Coming events, October 2022 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, October 2022


Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 

Family Fun Day 

Family Fun Day (ages 2-5), at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. It will include a ninja obstacle course and sukkah decorating.  $8 members/$10 community, per family. Oct. 2, 11-1 p.m. 

Israeli archeologist 

The Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society is hosting a Zoom lecture by Dr. Adi Ehrlich, University of Haifa. Erlich is the head of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and a professor of archaeology and art history at the University of Haifa. The talk, “The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven: New Discoveries from Paneas (Caesarea Philippi), Israel,” is set for Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m. – in an online Zoom presentation from Israel ( MABAS will also host viewing in the Reichel Lecture Hall, FM15, Wisconsin Lutheran College. The lecture will also be recorded and made available on the MABAS Vimeo Showcase. For information, contact Glen Thompson at 

Friendship Circle teens 

Teen Volunteer Kickoff with Friendship Circle. Enjoy a movie night under the stars with the Friendship Circle volunteers to kick off the year. Plus, learn what volunteering is all about. The Stein’s Backyard, 9230 N. Fairway Dr., Bayside. Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m. 

Monday, Oct. 3 

Israeli Folk Dancing 

Learn and dance the latest Israeli circle dances on Monday evenings at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Participants usually start with a few beginner/easier dances and then transition to more advanced dances as the evening progresses. Please be aware that the JCC is no longer offering the Israeli dance program free of charge. If you want to drop in to try a class, there is a $15 drop-in charge per class. If you decide to join the class on a more permanent basis, you can purchase a Community Membership for $180 per year. With this membership, you get 12 months of membership for all exercise classes at the JCC, meaning you pay the member price for any class you wish to take. The Israeli dance class is free to all members. Because we are dancing indoors in an unventilated space, it is required that all dancers be fully vaccinated to reduce the risk of COVID exposure to all participants. If you are not vaccinated and would still like to participate, you must wear a mask at all times while in the dance studio and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other dancers. For more information, contact 

Tuesday, Oct. 4  

Erev Yom Kippur 

May you be inscribed into the Book of Life! 

Friday, Oct. 7 

Memory loss club 

ReCharge and Renew Club. This social club offers active individuals experiencing memory loss at an early age opportunities to participate in a variety of cultural events and interactive experiences. The program seeks to improve 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. Participate in a Specialized Supportive Wellness Group. Learn stress and relaxation techniques. Engage in community outings, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s SPARK! program and participate in a support group. The R&R Club meets virtually. For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Dawn Adler, or 414-277-8838. Oct. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 9 

Erev Sukkot 

Chag Sameach! 

Thursday, Oct 13 

Pianist Mona Golabek 

“The Children of Willesden Lane,” performed by Mona Golabek. Join Tapestry for a one-woman performance by concert pianist Mona Golabek that recounts the story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a child piano prodigy born in Vienna, Austria, who came to England as a refugee in 1938 as part of the Kindertransport rescue operation and settled in a Jewish hostel on Willesden Lane. Deeply inspired by her mother’s story, Lisa’s daughter, concert pianist Mona Golabek, travels the globe sharing the story of her mother’s courage, passion and resilience. Sponsored by the Libby Temkin Endowment for the Arts and by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Purchase tickets at Member $24 / Community $30. 

Sukkah Fest 

Peltz Center for Jewish Life’s Grand Sukkah Fest Experience. The Grand Sukkah Fest Experience for children, teens and adults. BBQ chicken dinner, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, moon bounce, super slide, gladiator joust, pop-a-shot, special toddler activity center, and more. Bring the entire family to the biggest Sukkah in the county. Oct. 13, from 4-7 p.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 20 

Jews of Cinema 

“Back to the Sources: The Jews of Cinema,” by Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Instructor: Jody Hirsh. Who created Jewish movies and why? How do these film representations change the way we see ourselves? Delve into groundbreaking Jewish cinema during this six-week session. For each class, it is recommended that you watch the film in advance for the discussion. Thursdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 1. No class Nov. 24. 10 a.m. Questions? Contact JCC Arts & Culture Director Reva Fox at or call 414-967-8212.    

Domestic Violence support 

“Domestic Violence Survivors – In Person Support Group,” by Jewish Family Services. Jewish Family Services has been helping individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence in our community for five years through a collaboration with Sojourner Family Peace Center. They are now offering a virtual educational/support group for women within the Jewish community who want to understand and get support in their own healing journey. This support group is hosted in-person. The location and attendees are confidential. These groups will be led by experts in the dynamics of unhealthy relationships. To RSVP contact Kat Blackwell at 414-225-1374 or email Oct. 20, 10 a.m. 

Friday, Oct. 21 

Challah and Community  

Partnering with PJ Library, the organization that provides free Jewish children’s books, join the JCC for challah braiding and shabbat songs/books. Free and open to the community. Oct. 21, 10-10:30 a.m. at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. 

Sunday, Oct. 23 

Join Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid Sisterhood on Oct. 23, for a Diva’s Day Out Fall Boutique and Vendor Fair. Open 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., this is the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping. With up to 50 vendors, this is free to enter and open to the public. For more information contact the synagogue at 414-352-7310. 

Thursday, Oct. 27 

Kohler Art Preserve Tour 

By Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. The Art Preserve is the world’s first museum to focus entirely on work from art environments. Opened in 2021 by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Art Preserve holds over 25,000 works in its collection. Join Tapestry for a docent-led tour with unprecedented access and insight into the display, preservation, conservation and interpretation of the Arts Center’s premier collection. Includes lunch. 10 a.m., members $42 and community $50. Contact JCC Arts & Culture Director Reva Fox at or call 414-967-8212.