Coming events, October 2021 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, October 2021



Tuesday, Oct. 5  

Chabad growth class 

“Onward & Upward: Personal Growth and Positive Leadership.” Six-week class. Delve into the insights of our sages on Jewish ethics and discover their timeless messages. Taught by Mushka Lein via Facebook Live. Oct. 5. 7:30-8:30 p.m.  

Cookbook program 

Tapestry: Arts & Ideas at the JCC presents a Jake Cohen Cookbook Program. By Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Oct. 5. 7:30 p.m. Chef Jake Cohen will kibbitz, speak, and demo a recipe from his new cookbook “Jew-ish.” Copies of his cookbook will be available to purchase. 414-964-4444. 

Wednesday, Oct. 6 

Adult: Brain & Body  

Brain & Body Boost. This collaborative class combines cognitive exercise from the Ovation Communities Recharge Interactive Brain Health Classes along with our JCC’s Fitness Team. Brain and Body Boost Series II by Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Wednesdays in October and November, 1:30-3 p.m. on Zoom. Free to JCC Members and Community. Start with Oct. 6: Building a Resilient Brain + Remember Your Workout. Program made possible by a grant from the Fund for Jewish Milwaukee. 414-964-4444. 

Tequila Tasting  

“Tequila Tasting at the JCC.” Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center holds an evening of outdoor schmoozing and Tequila Tasting. Enjoy a happy hour cocktail, individually wrapped appetizers, professional tasting of four tequilas (Patron Silver, Reposado, Anejo, & Gran Patron Platinum), and a Tequila Q&A. They will be adhering to physical distancing guidelines, so register with your pod for a night out. All participants will be entered in a drawing for Fire Ridge Golf Prizes and JCC Giveaways (Tapestry, Membership, and Fitness). The first 10 to register to get an extra entry in the prize drawing! JCC Member $20 per person. Community Participant $35 per person, Program made possible by a grant from the Fund for Jewish Milwaukee. Oct. 6. Presented by JCC Adult Social Programs, Brown-Forman and Fire Ridge Gold Club. 6-8 p,m. at the JCC Lower Courtyard. 414-964-4444. 

Friday, Oct. 8  

Seniors: R&R Club  

ReChare and Renew Club. This social club offers active individuals experiencing memory loss at an early age the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural events and interactive experiences. The program improves quality of life through meaningful social connections and community outings. It is the first model program in Wisconsin to serve individuals under the age of 65. Relax with coffee, overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan in the Rubenstein Family Kosher Oasis and art gallery. The R&R Club is now meeting virtually, featuring a variety of guest entertainers, artists and presenters. For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Dawn Adler. 414-277-8838. 10:00-11:30 a.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 10 

Intro to Judaism  

Virtual intro to Judaism class. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid. Get details and access at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid’s website, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-noon. 414-352-7310. 

Tuesday, Oct. 12 

Book club 

Virtual LOMED Book Club: “All-of-a-Kind Family.” By Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s Coalition for Jewish Learning. “All-of-a-Kind Family” by Sydney Taylor is the first popular children’s fiction centered on Jewish experiences. Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee and partners at the Coalition for Jewish Learning to consider the role this classic book played in the US and the challenges it poses in 2021. Follow the family and their five little girls as they explore New York’s Lower East Side in the early 1900s, visiting with the peddlers in their Papa’s junk shop, celebrating Jewish holidays, and learning patience, discipline, and personal responsibility. In partnership with Coalition for Jewish Learning of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. In connection with Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Oct. 8, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022. 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Museum:; Coalition for Jewish Learning:; 414-963-2718. 

Thursday, Oct. 14 

East side: Art Tour  

Black Cat Alley Mural Street Art Tour. The Black Cat Alley is an outdoor art gallery located in a private alley on the East Side of Milwaukee. Private guided tour of Milwaukee’s own Black Cat Alley, led by one of the mural artists. Tour will view the contemporary artwork and discuss its connection to Jewish themes such as tikkun olam and immigration. Event will also look at what street art means to a community. Free includes bus ride to and from the east side. Space is limited, register in advance. Part of Tapestry program. Oct. 14. 12:30 p.m. Meet at Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd. Whitefish Bay. $16 community participants. $12 patrons., 414-964-4444.  

Friday, Oct. 15 

Young Shabbat Social 

Young Jewish Professionals Shabbat Social. Oct. 15. 7-10 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! Hit going to let us know you will take part – the world needs our mitzvahs now more than ever. Email for a Shabbat Social delivery. Email if you can help make deliveries: 414-316-4643. 

Monday, Oct. 17

Israeli Falafel Night  

Israeli Falafel Night, Enjoy the authentic flavors of Middle East at the Israeli Falafel Night with Israeli Chefs, Yaniv Swissa and Mor Twito. Falafel, pita, chummus, techina, Israeli salad and burekahs, and the full Israeli experience along with Israeli music.  Peltz Center for Jewish Life. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Nov. 8. $14. Take out. Reservations required. 262-242-2235. 

Monday, Oct. 18 

Built on Scrap 

Built on Scrap Part I:  Wisconsin History and the Scrap Industry at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. While many people associate the phrase “scrap yard” with scrap metal, the scope of scrap dealing in Wisconsin is far more diverse. In addition to dealing with scrap iron and nonferrous metals, Wisconsin scrap dealers have dealt in scrap paper and rags, hides and bones from slaughterhouses, and army surplus. Like their counterparts in other states, Wisconsin scrap dealers have sought opportunities where other people saw materials to discard. Join Jonathan Pollack, honorary fellow of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as he traces the evolution of scrap dealing in Wisconsin and tracks the parallel evolution of the Wisconsin economy. Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In connection with Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Oct. 8-Jan. 30, 2022. Event on Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m. 414-390-5730.  

Program on Auschwitz 

Dr. Rebecca Erbelding will present “Auschwitz: Through the lens of the SS,” from 5 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 18. The virtual event, held on Zoom, is sponsored by The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. Erbelding is a historian of American responses to the Holocaust and the author of “Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe.” Information can be found at (414) 963-2710. 

Sunday, October 24
The Rolling Steins

Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid Presents: The Rolling Steins, a concert featuring Hazzan Jeremy Stein of CBINT, Hazzan Michael Stein of Temple Aliyah in Los Angeles, and members of their families. Music includes Jewish Bluegrass, music of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, original music, and more. Concert begins at 4pm. Admission is $18. This concert will be presented virtually as well as to a limited in-person audience. Tickets and more information available at and 414-352-7310.

Wednesday, Nov. 3 

Environmental Justice 

Environmental Justice: Exploring the Intersection of Waste, Race, and Health. Virtual. Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. Join Tia Nelson, internationally recognized environmental steward and daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, as she highlights the history of environmental policy in Wisconsin and explores the challenges and opportunities to create equitable environmental policy.  Explore issues around access to clean water and ways in which leaders like Gary Besaw (Menominee, Bear Clan), Director of the Menominee Tribal Department of Agriculture and Food Systems and the Menominee Tribal Food Distribution Department, and Brenda Coley, Co-Executive Director of Milwaukee Water Commons, take on industry, apathy, and entrenched inequality to ensure access to clean water in their communities. In connection with Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Oct. 8-Jan. 30, 2022.Event on Nov. 03. 7-8 p.m. 414-390-5730. 

Wednesday, Nov. 10 

Kohler Art Preserve Tour  

Private guided tour of the new Kohler Art Preserve. A look at this brand-new type of art space, both preserving the large-scale artwork of community artists and also a museum space that allows the public to interact and move amongst the art pieces. A look at what preserving our art and community means to us all in our ever-changing world. Fee includes a boxed lunch and bus ride to and from Kohler. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Space is limited. $19-30 Nov. 10. 9:00 a.m.–2:15 p.m. 414-964-4444.