On Dec. 10, eight organizational professionals from Milwaukee’s Jewish community graduated from Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Each earned a master of arts in Jewish professional studies. The graduates are, from left to right: Ellie Gettinger, education director, Jewish Museum Milwaukee; Carrie Barbakoff, administrative coordinator, Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah and educator, Congregation Shalom; Benjamin Kranitz, former executive director, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid; Toni Davison Levenberg, director, Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; Elana Kahn, director, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation; Rabbi Shari Shamah, Jewish family specialist, Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; Lauren Berger, young leadership director, Milwaukee Jewish Federation; Grace Kaplan, who began the program while working at Hillel Milwaukee and today serves as community engagement coordinator at the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center in North Carolina, was not able to attend. Submitted photo.
Dan Haumschild, Holocaust education fellow for Cardinal Stritch University in Glendale, and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, spoke to HERC’s 10-member Holocaust educators’ team at an educational session on Jan. 9. He spoke to educators at the Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee. Photo by Rob Golub.
Staff from the Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC doled out free scoops of ice cream for campers and family at the Bayside Baskin Robbins on Tuesday, Jan 9. Scoopers from left to right were Stephanie Wezelman, program director; Toni Davison Levenberg, camp director; and Mark Gutman, assistant director. Photo by Rob Golub.
About 60 people attended an “Agencies on Tap” event on Jan. 23 at Sprecher Brewery in Glendale, to sample beer or soda and learn more about the causes Milwaukee Jewish Federation supports. From left to right are Matt Kaplan, Mitch Nelles, Jessie Primakow, David Ostrow and Rabbi Aryeh Borsuk.
W in Israel! Students showed their “W” signs outside the Old City of Jerusalem on the winter Birthright Israel trip through UW-Madison Hillel. Submitted photo.