Rabbi Yosef Schlussel, president of the board of Yeshiva Elementary School (YES), carries a desk into the school. YES received a “very significant donation of desks, textbooks and other educational materials from a local charter school that closed this summer,” according to school officials. Submitted photo.
Congregation Sinai in Fox Point held one of its Sinai Summer Concert series events on July 23, featuring the Riverwest Aces, with special guests Rabbi David Cohen and Rabbi Emeritus Jay Brickman. In this photo, Brickman sings with the Riverwest Aces. To the right is congregant and Riverwest Aces member Larry Glusman on drums and on the left is band member Dale Kellison (bass). Photo by Julie Lookatch.
Jim Gollin, a native Milwaukeean and loyal member of Lake Park Synagogue, is surrounded by family and friends at an event jointly sponsored by family and the shul, celebrating his newly earned doctorate in math from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Photo by Lorraine Hoffmann.
The annual Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah men’s retreat took place in June, 2016 at Camp Edwards in East Troy. ASKT is in Glendale. Submitted photo.
Sue Strait and her daughter Danya Strait served as co-chairs of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation annual meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 10. Federation photo.
More than 35 people gathered at the lake home of Phil and Mary Schuman on Aug. 5 for Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha’s seventh annual “Beach Shabbat,” led by Cantor Deborah Martin. Photo by Joe Dailey.
Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun held a “Shabbat in the Park” event in late July at Klode Park in Whitefish Bay. Photos by Barbara Levin.
Molly Beth Kranitz, Wendy Cohen, Debbie Intravaia, Tzipi Altman-Shafer and Heather Spencer were at the NewCAJE conference in Naperville, Illinois from July 31-Aug. 3. The event is a conference for Jewish educators to connect, reflect and learn together. Altman-Shafer is Jewish education community planner for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning. Submitted photo.
Weinstein 5 fellows and supporters celebrated the completion of the George Weinstein fellowship, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation leadership training program, at the Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Photo by Ashleigh Lund.
Jewish Experience of Madison, also known as JEM, had their fifth annual golf tournament at the River Club in Mequon on Tuesday, July 26. In this photo, Rabbi Rocky Anton and Aaron Sandock are at the tournament, part of a winning team that included David Sandock and Harvey Kohn. Forty golfers came and enjoyed a barbeque buffet on the patio before heading out on to the green to play. Photo by David Sandock.
In June, a group of 21 participants, among them history, English and arts teachers from both public and parochial schools in Wisconsin, embarked on a two-week trip to Israel. They joined Richard Lux, founding director of the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart Theological Seminary and Shay Pilnik, executive director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The trip was the highlight of a 14-week course entitled “Holocaust Study Institute” that began back in January and was taught at the seminary by a number of local experts in the field of Holocaust education. The trip to Israel included sites sacred to both Christians and Jews and a three day seminar at Yad Vashem.
Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, an Orthodox synagogue in Glendale, held its annual tailgate before a Milwaukee Brewers game on Sunday, June 26. Submitted photo.