Arts, Culture and Media

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The Madison Jewish News is a 10 issues a year newspaper published by the Jewish Federation of Madison, and is mailed free of charge to 2,500 households in South Central Wisconsin.

Phone: 608-278-1808
Fax: 608-278-7814
Address: 6434 Enterprise Ln., Madison, WI 53719
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Marge Eiseman is an internationally acclaimed teacher and presenter of programs about Jewish women’s spirituality, the cycle of love and loss, and the contemporary Jewish music scene. She is available to add a lift to your meetings and promises to send you home singing one of her catchy tunes.

Phone: 414-426-6216
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The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is dedicated to studying and preserving Yiddish music and culture, teaching it to new generations, and supporting scholarship that explores it as an important facet of Jewish and American life. With Mills Music Library, the Mayrent Institute curates and preserves the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, the world’s largest repository of Yiddish-language sound recordings with over 7000 items in its holdings.


Phone: 608-890-4818
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The Midwest Jewish Artists’ Lab addresses the need to broaden the impact of the arts in Jewish life, helping foster meaning, community, identity, and spirituality. The lab provides the participating artists with the opportunity to challenge their intellect and their creativity and provides a community of creativity, support, and enrichment. Each year the artists explore a different theme and present an exhibition of their work. The lab is offered in two Wisconsin locations – the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Hillel in Madison.


Director: Jody Hirsh,

Phone: (414) 967-8199
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Established in 1994, Milwaukee’s premier vocal performing ensemble includes members from throughout the Jewish community. The Chorale sings traditional and contemporary Jewish music for senior living facilities, community gatherings, and small groups, culminating in a late spring concert that rotates among area synagogues. Membership is open from September to July for supporters and enthusiasts of Jewish chorale music. Interested in singing with or booking the Chorale for a preformance? Contact Enid by phone or email.
Director: Enid Bootzin Berkovits
President: Ilene Wasserman

Phone: 262-512-0909
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With over nineteen years of graphic design experience, Rebecca Silber is passionate about good, quality design. Rebecca emphasizes the importance of achieving the best visual solution for her clients’ needs. Design specialties include print design of all sorts for small regional businesses and organizations, as well as large national corporations.



Phone: (414) 453-4202
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Rick Aaron is a flutist who offers music for wedding ceremonies, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, wedding receptions, and parties of all kinds. He can provide jazz, klezmer, and classical chamber groups.

Phone: 414-364-9532
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During its fourteen-plus years of existence, RUACH, a 501(c)(3) organization, has steadily grown in achieving its mission of awakening creativity through arts enrichment rooted in Jewish values.  Its performances, classes and other innovative platforms uplift and unite diverse and underserved populations.  RUACH organizes dynamic collaborations between its artists and schools, independent and assisted living facilities, and community centers, among other venues, serving a wide-ranging spectrum of constituents in Milwaukee’s Jewish community and throughout Greater Milwaukee.

Executive Director: Joshua Richman,
President, Board of Directors: Elizabeth Behrendt
Co-President, Board of Directors: Jay Frank

Phone: 414-367-4891
Fax: 414-255-3592
Address: 6815 W. Capitol Dr., Suite 302, Milwaukee, WI 53216
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~A Program of Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC~
Tapestry explores Jewish history, tradition, life, and future in a way the entire community can appreciate. Through art exhibits, education, performances, author visits, free Jewish films, and the annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival; Tapestry is a constant celebration, exploration, and building of community through the arts.
Contact: Mona Cohen,

Phone: (414) 967-8249
Address: 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
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Since 1921, The Chronicle has served as Wisconsin’s Jewish community newspaper. In print and digital, The Chronicle seeks to foster a sense of community within the Jewish population of Wisconsin by encouraging and printing a diverse, spirited and balanced range of opinions, ideas and perspectives. The newspaper is published monthly by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and is distributed free of charge to 8,600 households in the Wisconsin Jewish community.

The Chronicle has a strong digital presence, on its site and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Chronicle Editor Rob Golub has won several awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

Editor: Rob Golub
Advertising: Jane Dillon
Circulation Coordinator: Tela Bissett


Twitter: @WIJewish

Phone: 414-390-5770
Fax: 414-390-5766
Address: 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202