Coming events, July 2022 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, July 2022

Monday, July 4 

March with JCC 

Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center to march in parade, 
Monday, July 4, 11:10 a.m. Join the JCC for the Whitefish Bay Fourth of July Parade. Meeting location to be determined. JCC to provide the holiday swag! Wear a JCC T-shirt if you have one. Fill out an RSVP form online. Questions? Contact JCC Community Program Coordinator, Rachel Pressman, at 414-967-8258. 

Tuesday, July 5 

Lunch and Learn: Election 

“Lunch and Learn: Why we (don’t) need another election in Israel.” Learn with Uria Roth, the community shaliach, about the newly announced elections in Israel. July 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Helfaer Community Service Building, Board Room, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. 

Wednesday, July 6 

Weekly Parsha 

“Rabbi Kalmar’s Exploring the Weekly Parsha.” Class, with Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, 6717 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale. This class is currently learning the Rashi on the second ten pesukim of each parsha. This class is open to all levels. Email for Zoom information or come to ASKT social hall on Wednesdays. 10:15 – 11:15 a.m., July 6, for men and women. 414-228-9296. 

Women’s Class 

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. July 6, 10-11 a.m. The Shul, 8825 N. Lake Drive, Bayside. 414-228-8000. 

Cantor Levson’s Midrash 

Midrash class with Cantor Martin Levson, Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha. Weekly study of all things Jewish. July 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information, call (262) 547-7180 

Grief Support Group 

Offering light and hope to those experiencing grief. Free and open to the community, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual identity, gender identity, ethnic origin or ability. Facilitated by Judy Strauss, LPC, and co-facilitated by Liz Oettiker, a masters-level social work intern. July 6, noon. For more information and to register for the group, contact Kat Blackwell at Jewish Family Services 414-225-1374, or email  

Thursday, July 7 

Domestic violence 

Domestic violence survivors’ support group, by Jewish Family Services. This virtual support group will be confidential and will be using the Zoom platform to gather together while being remote. These groups will be led by experts in the dynamics of unhealthy relationships. July 7, 9 a.m. 

Friday, July 8  

Memory loss 

ReCharge and Renew Club. This social club offers active individuals experiencing memory loss at an early age opportunities to participate in cultural events and interactive experiences. Serves individuals under the age of 65. The R&R Club is now meeting virtually, featuring a variety of guest entertainers, artists and presenters. July 8, 10-11:30 a.m. For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Dawn Adler,, 414-277-8838. 

Sunday, July 10 

JCC Color Run  

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is to hold its first Color Run, July 10, 2022. Race beings at 9 a.m. followed by an afterparty. All ages and abilities may participate. This event will help to raise money to send local teen athletes to the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego. Entry fee includes a registration packet, race shirt, race number and after-race snacks. Entry fees: child $18; adult $36; maximum $72 per household. Contact Jess Lanke, director of recreation & aquatics, 414-967-8194. 

Tuesday, July 12 

Project Shema 

“American Progressive Movement & Israel – Community program with Project Shema.” By the Jewish Community Relations Council and Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Many in the American Jewish community, including Jews on the political left, have grown concerned about the direction and intensity of the debate over Israel/Palestine in some progressive spaces. Some simply claim rampant antisemitism is to blame. Others place all the blame on Israel. The truth is more complex. Session offers a “better, nuanced understanding” of the ideas that shape this potent political discourse and what it means for engagement around Israel and antisemitism. July 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Daniel M. Soref Community Hall at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Use west entrance. Bring photo ID. 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. 414-390-5781. 


Modern India 

“Virtual Lecture – A Multifaceted Glimpse into Modern India.” Jewish Museum Milwaukee. India is one of the most diverse countries globally. From language to religion, the country has been hailed as one of the most complex amalgamations of various cultural identities. Despite these differences, Indian society has upheld its unity and cohesiveness. Join Dr. Rochona Majumdar, author and associate professor at the University of Chicago in the Division of the Humanities – South Asian Languages and Civilizations, for this introduction to modern Indian history, focusing on the histories of caste, gender, and religion over the 19th and 20th centuries to better understand contemporary Indian lives and realities. Museum members $5. Nonmembers $10. July 12, 7-8:15 p.m. 414-390-5730. In connection with Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, June 17 – Sept. 25, 2022.  

Monday, July 18 

Fine Arts Quartet  

Tapestry Presents: Fine Arts Quartet Festival Concert. Monday, July 18, 7 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Free but reservations required. The world-famous Fine Arts Quartet, formerly at UWM, returns to Milwaukee for a four-event Festival, closing with this concert at the JCC. Israeli pianist, Alon Goldstein, and New York bassist, Lizzie Burns, join the Quartet for two Mozart piano concertos, nos.19 and 25 as newly rediscovered chamber music reductions of the orchestral scores. Questions? Contact Reva Fox, JCC Arts & Culture Director. 414-964-4444. Register at  

Thursday, July 21 

Cannabis Event 

Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Business & Professionals Network is offering a “BPN Cannabis Event,” Thursday, July 21, 6-8 p.m., at The Box, 311 E. Wisconsin Ave., in-person only. Light refreshments available. RSVP deadline is July 14. 6-8 p.m. 414-390-5700. 

Wednesday Aug. 3 

Touch a truck 

JCC Touch a Truck Event, by Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. A fun, family-friendly event where the young and young at heart have a chance to touch, sit in, and learn about these large trucks and heavy-duty machinery they see throughout their community. Contact Rachel Pressman, community programs coordinator, 414-967-8258. Aug. 3, 5-7 p.m.