing with personal problems and mental health issues. Contact Beth Shapiro, intake coordinator, at 414-390-5800. JFS is located at 1300 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee.

Jewish Grief Group

The Jewish Grief Group, under the auspices of Jewish Family Services, is open to all. Wednesdays, 12 – 1 p.m. It rotates among three local synagogues. Call Beth at Jewish Family Services, 414-390-5800, to register.

North Shore Al-Anon

North Shore Al-Anon no longer holds weekly meetings, but if interested contact Gerald Melnick at MelnickGerald@gmail.com.