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

Poses with Moses for Passover!

From the JCC that brought you The 10 Planks… we’ve created some Poses with Moses! Passover begins the evening of March 27, and each year we are commanded to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Yoga helps us explore the mind/body connection in relation to the asanas (poses). Use these postures as an … 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

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

A Message for Our Community

JCC Friends and Neighbors, There are so many moments in the course of a day (or week, month, year) where a person has an opportunity to declare what they stand for. In ways big and small, both lasting and fleeting, we’re constantly presented with these markers – and the sum total inform the people we become, … Continued

Blessing for Wearing a Mask

At the JCC, we believe mask-wearing is more than a mandate, policy, or recommendation – it’s a mitzvah. As with so much of Judaism and our traditions, there’s a dualism in the word mitzvah; as both a commandment and a good deed. We believe our community is ready for more acts of kindness, more demonstration of care for each … 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

Tahini Ice Cream Recipe

Since Shavuot is a dairy holiday, Michelle Hoffman, Gan Ami Early Childhood Business Manager, is excited to spend time with a childhood friend, ice cream! And to mix it up, she is introducing us to a new flavor… Tahini! It’s not just for hummus anymore. Need more direction or a visual? Michelle will be doing … Continued

Rabbi Shari’s Best Challah Recipe

With thanks to Rabbi Phyllis Sommer 2 large eggs 1 ¼ cups water (287g) 3/4 cup vegetable oil (113g) ½ cup sugar (113g) 2 tablespoons yeast (22g) A little less than 1 tablespoon vanilla (17g) 1 ½ teaspoons salt (11g) 5 cups bread flour (736g) Stand Mixer Option Let yeast and water proof for 15 … Continued