Coming Events, December 2023 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Coming Events, December 2023

Sunday, Dec. 3 

Community Free Day 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee hosts a community day for anyone living in Milwaukee County to visit the exhibit Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse, for free. Dec. 3, 12-4 p.m. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. More information at  

Monday, Dec. 4 

Coffee with shlicha  

Come enjoy coffee and conversation about the complexity of the current events in Israel. This is a series that will happen throughout the year. Join any of these casual chats. Dec. 4, 9 a.m. Friendship Circle Café, 8649 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point. Contact with any questions. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6 

Hanukkah with the Admirals 

Come celebrate on the ice by joining your Milwaukee Admirals, the JCC, Milwaukee Jewish Day School, and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Join the JCC for a pre-party at 6:15pm to pick up your Hanukkah goodie bag and visit from Roscoe. Game starts at 7 p.m. and JCC attendees get to go on center ice to light the Menorah. Dec. 6, 6:15 p.m. UWM Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. #B, Milwaukee. Tickets $20. Purchase tickets at Contact Ronna Ruffin at with any questions. 

Thursday, Dec. 7 


KOACH Presents: CEEBJ Band. An entertainment program that reflects the strength and vigor of the local Jewish Community. Come celebrate Hanukkah with KOACH! Brunch provided. Dec. 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. CEEBJ, 2020 W Brown Deer Rd, River Hills. Tickets $10. Registration and information at

Documentary screening 

Attend the 45-minute screening of the Ken Burns documentary “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” Following the screening, HERC staff will offer a talkback to discuss the themes of the film. Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Registration and information at  

Sunday, Dec. 10 

PJ Library Playgroup 

In partnership with Little Light Pediatric Therapies, PJ Library families are invited to join for a sensory exploration. Experience a rotation of movement classes, sensory bin adventures and captivating story times that will inspire imagination and promote early childhood development. Dec. 10, 9-9:30 a.m. Northshore Wellness Collective, 159 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay. JCC Members $5/child. Community $8/child. Contact Rachel Pressman at with any questions. 

Teacher self care  

Please join Coalition for Jewish Learning for an afternoon of teacher self-care with Child and Family Therapist Aaron Heffernan, LCSW from Jewish Family Services. Aaron will offer practical self-care strategies to prevent burn out and emotional overwhelm in this critical work. Dec. 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. CEEBJ, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. For more information contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer at

Stories of survival, hope 

Samantha Abramson, HERC’s Executive Director, will facilitate a conversation with local Holocaust survivor Eva Zaret. Eva will share stories of her time during the Holocaust in the Budapest Ghetto, how she got caught in the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution, and what made her find hope again to love everybody and choose kindness. Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m. Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Registration and information at 

Family-friendly Hanukkah 

Own Your Judaism is hosting a family-friendly Hanukkah celebration. Candle-lighting, dreidel competition, the MJDS choir, many games and activities, and a huge raffle. $10/adult, $6/child. Tickets come with a drink and raffle ticket. Food & drink available for purchase. All are welcome. Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m. Sprecher Brewing Co., 701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Contact Rabbi Moishe Steigmann at with any questions.  

Tuesday, Dec. 12 

NextGen Hanukkah Party 

Join NextGen at the historical Brewhouse Inn and Suites for live music, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres, Hanukkah-inspired fun, and more. Cocktail attired encouraged. Tickets $36. Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Brewhouse Inn and Suites, 1215 N. 10th St., Milwaukee. Contact with any questions. 

Thursday, Dec. 14 

Latin Jazz Hanukkah 

Latkes Con Salsa is a project that spins a new groove to Hanukkah songs. Celebrate the music of the Festival of Lights with a Latin Jazz twist from Mitchell Shiner Latin Vibes, a Latin Jazz band from Milwaukee. Tickets $20. Dec. 14-17, 7 p.m. Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. Registration and information at 

Tuesday, Dec. 19 

Lunch and Learn 

Grab your lunch and learn all about Shabbat. Discover ways to get your students involved and excited about Shabbat. Join in person at the JCC in the Glazer Board Room or on Zoom. Dec.  19, 1-2 p.m. Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. For more information contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer at

Saturday, Dec. 23 

Shabbat Vayinafash 

Join Rabbi Cohen for a special series of Shabbat morning prayer experiences in-person or on Zoom. Drawing from mindfulness practices such as meditation, movement and yoga. Explore Shabbat and prayer from a new and different perspective. Informal attire. Dec.  23, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point. Email Jen Friedman at for the Zoom link or for more information. 

Monday, Dec. 25 

Cinema and Coloring Workshop 

Come to Jewish Museum Milwaukee for a 1980s comedy movie 9 to 5 and a special coloring workshop. All are invited to work on oversized coloring book pages that celebrate under-recognized stories, notable community figures and historical topics of local and national importance. The screening of 9 to 5 will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will end before 2:30 p.m., giving you plenty of time to view Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse and participate in the coloring workshop before or after the film. Sponsored by the Steve Solochek Memorial Lecture Fund. JMM members free. Community members $9. Dec.  25, 12-4 p.m. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. More information at