Coming events, June 2023 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming events, June 2023

Sunday, June 4  

THI Food Justice Walk 

Celebrate 20 years of Tikkun Ha-Ir, Repairing the City. Raise funds to help nourish the community through the Tikkun Ha Ir’s Food Justice programs. June 4, 9 a.m. Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee. Register online at 

Bubbles, Bubbies & Zaides 

Grandparents and parents can join for some fun in the sun during PJ Library’s Bubbles, Bubbies & Zaides Intergenerational Program. Interactive bubble show for kids. Food as well as arts and crafts projects for generations to enjoy together. June 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Outside Upper Courtyard, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Register online. Questions? Contact Rachel Pressman at 

Annual Spring Concert 

Join Milwaukee’s Jewish Community Chorale to present a variety of traditional and contemporary Jewish choral music. Thanks for the Memories – Todah Al HaZichronot. Honoring Cantor Karen Berman for her lifetime devotion to perpetuating the love of Jewish music. June 4, 3 p.m. Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, 53217. For more information visit 

L’hitraot to Uria, Moria, and Family 

Over the past four years, our community has built a stronger connection with Israel thanks to our Milwaukee Community Shaliach Uria Roth, his wife Moria, and their children. Wish their family farewell and celebrate. June 4, 4-6 p.m. Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. RSVP at or 

Monday, June 5 

Open Mahj Play 

Play Mahj every Monday at the JCC with old and new friends! Light snacks and water provided. Players are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg sets, coordinate with your table players. $2/member. $3/community. Every Monday, 12-3 p.m. Daniel M. Soref Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Questions? Contact Rachel Pressman at 

Tuesday, June 6 

Men’s Club 

Become a part of the JCC Men’s Club. Enjoy various topics including political, religious and current events. Designed for active semi-retired and retired men. $45/member. $55/community. First three Tuesdays of the month, 12:50-2 p.m. Daniel M. Soref Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Questions? Contact 

Women’s Philanthropy book club 

Led by co-chairs Susie Honigberg and Joan Kazan, enjoy a lively discussion with fellow Jewish women about “The Latecomer” by Jean Hanff Korelitz. June 6, 6:30 p.m. Location TBA a week before gathering. Questions? Contact Melissa Taylor, associate director of Women’s Philanthropy, 

Wednesday, June 7 

Salute to Song & Spirit 

The 21st annual Salute to Song & Spirit concert – Honoring Rabbi Berkson. Join Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun for an evening of music as Cantor Abbie Strauss and Cantor David Barash, along with the adult and children’s choirs. June 7, 5 p.m. Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Register online. Questions? Contact or 414-228-7545. 

Author Event 

“Special Topics in Being Human” by S. Bear Bergman and Saul Freedman-Lawson, is a gentle, witty, and insightful book. Offering dad advice and Jewish bubbe wisdom filtered through a queer lens. A Tapestry: Arts & Ideas at the JCC Program. June 7, 7:30 p.m. Online event via Zoom. Register online. Sponsored by Sheri & Lloyd Levin. Questions? Contact Reva Fox, JCC Arts & Culture Director, 

Adult Social Programs 

Join the JCC’s new Adult Social Program, Game Night & Cards Club. Everyone is welcome to come socialize, make new friends and enjoy friendly competition. Locations and games will vary for each gathering. June 7, 7 p.m. Location TBD. Questions? Contact Rachel Pressman at 

Thursday, June 8 

Ride to Remember 

The Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance, a national organization, will hold a Ride to Remember event in Milwaukee. The charity for the event is the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. June 8-11. For more information about how you can support this event contact Sara Sillars, 

Sunday, June 11 


The Stolpersteine allows people to understand the human cost of the Holocaust. Terry Swartzberg, a leading figure in this commemoration movement, will teach particpants about this project’s origins and why it is such a meaningful commemoration. June 11, appetizers served from 2-2:30 p.m. and program will begin at 2:30 p.m. This program is a partnership between Congregation Shalom and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. Sponsored by Becky and Bill Komisar. Register online at Questions? Call 414-963-2710. 

Monday, June 12 

Morning Rec Camp 

Summer morning fun at the JCC. Daily activities and weekly rotating themes. For kids entering K-5 through 2nd grade in the fall. June 12 – Aug. 11. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. JCC members $204/week. Community $225/week. Register online. Questions? Contact Jake Klavens at or 414-967-8174. 

Wednesday, June 14 

Brighton Beach Memoirs 

Join the JCC on a trip to see Brighton Beach Memoirs. A coming-of-age comedy performance. Written by Neil Simon. June 14, 5:45 p.m. Price TBD. Contact Reva Fox for more information. 

Thursday, June 15 


Lunch and a musical performance by the Ukeladies. June 15. Lunch at 12 p.m. Performance at 1p.m. Buffet lunch is $8 per person. RSVP by June 12. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Contact Rachel Pressman at or 414-937-8258 to reserve your seat. 

EsterEv Tasting  

Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite – owners of DanDan & EsterEv – will guide attendees through a six-course tasting menu created specifically for this private JCC program that features special discounted pricing. EsterEv was created to honor both chef’s great-grandmothers. Space is limited. June 15, 6:30-8 p.m. DanDan, 360 E. Erie St., Milwaukee. Register online. Questions? Contact Rachel Pressman at 

Friday, June 16 

Summer Smiles Playgroup 

Summer Smiles Playgroup is designed for families with children ages birth-4 years old. Parents will be able to connect while kids enjoy a morning of play with friends. Location & activities rotate. June 16 Ninjas and Ball Sports, June 23 Music and Movement, June 30 Art Class. Contact Rachel Pressman at for more information. 

Wednesday, June 21 

Mel Brooks double feature 

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for a film screening of the original 1967 version of “The Producers” and the 1983 remake of “To Be Or Not To Be.” Museum admission included in cost of each ticket. DEGENERATE! Hitler’s War on Modern Art will be available to view throughout both screening times. Docents will be in the exhibit to answer questions and give short tours from 4-7 p.m. Bring your own snacks, drinks and chair cushions. June 21, 5-9 p.m. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. $5/member. $12/community. Register online. More information at or call 414-390-5730. 

Monday, June 26 

Community Pool Party 

Celebrate summer with your community. Come to JCC Waterpark in Mequon for a late afternoon pool party with splash pads, inflatable activities and a food truck. All are welcome. June 26, 4:30-6 p.m. Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park, 11015 N. Market St., Mequon. $15/family for JCC members. $25/family for community members. 

Economic Forum 2023 

Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Economic Forum convenes the business community to hear a world-class expert explore an issue of importance to our national and local economy. Keynote speaker: Geoff Colvin, FORTUNE’s senior editor-at-large. June 26. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Pfister Hotel – Grand Ballroom, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Questions on sponsorship? Contact Sarah Walker at 

Tuesday, June 27 

Angels in America 

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Staged Reading. Hear excerpts through a Jewish lens during this staged reading with professional Milwaukee actors. June 27, 7 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Register online. Questions? Contact Reva Fox at