arts & culture

More than a fun night out, a beautiful painting on the wall, or a good read on the bedside table, arts and culture create a connection – through generations, across geography, and beyond our differences. Through performance, conversation, and exhibition we find a new language for exploring what unites us.


Our cornerstone program, Tapestry: Arts & Ideas, is about celebration, exploration, and building a community through the arts. From the annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival to the year-round exhibitions and cultural events, Tapestry explores Jewish history, tradition, life, and future in a way the entire community can appreciate.


Come meet your friends at the J! Join us for fun Adult Social programs ranging from wine-tastings to DIY projects which are peppered throughout the calendar.

Enjoy fellowship with other retired men at weekly Men’s Club gatherings.

Find camaraderie at Open Mah Jongg for beginners and expert players alike.

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At the JCC, we’re committed to ensuring that education is a lifelong journey, and that we serve as a destination for Jewish life, adult learning, and engagement. From Israel to Torah, the horrors of the Holocaust to the joys of holidays, the calendar is full of meaningful classes, programs, and events to complement your journey. Working with partners near and far we educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of our members and community.

expand your horizons

Connect with our arts and culture programs to find the classes and events that interest you most.

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