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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
Chairperson: Melinda Swartz
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
• 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!
Executive Director: Mark Shapiro
Membership, Program Information, Schedule a Tour: 414-967-8268
Chair: Alicia Sadoff
Catering and Events: 414-967-8283; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cafa B Data: 414-967-8254; email@example.com
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, Julie@HillelMKE.org
Director of Jewish Life and Learning: Deborah Fendrich, Deb@HillelMKE.org
Israel Campus Fellow: Pnina Ezra, Pnina@HillelMKE.org
President: Michael Schaalman
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