Tuesday, Aug. 1
Jewish Community Pantry
Join Jewish Community Pantry in its mission to help over 600 individuals in the Metcalfe Park and Amani neighborhoods with emergency food. The only pantry in Milwaukee that provides Kosher food to the community. Volunteers needed Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., 2900 W. Center St., Milwaukee. To volunteer contact Mona Cohen at MChohen@JccMilwaukee.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
FDR and the Holocaust
A three-part lecture series in partnership with HERC, at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah given by Dr. Eric Pullin, Professor of History and Asian Studies Carthage College in Kenosha. This lecture series addresses how the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt responded to the Holocaust. Aug. 2, 9 and 15, 6:45 p.m. Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, 6717 N. Green Bay Ave., Milwaukee.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Community Pool Day
Beat the summer heat with JCC Community Pool Day. Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park, 11015 N. Market St., Mequon. JCC membership not required. $15/individual. $25/family. Questions? Contact Rachel Pressman: RPressman@JccMilwaukee.org.
Sunday, Aug. 6
Jewish Food Festival
The Jewish Food Festival unites the community in the greater Mequon area, by experiencing the beautiful culture, ethnic food and live entertainment. Aug. 6-7, 12-7 p.m. Rotary Park, 4100 Highland Rd., Mequon. Learn more at JewishFoodMequon.com.
Gershwin in the Park
Join CBINT’s Hazzan Jeremy Stein, and Mitch Shiner, as they present “Gershwin in the Park,” classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Summer drinks and desserts served. Free. Aug. 6, 4-6 p.m. Outside in the Stein Garden. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave., Milwaukee. Questions? Contact 414-352-7310.
Monday, Aug. 7
A social club for adults 55 and older will bring a trio from Maxwell Street Klezmer Band for the day’s entertainment. Aug. 7, Oneg at 10 a.m. Concert at 11 a.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Questions or to register, contact Rachel Pressman: RPressman@JccMilwaukee.org.
Morning Rec Camp
Kids can spend summer mornings staying active with Half Day Morning Rec Camps at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC. Each day will have two activity blocks. The first focuses on the weekly theme. The second is an activity block that rotates daily. Aug. 7-11 and Aug. 14-18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. More information online at JCCMilwaukee.org. Questions or to register, contact Jake Klavens at JKlavens@jccMilwaukee.org or 414-967-8174.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
Veggie Chop Shop
Tikkun Ha-Ir Veggie Chop Shop is a community meal program. Join THI to help turn excess produce from area farmer’s markets and groceries into healthy and delicious meals for the food insecure. Cooking every Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., July 27 – October 10. All People’s Church, 2600 N. 2nd St., Milwaukee. Learn more at THI-Milwaukee.org. Questions? Contact Brandice Kirchner, Brandice@THI-Milwaukee.org.
PJ By the Pool
Join PJ Library for their summer event. PJ By the Pool in partnership with Congregation Sinai and Itsy Bitsy with Mara Kleiman. Tailored for children aged 4 years and under, but older kids are more than welcome. Aug. 8, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park, 11015 N. Market St., Mequon. This event is for families currently enrolled in PJ Library Milwaukee. Learn more, contact Rachel Pressman: RPressman@JccMilwaukee.org.
Thursday, Aug. 10
Jews in the Garden
Boswell Book Company presents an evening with Judy Rakowsky, author of “Jews in the Garden: A Holocaust Survivor, the Fate of His Family, and the Secret History of Poland in World War II.” Aug. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. Register online: JudyRakowskyMKE.eventbrite.com. Co-hosted by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.
Monday, Aug. 14
Community Gap Camp
One week of Jewish day camp fun at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid. Partial week and half day options available, as well as sibling discounts and scholarships for Shul School families, MJDS families, and CBINT members. A kosher lunch and two snacks will be provided. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave., Milwaukee. Questions or to register contact AllieB@CbintMilwaukee.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Federation Annual Meeting
Milwaukee Jewish Federation Annual Meeting. Celebrate your impact in Milwaukee, Israel, and around the world as MJF reviews its successes over the past year and looks ahead. Attendees will hear from national and local leaders about key issues facing our community in the year ahead while also recognizing outgoing and incoming Board members. Dessert and wine. Dietary laws observed. Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m. Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Learn more or RSVP at MilwaukeeJewish.org/AM. Questions? Contact AbeA@MilwaukeeJewish.org or 414-390-5732.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Places of Their Own
OCA-WI is pleased to host an in-person presentation by Dr. Hongyan Yang. Hear about how Chinese Americans, as one of the earlier AAPI immigrant groups in 20th century Milwaukee, developed “places of their own” through their family restaurants, laundries, and grocery stores for making a living to survive and thrive. Free. Aug. 20, 2-3 p.m. Milwaukee Jewish Federation, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Learn more or RSVP at bit.ly/OCA-WI_MKEplaces.
Join Congregation Sinai for a Patio Party with live music from The Band Squirrel and Riverwest Aces. Pack your own picnic, lawn chair and beverages. Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m. Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point. Advance $10 per adult. Door $15 per adult. Kids free. Questions? Contact Jen Friedman at JFriedman@CongregationSinai.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
Back to school event
Learn about the secret ingredients for setting up a successful school year. Awarding winning educator, Edward Deshazer, will motivate and uplift teachers. Aug. 22, Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Speaker at 6 p.m. Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Questions or to RSVP email NicoleB@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
Outdoor movie and pickleball party
Celebrate the end of summer with an Outdoor Movie Night & Pickleball Festival on the Karl Campus Athletic Field. Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m. Rain date Aug. 24. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Question? Contact Rachel Pressman: RPressman@JccMilwaukee.org.
Sunday, Aug. 27
Friendship Circle Kids’ Inclusion Club presents Buddy Baseball. Calling kids of all abilities for an exciting game of baseball. Aug. 27, 1-3 p.m. Indian Creek Baseball Field, E. Dean Rd., Fox Point. Snacks will be provided. $5/child. Questions? Contact Programming@FCWI.org.
Annual Picnic Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Join Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid for their annual picnic. Youth activities, adult games and raffle prizes. Food available for purchase. Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave., Milwaukee. RSVP by Aug. 18. Questions or to register contact 414-352-7310 or MarlynnB@CbintMilwaukee.org.