Coming events, June 2020 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, June 2020

Monday, June 1

Daily virtual minyan
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid will hold virtual minyans throughout June at the following times: 7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; 6 p.m. Sunday-Friday; 9:30 a.m. Shabbat morning; 9 a.m. Sunday. Visit

Story time for kids
Jewish Story Time for Kids every day, June 1-22, 9:30-10 a.m. Chabad of the Eastside. Visit

Pottery of Abe Cohn
View Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s first exhibit designed for today’s virtual-heavy era: “The Pottery of Abe Cohn.” Abe Cohn, visionary and pioneer potter, laid the foundation for Door County to become a renowned destination for potters and pottery fans alike. The exhibit can be found at

Tuesday, June 2

Judaism and free will
Join Tzipi Altman-Shafer and the Coalition for Jewish Learning on June 2, from 12-1 p.m., for a Lunch and Learn on “What Does Judaism Say About Free Will?”. Email for the Zoom link.

Museum moments
The Jewish Museum Milwaukee offers a short virtual program at 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in June. Jewish Museum Milwaukee Education Director Ellie Gettinger will discuss a story from museum collections or past exhibits. Museum Moments can be accessed via the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, June 3

Chassidus with Chava
Join The Shul for Chassidus with Chava (Women’s Class) on June 3, from 10-11 a.m., as well on June 10, 17 and 24. This women’s class explores various topics within Judaism through a Chassidic lens. This can be accessed via The Shul Center’s Facebook page.

Friday, June 5

First Fridays
“First Friday” with Chabad of the East Side on June 5, from 6-8 p.m. Will be an uplifting and joyous Shabbat service. This First Friday will be “Korean Shabbat.” See

Saturday, June 6

Virtual Song and Study
Congregation Shir Hadash, June 6, 10-11 a.m. for song and study. This will also be held on June 13, 20 and 27. Access at

Monday, June 8

Post-pandemic Israel
Virtual event with Jewish Federations of North America on June 8, 1-2 p.m. “Shared Society in Israel: What Integration of Arab-Israeli and Ultra-Orthodox Communities Looks Like Post Pandemic” A two-part series. Although Israelis have been sheltering in place alone or in family units, studies are showing an increase in solidarity with the state. This two-part webinar series will focus on sectors where social cohesion has been challenging to build – the ultra-Orthodox and Israeli-Arabs communities in Israel – and how we may be witnessing a unique opportunity for increased integration in the future. Register at

Tuesday, June 9

Learn with Rabbi Kalmar
Join Rabbi Wes Kalmar’s online lunch and learn on June 9, 12:15-1:15 p.m., to learn about the Book of Samuel II, as well as a new part of the story, Chapter 14, “The parable of the Two Sons.” This is a continuing class. Email for the link.

Wednesday, June 10

Forum on antisemitism
Congregation Shalom holds a forum on antisemitism on June 11, from 10-11 a.m. This will be a panel discussion with audience participation, uniquely examining the subject from various perspectives to see how we might reduce its escalation. The panelists will be Rabbi Noah Chertkoff, Rabbi Rachel Marks, attorney Aaron Aizenberg, psychiatrist Steve Moffic, and special guest Jenny Tasse, the new director of the Jewish Community Relations Council. See

Milwaukee PRIDE
Jewish Museum Milwaukee will hold Conversation Starters: Milwaukee PRIDE with Vince Tripi from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on June 10.. Vince Tripi, director of education for Milwaukee Pride, will discuss the struggles facing LGBT+ folks during this time, and how you can still show your pride or ally-ship. Tripi will also preview the history exhibit he’s creating for next year’s PrideFest Milwaukee on the fascinating queer community that emerged in Europe between the 1870s and 1930s and was cut down by the Nazis, but also resisted and sabotaged Nazi occupation through publishing and direct action. You can access this program via the museum’s YouTube and Facebook Live channels.

Friday, June 12

Pride Shabbat
Join Congregation Sinai on June 12, 6-7 p.m. for a Pride Shabbat. It will be a Shabbat of singing, learning, and celebrating with our LGBTQ community. It’s Sinai’s goal to be a welcoming and inclusive community. For more details and to attend the event, go to

Sunday, June 14

LGBTQ Tel Aviv tour
Join J-Pride and the Israel Center on June 14, at 2 p.m. for a virtual LGBTQ tour of Tel Aviv. Email for the event link.

Tuesday, June 16

About tzedakah
Join Tzipi Altman-Shafer and the Coalition for Jewish Learning on June 16, from 12-1 p.m. for a lunch and learn on “What Does Judaism Say about Tzedakah (Charity)?”. Email for the Zoom link.

Thursday, June 25

JCRC Annual Meeting
The Jewish Community Relations Council holds its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 25. The featured speaker will be Megan Black, the national clergy organizer for Faith in Action, formerly PICO National Network, a multi-faith, multi-racial network of faith-based community organizations committed to ending racial inequity and economic injustice in our communities. Email for the Zoom link.

Sunday, June 28

Family bike ride
Join the Jewish National Fund for Team JNF Wisconsin Family Bike Ride/Tribe Ride in Milwaukee. This ride is a part of a Tribe Ride series in partnership with Hazon and is open to all cyclists. Ride leaders will be there to guide you. For more information and to register, go to

Virtual Community

Many Jewish organizations are working to create top-notch virtual experiences. Some have seen greater attendance for virtual events than for in-person activities before the global pandemic! Consider this an invitation to join the community at a virtual event. Community can be healing for us all.
— The Chronicle

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