Summer Journal – Hunger never takes a holiday

With another tough Wisconsin winter finally in the rear-view mirror, many of us are eager to spend long weekends at the Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park, enjoy the sunshine, and possibly catch a summer festival (or two). Unfortunately, summer break comes at a cost for Milwaukeeans living at or below the federal poverty … Continued

Community Impact Story – Brewers Community Foundation

When it comes to strong philanthropic partners, Brewers Community Foundation hits it out of the park. With a mission to “harness the pride, passion and commitment of Brewers fans, players and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin,” Brewers Community Foundation has made a “major … Continued

Warm Bowls Make for Warm Souls

Some say that chicken soup is “Jewish penicillin.” The dedicated volunteers at Milwaukee Empty Bowls might say that chicken soup—as well as tomato bisque, corn chowder, chili con carne and dozens more—is social action in a bowl. Milwaukee Empty Bowls is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that uses art to heighten hunger awareness and raise funds … Continued

Praying with Their Feet

Susannah Heschel and Bernice King were children in 1965 when their fathers, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., marched from Selma to Montgomery, campaigning for voting rights. When Rabbi Heschel returned from the march, he referred to the experience as “praying with my feet.” More than 50 years later, following in … Continued

Welcome to the NEW jccmilwaukee!

We’re taking on a fresh new look – but the change you’re seeing here is (hopefully!) more than aesthetic.  While we’re very proud of the new design, and think it better reflects the quality and diversity of the JCC community, we’re equally proud of the improved functionality and the deeper connection that can be made … Continued