Sunday, June 6
Song and spirit
The 19th Annual Salute to Song and Spirit with Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun will be on June 6 at 7 p.m. Join in for an evening filled with music as Cantor David Barash celebrates with friends in song. Register at CEEBJ.org/Salute or call 414-228-7545. This is a virtual event.
Monday, June 7
“If not now, when?” Join Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, with support from the Milwaukee Rep, for a concert experience on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will envision justice through the prism of Pirkei Avot (the Talmudic “Ethics of the Fathers”) and the beauty of Broadway songs. Sponsored by the Libby Temkin Endowment for the Arts with additional funding provided by the Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust and the Suzy B. Ettinger Foundation. Register at JCCMilwaukee.org/Tapestry. This is a virtual event.
Tuesday, June 8
“Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey.” Join as a family shares their memoir of Jeremy Ivester’s journey from childhood through coming out as transgender and eventually emerging as an advocate for the transgender community during an event on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. This is not only Jeremy’s story but also that of his family, told from multiple perspectives — those of the siblings who struggled to understand the brother they once saw as a sister, and of the parents who ultimately joined him in the battle against discrimination. This is a Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Tapestry program, register at JCCMilwaukee.org/Tapestry. This is a virtual event.
Wednesday, June 9
Adam and Eve
Bring your lunch and join a conversation about key people from the Torah: Adam and Eve, with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning’s Tziporah Altman-Shafer on Wednesday, June 9, at noon. You will explore the story of creation and the Garden of Eden. Email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at TziporahA@MIlwaukeeJewish.org for Zoom link. This is a virtual event.
Thursday, June 10
South African museum
The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is partnering with the South African Jewish Museum to explore the Jewish communal evolution in South Africa, with a particular focus on the interaction between Jewish and Black interests in the country, on June 10 at noon. The South African Jewish Museum encompasses the full gamut of the history of Jews in South Africa – including the community’s historical roots in Lithuania and elsewhere, its instrumental role in the building of South Africa as we know it, as well as its noteworthy contributions to contemporary society. Visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events to register. This is a virtual event.
Sunday, June 13
Join Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah at the Brewers game and Kosher tailgate on June 13. Tailgate starts at 11:15 am. Email AsktShul@Gmail.com for tickets. This is an in-person event.
Monday, June 14
Arts and Ideas
Join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center’s Tapestry for Art and Ideas with Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theater Michael Unger on June 14, at 7 pm. Artists are the prophets of our times, so often speaking out against injustice in our pandemic ridden times. How, in fact, can the arts contribute to tikkun olam, repairing the world? How, in particular, has the Milwaukee arts scene, now starved because of the pandemic, struggled with its vitality and relevance in these troubled times? This discussion will include viewing the documentary “Midsummer in Newtown,” the uplifting story of Michael Unger’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with children scarred by the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. Register at JCCMilwaukee.org/Tapestry. This is a virtual event.
Tuesday, June 15
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation will be hosting its Economic Forum on June 15 at noon. The keynote speaker will be Chef Jose Andres, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that sees food as a vehicle for empowering communities and strengthening economies. He is a multiple James Beard Award-winning chef and recipient of the 2018 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year award. A local panel of experts will include Caitlin Cullen, chef and owner of Tandem restaurant; JoAnne Sabir, co-developer of Sherman Phoenix; and Omar Shaikh, developer of The Avenue’s 3rd Street Market Hall. The Milwaukee Jewish Federation’ s Economic Forum will focus on food as an example of Milwaukee’s resilience and as a mechanism for revitalizing our local economy.
Join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Art Specialist, Andres Hernandez, in creating unique and beautifully handmade Judaic Art starting on Tuesday, June 15. The JCC will be bringing back clay for this our first in-person, safe and socially distanced class. This is a two-session class; June 15 from 4-5 p.m. you will be handcrafting the clay pieces and in the second session, June 29 from 4-4:30 p.m. you will be glazing the pieces for firing. This is an in-person event.
Wednesday, June 16
Hillel Annual Meeting
Hillel Milwaukee will be holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. Visit HillelMke.org for more information.
Jewish art of WPA
Virtual opening preview of museum exhibit, “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime: Jewish Artist of the WPA.” Join the Jewish Museum Milwaukee on June 16 at 7 p.m. for an evening of music and art that was funded through the Works Project Administration. Learn about the ethnomusicologists who captured distinctly American music for posterity including legendary blues/folk musician Lead Belly and explore Library of Congress holdings with Dr. Todd Harvey, Curator of the Alan Lomax Collection at LOC’s American Folklife Center. Groove to Lead Belly’s blues music performed by Fruteland Jackson, including “Goodnight Irene”, and tour the exhibit that explores the working men and women and their environments as they navigated the Great Depression. Visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events to register. This is a virtual event.
Monday, June 21
Cain and Abel
LOMED Lunch and Learn: All About Cain and Abel. Bring your lunch and join a conversation on Monday, June 21 at noon about Cain and Abel with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning’s Tziporah Altman-Shafer. You will explore the story of their sibling rivalry and its outcome. Email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at TziporahA@MIlwaukeeJewish.org for Zoom link. This is a virtual event.
Tuesday, June 22
Self care with Susan Lubar
Redefine what it means to take care of yourself and learn how small changes can help you feel more nourished and less depleted, empowering you to show up for yourself and others in a whole new way in The Self Care Mindset with Susan Lubar and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning on Tuesday, June 22, at 7 pm. Email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at TziporahA@MilwaukeeJewish.org for the Zoom link. This is a virtual event.
Wednesday, June 23
Join Pastry Chef and Owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes as they demonstrate how to make their decadent and specialty cupcakes. Key ingredient will be included with purchase and available for curbside pick-up at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Register at JCCMilwaukee.org/Tapestry. This is a virtual event.
The Women’s Philanthropy of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation will be holding its Annual Gathering on Wednesday, June 23, at 7 pm. The evening will feature speaker Lori Gottlieb, author of “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.” Register at MilwaukeeJewish.org/WP21. This is a virtual event.
Thursday, June 24
Jewish Museum Milwaukee welcomes David Zucker, director of such classic off-the-wall comedies like “Airplane!”, “The Naked Gun” series, and the “Scary Movie” series, on Thursday, June 24 at noon as he discusses his recently published book, “Before the Invention of Smiling.” Visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events to register. This is a virtual event.
Tuesday, June 29
The SafeTALK Workshop with Rabbi Levi Stein of Friendship Circle and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning will be held on Tuesday, June 29, at 5:30 p.m. Make a connection and help save a life. Suicide is preventable and anyone can make a difference. Learn four basic steps to create a life-saving connection. Registration is required, please email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at TziporahA@MilwaukeeJewish.org to do so. This is an in-person event.