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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
Chair: Robyn Eiseman
Chair Elect: Wendy Hirsch
Serving UWM & nearby colleges
Chabad at UWM is a home away from home where every Jewish student is family. Students get together to experience Judaism in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Chabad at UWM offers weekly Shabbat dinners, leadership conferences, Holocaust education, Israel programming, community volunteering opportunities, in depth study, student counseling and more.
Chabad at UWM is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Directors: Rabbi Chezky & Dobie Thaler
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.
USY (United Synagogue Youth) is an international youth organization for Jewish teens in grades 9-12 and has been a around for over 60 years. Their mission is to inspire Jewish youth to explore, celebrate and practice ethical values, Jewish Living, Zionism and community responsibility based on the ideology of the Conservative Movement. Our local chapter is known as MUSY, Milwaukee USY, and is housed at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid. Our region is called CHUSY, Chicagoland USY. As well as local programming, USY holds several regional conventions and events throughout the year, including a dozen summer programs.
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.
Ruach is Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid’s youth group program that is designed for children in grades 2-5. The children will enjoy programming that builds Jewish friendships and strengthens their Jewish identity.
For children in 1st-5th Grades, we offer a variety of social and tikkun olam centered programming, taking place on Sunday afternoons following Religious School. For students in middle school and high school, we are proud to partner with BBYO, encouraging our pre-teens and teens to engage in their excellent youth group programming. We also offer travel opportunities, as well as tikkun olam opportunities for these pre-teens and teens. Additionally, our students in 8th-12th grades have the chance to serve as madrichim, teaching assistants, in our Hebrew and/or Religious School programs.
Associate Rabbi, Director of Congregational Learning: Rachel Marks: RabbiRachel@Cong-Shalom.org
Assistant Rabbi: Jenn Mangold, RabbiJenn@Cong-Shalom.org
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, CTeenMadison@gmail.com
CTeen is designed to reach teenagers during their transformation between childhood and adulthood. Programming focuses on social, educational, and humanitarian projects, joining teens together in an environment that nurtures the soul and inspires the individual. Through local chapter programming and customized online social networking, teens become part of the worldwide CTeen Network and begin to see society through the Torah’s perspective, learning Jewish values in an intuitive and creative way. This solid Jewish foundation outfits teens with the capacity to make better choices as they grow to adulthood.
CTeen is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin
Director: Rabbi Avremi Schapiro
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.
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
• 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
• And more!
President/CEO: Mark Shapiro
Membership, Program Information, Schedule a Tour: 414-967-8268
Chair: Joe Kasle
Catering and Events: 414-967-8283; AAndrews@jccmilwaukee.org
Ferrante’s at the JCC: 414-967-8254; Fun@ferrantes.com
Hillel is an accepting and inclusive community for Jewish students on the Lawrence University campus. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to come celebrate and learn through weekly Shabbats, volunteering, holiday celebrations, and forming close bonds with other members the community.
Co-Presidents: Arielle Kaye (815) 219-3702), Arielle.M.Kaye@Lawrence.edu and Elana Lambert (414) 587-8060, Elana.B.Lambert@Lawrence.edu
Vice President: Julian Cohen
Treasurer: Rebecca Bernheimer
Publicity: Manny Ferreira