Coming Events, May 2020 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming Events, May 2020

Friday, May 1
Virtual minyan
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Glendale. Friday, May 1, 7:30 a.m. 414-352-7310.

Saturday, May 2
Virtual Havdalah Together
Congregation Shalom. Saturday, May 2, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Havdalah Together can be accessed via Zoom (get access at Congregation Shalom’s website) as well as via Facebook Live on Congregation Shalom’s Facebook page:

Pop-Up Havdalah
Pop-Up Havdalah Happy Hour. Join Young Leadership Division and local synagogue clergy for an uplifting Havdalah to end the week and start fresh on the next one. Stick around to hang out with friends. May 2, 8 p.m. Zoom link provided upon RSVP to LaurenB@

Sunday, May 3
Israel concert
Virtual Yom HaAtzmaut Concert with Israeli musician Shai Tsabari. Sunday, May 3, noon to 1 p.m. Celebrate Israeli Independence
Day with the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Monday, May 4
Current events discussion
At 11 a.m. on Mondays, join a roundtable discussion, “The Week that Was: Current Events through a Jewish Lens.” Next group on May 4, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Congregation Sinai. Members free. Non-members contact 414-352-2970.

Tuesday, May 5
Kvetch and Sketch
Join Young leadership Division of Milwaukee Jewish Federation for a Kvetch and Sketch with local artist Marc Tasman. He will help you connect to your inner creativity by asking you to answer this question: What are the things you are doing that have helped you survive or even thrive during COVID-19 crisis? May 5, 7 p.m. Sketch the objects associated with resilience. Zoom link provided upon RSVP to LaurenB@

Museum’s anniversary week
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is holding several events this week related to its 12th anniversary. Events planned include Museum Moments: Bat Mitzvah (via Facebook Live) on May 5; Conversation Starters: JMM Staff Behind the Scenes (via YouTube) on May 6; Museum Moments: Origin of the Museum (via Facebook Live) on May 7; and Museum Moments: Chagall Tapestry (via Facebook Live) on May 8. 414-390-5730.

Polish rebirth
Virtual Lunch & Learn: Polish Jewish Rebirth and the Rise of Nationalism. Tuesday, May 5, 2020, noon to 1:30 p.m. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. 414-390-5730. Join Jonathan Ornstein, the executive director of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow, and Dr. Neal Pease, history professor at UW-Milwaukee who specializes in Poland, as they discuss and highlight the conditions present in contemporary Poland that make the Jewish rebirth and rise of nationalism possible. Registration required. Free. Suggested donation $5.

Learn with Rabbi Kalmar
Online Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Wes Kalmar. This class runs from 12:15-12:55 p.m. The focus is the Book of Samuel II and a new part of the story, Chapter 14, “The parable of the Two Sons.” This is the ninth year of studying the early prophets and continuing the journey in the book of Samuel II with Kalmar of Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah. 414-228-9296.

Thursday, May 7
Parsha class
Explore the weekly Torah portion. Enjoy a stimulating lesson on how the Torah speaks to us in the 21st century. Taught by Leah Robbins via Facebook Live. Chabad of the East Side. Thursday, May 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

JCC’s KidShare
The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center’s virtual Kidshare fundraiser. For more than 30 years, KidShare has been the JCC’s signature fundraiser. Since its inception, KidShare has raised more than $1 million. In these unprecedented times, as they create new ways to serve the community beyond a building, the need to serve has never been greater. This year’s KidShare will look and feel different, but the spirit will remain the same. Complete the free online event registration to get a first look at silent auction items, livestream link and more. Support for this program helps ensure: Families can participate in Gan Ami Early Childhood Education; the JCC school transportation system is available for our Kids Center Before & After School programs; S.T.A.R.S., the year-round special needs program, is available to families across the region; and more. Thursday, May 7, 7-8 p.m. 414- 964-4444.

Friday, May 8
Virtual Shabbat Sing
Virtual Shabbat with Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun. May 8, 1-2 p.m. 414-228-7545

Sunday, May 10
Talmud class
Virtual Talmud Class with Rabbi Cheski Edelman of Chabad’s The Shul of Bayside. May 10, 9-10 a.m. Perhaps you have been curious about the Talmud, but thought it was complex and inaccessible to anyone lacking extensive training. Not anymore! The Shul is proud to offer a weekly Talmud class. You need no prior knowledge of the Talmud and no formal legal training. Open to both men and women. Studying the sixth chapter of the tractate of Bava Metzia that deals with the laws of employer/employee relations. Purchase from Crown Judaica (262-242-9514) or online. See The Shul of Bayside’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. RSVP and questions to

Monday, May 11
Museum’s Visual
Arts week Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is holding several events this week related to the visual arts. Events planned include Installation Time-lapse: Beth Lipman (via YouTube) and Conversation Starter: Artist Talk with David Harper (via YouTube). 414-390-5730.

Ask Miryam Anything!
Join Young Leadership Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation for Ask Miryam Anything! Miryam Rosenzweig, president and CEO of Milwaukee Jewish Federation will be on hand to answer whatever questions you have — work advice and professional development, questions about the state of the local and national Jewish community, and even where to get the best delivery cheese curds. May 11, 7p.m. Zoom link provided upon RSVP to

Friday, May 15
Shabbat Social
Young Jewish Professionals is holding a distance Shabbat Social. Here’s how it works: this Shabbat, celebrate at home! Light up your Shabbat candles, say the kiddush and enjoy Mushka’s delicious challah and matzah ball soup. Email them for a Shabbat Social delivery. Also email if you are able to make deliveries. 414-316-4643. May 15, 7-10 p.m.

Monday, May 18
Museum’s Jewish food week
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is holding several events this week related to food. Events planned include Museum Moments: Peddler’s to Grocers (via Facebook Live); Museum Moments: Henry’s Salad Dressing (via Facebook Live); and Museum Moments: Peck Meat Processing (via Facebook Live). 414-390-5730.