Youth and Young Adults

BBYO – Wisconsin Region

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
Chabad at UWM

Serving UWM & nearby colleges

Chabad at UWM is a home away from home where every Jewish student is family. Jewish students get together to learn and experience Judaism in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Chabad at UWM offers weekly Shabbat dinners, holocaust education, Israel programming, community volunteering opportunities,  in depth study, student counseling and more. Chabad UWM is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Directors: Rabbi Chezky & Dobie Thaler

3054 N. Hackett Ave., Milwaukee WI 53211
Chabad of Downtown

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.

633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 5770, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Clubs 1-6 (Congregation Shalom)

A plethora of programming for grades 1 through 6, from special oneg Shabbat activities to mitzvah projects and community-building outings (trips to the water park, ice skating, scavenger hunts, etc.).

Contact: Associate Rabbi Rachel Marks

(414) 352-9288
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N Santa Monica Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53217
D’rachim (Congregation Shalom)

Initiative that provides flexibility for our Chai School (grades 7-12) students to explore their own path to Jewish identity and engagement.

Contact: Associate Rabbi Rachel Marks

Harold & Terry Nash Family & Parenting Center

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. Enjoy cultural arts in the Temkin theater program. Need to get a work out in, or enjoy a service at Teva Spa-Tot Spot, 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.


Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center offers programs, services, social, cultural and family-oriented activities in a Jewish setting. A partner in serving the community with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Inc.

• 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!

Executive Director: Mark Shapiro
Membership, Program Information, Schedule a Tour: 414-967-8268
Chair: Alicia Sadoff

Catering and Events: 414-967-8283;

Cafa B Data: 414-967-8254;

(414) 964-4444
(414) 964-0922
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Hillel Milwaukee Joseph & Vera Zilber Building Hillel Student Center

Hillel’s mission is to “inspire every Jewish college student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.” Hillel Milwaukee offers social, cultural, religious, educational, Israel awareness and social action activities for Jewish college students at all area universities including UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, MSOE, Milwaukee Area Technical College and others.

Hillel Milwaukee is a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Interim Executive Director: Julie Schack,
Director of Jewish Life and Learning: Deborah Fendrich,
Israel Campus Fellow: Pnina Ezra,
President: Michael Schaalman

3053 N. Stowell Ave., Milwaukee WI 53211
JCC Pre-Teen Lounge

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 (CBINT)

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