Coming events, September 2020 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, September 2020


Tuesday, Sept. 1  

Lunch and learn: Elul 

Join the Coalition for Jewish Learning on Sept. 1 at noon for LOMED Lunch and Learns: What is the significance of the Hebrew Month of Elul? Email Tzipi Altman-Shafer at for the Zoom link.  

Thursday, Sept. 3 

Annual Meeting 

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation invites the community to its 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 3. Its more important now than ever to find connection as a community. Attend MJFs Virtual Annual Meeting to celebrate accomplishments, to learn about the challenges facing Milwaukees Jewish community, to do a little business, and to see just how much stronger we are together. For further details and to receive the Zoom link, contact Cait Schmidt at 414390-5741 or 

Breakfast for Israel 

Join the Jewish National Fund on virtually Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. for its annual Breakfast for Israel.  The free event is chaired by a multi-generational family that is passionate about Israel and committed to the Jewish community. Debbie and Dick Alpert, Hannah Sattler, and Mara and Matt Kleiman put on the program featuring guest speaker Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of SpaceIL. The $100 million Israeli nonprofit is known for its attempt to land Beresheet, the first private interplanetary robotic mission, on the Moon. With the unprecedented situation impacting countries across the world, we need to support the land and people of Israel now more than ever. On-line registration for the Wisconsin Breakfast for Israel is required via 

This is Real 

Join JCC’s Tapestry on Sept. 3 at noon for its book series, featuring: This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew. This conversation will be facilitated by Rabbi Joel Alter. For more information and to register to go 

Date with a Plate 

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis will hold its first online event, Date with a Plate, on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. While this year’s gala may look different, the goal of raising awareness and support for breast cancer patients and their families remains the same. Supporters from all over the country can now take part in this unique event. Register at 

Tuesday, Sept. 8 

Judaic Art & Mastery 

Judaic Art & Mastery class on Sept. 8 at 4 p.m., with the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. This is a two-session series, with the second session on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. Create unique and beautifully hand-made challah cutting boards and challah covers that you will be able to use and admire at your Rosh Hashanah meal. The class will include a challah dough with a round braiding tutorial for you to make special for the high holidays. To learn more and to register to go 

48 Hours in 60 minutes 

Join the Jewish Women’s Circle for 48 Hours in 60 Minutes on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This will be an uplifting hour of community, camaraderie and insight with presenters from across the state. RSVP at 

Wednesday, Sept. 9  

Book club: DNA testing 

The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” is the topic with Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. for their Virtual Book Club. To register go to  

Thursday, Sept. 10 

Modern Israel  

Join Community Shaliach Uria Roth for a portion of his Unknown Stories in Modern Israel series. Uria will share multimedia presentations during his lectures, followed by open dialogue with attendees. Sept. 10, 5 p.m. Theme: Theater & Culture.Bringing Israel’s BestKnown Playwright — Hanoch Levin — to a Worldwide Audience.” Hanoch Levins funny and provocative plays established him as one of Israel’s greatest playwrights. He set out to make his Israeli audiences squirm in discomfort, and the latest translations to English-language audiences brings his work to a world stage. Email Uria at to register. 

Young Challah Bake 

Join the Young Jewish Professionals on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. for Challah Bake, virtual edition. Knead, braid, connect and learn a new twist on this age-old tradition. RSVP to reserve your challah ingredient package. We will package all the ingredients you need to create your very own traditional challah, with a delicious summery addition. To RSVP, email Mushka Lein at 

Memory project 

Friendship Circle of Wisconsin holds photo exhibit opening, Zachor: The Holocaust Memory Project, on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Surlow Promenade Gallery at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Use the West entrance. JCC visitors should be prepared to show ID. 

Virtual book club  

The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center holds a virtual book club on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. This month’s book is Born Survivors.” In 1944, three young women were torn from their husbands in eastern Europe. With their families killed by the Nazis, these young wives were determined to hold on to all they had left their lives and those of their unborn babies. Holocaust survivors Hana Moran and Mark Olsky will share their mothers harrowing experiences during the Holocaust. This free virtual program can be viewed live at 

Sunday, Sept. 13 

Song and spirit 

Celebrate the 18th Annual Salute to Song and Spirit with Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. They will be celebrating Cantor Barash’s 18 years at CEEBJ. Salute to Song & Spirit presents: Six13 ONLINE! Six13 is an award-winning, groundbreaking, six-man vocal band that brings style and energy to Jewish music, with nothing but the power of the human voice. To register or become a sponsor:  


On Sept. 13-14, join Team Friendship for a one-of-a-kind adventure this summer. Pedal for an amazing cause that empowers a dynamic community of love, support and belonging for children and individuals with special needs. Feel the excitement and thrill while riding alongside tens of fellow Team Friendship cyclists. Friends, family and the entire community will gather at the finish line to celebrate your accomplishment with you. Get more information and register for the event at  

Monday, Sept. 14 

Learn: High Holy Days 

Join the Coalition for Jewish Learning on Monday, Sept. 14, at noon for LOMED Lunch and Learn: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Email Tzipi Altman-Shafer at for the Zoom link. 

Wednesday, Sept. 16 

Community Kvell 

Join the Jewish Federations of North America on Sept. 16 at 12:30 p.m. for their Community Kvell. A day of kvelling and comedic relief with special celebrity guests, musical performances and more. To register, go to Everyone in the community who registers via this JFNA link will be invited to a short pre-show Milwaukee Jewish Federation event. 

Museum art opening 

Opening of Luba Lukova: Designing Justice. Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m. Join Luba Lukova live from her New York City studio for a virtual artist talk. She will discuss her creative process and inspiration for the works in the Designing Justice exhibition and tell you with images what she thinks about our world now. She will answer questions after the presentation. Join the museum in virtually celebrating the opening of this important art exhibit which explores topics of importance today. A pickup basket of Lukovadesigned note cards, “History Matters bumper stickers, sweet treats, two glasses of wine and more is included in the ticket price. To learn more and register, visit  

Wednesday, Sept. 23 

London Jewish museum 

Tour of Jewish Museum of London. Join the Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at noon for a virtual tour of the Jewish Museum of London. This event is free to Museum Members and will cost $10 for nonmembers. To register go to