Tapestry U: Arts & Ideas

Tapestry U: Arts & Ideas Adults 18+ First Monday of the month 7:00 PM via Zoom meeting This special new Tapestry initiative features local university and arts professionals in a series of classes about the diversity of Jewish engagement in the arts. Each session is one hour. Our faculty includes: Dr. Rachel Baum, Deputy Director, … Continued

Taste & Tradition: Spring Cooking Series

Tapestry’s popular Taste & Traditions series continues with chefs from popular Milwaukee restaurants offering their take on Jewish and Israeli cooking. For each class, participants will receive a key ingredient available for curbside pick-up at the JCC and a list of additional ingredients needed. Expand your culinary repertoire and learn from some of the best … Continued

Stay Active No Matter Where You Winter

JCC Adult Virtual Programs will allow you to stay active and engaged with the community through educational, cultural, social, and fitness programs offered throughout the winter months. Tapestry: Arts and Ideas from the JCC Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC continues to serve as a central hub for building community through the arts in … Continued

Ticket to Tapestry

Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC is offering a truly unique online season that will continue to provide our community with high-quality programs that explore Jewish history, tradition, arts, and culture and serve as a celebration, exploration, and building of community through the arts. From January to June, this season will give you access … Continued

Cooking with KidShare

We recognize how the global pandemic has impacted our restaurant partners – the not-so-secret ingredient to KidShare’s overwhelming success. KidShare 2020 is our opportunity to thank our restaurants and dedicate efforts toward building them up and building back their businesses. They’ve given us so much; now it’s our turn. While KidShare attendees have in years … Continued

Watch Great Jewish Films at Home

The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival has had a wonderful partnership over the years with Menemsha Film. This distributor has opened their virtual library featuring many films from our past festivals. Some of these movies, listed below, are now available at iTunes and Amazon Prime at reduced prices for a limited time. 99¢ to rent / … Continued

4 Questions for a Corona Passover

We certainly are living in unprecedented times, forcing us to observe Passover this year in ways we’ve never imagined. Judaic Educator, Jody Hirsh, created the following update to the traditional “4 Questions” recited at the Passover seder. Traditionally, we ask, “How is this night different from all other nights?” The question then answers itself 4 … Continued

JCC Update: Community Health Next Steps

JCC Families, It has been an unprecedented set of days; since we’ve made the difficult decision to close our buildings, commit wholly and uncompromisingly to community health, and deploy our resources to supporting the community in emerging ways – your support of us, of one another, and of Milwaukee has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. Thank … Continued

Shabbat and the Mystics of Tsfat

The Jews who settled in the city of Tsfat in the North of the Land of Israel had fled the Inquisition in Spain. After 1492 in Spain, no Jew was permitted to live there – at least no Jew who openly practiced their Judaism. After generations of living in fear of torture or execution, if … Continued

Shabbat and Danger

In James Michener’s monumental novel, The Source, a long segment describes the terrifying days of the Spanish Inquisition: On a cold, wintry morning in 1540 the citizens of Avaro in central Spain found on their doorsteps a printed broadsheet commanding them to report to the Holy Inquisition anyone who had publicly accepted baptism as a … Continued