Yamim 2017

Journey of a People

Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzmaut, together called Yamim or “days,” reflect the great journey of the Jewish people — from slavery to freedom, from victimization to sovereignty. People from all faiths and backgrounds can find meaning in the Jewish experience. The Milwaukee County War Memorial is a fitting setting for all Milwaukeeans to commemorate the establishment of Israel and to celebrate peace.


Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaZikaron: Israel’s Day of Remembrance
Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaAtzmaut: Israel’s Independence Day
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive

Free T-Shirts

All Walk of 1000 participants who sign up will receive a free T-Shirt! Sign up!

Free Bus Rides to the Walk of 1000

Free round-trip bus rides to the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center from the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center will be available on May 7 for the Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day) celebration and Walk of 1000. The bus will depart from  the JCC at 3:15 pm to bring participants to the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. After, the bus will depart from the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 6:30pm to return participants to the JCC. There will not be multiple bus trips.

Walk with Us!

Find out why community members are joining the Walk of 1000!


See who is Walking For Israel

Below are some of the names of members of the community who will be walking for Israel on May 7!

Tzipi Altman-Shafer, Joel Altman-Shafer. Yoni Altman-Shafer, Golan Altman-Shafer, Ronna Bromberg Pachefsky, Larry Pachefsky, David Pachefsky, Kate Zimmerman, Mari Zimmerman, Rick Meyer, Zachary Meyer, Patrick Young, Rachel Muchin Young, Julie Schack, Izzy Schack, Debbie Lerer, Gil-Ezer Lerer, Yosef Lerer, Rachie Lerer, Yitzchak Lerer, Lytal Lerer, Caren Goldberg, Eileen Graves, Glenn Graves, Moishe Steigmann, Matan Steigmann, Yael Steigmann, Laura Graupe, Henny Graupe, Elan Graupe, Ari Graupe, Nesya Graupe, Maya Graupe, Andy Enders, Morgan Enders, Joyce Gutzke, Cathy Crone, Donna Kleiner, Leo Kleiner, Evan Kleiner, Hannah Sattler, Rebecca Sattler, Eva Sattler, Miriam Sattler, Jennifer Saber, Sydney Saber, Lexi Saber, Jacob Saber, Jackie Gurevich, Vadim Gurevich, Gabriella Gurevich, Alon Amar, Shira Ronen, Bobbi Rector, Nancy Barnett, Jim Barnett, Finlay Kwong, Orit Yelin, Hannah Rosenthal, Hannah Greenstein, Sarah Acker, Emily Acker, Ben Acker, Alex Acker, Meghan Katch, Hazel Katch, AJ Katch, Jax Katch, Denise Wadzinski, Kurt Wadzinski, Jacqueline Redlich, Phil Redlich, Camille Gilbert, Matthew Gilbert, Amit Yaniv Zehavi, Doron Zehavi, Daniel Zehavi, Neta Zehavi, Yonatan Zehavi, Barbara A Thompson, Debbie Leeb, Sandra Walworth, Rob Golub, Hannah Golub, Ari Domnitz, Angela Domnitz, Lucy Domnitz, Julie Gray, Joyce Ennis, Marlene Tracy, Susan J Warren, Rich Warren, Cassie Sacotte, Daniel Fleming, Rachel Badt, Marty Badt, Julia Wagner, Laura Wagner, Alan Wagner, Stephanie Wagner, Alexa Safer, Adam Lefco, Steven Lefco, Sylas Littrell, Shira Safer, Jeanette Crosswait, Melissa Taylor, Josh Taylor

Yamim 2017 Sponsors


Donate to Yamim 2017

If you or your organization can help financially support these efforts, please donate.

Or text: Yamim to 41444 (You will be listed as a sponsor in event publicity)


For additional information on Yamim 2017 events:


Amit Yaniv-Zehavi 414.390.5705    Israel_Center_logo

Dr. Shay Pilnik 414.963.2719          

Mona Cohen 414.967.8249              JCC_Logo