Coming Events, September 2021 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming Events, September 2021


Wednesday, Sept. 1  

Women’s class 

Virtual Chassidus with Chava (women’s class) by The Shul Bayside. Classes held online. This women’s class explores various topics within Judaism through a Chassidic lens, such as the letters of the Aleph Bet, Tehillim and Eishet Chayil prayer (The Woman of Valor). Text Chava at 414-439-4041 to check in, to make sure no changes have been made to the class timing. Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Class at 

Thursday, Sept. 2 

The Art of Challah 

Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC will be teaching The Art of Challah via Zoom on Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. Join Rabbi Shari Shamah and artist Marc Tasman as they guide you through the art of braiding and filling challah. Enjoy your creation for the High Holy Days, learn some new tips and tricks, and enjoy being with your community as we prepare for the new year to come. Includes curbside pick-up of Challah dough. $10 JCC Members, $15 Community. Register at 

Torah portion 

Explore the weekly Torah portion. Enjoy a lesson on how the Torah speaks to us in the 21st Century. Taught by Leah Robbins via Facebook Live. Sept. 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 4 

Sinai rabbis 

“Congregation Sinai Digital Torah Study with Rabbis Cohen and Brickman.” Join an interactive online discussion about the week’s Torah portion. Through the magic of Zoom technology, they will be able to present the actual Torah text and translation on your screen, as well. This is taking place via Zoom. Email Jen Friedman at for the Zoom link to join. Sept. 4, 9 a.m. Congregation Sinai, Fox Point. 414-352-2970. 

Virtual Song and Study 

Sing and study with Congregation Shir Hadash. You can access Virtual Song and Study by visiting, and registering with your email address. Sept. 4. 10-11 a.m. Congregation Shir Hadash. 

Monday, Sept. 6 

Erev Rosh Hashanah 

May you have a sweet new year! 

Wednesday, Sept. 15 

Erev Yom Kippur 

May you be sealed in the book of life! 

Friday, Sept. 17 

Shabbat Social 

Young Jewish Professionals is offering a Shabbat social event with social distancing. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Here’s how it works: this Shabbat, celebrate at home! Light up your Shabbat candles, say the kiddush, and enjoy Mushka’s delicious challah and matzah ball soup. Email for a Shabbat Social delivery. Also email if you are able to make deliveries: 

Monday, Sept. 20 

Erev Sukkot 

Here’s a fun idea! Send us a picture of your family in the sukkah at! We may be able to use it in a future edition! 

Thursday, Sept. 23 

Memorial scrolls 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee continues its Global Museum Passport programming with a virtual tour of the Memorial Scroll Trust, “The Czech Scroll Story: From World War II to the Diaspora.” Sept. 23, noon. A series of miracles allowed a huge hoard of Czech Torah scrolls to survive the devastation of the Shoah and stand as a testament to the communities that perished. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is committed to maintaining the legacy of these scrolls by dispersing 1,400 of them around the world on permanent loan. Join Lois Roman, trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, to tour the Westminster Synagogue where the Czech Memorial Scrolls Museum is located and to learn how several scrolls ended up in Milwaukee. This program will be shown via Zoom; register to receive the full login information. Museum members free. Nonmembers $10. Sponsored by Michael S. Zucker and Jane Steinberg. Email 414-390-5730. 

Sukkot street party 

Chabad-Lubavitch of Wisconsin is to host a sukkot street party with food, live music, dancing and inflatables. 6791 North Green Bay Ave., Glendale.  Sept. 23. 4-7 p.m. 414-961-6100. 

Sunday, Sept. 26  

Photography exhibit 

The opening of the Zachor Photography Exhibit in the Surlow Promenade of the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, shown in partnership with the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, will take place on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This portrait exhibit serves as a visual representation of those whose history we wish to preserve to give back to the Jewish Community. The Jewish photographers featured in this exhibit believe that it is important to document these stories to be shared with coming generations and that these portraits can be a powerful instrument to carry yesterday into tomorrow.  As this exhibit pivoted through the influence of the pandemic, these porch portraits became a symbol of survival in challenging times. The exhibit will remain open to the public during JCC open hours throughout the fall season. Learn more at 

Thursday, Sept. 30 

Kick off the 20th year anniversary of KOACH with a senior adult appreciation outdoor concert featuring the Lil Rev Trio on Thursday, Sept. 30, at noon.  Open to adults 55+ throughout the community. KOACH reflects the strength and vigor of this region’s Jewish community as a partnership of the JCC and 5 Milwaukee synagogues: Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Congregation Shalom, Congregation Sinai, and Temple Menorah. For more information, contact Rachel Pressman, JCC Community Programs Coordinator, at or call 414-967-8258.  $8 per person and boxed lunches will be provided.