Coming events, October, 2016 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, October, 2016


To submit an event for consideration send a press release to by the 15th for the issue arriving in homes on or about the 1st of the following month. Include date, time, location, a description, contact information and whether the event is free or what is charged.

Saturday, Oct. 1

‘There are Jews Here’

“There Are Jews Here,” a documentary produced by 371 Productions of Milwaukee, is part of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival. Landmark Downer Theatre, 2589 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. 1:30 p.m. See review and more information, page 40.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Rosh Hashanah begins

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown and ends Tuesday, Oct. 4 at sundown. L’shanah tovah!

Wednesday, Oct. 5

‘There are Jews Here’

“There Are Jews Here,” a documentary produced by 371 Productions of Milwaukee, is part of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival. Fox Bay Cinema Grill, 334 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay. 9:30 p.m. See review and more information, page 40.

Thursday, Oct. 6

‘There are Jews Here’

“There Are Jews Here,” a documentary produced by 371 Productions of Milwaukee, is part of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival. Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee. 6:30 p.m. See review and more information, page 40.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Memorial service at Ever-Rest

The entire community is invited to meet at Temple Menorah Ever-Rest Cemetery at 11 a.m. to participate in a memorial service to remember lost loved ones. The custom of the Temple Menorah congregational family is to gather at the Temple Menorah Ever-Rest Cemetery as the High Holiday season is observed each year. Temple Menorah Ever-Rest Cemetery is located at 9548 W. Beloit Road, Milwaukee. For further information, contact the Temple Menorah office at 414-355-1120.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Yom Kippur begins

Yom Kippur begins at sundown and ends on Oct. 12 at sundown.

Pre-Yom Kippur dinner and concert 

Mike Poupko (North Shore Music Institute) performs modern and traditional Jewish songs and “Kol Nidre.”  Catered brisket dinner and concert. RSVP by Oct. 8. Beth Israel Sinai, 944 Main St., Racine. $36. 3:45 p.m. Contact for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Author Jennifer Weiner

A ticketed event with Jennifer Weiner, author of “Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing.” You may know Weiner as many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon and an unlikely feminist enforcer (The New Yorker). She’s also a mom, a daughter and a sister; a former rower and current runner; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. Boswell presents a ticketed evening with Weiner, in conversation with Jim Higgins of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tickets are $28, and include all taxes and fees and a hardcover copy of Hungry Heart. In lieu of the book, a $20 Boswell gift card is available on the night of the event only. Tickets available at or call 800-838-3006. At Boswell Book Company, 2559 N Downer Ave., Milwaukee. 414-332-1181. 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Makers Tour Daytrip

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, for this cultural day trip exploring and celebrating local “makers” of art. This excursion features the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Arts/Industry Program Residency Studios in the Kohler Company’s foundry and pottery/enamel worksites and the private studios of artists David Harper and Beth Lipman. A “Chalkboard Lunch” from the Horse & Plow will be provided; it includes soup, salad, a half-sandwich and choice of non-alcoholic beverage. Includes round trip coach bus transportation departing from and returning to the Brown Deer Park & Ride. Members $60. Non-members $70. More information:

Sunday, Oct. 23

Talk: Holocaust survivor

Meet Sam Gingold, holocaust survivor, as part of the “Holocaust Stories: In their Honor” series. Put on by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. This program allows community members, both teenagers and adults, an opportunity to listen to the testimonies of local Holocaust survivors while there is still time to do so, and to recognize these unique individuals for their heroic survival and their creation of a new life on American soil. Free and open to the public. Held at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. 10 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 28

Scholar-in-residence weekend

Congregation Shalom is holding a scholar-in-residence weekend on Oct. 28 and 29. The community is invited to participate in the 13th annual Norman and Ethel Gill Scholar-in-Residence Weekend at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. On Friday evening, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. during Shabbat services, Rachel N. Baum, Ph.D., will speak about how our Jewish values and ethical principles inform our daily lives. The title of her presentation is “For the Sake of Heaven – Jewish Wisdom on Fostering Dialogue in Turbulent Times.” On Saturday morning, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m., Baum will lead Torah study expanding on Friday evening’s topic, comparing Biblical and modern texts. Baum is deputy director of the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where she teaches courses on Holocaust literature and film, post-holocaust theology and philosophy, contemporary American Jewish identity and interfaith dialogue. Baum is also co-director of the Weinstein Holocaust Symposium, an international, interfaith group of Holocaust scholars that have met biennially for the last 20 years to foster collaboration and dialogue. 414-352-9288.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Milwaukee Jewish film

The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival begins, offering movies from six countries through Thursday, Nov. 3 at Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon. For more information and how to purchase tickets, see article, page 20 or

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Chicago Jewish film

The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema begins.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Author on ‘Mamaleh Knows Best’

Meet Marjorie Ingall, author of “Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children.” We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: needy, hectoring, guilt-inducing. Parenting columnist Ingall argues that this stereotype is a misrepresentation of a specific parenting style; in reality, the best of Jewish parenting involves equal parts support, motivation, encouragement, adventure, concern and brisket. Held at Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point. 7 p.m.


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

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 at 3901 N. Lake Drive in Milwaukee.

Grief and loss support

The Grief and Loss Support Group is specifically for people who have lost a spouse. Held once weekly during the day on weekdays. Facilitated by a staff member from Jewish Family Services and held at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. RSVP to Abby at either or at 414-352-9288. Open to all. Free.

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.

North Shore Al-Anon

North Shore Al-Anon holds weekly meetings on Mondays, 7 p.m. at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, in the board room. Use the east or back entrance. Al-Anon family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of substance abusers who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their common problems. In Al-Anon you are not alone. Contributions are voluntary. For more information contact Abby at or Gerald Melnick at

Parkinson’s spouses support

This group is open to the community and welcomes everyone looking for support in dealing with the challenges confronting caregivers. The group is free and will be held in room 3J15 at the JCC. Contact Mona Cohen, 414-967-8249 or Held 10:30 a.m. to noon, meeting the second Monday of the month.


Chai Point


MILWAUKEE – James Slauson, Professor of Art and Design History at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, returns to discuss the “The Post-Impressionism of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. This era is characterized by its emphasis on experimentation, expressionism, as well as glorification of the nature and individualism.  Professor Slauson has been teaching at MIAD for over 25 years.

Chai Point welcomes multi-media artists Madeline McGrath and Hayley McCormick with an artist’s reception on Thursday, Oct.14, at 4 p.m. Trained as a sculptor, Milwaukee-based artist Madeline McGrath has exhibited her intermedia works internationally as well as in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2009 she earned her master of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin ­– Milwaukee, where she also taught art courses. McCormick’s wanderlust has taken her from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, to Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Ireland and Milwaukee. Along the way, she has collected various fine art diplomas, her most recent being a degree in photography. Their work will be on display in the Chai Point Art Gallery through November 2016.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 p.m., author and activist Paul Geenen discusses the history of Milwaukee’s civil rights movement based on his book, “Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the 60s and 70s.” In the book, Geenen chronicles the challenges faced by this coalition in the fight for open housing and better working conditions for Milwaukee’s minority community. He is a retired entrepreneur, author and grandfather of eight.

Howard Tolkan, Milwaukee attorney, community volunteer and Jewish music aficionado, presents a program on music history on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. He will explore the traditions of religious music and secular music, such as klezmer.

All programs and performances are free unless otherwise noted. Free parking is also available under the building at 1414 N. Prospect Ave. Chai Point Senior Living can be reached at 414-289-9600.

Sarah Chudnow

MEQUON –Join author David Fantle on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., as he tells his stories of interviewing such film legends as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, George Burns, Bob Hope and more. Get ready for a little classic Hollywood trivia and some prize giveaways. Fantle, with co-author Tom Johnson, penned “Reel to Real: 25 Years of Celebrity Interviews from Vaudeville to Movies to TV.”

On Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m., A Western Edge, a new “old school” country western band, brings a group of seasoned musicians to Sarah Chudnow Community. Enjoy an afternoon of upbeat tunes and classic country ballads from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Dress in your Sunday best cowboy/cowgirl boots and hats!

To complement its special programming, Sarah Chudnow Community also offers recurrent monthly programs. Attorney Lori Kornblum, adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School and former assistant DA for Milwaukee County, discusses controversial topics from a legal perspective. Call to confirm times and dates.

Lisa Gorelick, RN, presents “Healthy Living” on Friday, Oct. 14, at 11:15 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m.

Find more activities and musical events on the Sarah Chudnow Community activity calendar at or by calling 262-478-1500. The Sarah Chudnow Community is at 10995 N. Market St, Mequon. Questions? Email