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Bader Hillel Academy offers K5-8th grade students the tools to thrive. Combining science, math and literacy with the solid underpinning of Torah, students build a strong Jewish identity, connection to their heritage and love for Israel.
In a warm, welcoming environment, children from diverse backgrounds form lasting friendships. The school’s competitive curriculum positions students for leadership in high schools, yeshivas, colleges and 21st century life. The Academy is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Bader Hillel Academy is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin and a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Principal: B. Devorah Shmotkin
Assistant Principal: Ryan Miller
Bader Hillel High is a dual-curriculum, college prep Jewish high school, with a full general and Judaic studies curriculum. Utilizing an innovative project-based learning curriculum, students develop the cognitive skills and knowledge to succeed in college, career, and life. Our goal isn’t just to create book-smart graduates; we want our student to develop as ethical people who put their beliefs into practice.
Bader Hillel High School is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Director: Rabbi Yossi Bassman
Chai Tots Preschool is a creative, Reggio-inspired Jewish environment where young children receive a warm, happy and enriching educational experience. Each child’s individual style of learning is valued and supported. Our purpose is to provide the highest quality education in a secure, and stimulating atmosphere that nurtures positive self-esteem and helps build the foundation for successful development and growth.
Director: Mushkie Matusof
The Coalition for Jewish Learning, the education department of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, supports high quality Jewish education throughout the greater Milwaukee area and within all streams of Jewish life.
-Through the program LOMED-Learning Opportunities for Milwaukee Educators (formerly CSI), CJL provides professional training to teachers throughout the Jewish community. Services are provided at no cost, and educators receive a stipend for their participation.
-CJL provides education consultation and advocacy to educators, schools and congregations.
-CJL acknowledges the achievements of local Jewish educators through its annual educator recognition event.
The Coalition for Jewish Learning is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Executive Director: Tziporah Altman-Shafer
Chair: Leon Cohen
Gan Ami Early Childhood Education is a school led by professional educators that encourages children to explore their natural curiosity and creativity and provides opportunities for families to create community. Our co-constructed curriculum emerges from the interests and ideas of the children in collaboration with the teachers. We strive to provide a happy and relaxed learning situation that emphasizes the process of learning and the pleasure of discovery. As part of our belief that learning takes place through play and hands-on experiences, children are encouraged to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through a balance of structured activities and interactive play. We provide opportunities for our parents and teachers to grow and learn about child development, parenting, and Jewish life. Being a part of a diverse community, we create connections that enrich our everyday living and learning.
Director: Stacy Synold, SSynold@JCCMilwaukee.org
Karl Jewish Community Campus (Whitefish Bay):
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Site Director: Heather Spencer, HSpencer@JCCMilwaukee.org
Linda and Fred Wein Family Center (Mequon):
10813 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
Site Director: Karen Faust, KFaust@JCCMilwaukee.org
GoJewish! is an outreach initiative aimed at increasing awareness and participation in Jewish education. If you and your family are looking to explore the next options for your child’s Jewish education, GoJewish! can connect you with all the Jewish informal and formal education opportunities that your Milwaukee Jewish community has to offer – from Jewish day schools to summer camps to youth groups and more! GoJewish! is an online resource, blog, and consultation service for all of your family’s Jewish education needs. Visit GoJewishMKE.com
GoJewish! is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Contact: Anna Goldstein, AnnaG@MilwaukeeJewish.org
The preschool of the Jewish Federation of Madison serving children 18 months through 5 years old of all backgrounds. Offering flexible schedule options, including wrap around care, and experienced, loving, compassionate teachers. We are a YoungStar participant and accept Wisconsin Shares.
Director: Marla Becker
The Jewish Federation of Madison’s Hebrew After-School program for Kindergarten through 2nd grade children taught by our Community Shlichim. Offering a fun adventure through the Hebrew language exploring the letters of the Aleph Bet and developing reading and writing skills through structured lessons, arts and crafts, and movement.
Acclaimed for its warm environment that nurtures the unique gifts of each child, Jewish Beginning’s is the premier Jewish early childhood education institution, serving a cross section of the Milwaukee Jewish community.
The school holds the prestigious accreditation from the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. Jewish Beginnings provides youngsters with development of character, love of learning and of all academic areas, providing the foundation for thoughtful, moral decision making.
Jewish Beginnings is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin and a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: Devorkie Shmotkin
President: Rebecca Wahlberg