Sunday, Nov. 1
Israeli Falafel Night
Israeli Falafel Night. Peltz Center for Jewish Life on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. Chef Yaniv Swissa will be making authentic falafel balls, along with pita, Israeli salad, chumus, and techina. More information: ChabadMequon.org
Luba Lukova: Designing Justice
“The Luba Lukova: Designing Justice” exhibit is on at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, through November. Internationally recognized designer and artist Luba Lukova creates images that she hopes will catalyze action and change the world. The exhibit shows 34 posters, tackling a range of social justice topics, including income inequality, immigration, gender inequality, the environment, and more. Visitors will also encounter multimedia and interactive components, inviting them to become participants in creating their own experiential journeys. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is at 1360 N. Prospect Ave. 414-390-5730. JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org.
Film: ‘Shalt Not Hate’
Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival: “Thou Shalt Not Hate” (2020). Simone Segre, a renowned surgeon of Jewish origin, lives in a city in the northeast of Italy. One day he finds himself assisting a male victim of a hit and run accident. But when he discovers a Nazi tattoo on his chest, Simone abandons him to his destiny. Filled with guilt, he ends up tracing the man’s family: Marica, the eldest daughter; Marcello, a teenager plagued with racial hate; and little Paolo. The night will come when Marica knocks at Simone’s door and unknowingly asks for payback. Watch the film on Eventive through Nov. 1. Zoom talkback on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. with Jenny Tasse, Director Jewish Community Relations Council and Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Serve2Unite. Part of the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival, brought to you by the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. $12. Mjff2020.Eventive.org/Welcome
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Film: ‘The Electrifiers’
Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival: “The Electrifiers” (2019). Boy bands of the ’80s were notorious for being one–hit wonders. The Electrifiers was that boy band. They won Best New Artist Award for a smash hit that no one remembers, and they have been trying to make a comeback ever since. It’s 30 years later and the band members pull themselves away from their day jobs to run between cheap gigs in crazy places while their lead singer still believes he’s a 20-year-old rocker. As everyone is about to give up on this musical dream, a surprising opportunity presents itself which could get them the outcome that has eluded them for many years. Featuring cameo appearances by real life 80s pop icons, The Electrifiers is a coming–of–age film that shows that you are never too old to grow up. Watch the film on Eventive Nov. 2-4. Zoom Talkback on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. with Uria Roth, Community Shaliach; Zvika Nathan, musician and leader actor and Director Boaz Armoni. Part of the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival, brought to you by the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. $12. Mjff2020.Eventive.org/Welcome
Young Jewish Professionals Challah Bake. Young Jewish Professionals Milwaukee will knead, braid and connect. Learn a new twist on this age-old tradition. Nov. 4. RSVP to reserve your challah ingredient package. They will package all the ingredients you need to create your very own traditional challah, with an addition. Email MushkaLein@ChabadWi.org for the zoom link.
LOMED Book Club
Join the Coalition for Jewish Learning, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy for LOMED book club on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The book will be “Maid” by Stephanie Land. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, putting in long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter’s head. In “Maid,” she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today’s inequitable society. Email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at Tziporaha@MilwaukeeJewish.org to register.
Thursday, Nov. 5
LOMED Lunch & Learn: Explore Pirkey Avot / Ethics of the Fathers Part 1. Organized by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning. Nov. 5 at noon. Email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at Tziporaha@MilwaukeeJewish.org for the Zoom link.
Friday, Nov. 6
“Post-Election Analysis: Implications for the Jewish Community,” with the Jewish Federations of North America on Nov. 6, 11 a.m. An extraordinary consensus exists among Republicans and Democrats, historians, and diplomats, national security officials, and other experts that the stakes of the U.S. election are as high as they have ever been. We can only speculate about the outcome, but by Nov. 6 we will want to take a deep dive into what the outcome means for the Jewish communities and the US-Israel relationship. Join CNN Analyst Bakari Sellers, JTA Washington Bureau Chief Ron Kampeas, other guest speakers and a team of Jewish communal experts offering insights into how the election will impact our public policy agenda. Register at JewishFederations.org/Calendar.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Lessons from Kristallnacht
“Lessons from Kristallnacht: Confronting Hate,” by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center in partnership with the Coalition for Jewish Learning, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Young Leadership division, all of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The online event commemorates the pogrom of Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, so that the world may never forget the magnitude of violence against the Jews. People from all religious backgrounds are invited to gather as a community, to recognize the devastating consequences of all forms of hatred and intolerance. This talk will take place on HERC’s Facebook Page. For more information, contact HERC at 414-963-2710.
Shin shin event
“Community Virtual Welcome” for Noam, the new shin shin or young emissary to the Milwaukee area from Israel. Video, games, fun facts, interactive play and community l’chaim. Noam loves travel and art. She started volunteering with Israel’s national emergency service when she was 14. 1 p.m., Nov. 8. Email AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org to RSVP.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
“The Evolving Role and Impact of Philanthropic and Non-Profit Organizations,” with Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Part of the Critical Conversation Starters: Social Justice Series. Here in Milwaukee, the diverse missions and outreach of Bader Philanthropies, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and United Way address key issues including employment, education, transportation and healthcare. Join panelists from each organization to learn how and why the services, opportunities and support provided is essential to Milwaukee. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required to access the Zoom session. RSVP at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/events.
Mega Challah Bake
Chabad of Wisconsin promises the largest ever virtual Mega Challah Bake, connecting Jewish women and girls from across the state. Featuring guest speaker Justice Ruchie Freier. She is the first Chassidic woman to be elected as a civil court judge in New York State and to hold a U.S. public office. The New York Times has called her, “The Hasidic superwoman of the night court.” In addition to being a judge, mother, and grandmother, Freier founded Ezras Nashim, an all–female ambulance corps. To register, go to MegaChallahBakeMke.com. Email Info@MegaChallahBakeMke.com for more information.
Talk with Tzipi Livni
You may join the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Israel Center on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. to listen to speaker Tzipi Livini. The former Knesset member, center–left leader and Israeli government minister will speak about the political issues between right and left in Israel from 1995-2020. Email Uria Roth at Uriar@MilwaukeeJewish.org for the Zoom link.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Painting Judaic Art
Grab your canvas and paint brush, maybe a glass of wine too, and join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Community Art Specialist Andres Hernandez as he walks you through how to paint beautiful Judaic art on canvas that you can display on your wall. This is a two-session series on Nov. 11 and 18 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will be provided with all supplies via curbside pickup at the JCC. $20 member/ $24 community. Register at JccMilwaukee.org/Tapestry.
Sunday, Nov. 15
Hazzan Stein concert
Hazzan Stein’s Annual Concert, with Congregation of Beth Israel Ner Tamid on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. Hazzan Jeremy Stein and a cast of Milwaukee’s top musical theater performers present a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch. Watch this site for additional information or contact the CBINT office for details on individual tickets and event sponsorships: 414-352-7310, CbintMilwaukee.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
The State Hermitage Museum will have a virtual tour, through Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. Museum is in St. Petersburg, Russia. Experienced guide Evgenia Kempinski will traverse its ornate galleries for a tour highlighting art works of Jewish interest from its collection. Find out what Hebrew inscriptions on Italian paintings can tell us about Jewish community life, see the stories of Jewish history represented by artists, and understand how political situations are reflected in art. Tour includes live commentary and will be followed by a live Q & A with Ms. Kempinski. Registration is required to access the Zoom session. RSVP at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/events.
Lessons from Life
Join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and their Tapestry program for Lessons from Life, on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Lessons from Life is centered on the theme of joy and sadness. When we are feeling great joy, how do we share that joy? How does music help us express the joy of the moment? And likewise, if we are experiencing sadness, or even tragedy, how does the world nurture us? And how does music help us find solace. This program features nine musical compositions performed by 19 local musicians, hosted and narrated by Jody Hirsh, and augmented by relevant visuals and a classic video. The genres span a wide range of performance: Classical, folk, Traditional Jewish Liturgy, Dance, Broadway, and more. Register at JccMilwaukee.org/events.
Sunday, Nov. 22
Social Justice story time
“Social Justice Story Time – A Welcoming Table: Thinking About Native, Refugee, and Immigrant Experiences.” Rona Wolfe, educator and creator of curricula around social justice holds a three-part monthly series. In November, she will engage children of all ages in discussions. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Sunday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required to access the Zoom session RSVP at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events.