Coming events, June 2019


Sunday, June 2

Mound Zion meeting

The Annual Meeting of Mound Zion Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. on June 2 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. For more information, contact Stanley Teplin at 262-242-3845.

Tuesday, June 4

Film class: ‘A Quiet Heart’

Israeli film class June 4, 7 p.m. “A Quiet Heart” (Lev Shaket Meod) (Israel)  (2016) Israeli drama about tensions that occur when a young Jewish secular woman – a concert pianist – rents an apartment in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem. In Hebrew with subtitles. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Suitable for ages 12 to adult.  Instructor: Keren Weisshaus. Co-sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Open to the entire community. Shown at the JCC. Free. For more information, contact Laurie Herman at LHerman@JccMilwaukee.org or 414-967-8212.

Wednesday, June 5

Brewers Pride night

Join J-Pride of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation for Brewers Pride night on June 5. The game starts at 6:40 p.m. and tickets ($12/person) can be purchased at MilwaukeeJewish.org/Jpride. Each ticket includes pride baseball cap. Tickets are limited.

Thursday, June 13

Israeli film class: ‘Foxtrot’

Israeli film class June 13, 7 p.m., to feature “Foxtrot” (Germany/Israel/Canada) (2017) Winner of eight Israeli Academy Awards (2017), including Best Picture. The film opens as an Israeli couple learns that their son has been killed in the line of duty – which is not as it seems. Action shifts to young Israeli soldiers bored in a remote checkpoint, circling back to the family as some devastating, unexpected truths are revealed. In Hebrew and English with subtitles. 1 hour, 43 minutes. Suitable for ages 17 to adult. Rated R. Instructor: Keren Weisshaus. Co-sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Open to the entire community. Shown at the JCC. Free. For more information, contact Laurie Herman at LHerman@JccMilwaukee.org or 414-967-8212.

Chagall’s Le Cirque

The Opening Preview of Chagall’s Le Cirque will be June 13 from 7-9 p.m. Be part of a rare opportunity to experience Marc Chagall’s Le Cirque portfolio through the eyes of his granddaughter, Bella Meyer. She will present on the portfolio and share memories and insights about growing up with her renowned grandfather, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Sip wine and feast on a generous array of hors d’oeuvres. Experience a curator-led tour of Le Cirque and the companion exhibit celebrating the history and impact of the tradition that was Milwaukee’s Great Circus Parade. Jewish Museum Milwaukee event at the Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home, 1410 N. Prospect Ave. Museum members $35. Non-members $45. RSVP by June 10. JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org. 414-390-5730. See story, page 13.

Saturday, June 15

Pride Shabbat at CBINT

Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid extends a special welcome to the LGBTQ Jewish community for Pride Shabbat during a Shabbat morning service on June 15, beginning at 9 a.m. They will include prayers on the LGBTQ experience and ask God’s blessing on all of God’s children. Shabbat services at CBINT are followed by a light kiddush; all are welcome. There will be rainbow cake, of course. CBINT is led by Rabbi Joel Alter (openly gay) and Hazzan Jeremy Stein. 6880 N. Green Bay Ave. in Glendale. See CbintMilwaukee.org or call 414-352-7310 for more information.  

Tuesday, June 18

Meet author Dani Shapiro

Meet Dani Shapiro, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love” at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave. What makes us who we are? Shapiro made a startling discovery in 2016 when she sent in a DNA test and learned that her father – an Orthodox Jew – was not her biological father. A book about family secrets and a search for identity. Free, but register atShapiroMke.Bpt.Me or upgrade to a book purchase, which includes registration. June 18. 7 p.m.  Co-sponsored by Boswell Book Company, the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Advice for museum

You are invited to share your thoughts and ideas with the Wisconsin Historical Society as they seek to create a modern, state-of-the-art history museum that connects and tells the story of all Wisconsinites. June 18. 6-7:30 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. In partnership with the Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the JCC.

Wednesday, June 19

Tikkun Ha-Ir fundraiser

Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee’s The Art of Giving Fundraiser is set for 6-8 p.m., June 19. Bring your family and friends for an evening of delicious food and creativity. Come design, buy and view local art. Held at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. For more information email Sami Avner at Sami@Thi-Milwaukee.org.

Friday, June 21

Young Jewish Shabbat Social

Join Young Jewish Professionals Milwaukee for a Shabbat experience like none other. Enjoy gourmet dinner and kosher wines. Mix and mingle with Milwaukee’s young Jewish professionals. 3133 N. Hackett Ave., Milwaukee. 7-9 p.m. Chabad of the East Side. This event is free and open to all. Yjpmke.com.

Sunday, June 23

Fox Point bike ride

For Israel. See page 3.

Big Top Chagall Shebang

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Young Leadership Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation for family-friendly experiences exploring Chagall’s Le Cirque at the Big Top Chagall Shebang on June 23 from 1-4 p.m. Bring your ‘greatest showman’ for a day celebrating all things circus, with activities for carnies of all ages, including lessons in juggling, hula hooping and circus-inspired dance. Then get twisted with some balloon twisting, cirque makeup and a make-your-own-circus print workshop. The day will be complete with circus snacks like Cracker Jacks, animal cookies and circus peanuts. Individual admission is $4, family admission $12 for a family of five (add additional members at $2 each). Visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org to RSVP. See story, page 13.

Installation of Rabbi Joel Alter

Join the kehillah of Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid as they celebrate the installation of the shul’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Joel Alter. June 23. They begin the celebration with 9 a.m. minyan, greetings at 9:30 a.m., and installation ceremony at 10 a.m. with brunch to follow. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, director of Spiritual Care at Hebrew SeniorLife in Massachusetts. She is also the founder of the HSL Chaplaincy Institute, focused on spiritual care and aging and end-of-life care. RSVP or information at 414-352-7310 or CbintMilwaukee.org.

Thursday, June 27

Interfaith Stonewall Seder

June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. Join J-Pride of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid and Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA) for an interfaith Stonewall Seder commemoration of this historic day. The Seder will take place on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at CBINT, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale. A kosher dairy meal will be served, $15/person. RSVP by June 14 at MilwaukeeJewish.org/Jpride or to Anna Goldstein at AnnaG@MilwaukeeJewish.org or 414-390-5733.

Monday, July 1

Jewish Experience of Madison

Jewish Experience of Madison will be holding its eighth annual Golf Classic on July 1. At the River Club with a “Shotgun Start” at 1 p.m. For more information contact Rocky Anton at 414-708-6353 or at JemUwOffice@Gmail.com.

Ongoing Health & Support

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Social engagement opportunities, support options and other information at Alz.org/sewi/helping_you.

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, 3109 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

Breast cancer support

Breast cancer patients, their families and friends are matched with professionally trained breast cancer survivors and co-survivors. All connections are personalized and based on similar diagnoses, treatment plans and circumstances. Services are free and begin with a phone conversation. ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis supports both patients and survivors. To receive ABCD support, call 414-977-1780 or visit AbcdBreastCancerSupport.org.   

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, 3109 N. Lake Drive in Milwaukee.

Jewish Family Services

Outpatient mental health services to people dealing with personal and mental health issues. Contact 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 local synagogues. Call Jewish Family Services, 414-390-5800, to register.

NAMI – mental health

NAMI-Wisconsin resources and connecting points available at NamiGrm.org and NamiWisconsin.org.

North Shore Al-Anon

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

SPARK! memory loss program

SPARK! is a program for people experiencing memory loss and their care partners. Jewish Museum Milwaukee holds SPARK! events at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of each month in partnership with Ovation Communities. Jewish Museum Milwaukee is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. 414-390-5730. JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org.