Coming events, July 2019

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.

Monday, July 8

JCC Summer Festival

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center to hold summer festival July 8 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the JCC courtyard. Open to the whole community. For all ages. Music, food, rides, games, face painting, entertainment, and that warm community feeling that brings a smile to everyone’s face. Free. 414-964-4444. 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay.

Tuesday, July 9

Frank Lloyd Wright

Photojournalist Mark Hertzberg to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern at the Central Library’s Rare Books Room. Meet Hertzberg, author of “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate.” Hertzberg documents one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s lesser known but no less beautiful summer estates. Free. Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room, Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. July 9, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10

Madison talk: Restorative Justice

Program on “Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice: Reforming the System” withCarousel Bayrd, attorney and partner, Herrick and Kasdorf. Over the last 13 years, Bayrd has authored legislation addressing criminal reform, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights and mental health services. Carousel’s talk will cover various facets of the criminal justice system – from policing to the courts to incarceration. Part of the Jewish Social Services Levy Summer Series, supported by Jeffrey C. Levy. $18 per person. July 10. 10:30 a.m.  Nakoma Golf Club, 4145 Country Club Road in Madison. JssMadison.org/programs/levy-summer-series.

Thursday, July 11

Bud Selig book talk

A ticketed event with Bud Selig, author of “For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball.” July 11, 7 p.m. Sponsored by Boswell Book Company, Oconomowoc’s Books and Company, and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Held at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. VIP tickets, which include a copy of the book and entry to the signing line after the talk, cost $28.99 plus tax and ticket fee, available at SeligWilson.bpt.me. Free registration, which includes admission but not signing line entry, is also available. Selig candidly explores hot-button issues including the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time. With a focus on how he helped bring the game into the modern age, Selig reveals his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners and fans nationwide and explores the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the 21st century to ensure its future.

Sunday, July 14

Weisshaus family goodbye party

Over the past two years, our community has built a stronger connection with Israel thanks to our Milwaukee Community Shlichah Keren Weisshaus, her husband Oori and their children, Stav and Erez. Wish the Weisshaus family farewell and celebrate with them. July 14, 4-6 p.m. Charles Allis Art Museum,1801 N. Prospect Ave. Free. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert (dietary laws observed). Bring your family photo to the party for the Weisshaus’ scrapbook. RSVP by July 1 or contact Allison Hayden at 414-390-5724 or AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org.

Tuesday, July 16

Julie Orringer book talk

“The Flight Portfolio” with Julie Orringer. Best-selling author on her newly published historical novel. “The Flight Portfolio” is based on the true story of Varian Fry’s extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust such as Marc Chagall, Marchel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel and André Breton. July 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is at 1360 N. Prospect Ave. 414-390-5730. JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org.

Friday, July 19

Shalom music

“Summer Evenings: A Musical Kaleidoscope” with Mitch Shiner Quartet. This Milwaukee favorite will be on deck to “jazz it up” with toe-tapping Latin vibes for the Americana segment. Concert will be at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. 414-352-9288.July 19, 8 p.m. Part of its summer music series. Concert is free with limited seating. Boxed dinners will be available for $10 each, or you can bring your own. RSVP for dinner to 414-352-9288 no later than Friday, July 12. Cong-shalom.org/summer-music-series-2019.

Chagall gallery night

“Gallery Night with Chagall’s Le Cirque.” Be part of a rare opportunity to experience Marc Chagall’s legendary Le Cirque portfolio for free on Gallery Night. Marc Chagall’s Le Cirque series is on loan from the permanent collection of the Manitowoc-based Rahr-West Art Museum.July 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is at 1360 N. Prospect Ave. 414-390-5730. JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org.

Monday, July 22

Holocaust film class

Holocaust film class July 22, 7 p.m., to feature “Shoah: The Four Sisters” (France) (2017). Award winning filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s last film presents a personal look at four Jewish women who survived the Holocaust – filmed in the late 1970s but never released as full stories on film. The film, four hours in length, is divided for presentation into two evenings (see July 25). “The Hippocratic Oath” tells the story of Ruth Elias, a Czech young mother who was part of a Mengele experiment in which urged to save herself by killing her newborn child. In “The Merry Flea” viewers meet Ada Lichtman who was forced to work in Sobibor mending dolls taken from murdered Jewish children to be distributed to German girls. Suitable for ages 17 to adult. Instructor: Dr. Amy Shapiro with Laurie Herman. Co-sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Open to the entire community. Shown at the JCC. Pretalk at 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information, contact Laurie Herman at LHerman@JccMilwaukee.org or 414-967-8212.

Wednesday, July 24

Madison: The Akedah

Presentation on “And the Fine Blade Gleamed with the Fury of Live Coals: Twentieth Century Poets Confront the Akedah” withLarry Kohn, education director of Temple Beth El from 1979-2014. The Torah’s story of the sacrificial binding of Isaac (Akedah) has been addressed by a number of 20th century American, Yiddish and Israeli poets. The Akedah (Genesis 22) will be read in English translation along with a sample of Rabbinic and contemporary Torah commentary. $18 per person. Part of the Jewish Social Services Levy Summer Series, supported by Jeffrey C. Levy. $18 per person. July 24. 10:30 a.m. Nakoma Golf Club, 4145 Country Club Road in Madison. JssMadison.org/programs/levy-summer-series.

Thursday, July 25

Holocaust film class

Holocaust film class July 25, 7 p.m., to feature “Shoah: The Four Sisters” (France) (2017). The film, 4 hours in length, is divided for presentation into two evenings (see July 22). “Baluty” is the story of Paula Biren from Lodz who was drafted into the Jewish women’s police force, was later sent to Auschwitz, and knew Judenradt leader Rumkowsi. In “Noah’s Ark,” survivor Hanna Marton tells how her family from Hungary escaped on the “Kasztner Train.” Suitable for ages 17 to adult. Instructor: Dr. Amy Shapiro with Laurie Herman. Co-sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Open to the entire community. Shown at the JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.,Whitefish Bay. Pretalk at 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information, contact Laurie Herman at LHerman@JccMilwaukee.org or 414-967-8212.

‘milWALKee the Plank’

It’s time to “milWALKee the Plank” on the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership Division’s Riverboat Cruise! What to expect: 45 of Milwaukee’s coolest pirates and mermaids; goblets of grog and other tasty beverages and spirits included; explore the open waters of the Milwaukee River on Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals‘ Brew City Queen; come ready to hunt for the hidden treasure. $20 per person. Drinks included. Meet at Pere Marquette Park by 6:45 p.m. July 25. Location: 950 N. Old World 3rd St. Space is limited. Get tickets by July 18. Contact MilwaukeeJewish.org/YLD or  Lauren Berger at LaurenB@MilwaukeeJewish.org or 414-390-5702.

Wednesday, July 31

Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan Concert

The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan is back in Milwaukee to entertain with singing, dancing and personal stories. Free, July 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Ovation Sarah Chudnow, 10995 N. Market St., Mequon. For all ages. Food will be available for purchase (dietary laws observed). For more information, contact Allison Hayden at AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org or 414-390-5724.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Shalom Milwaukee Sculpture Tour

Are you a newcomer to the Milwaukee area in the past year? Are you looking to meet other newcomers in the community, and learn more about the new city you live in? Join Shalom Milwaukee for a private sculpture tour in Downtown Milwaukee! Free. Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Historic Milwaukee, 235 E. Michigan St. Contact Anna Goldstein at 414-390-5733 or AnnaG@MilwaukeeJewish.org.

Friday, Aug. 9

Concert at Shalom

“Summer Evenings: A Musical Kaleidoscope.” Carolyn Wehner will perform her versatile songbook of traditional and contemporary songs as a part of Congregation Shalom’s summer concert series. The Fox Point Aug. 9 performance will begin at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. An optional $10 box dinner is available at 7:15 p.m. prior to the event.  If interested in the box dinner, RSVP and pre-pay no later than Aug. 2 at Cong-Shalom.org/Summer-Music-Series-2019.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Bud Selig at synagogue

Bud Selig to speak at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun at its Brotherhood’s 10th Annual Public Family Sports Night.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Featured speaker is Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner emeritus. Admission: each attendee is asked to bring two non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force and/or the Jewish Community Pantry. Call to RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 7. Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jershurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee. 414-228-7545.

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.