Upcoming Events, September 2022 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle


Thursday, September 1

heroes of humanity

Hear from Rabbi Yoseph Zaltzman and Ellie Schuster as they share what it takes to live a life of faith and kindness under communism in Romania. Presented by the Mequon Torah Center. Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Peltz Center for Jewish Life, 2233 W. Mequon Road. Learn more and RSVP at ChabadMequon.org/Hope.

Thursday, September 8


Join the Israel Center of the Jewish Federation of Milwaukee for a screening of the award-winning Israeli television series “The Lesson.” Highlighting a politically charged learning environment in Israel, this series navigates the complex world of facts, opinions and beliefs, and how these conversations permeate all aspects of our lives, including the education of our children. Attendees will watch the first two episodes of a six-part series, then discuss how the story relates to local issues here in the United States. Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Marcus North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Rd. Learn more and RSVP at MilwaukeeJewish.org/IsraelinMilwaukee.

Exhibition of photographs

Join the Harry and Rose Samson family’s JCC Tapestry program for the opening event of the Robert Oppenheim photography exhibit on Marcus Pavilion’s Surlowe Drive. After escaping Nazi Germany and coming to Milwaukee, Robert Oppenheim used his ubiquitous camera to interact with the world around him as he navigated life as an immigrant. Her photography captures the unique point of view of feeling both part of the community and alone within it. Oppenheim was an active participant in the JCC, and his daughters and granddaughter will share details of his life in Milwaukee during the event. Free and open to the community. Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. at JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Contact Director of Arts and Culture Reva Fox at [email protected] for more information. JCCMilwaukee.org.

Sunday September 11

Rosh Hashanah Farmers Market

East Side Chabad will host a Rosh Hashanah Farmer’s Market at Atwater Park. Start the new year with works by local artists, crafts, holiday tastings, delicious holiday challah and pastries for sale by the Friendship Bakery, a song of Rosh Hashanah, Judaica, paint facial, balloons and more. Lunch for sale by Hannah’s Kitchen. Free and open to the community. September 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Atwater Park, 4000 N. Lake Dr. For more information, visit CESMKE.com/Market.

Voting People

Learn about the Jewish connection to the vote and why it matters during a learning discussion at Lake Park Synagogue. This event will feature guest speaker Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. Presented by Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee, Lake Park Synagogue and the Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign. September 11 at 10 a.m. Lake Park Synagogue, 3207 N. Hackett Ave. Learn more at LakeParkSynagogue.org or 414-962-5508.

Monday September 12

Shalom Bollywood

The Shalom Bollywood documentary chronicles the lives of sweet Jewish girls who became icons at the heart of Indian cinema from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. This screening event will include a discussion with award-winning producer and director Danny Ben-Moshe. The screening of the film will be available from September 12 to 25. In connection with “Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin,” an exhibition on view at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee until September 25, 2022. Free for museum members. $10 for non-members. Jewish Museum Milwaukee.org. [email protected]. 414-390-5730.

Schema Project

Join the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Milwaukee for the Shema Project, which strives to help bring understanding to the lived realities, history and challenges that the Jewish people face and how the anti-Semitism has survived, flourished and mutated over thousands of years. Learn from April Powers, Managing Director of First Impression Rx, which helps companies manage differences through training and diversity and inclusion strategy. A highly rated trainer for Fortune 50 companies, she is also the first Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. September 12 at 3:30 p.m. South Second, 838 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee. Parking is available at 907 S. 1st St. Learn more and RSVP at MIlwaukeeJewish.org/JCRCevents.

Tuesday September 13

The taste of vacation

Join the Circle of Jewish Women for a holiday food tour with guest speaker Feige Slavaticki from the Israel Chabad Center in Chicago. The Jewish Women’s Circle is a monthly program for women of all backgrounds to relax, recharge and explore a range of stimulating topics. Learn more at ChabadWI.org/WomensCircle. [email protected]. 414-316-4646.

Wednesday September 14

Fundamental beliefs of Judaism

Join the Coalition for Jewish Learning with Gan Ami Early Childhood Education to learn all about the core beliefs of Judaism. All educators and community members are welcome to join this LOMED learning event. In-person and online options. September 14 at 12 p.m. Contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer at [email protected].

Thursday September 15

Modern taste and Milwaukee tradition

Join the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and Chef Michael Solovey in partnership with the Jewish Museum Milwaukee for a unique, in-person cooking class. Jewish Museum of Milwaukee Director of Education Dan Haumschild will discuss the story behind how Lizzie Kander created the Settlement Cookbook. The Settlement Cookbook took traditional European and Jewish dishes and made them more American and modern. Chef Michael will take attendees through a fresh, modern approach to a selection of recipes featured in the cookbook as attendees create delicious cuisine that is modern, American, and traditional all at once. Full series cost: JCC members $75; community participant $85. Individual lesson cost: JCC members $25; community participant $30. The cooking series begins September 15 at 6 p.m. Nicolet Recreation, 6701 Jean Nicolet Rd. Contact Rachel Pressman, Director of Community Programs, at [email protected] or 414-967-8258. JCCMilwaukee.org.

Saturday September 17

Selichot at CBINT

“Songs in my head this season: Selichot at CBINT.” Before their traditional Selichot service, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid invites members of the wider community to a kind of musical jam on High Holiday themes: Choose a song from any genre (not Mahzor) that ” sings” the themes of the Great Feast. A vacation to you, for example, about forgiveness, starting over, fixing what’s broken, or love. The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” comes to mind. Let them know which song you picked. They will record the music video, share the lyrics, sing, talk and learn. The program and then the service begin at 7:45 p.m. on September 17. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale.

Sunday September 18

Mickey Mouse and the Holocaust

Join the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center on a journey through Holocaust memory led by Northwestern professor and author Danny M. Cohen. This interactive experience will focus on a dozen intriguing and puzzling historical photographs that force us to reconsider our perception of the past. Using only the evidence in each setting, audiences will discover rich paradigms and important lessons for our contemporary world, as well as a surprising connection to today’s pop culture. Promotional partners include the Coalition for Jewish Learning and J-Pride of the Jewish Federation of Milwaukee, Hillel Milwaukee, the Lux Center of Milwaukee and the Polish Center of Wisconsin. Free. Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Learn more and register at HolocaustCenterMilwaukee.org/MickeyMouse.

Tuesday, September 20

Author event

Tapestry Arts & Ideas at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC will invite author Benedetta Jasmine Guetta to discuss her book “Cooking all Giudia”. With a collection of kosher recipes from all regions of Italy, Guetta’s mission is to tell the story of how Jews changed Italian cuisine and to share the extraordinary dishes prepared in Jewish communities in Italy with home cooks. His book is the ultimate tribute to the wonderfully rich, but still largely unknown, culinary heritage of the Jews of Italy. September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Presented on Zoom and free. Open to the community. Contact Director of Arts and Culture Reva Fox at [email protected] for more information. JCCMilwaukee.org.

Sunday September 25

Open doors at the Jewish Museum

Open house at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee. Explore the history of Jewish Milwaukee through the permanent exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee during Doors Open Milwaukee. The museum features sections on Golda Meir, the Settlement Cookbook and Marc Chagall’s wall tapestry ‘The Prophet Jeremiah’. The museum’s permanent exhibit will be free for Doors Open attendees, but admission is required to view the new special exhibition, Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin, which explores the life of the Jewish artist internationally acclaimed Indian singer Siona Benjamin who explores feelings of inclusion. and exclusion through his art. September 25 is the last day to see this exhibition. Sept. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. at JMM, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. Jewish Museum Milwaukee.org. [email protected]. 414-390-5730.


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