Wednesday, July 7
YJP Babka Bake
Bake Babka alongside the Young Jewish Professionals at 7 p.m. on July 7. For more information visit Facebook.com/YJPMilwaukee/Events. This is an in-person event.
Author Liza Wiemer
Join the Peltz Center for Jewish Life and author Liza Weimer for a Fireside Chat on Wednesday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. while they discuss “The Assignment.” What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail? For more information, please visit ChabadMequon.org/Summer. This is an in-person event.
Thursday, July 8
Adult outdoor concert
The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center presents an Adult Outdoor Concert and Lunch featuring Mike Hetzel and Rick Aaron on July 8 at noon. Contact JCC Community Programs Coordinator Rachel Pressman at RPressman@JCCMilwaukee.org with questions and to register.
Friday, July 9
Young adults & dogs
Hillel Milwaukee Young Adults and graduate students are invited to a Shabbat Dog Meet-Up at Lake Park Traveling Beer Garden on July 9 at 5 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy Shabbat with other young adults. RSVP at HillelMKE.org/HIYA by Wednesday, July 7.
Tuesday, July 13
Lunch and Learn: Noah
Bring your lunch to a Zoom session and join a conversation about key people from the Torah: All about Noah’s ark. You will explore the story of the birth of monotheism and the influence that of key people on the world. This is a Milwaukee Jewish Federation Coalition for Jewish Learning program. July 13. Noon. Email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at TziporahA@MIlwaukeeJewish.org for the Zoom link.
Wednesday, July 14
Taste and Tradition
Join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center’s Tapestry program Taste and Tradition, featuring Caitlin Cullen from Tandem restaurant, on Wednesday, July 14 at 5 p.m. At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn and cook with Cullen, as well as hearing about her mission and commitment to strengthen the future of the youth of Milwaukee’s North Side neighborhoods. For more information, visit JCCMilwaukee.org/Tapestry. This event will be held virtually.
Thursday, July 15
Author: Linda Frank
“The Nice Little Blonde Girl.” Join the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center’s Tapestry program for their July Book Event with Milwaukee author, Linda Frank as she discusses her third novel in the series that has been called the “Jewish Miss Marple” on July 15 at 2 p.m. This is a story of survival based on secrets kept through generations. The plot weaves a modern woman’s saga of solitary resilience with a centuries-old legend of a Jewish heroine who saved a landmark synagogue. For more information visit JCCMilwaukee.org/Tapestry. This event will be both in-person and on Zoom.
We Are America
We are America: The Cultural Programs of the Great Depression will be on July 15 at 7 p.m. Join Betsy Pease, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Concordia University, to learn about the broader context of the New Deal and Depression-era culture in which artwork of the Works Progress Administration were produced; an era that saw a diverse cross-section of Americans use opportunity to redefine their nation and make claims to a rightful place in it. This is a Jewish Museum Milwaukee event, register at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events. This is a virtual event.
Saturday, July 17
Fireside Chat: Jerusalem
Join the Peltz Center for Jewish Life and Professor Daniel Graupe for a Fireside Chat on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. as they discuss a forgotten chapter in Jewish history: Jewish rule in Jerusalem during the Middle Ages. For more information, please visit ChabadMequon.org/Summer. This is an in-person event.
Thursday, July 22
JCC Summer Fun Carnival
The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is back with its annual Summer Fun Carnival on July 22 at 4:30 pm. There will be various stations and activities for all ages. Food will be available for purchase. For more information visit JCCMilwaukee.org. This event will be in-person.
Tuesday, July 27
Reckoning with slavery
An event related to “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with History of Slavery Across America” will be on July 27 at 7 p.m. During the Great Depression, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed formerly enslaved people, marking the first major collection of oral histories about slavery in America. Explore this collection and more, with author Clint Smith, as he discusses his debut work of nonfiction “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America,” a portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Smith will be in conversation with Reggie Jackson of Nurturing Diversity Partners, a Milwaukee-based organization that provides education, training, and consulting services to foster diversity, inclusion, and equity within institutions and communities. Sponsored by the Coalition for Jewish Learning, Jewish Community Relations Council, Marquette University Department of History and Tikkun Ha-Ir. In Partnership with Nurturing Diversity Partners. This event is presented by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, register at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events. This is a virtual event.
Wednesday, July 28
Lunch and Learn: Abraham and Sarah
Bring your lunch to a Zoom session and join in on a conversation about key people from the Torah: Abraham and Sarah. This is a Milwaukee Jewish Federation Coalition for Jewish Learning program. July 28. Noon. Email Tziporah Altman-Shafer at TziporahA@MIlwaukeeJewish.org for the Zoom link.
Happy Hour Concert
Enjoy food, schmoozing with friends, and a musical performance by Grey: Mercy on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in the West parking lot. Food trucks will be available, but please bring your own drinks. For more information and to register email Rachel Pressman at RPressman@JCCMilwaukee.org. This is an in-person event.
The Story Keeper
The Story Keeper: Weaving the Threads of Time and Memory, will feature Holocaust survivor Dr. Fred Feldman, and be held on July 28, 7 p.m. This is a Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center program. Email Sara Sillars at SaraS@MilwaukeeJewish.org to register. This is a virtual event.
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Join Women’s Philanthropy of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation on Aug. 11 for an evening of inspiration as they introduce Dignity Grows, an initiative created to empower women and girls by providing feminine hygiene products to those in need. State Senator Melissa Agard will speak about the Bipartisan Legislation she introduced to exempt these products from State Sales Tax. Exact time and location to be determined. For more information or to register, email Robin Arenzon at RobinA@MilwaukeeJewish.org
Tuesday, Aug. 17
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation will be holding its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 17 at 7 pm. Email Cait Schmidt at CaitS@MilwaukeeJewish.org to register.