Youth and Young Adults

BBYO is a youth-led organization that focuses on developing young Jewish leaders that has six chapters in Milwaukee and one in Madison. Our members plan and participate in a variety of social, cultural, athletic, religious, and social action programs, developing a positive Jewish identity based on Jewish values. We provide Jewish youth the opportunity to interact with one another within their communities, in statewide programming activities, and with other Jewish young people from across the country and throughout the world.

BBYO is a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Wisconsin Regional Director: Rachael Badt
Chairperson: Melinda Swartz
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217

CTeen Madison compacts exhilarating fun and meaningful projects into a program that’s thrilling and uniting. Education is at the forefront, every program is designed to enhance the development of important life skills. Help teens build compassion by giving back to the community through various humanitarian projects. Build social skills through positive affiliations, ensuring personal growth in a society where working together is the key to advancement. All planned and executed by the teen leaders.


Director: Menucha Matusof,

Our 6th-12th graders are encouraged to chart their own path towards Jewish engagement; choosing from a wide variety of options, including MiTY & MiTY Jr.; our youth groups affiliated with NFTY; a high school retreat; a 6th-8th grade trip; dinners with the clergy; our madrichim program and much more!

Contact: Assistant Rabbi Jenn Mangold


We serve nearly 1,000 families yearly at the Harold & Terry Nash Family & Parenting Center, the North Shore’s premier destination for all families. The Harold & Terry Nash Family & Parenting Center provides activities, classes and educational opportunities for the whole family. Programs allow you to connect with new families and bond with your little one in a nurturing and hands-on environment. Celebrate Jewish holidays, Shabbat dinners, cultivate essential developmental skills and create play-filled memories together with The Harold & Terry Nash Family & Parenting Center. Need to get a work out in, our hourly child care center is the place for you. All of this and more provides educational opportunities for both parents and children, in addition to a variety of services that support young families experiencing the transitions and challenges of parenthood.


6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is a non-profit, social service agency founded upon Jewish ethics and values that serves the whole community as a destination for wellness, education, and comprehensive social services. The vision of the JCC is to maximize the use of programs and services, the position in the community, and the accessibility of the Jewish Community Center to welcome all Jews and their families, to help them move along a continuum of Jewish growth, and to build Jewish memories. The JCC is a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is affiliated with the JCC Association of North America, and a beneficiary of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

• Fitness and wellness programs
• Ozone-filtered pools
• Aquatics & recreation
• After school & vacation day programs
• Gan Ami Early Childhood Education
• Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC
• Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp
• Adult Programs
• Ferrante’s at the JCC
• KidShare
• Jewish Community Pantry
• Daniel M. Soref Community Hall
• Daniel M. Soref Education & Retreat Center
• Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park
• JCC/CJL Library/Media Center
• J•Shore
• And more!

President/CEO: Mark Shapiro
Membership, Program Information, Schedule a Tour: 414-967-8268
Chair: Joe Kasle

Catering and Events: 414-967-8283;

Cafa B Data: 414-967-8254;

(414) 964-4444
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217

The JCC’s space for pre-teens is open and ready for a full school year of fun events. Come and enjoy the area’s newest spot for pre-teens in a fun and safe environment. Come and see the new games and equipment. JCC membership required.

Contact: Hannah Lindholm


Kadima is for children in grades 6-8. It is part of USY and holds all the same values. Besides local events, Kadima offers an exciting regional convention in December. Membership is $40 for the year, $50 for non-CBINT members.

Debbie Intravaia, Youth Director


The Living Legacy is a series of 10 dynamic workshops for all ages, including a shofar factory for Rosh Hashanah; oil pressing for Chanukah; and matzah baking for Passover, designed to engage, challenge and actively involve Jewish youth in their heritage through the hands-on creation of Jewish ritual objects.

Living Legacy is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Director: Rabbi Avremi Schapiro

414-228-8000 ext. 208
8825 N. Lake Dr., Bayside, WI 53217

MAJOR and its students feel that teaching Jewish knowledge is the best means to build one’s Jewish Identity. MAJOR runs classes, events and semester-long fellowships. The majority of MAJOR’s programs are held at the UWM or Marquette Student Union buildings.

Whether a person is enrolled at a university or not, she or he will feel welcomed at MAJOR’s events. MAJOR is open to all college-age people in the Milwaukee Metro area who want to explore their Jewish identity further.

Director: Rabbi Daniel Meister


The newly established Chabad on Campus is geared towards the college students and post graduates of the Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan area. The program offers one-on-one and group Torah classes, Sinai Scholars program, individual counseling, Friday night Shabbat meals, social get-togethers, Shabbatons, field trips, holiday celebrations and other programs.Milwaukee Chabad on Campus is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Director: Rabbi Yechezkel Thaler

3445 N. Summit Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211