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The court specializes in assisting Jewish couples that require a get (traditional Jewish divorce). It also facilitates, compromises and renders legal rulings, in accordance with traditional Jewish law, in financial disputes. In all cases, faithful adherence to the principles of Jewish law and customs is maintained. The proceedings reflect care, confidentiality and sensitivity for all parties involved.
Chief Judge & President: Rabbi Mendel Senderovic
Disability Case Management:
Contact: Kevin Boland, Director of Social Services, KBoland@JFSMilw.org ● (414) 225-1208
Disability Case Management assures that adults with developmental disabilities and/or severe and persistent mental illness are given the opportunity to live independently and achieve their fullest potential. JFS Disability Case Managers provide a continuum of services: help with government benefits and entitlements like SSI, SSDI, Food Share and Medicaid (Title 19); assist with identifying appropriate housing; money management services; socialization opportunities; in-house links to counseling; information, referral and advocacy.
Jewish Community Case Management:
Contact: Beth Mumper, Program Coordinator, EMumper@JFSMilw.org ● (414) 225‐1347
Our Jewish Community Case Management program offers supportive case management services for members of the Milwaukee Jewish community in a culturally informed and competent manner. The program addresses immediate, interment and ongoing social service needs of Jewish individuals and families through a formal assessment and strength based culturally sensitive care plan. Clients receive assistance to secure resources to meet their basic life needs including food, clothing, shelter and access mental health and primary healthcare.
Mental Health and Substances use Support Services:
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Contact: Kerri Corcoran, CCS Mental Health Professional, KCorcoran@JFSMilw.org ● (414) 225-1370
CS is a support program for adults living with mental health disorders, substance use disorders, or both, who have Medicaid/T19 coverage and reside in in Milwaukee County. CCS offers access to a wide array of unique services to help clients manage mental health conditions, recover from substance use, improve health, build life skills to be more independent, and achieve personal goals.
Connecting the Jewish Community with unique perspectives, excitement and knowledge- all within the comfort of your home or office.
Offering weekly Kosher food demos in local supermarkets and the driving force behind the annual Jewish Food Festival in Mequon.
Serving Mequon, Thiensville, Grafton and Cedarburg.
Director: Rabbi Moshe Luchins
The Lubavitch-affiliated institution offers group classes, lunch and learn, mezuzah affixing, chaplain services, personalized and individual classes throughout the city, individual mitzvah campaigns, Sukkah-mobile and bar mitzvah programs in addition to personalized Rabbinical services for all life cycle events.
Director: Rabbi Yoseph Samuels
CHAI (Concern For Helping Animals in Israel) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in the U.S. in 1984 to assist the S.P.C.A. and animal protection community throughout Israel. Wisconsin representative Jody Sussman Steren can provide information and material.
Contact: Jody Sussman Steren
Outpatient Mental Health Clinic:
Through our state-certified outpatient mental health clinic, JFS clinical staff offers results-oriented therapy to individuals struggling with mental illness or personal problems. Our multidisciplinary team is qualified to assess and treat a range of emotional problems, including: relationship issues, domestic abuse, addictions and more.
Advocacy and Counseling Services for Survivors of Violent Crimes:
Jewish Family Services provides mental health psychotherapy services to adults and children who have experience violent crime in the Milwaukee metro area through our state-certified outpatient mental health clinic. In addition, we respond to the advocacy needs in the Jewish community Statewide and in the metro Milwaukee area. Our advocacy services offer support to people impacted by interpersonal violence, housing discrimination, and anti-Semitic hate crime. We serve as an expansion of SHOFAR, a call to action to address child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and domestic violence in our community. All services are funded by the Department of Justice and are offered at no cost to the survivor.
Contact: Clinical Services Coordinator, Clinic@JFSMilw.org ● (414) 225-1374
This beautiful, freshly appointed North Shore venue is standing by for your next event. Whether it be a bar/bat mitzvah, wedding or conference we have the versatility to partner with you to make your occasion picture perfect. Banquet seating for 300 complete with dance floor or 450 theatre style — the scope of your event is only limited by your imagination. Our facility boasts a state-of-the art sound system complete with full conferencing capabilities. Fully equipped kosher kitchen. Open year round.
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation owns and manages the Evan & Marion Helfaer Community Service Building. This three-story building is MJF’s downtown office and was built in 1973 by Edward Durell Stone. It houses the following Milwaukee Jewish Federation programs and services:
Coalition for Jewish Learning (CJL)
J-Pride Milwaukee - LGBT Jews & Allies
Jewish Community Foundation (JCF)
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC)
One Happy Camper
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle (WJC)
Young Leadership Division (YLD)
A tapestry designed by Marc Chagall occupies the south wall of our atrium. To the north of the building, visitors will see the Holocaust Memorial designed by Milwaukee-born artist, Claire Lieberman, in 1983.
The Evan & Marion Helfaer Community Service Building is owned and managed by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
The Friendship House Fellowship is a group of Jewish men and women who join together to support each other in the pursuit of recovery from addiction and other related problems.
The only requirements for membership are: participation in a related Twelve-Step program and a desire to recover.
Our goal is to obtain and maintain recovery while integrating the spiritual Twelve-Step approach with a greater understanding and appreciation of our Judaism. For those interested in such a pursuit, we invite you to join us.
Shul on Lake Drive and Kenwood every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Jim Meldman, 414-406-7566