Coming events, February 2023 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, February 2023

Wednesday, Feb. 1 

Jews in Ukraine 

Global Museum Passport – History of Jews in Ukraine. Join the Jewish Museum Milwaukee through the thousand-year history of Jewish presence in Ukraine and influential towns Mariupol, Kherson, Kiev, Kharkiv. Feb. 1, 12-1:30 p.m. An online event. Museum members free. Non-members $10. Register online. 414-390-5730.  

Thursday, Feb. 2 

Seeking Lady Justice 

“Seeking Lady Justice: Why Our Courts Matter.” National Council of Jewish Women Milwaukee will host a discussion based on the new book by Slate Magazine’s Dahlia Lithwick, “Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America.” Featuring a presentation and discussion with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet. Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd., Glendale. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested at 

Saturday, Feb. 4 

Saturday Night Live 

Friendship Circle Café will offer food and entertainment to serve as the soundtrack for your Saturday evening. Great food. Great ambiance. Feb. 4, 7-11 p.m. 8649 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point. No RSVP required. 

Sunday, Feb. 5 

Winter pool party 

Winter Community Pool Party. Beat the winter chill at the Peck Aquatic Center for a beach-themed pool party. Enjoy a variety of pool activities, bounce houses in the gym, snacks, music and more. Activities for ages 2-14 years but all ages are welcome to join in. Feb. 5, 3-5:30 p.m. JCC Members $15 per family. Community $20 per family. Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Register online. Questions? Contact 

Saturday, Feb. 11 

Parents night 

PJ Library Parents Night Out. Connect with other PJ Library families over food, drinks and friendly competition at WhirlyBall! WhirlyBall offers games like lasertag, bowling, and – of course – WhirlyBall. Cost includes two hours of WhiryBall play, drinks and food. Register online at Feb. 11, 7 p.m. 185 S. Moorland Rd, Brookfield. Deadline for registration is Sunday, Feb. 4. Questions? Contact 

Thursday, Feb. 16 

Chinese restaurateurs 

Jews & Chinese Restaurateurs in 20th Century Chicago. Learn all about the relationship between the Jewish and Chinese communities in 20th Century Chicago from Shiyong Lu, Ph.D. candidate, at NYU. Feb. 16, 6 p.m. With Chinese dinner. JCC member $30. Community $35. VIP $50. Without Chinese dinner. JCC member $18. Community $23. Register online. 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. A Tapestry: Arts & Ideas JCC Program. Questions? Contact 414-967-8212. 

Friday, Feb. 17 

Attorney general 

Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun and NCJW Milwaukee are to host Attorney General Josh Kaul on Friday night Feb. 17, at the synagogue for Shabbat at 7:30 p.m. This is a co-sponsored event between CEEBJ and NCJW Milwaukee. The event is connected with the nationwide Repro Shabbat, an effort of the National Council of Jewish Women. The service will be held in person but also offered online.  Visit and click “Watch Live Worship Service” For more information, contact Reenie Kavalar at 

Sunday, Feb. 19 

Souper Bowl Sunday 

Congregation Shir Hadash is holding its annual Souper Bowl Sunday, Feb. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy “all you can eat” homemade soups, bread and desserts. It will be held at Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St., Milwaukee. Admission is $36 for adults and $12 for children 10 and under. Cash or checks will be accepted at the door. 

Partnership art 

P2G pARTnership2gether: Photography. Join P2G, Partnership2Gether, for a virtual showcase of traditional and underground photography from each of their partnership regions – Sovev Kinneret, St. Paul and Milwaukee. Each session will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A featuring all three artists. Feb. 19, 12-1:30 p.m. Visit for more information and to RSVP. Questions? Contact Susie Rosengarten at or 414-390-5762. 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 

Wine tasting, music 

Join JCC at Scout, a neighborhood wine shop, bar and market, located in the heart of Shorewood. Enjoy a special tasting menu with wine and food. Live music from local musicians. Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. JCC member $35. Community $45. Registration deadline Feb. 14, 5 p.m. 4512 N. Oakland Ave, Shorewood. Questions? Contact 

Friday, Feb. 24 

Inclusion Shabbat 

Inclusion Shabbat at Friendship Circle. Enjoy a Shabbat dinner with people of all abilities and backgrounds. Food will be served. Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m. 8649 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point. More information online: 414-755-5855. 

Saturday, Feb. 25 

JCC Parent Child Dance 

Music, dancing, candy and more. Children ages 3-12 years can enjoy life-sized Candy Land games & other candy-themed activities, music by Kid Boogie Down, and other fun activities and creative projects. Parents and children should come dressed in their best party attire. Feb. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Register online. JCC members and PJ Library $36/family. Community $40/family. The deadline for registration is Thursday, Feb. 23. Questions? Contact 

Sunday, Feb. 26 

Disney Jazz 

Hazzan Jeremy Stein and friends present jazz impressions on Disney favorites. Hot cocoa and desserts served. Free to attend. Feb. 25, 4-5:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale. 414-352-7310. 

Monday, Feb. 27 

LOMED Book Club 

“LOMED Book Club: Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution by Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner.” Join us for a Book Club in honor of JDAIM (Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month), brought to you by Coalition for Jewish Learning and Friendship Circle of Wisconsin. Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m. 8649 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point. 

Wednesday, March 8 

Global Museum Passport – Picasso 

In celebration of Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s exhibit, “Degenerate!” This program will explore the life and work of Pablo Picasso. Labelled as a degenerate, Picasso was maligned by the Nazis for supposedly promoting ‘feeble-minded’ and damaging notions of reality. Evgenia Kempinski of the Online Jewish Travel Club will examine. March 8, 12-1:30 p.m. An online event. Museum members are free. Non-members $10. Register online. 414-390-5730. 

Thursday, March 9 

Brewery tour 

MobCraft Brewery Tour and Tasting with the JCC. Enjoy a private brewery tour at MobCraft that includes a beer flight tasting featuring four signature and seasonal flavors. Participants will receive a 10 oz pint glass as a keepsake. Register early and receive a free beer during the brewery tour. Promoted in partnership with NextGen, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. JCC member $30. Community $40. March 9, 7 p.m. MobCraft Brewery & Taproom, 505 S. 5th St, Milwaukee. Click here to register online. Questions? Contact 

Friday, March 10 

Jewish Women Retreat 

The Jewish Women’s Circle will be hosting its annual retreat once again. March 10-12 at the Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva. Recharge, refresh and rejuvenate! Limited space available, save your spot today! Go to to RSVP. Questions? Contact