Monday, April 17
Stand with the Milwaukee community in memorial to the six million and in remembrance of all forms of resistance. Holocaust survivor Claire Boren will join this year’s commemoration. Claire will share how her experiences and memories from the Holocaust continue to shape her artwork. April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center, Daniel M. Soref Community Hall, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. RSVP online. MilwaukeeJewish.org/Yamim. Questions? Contact Michael Morris: MichaelM@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Tuesday, April 18
Fight or Die
Join Museum of Polish Jewish History Senior Historian Zachary Mazur for the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Online program. Free and open to the public. April 18, 2 p.m. Register online. HolocaustCenterMilwaukee.org/events/fight-or-die.
Wednesday, April 19
Wisconsin Breakfast for Israel
The Jewish National Fund will hold a Wisconsin breakfast for Israel featuring keynote speaker Joel Chasnoff. April 19, 7:45 a.m. The Wisconsin Club, 6200 W. Good Hope Road, Milwaukee. RSVP by contacting Kim Levy: KLevy@Jnf.org.
Lunch & Learn
Bring your lunch and join Coalition for Jewish Learning along with Gan Ami, in person or online, to learn all about the Land of Israel. April 19, 12 p.m. Glazer Board Room at the Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Questions? Contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer: TziporahA@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Thursday, April 20
Purged or looted?
In this lecture, author and leading expert Jonathan Petropoulos will tell the story of the Nazis’ theft of European art and provide insights about the current restitution landscape. April 20, 7 p.m. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Museum members $8. Non-members $15. Register online. JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org. Programs@JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org. 414-390-5730.
Entertainment for older adults
KOACH at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, a social club for adults 55+, will bring Cantor Perper and Faith Steinsnyder for an afternoon of entertainment. KOACH is a partnership between the JCC and local synagogues: Congregations Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Shalom and Sinai. Lunch provided. $8 fee. April 20. Lunch 12 p.m. Entertainment 1 p.m. Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee. Questions? Contact Rachel Pressman: RPressman@JccMilwaukee.org or 414-967-8258.
Translating Miriam Karpilove
Jessica Kirzane, translator of several works by Yiddish humorist Miriam Karpilove, will interweave Karpilove’s biography with excerpts and discussion of her clever and humorous writing in a lively portrait of a quick-witted writer and the worlds she inhabited and created. In-person and live-streamed on Zoom. April 20, 7 p.m. Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee. Questions? Contact Susan Wade: SDWade@Uwm.edu
Sunday, April 23
Multifaith parenting panel
PJ Library will host a free panel geared towards multifaith families in our community raising Jewish children. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. April 23, 10 a.m. Yeladim Playroom, Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Registration online. JCCMilwaukee.org. Registration deadline: April 16. Questions? Contact PJ Library Parent Coordinator, Danielle Romain: DRomain@JccMilwaukee.org
Monday, April 24
Join in honoring Israel’s victims of terror and fallen soldiers and veterans of the Israel Defense Forces and other Israeli security services, as well the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. The commemoration will be joined by Professor Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, who survived the Yom Kippur War. April 24, 7-8:15 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center, Daniel M. Soref Community Hall, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. RSVP online. MilwaukeeJewish.org/Yamim. Questions? Contact Allison Hayden: AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Sunday, April 30
Wisconsin’s largest celebration of Israel! Israeli celebrity chef and TV personality Gil Hovav will lead a Celebration of Diversity – Flavors of Israel. Free samples of ethnic Israeli food representing diaspora communities. April 30, Walk for Israel at 2 p.m. and Celebration at 3 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. RSVP online. MilwaukeeJewish.org/Yamim. Questions? Contact Allison Hayden: AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Tuesday, May 2
Rabbi Abby Phelps will guide a discussion of gender in Jewish scriptural, rabbinic and contemporary texts. Rabbi Abby served four years as rabbi educator for Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco, before relocating to Milwaukee. She specializes in teaching about the intersection of Jewish thought and contemporary ethical challenges. A Tapestry: Arts & Ideas at the JCC program. May 2-23, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Glazer Board Room, Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Register online. JCCMilwaukee.org. Questions? Contact JCC Arts & Culture Director, Reva Fox: RFox@JccMilwaukee.org.
Thursday, May 4
The Jews of Visual Art
Join JCC for an examination of Jewish artists from antiquity to the present day in this six-week session. May 4-June 15, every Thursday at 10 a.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Register online. JCCMilwaukee.org. JCC member $72. Community participant $94. Questions? Contact JCC Arts & Culture Director, Reva Fox: RFox@JccMilwaukee.org.