Education

Bader Hillel Academy
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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

414-962-9545
414-967-8373
6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Bader Hillel High School
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Bader Hillel High is a Jewish high school, with a full general and Judaic studies curriculum, for boys and girls grade 9-12. Newly opened in 2013, it offers more general studies programs than any other Jewish high school in the country. It is unique in providing small class sizes that allow personalized instruction and a warm, supportive community in which to learn a value-based education with a strong Judaic foundation.

Bader Hillel High School is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Director: Rabbi Yossi Bassman

414-914-4855 or 414-316-4775
6789 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, WI 53209
Coalition for Jewish Learning

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.

-Global Day of Jewish Learning brings together more than 400 communities around the world in a day of study.

-Through the new 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: Roger Carp

414-963-2718
414-390-5747
1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Gan Ami Early Childhood Education
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The early childhood program of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center serves the families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at two locations: on the Karl Community Campus in Whitefish Bay and at the Linda & Fred Wein Family Center in Mequon.

Guided by B’tzelem Elohim, the belief that everyone is created in the image of God, Gan Ami offers a warm and inclusive setting for children and families to explore Jewish values and traditions while creating a diverse community. Professional educators encourage children to explore their natural curiosity and creativity through play and hands-on experiences in a happy and relaxed learning environment.

Our co-constructed curriculum emerges from the interests and ideas of the children in collaboration with the teachers. Children are encouraged to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through a balance of structured activities and interactive play. Opportunities are provided for parents and teachers to grow and learn about child development, parenting, and Jewish life. This creates connections that enrich everyday living and learning.

Director: Stacy Mitchell
Website: www.jccmilwaukee.org/ganami

Karl Community Campus (Whitefish Bay):
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Whitefish Bay Site Director: Heather Spencer
414-967-8241

Linda and Fred Wein Family Center (Mequon):
10813 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
Mequon Site Director: Karen Faust
262-242-9871

414-967-8241
Generation After

Generation After is an organization of individuals whose parent or parents survived the Holocaust, as well as other individuals devoted to the mission of Holocaust remembrance and education. Instrumental in gathering video testimonies of area survivors and in founding the Holocaust Resource Center, Generation After continues to be involved in Holocaust-related activities. Remembrance and community education is facilitated by involvement in the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and an ongoing commitment to the annual community Yom HaShoah Commemoration.

Contact Person: Jeanette Peckerman

414-899-3866
Jewish Beginnings
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Acclaimed for its warm environment that nurtures the unique gifts of each child, it has become 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: B. Devorah Shmotkin
President: Steve Weinstein

414-962-2444
414-967-8384
6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Judaism Without Walls (JWW)
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Each one of us has a responsibility to ensure our own long-term Jewish continuity by making Judaism integral to our beings and our identity; we cannot delegate the insurance of our Jewish future exclusively to rabbis, synagogues and Jewish institutions. However, each of us in our own way can make the difference by growing to the best of our own ability — beginning today. Together, we are building an inspired Milwaukee Jewish community, bringing Judaism into our hearts, homes and lives.

Educator: Rabbi David Begoun

414-447-7999
5007 W. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53216
Lubavitch of Wisconsin-Beis Hamidrash/Institute for Jewish Literacy
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Beis Hamidrash — Lubavitch Adult Education — offers a wide variety of learning opportunities: scheduled group classes throughout the city, individual classes at home and places of business, all to accommodate the needs of individuals and families from all backgrounds.

Classes cover the entire spectrum of Torah and Jewish knowledge — weekly Torah texts, insights to its intellectual and mystical meanings, Jewish history, Hebrew, lifecycle, Talmud, and Jewish philosophy.

414-961-6100
262-364-2149
6789 N. Green Bay Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209
Mequon Jewish Preschool
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Infants through K4
Flexible hours with options from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Open year round, school year and summer camp

MJP is for children and about the CHILD:

C –    Child: Children are competent partners.

H –   Home: Home and school relations create partnership and shared dialogue.

I –     Identity: Living in a Judaic context solidifies knowledge on Israel, Jewish traditions, values and mitzvot.

L –    Lifelong Learning: Developing a comprehensive approach to all areas of development, focusing on empowering the individual voice while embracing communal contributions.

D –   Discovery: Meaningful learning emerges only through discovery and research.

Director: Rivkie Spalter
Assistant Director: Robyn Eiseman
President: Rachael Marks

262-242-KIDS (5437)
11112 N. Crown Ct., Mequon, WI 53092
Mequon Torah Center
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Dedicated to providing adult education services to Jews in the Mequon area, the goal of Mequon Torah Center is to provide a venue for all Jews to connect with the beauty of the Torah, and its relevance today. We encourage Torah learning by coordinating public lectures, classes, one-on-one study partners and workshops in a wide range of topics, from beginner to advanced levels. Classes are also held in the comfort of one’s home or office.

Director: Rabbi Moshe Rapoport

262-242-2235, ext. 204
2233 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, WI 53092