In the Gallery


Tapestry art exhibits are located in the gallery space adjacent to the Marcus (West) Entrance of the JCC and are open to the public during JCC building hours.


December 9 - January 13

Hipstory • Amit Shimoni

Designer Amit Shimoni illustrates a union of modern-day hipster culture with history by pairing painted portraits of famous world leaders with the outfits and hairstyles of today’s youth.

Co-sponsored by the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.


January 17 - March 10

It’s Just a Jewish Story

Opening – January 17 • 7:00 PM

Spotlighting local artists: Mark Tasman and Amy & Jonathan Gelfman

Marc Tasman’s series “Transformative Commentary” is a mashup of Leonard Cohen’s lyrics from his 1988 album, I’m Your Man, paired with portraits of prominent politicians and activists from 2016. Husband and Wife team, Jonathan and Amy Gelfman, have produced art together and separately here in Milwaukee. In their own unique styles, the Gelfmans strive to capture the essence of human relationships and the Jewish experience.


March 13-May 22

Hanan Harchol: Jewish Food for Thought

Opening – March 13 • 7:00 PM

Hanan Harchol is a New York based artist and animator. His autobiographical series “Jewish Food for Thought” present core Jewish values in a series of humorous, thought provoking, and entertaining videos. This exhibit will present much of his work in “graphic novel” style. We are grateful to The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum who created and distributed this exhibit.



Author visits are held at the JCC unless noted otherwise. All author visits are free and open to the public.


Thursday, February 7 at 1:00 PM

Meet Pam Jenoff, author of The Lost Girls of Paris

Presented in partnership with Boswell Book Company

Meet bestselling author PAM JENOFF, who will be speaking about her newest book of historical fiction, The Lost Girls of Paris. Inspired by true events, this novel tells the story of a twelve British female secret agents who mysteriously disappeared after being sent to occupied Europe in the 1940’s to aid the resistance. Jenoff is the author of several international bestsellers. She teaches law school in Philadelphia, and has worked at the Pentagon and as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland.

Wednesday, January 23 at 10:30 AM

Pre-visit Book Discussion

Prepare for Pam Jenoff’s visit with a discussion of her last international bestseller, The Orphan’s Tale, facilitated by Laurie Herman. Join us to share your ideas about this powerful historical novel which tells of the friendship of two extraordinary women finding refuge with a German traveling circus in Europe during World War II.




Tuesday, January 8 at 5:30 PM

Rabbi Jamie Korngold • Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat

Children’s author presented in partnership with PJ Library


Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM at Boswell Book Company

Susan Angel Miller • Permission to Thrive: My Journey from Grief to Growth


Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 PM

Omer Bar Tov • Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

Presented in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Center


Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 PM

Eva Goldschmidt-Wyman • Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Haven in Chile

Presented in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Center


Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM

Father & Son Double-header

Rabbi Evan Moffic • First the Jews: Combating the World’s Longest-Running Hate Campaign

Dr. Steven Moffic • Islamophobia and Psychiatry