Coming Events, August 2020 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming Events, August 2020

Sunday, Aug. 2 

Israeli Quarantine Concert 

Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation to hold an Israeli quarantine concert on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. with Hazan Jeremy Stein and Shaliach Shy Ashkenazi. Virtual. Email participant Uria Roth at   

Tuesday, Aug. 4 

JCC Men’s Club  

Men’s Club of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. with psychiatrist and author Steve Moffic. Find the Zoom registration link at  

The Power of Music  

Join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. for Tapestry Presents: The Power of Music. This will be a musical conversation with Yaniv Dinur, resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Madeleine Kabat, MSO cellist, in discussion with Jody Hirsh, JCC Judaic education director. Concert and discussion of their music. Virtual. Registration required, go to for more details and to register. 

Saturday, Aug. 5 

Conversation starters  

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will hold a Conversation Starters event on Aug. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Conversation Starters is a series designed to connect artists, authors and businesspeople with a virtual audience. You can access these via the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s Facebook page.  

JCC Annual Meeting 

Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center annual meeting on Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Virtual.  

Thursday, Aug. 6 

Mah Jongg tournament  

Mah Jongg Tournament at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Aug. 6-13. Gather your group virtually and register. Score cards provided upon registration and prizes awarded. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Jewish Community Food Pantry. Email for more details and to register. 

Galicia Jewish Museum 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is partnering with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland, to explore their permanent and current temporary exhibits. Virtual tour of Galicia Jewish Museum on Aug. 6 at 12:30 p.m. The permanent exhibit is on contemporary Jewish Poland and the temporary exhibit focuses on Polish-Jewish illustrator Jan Marcin Szancer. Visit  

New Charedim of Israel  

The New Charedim of Israel with David Zoldan and Arie Orange. Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Aug. 6, 3 p.m. Virtual event. Email Uria Roth at   

Challah for hunger 

Bake a difference with challah for hunger. Hillel Milwaukee on Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. Zoom call.  

Salute to Jewish Educators 

Rescheduled 2020 virtual Salute to Jewish Educators. Aug. 9, 4 p.m. This virtual event will celebrate teachers and winners. Entire community invited, to honor local Jewish educators for their commitment to providing our youth with a quality Jewish education. RSVP is required for Zoom access. Find the registration link at or on the Milwaukee Jewish Community Calendar.  

Monday, Aug. 10 

History of hatred 

History of Hatred: Antisemitism Past, Present, and Future. The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, holds a threepart series on Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. on theHistory of Hatred: Antisemitism Past, Present, & Future with Dr. Tim Crain. Crain is a historian, professor, and administrator. Virtual event. 

Tuesday, Aug. 11 

Men’s Club: WUWM 

The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center holds a Men’s Club on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. John Hess, general manager for WUWM, will speak on today’s media mix and NPR’s mission in today’s very complex society. Contact Rachel Pressman at to be added to the Zoom list. 

Wednesday, Aug. 12 

Book club: Joe McCarthy 

Lunch and Learn book club will discussDemagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Aug. 12 at noon. Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Israel Center. Virtual.    

Challah bake 

Milwaukee Jewish professionals holds a Young Jewish Professionals Challah Bake virtual edition on Wednesday, Aug.12, at 7:30 p.m. Join Young Jewish Professionals Milwaukee to knead, braid and connect. RSVP to reserve your challah ingredient package. All ingredients needed to create your a traditional challah, with a delicious summery addition, are packaged. Mushka Lein at to reserve challah kit and receive Zoom link.   

Monday, Aug. 17 

Racial injustice 

Virtual event with Chabad-Lubavitch of Wisconsin on Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Racial Injustice in the Jewish Community. The son of a teenage Jewish mother and West African father, Binyamin was adopted at birth. A turn of events led him to become a Chabad rabbi in Addison County. Binyamin will share his journey and experiences being Black in the Jewish community. Email Mushka Lein at for the registration link.   

Tuesday, Aug. 18 

Holocaust to civil rights 

From the Holocaust to civil rights, by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Aug. 18, zt 7 p.m. Debbie Simon Konkol, Joanne Simon Weinberg and Chris Simon Halverson share their family journey. At HERC Facebook page.  

Wednesday, Aug. 19 

Taste and Tradition 

Online cooking experience with Chef Gregg and Chef Orry from Amilinda. Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center offers Tapestry Presents: Taste and Tradition. Virtual on Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.  

Thursday, Aug. 20 

Judaism and superstitions 

Lunch and Learn: What does Judaism say about superstitions? Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning. Thursday, Aug. 20, noon-1 p.m.  Email Tzipi Altman-Shafer at for the link.   

Sunday, Aug. 30  

Drive-through food festival 

Drive-Thru Jewish Food Festival with the Peltz Center for Jewish Life on Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31.  The Jewish Food Festival unites the community in the greater Mequon area by sharing culture and ethnic foods and celebrates the Center’s combined mission and efforts in improving the world through acts of goodness and kindness. The event will showcase a lineup of local and out of state entertainers, interactive cultural booths, children’s activities, and fun zone. Entertainment from the seat of your car.  

Thursday, Sept. 3 

Federation Annual Meeting 

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is holding a 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 3. For further details and to RSVP to receive a Zoom link:  or contact Cait Schmidt at 414-390-5741 or