Spaces & Places: Mask Mitzvah Update

May 21, 2021 With the approach of summer weather and programs, we’re excited to be bringing you even more services, experiences, and value. It’s possible this is the most exciting summer we’ve ever planned for — all the more so as our community continues to emerge from this pandemic with optimism and energy for the … Continued

Family Movie Night with PJ Library & Center for Inclusion & Special Needs

JCC Family Movie Night with PJ Library & Center for Inclusion & Special Needs Tuesday, June 22 Rain Date: June 29 5:00 PM Moana 7:15 The Goonies We had so much fun last summer, let’s do it again! Enjoy this free JCC Member-benefit program and have a physically distant, socially connected night with your family … Continued

Hachnasat Orchim at Gan Ami

We want to thank you all for a wonderful first week together! This effort was a true labor of love by our entire faculty – they worked tirelessly this weekend to be ready for your children in their new rooms. Children may have been hesitant at first but as the week went on, everyone began to … Continued

Introducing New PJ Library Groups

Milwaukee area families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to grants recently awarded by PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that provides free books to families raising Jewish children all over the world. At this time, all programs are virtual and socially distanced. … Continued

Follow-up to Mitzvah: Mask Up

JCC Families, This time last week, we shared our commitment to the Mitzvah of mask wearing; we remain proud of our staff and members as they work together in this active demonstration of our shared values. Yesterday’s order from the State of Wisconsin is consistent with our ‘Mitzvah: Mask Up’ approach: wearing a face covering is … Continued

Mask Mitzvah

JCC Families, This message is about facemasks. We wanted to share that at the top so we could all take a deep breath, process whatever debate and anxiety the topic causes, and talk together about what’s next. A few months ago – could you even have imagine that ‘masks’ would be such a visceral, omnipresent subject … Continued

Reflections on a Month at Gan Ami

Dear Gan Ami families and friends, On June 8th, Gan Ami reopened our spaces in a changed world.  Masks, thermometers and drop-off car lanes were new additions and we all wondered if it would change the feeling, the neshama, the spirit of Gan Ami. We as faculty were full of anticipation for that first day.  … Continued

Summer Fun with S.T.A.R.S.

Summer Fun with S.T.A.R.S. Designed for ages 7+ This summer, youth of all abilities can stay socially connected while physically distant and engage with our S.T.A.R.S. programs in new digital art and movement classes. Subscribe for the summer and join us whenever you can! All classes are approximately 30 minutes and delivered via Zoom. Wednesdays … Continued

JCC & Upstream Arts Summer Program

JCC & Upstream Arts Summer Program Designed for ages 12+ Join us as we partner with Upstream Arts to build our summer community Beyond a Building in this 10-week, interactive, online program. Participants will work on social skills and communication using play, dance, theater, music, visual arts, and poetry. Zoom links will be sent out … Continued

Update on Spaces & Places

Together, we have navigated this moment in time – and your support has empowered us to serve our community through our ‘Beyond A Building’ efforts. For every challenge we’ve confronted, for every obstacle we’ve overcome – we’ve done it as a community of shared values. Relying on the decision making metrics we shared last week, … Continued