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Stories from the 2021-22 Annual Report

By JCC Milwaukee June 1, 2022
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What is the most important component of an Annual Report? Some might guess a report of the financials would be the headline story. Others may look at charts and graphs to decipher progress. But we feel the best way to celebrate our fiscal year as it comes to a close is to tell the stories of how our community, members, staff, and volunteers came together. We invite you to read the stories linked below!

Tapestry Shares the Art of Flamenco

Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC presented a Signature Performance back in February with two goals; to bring a Flamenco program to the JCC to share the Sephardic Jewish connection to Flamenco and share the talents of two world-class artists. READ MORE.

Aquatics Endowment Fund Honors Extraordinary Woman

As the Katz family’s story demonstrates, endowment funds can be a meaningful way to remember or honor a special person. Read about the Jean “Sata” Katz Aquatics Endowment Fund at the JCC. READ MORE. 

Creating Our JEDI Covenant

Our JCC is pleased to share with you the JCC’s Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Covenant and asks that you join us in leading with our Jewish values; ensuring everyone is treated with dignity and respect. READ MORE.

Rec Center Brings Smiles Even on Rainy Days

Thanks to the generosity of Harris Turer and the Milwaukee Admirals, we have the perfect indoor facility at JCC Rainbow Day Camp; the Admirals Rec Center! READ MORE. 

Pantry Serves as a Destination for Partnerships

From Family Service Days to beautiful Community Murals, the Jewish Community Pantry has been able to get back to doing something we love – working collaboratively with local partners to address community needs. READ MORE.

New Siddur Enhances Shabbat Experience

Creating Camp Interlaken’s Siddur HaMachaneh (Camp Prayer Book) was a two-year labor of love was finally presented to campers this past summer at the first Shabbat service of the season. READ MORE.

Finding Community at Every Age

From specialized fitness classes to entertainment, and luncheons to speaking engagements, JCC Adult Social Programs have been a necessary outlet for retired and semi-retired adults. READ MORE.

More Families Choosing JCC Education Programs

Now more than two years beyond March 2020 when all JCC programs were forced to close, Gan Ami and Kids Center are both seeing an influx of families needing quality care for their children. We continue to explore expansion to meet the growing needs of JCC families. READ MORE.

Welcoming Back a Community Celebration

The JCC’s KidShare 2022 – held on May 5 in a grand return to the Pfister Hotel – was an unprecedented, off-the-charts success, and an evening to remember for the 400-plus guests in attendance. All with the shared goal of making a real difference for our community’s youth. READ MORE.

Making Fitness More Inclusive

Wellness 360 is a group wellness class for individuals with diverse abilities to learn about the importance of mind and body health Launched in January 2022, this partner program connects the Center for Inclusion and Special Needs (CISN) and Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin Family Services, Inc. (DSAW). READ MORE.

View the recording of the Annual Meeting