Chaverim is the Hebrew word for Friends
Our friends are a diverse group of adult women and men who represent a wide range of ages, interests, and abilities. We enjoy social, recreational, and educational opportunities throughout the year while cultivating friendships and maintaining our involvement in the community. As a part of the rich fabric of the JCC, we bring visibility and awareness for adults living with disabilities.
Looking for a sense of community, belonging, satisfaction and an active social life? Look no further than Chaverim!
How much does Chaverim cost?
It’s just $50 a year for a Chaverim membership which provides access to:
• All Chaverim events
• Door-to-door transportation (ask about service area)
• Free holiday luncheons
• Community-wide events
What is door-to-door transportation?
A unique component of Chaverim outreach is our ability to provide door-to-door bus transportation to participants within a pre-determined radius of the JCC. To make programs accessible to individuals regardless of living situation and income, we provide transportation to each event whether it is at our Jewish Community Center or out in the city of Milwaukee.
When does Chaverim meet?
The group meets 6 – 8 times a month and offers a variety of activities that focus on fostering ongoing learning and personal growth. The monthly Chaverim Calendar includes 8-9 activities each month usually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
What skills does Chaverim focus on?
Through Chaverim we explore:
• Personal relationships
• Social skills
• Coping with stress
• Work relationships
• Personal wellness
• & more!
What are some typical Chaverim activities?
Chaverim activities include:
• Fitness & Yoga
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Game Nights
• Movie Nights
• Museums & Theaters
""This is our son's first month attending Chaverim and we have never seen him so excited about a program that he has been a part of. He truly enjoyed all the activities that he participated in, especially Upstream Arts. He thanked us for getting him involved. This has never happened before! We are so grateful for the JCC and this wonderful program. "»
A supportive community
Through every age and stage, the JCC supports families and individuals throughout our community.
Classes for Little Ones
All parent-child classes and many of our kids-only classes are STARS friendly.Learn More »