Youth and Young Adults

The Mitzvah Corps is a group of dedicated youth volunteers who give several thousands of hours of service annually. Children participate in a wide variety of “Mitzvah Missions” including holiday activities, grocery shopping, and outings – nurturing idealism, compassion, and respect while shaping our community’s future leaders.

The Mitzvah Corps is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Director: Rabbi Avremi Schapiro

414-228-8000 ext. 201
8825 N. Lake Dr., Bayside, WI 53217

Social activities and regional events for Jewish teens from 8th grade through senior in high school. Weekly Latte and Learning or BBQ and Banter Monday nights. Bi-weekly social events on Saturday nights and four regional conventions a year with teens from Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Kansas City, Omaha, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. Open to all Jewish teens regardless of affiliation.

City Director: Shelley Israel     414-732-5155

A collaboration of 6-8 and 9-12 graders among Milwaukee’s Reform synagogues.

Contact: Rabbi Rachel Marks

(414) 352-9288
7630 N Santa Monica Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Serving UWM and nearby colleges

Chabad at UWM provides a welcoming atmosphere for college students and post graduates of the Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan area. We offer weekly Shabbat dinners, Israel programming & trips, Holocaust survivor visitation, in-depth Jewish study (one-on-one/group), counseling, social events, holiday celebrations and more. Chabad UWM is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Director: Rabbi Yechezkel Thaler

414-902-3052
3054 N. Hackett Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211

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. Membership is $36 for the year, $46 for non-CBINT members.

Contact:
Debbie Intravaia, Youth Director
414-801-3324
youthdirector@cbintmilwaukee.org

414-801-3324

The Milwaukee Jewish Teen Philanthropy Board is a community-wide program that engages Jewish teens in a communal giving and learning effort to achieve our goal of Tikkun Olam, “repairing the world”. A diverse group of Jewish students in high school from the greater Milwaukee area attend monthly sessions centered around grant making, non-profit functions, and the philanthropic model. In empowering teens to use philanthropy as a means to make social change, the sessions cover a variety of topics ranging from understanding community need, developing grant strategies, evaluating grant proposals, performing site visits and practicing strategic decision-making and consensus-building techniques.

Teen Philanthropy is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

 

Contact: Anna Goldstein, AnnaG@MilwaukeeJewish.org

(414) 390-5733
(414) 390-5782
1360 N. Prospect Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

The Friendship Circle provides unconditional acceptance, friendship, and support for those with special needs and their families. Local teens and adults involve their special friends in 27+ programs that allow their unique gifts to shine, while volunteers renew their own compassion, shaping our community’s next generation of leaders.

The Friendship Circle is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Directors: Rabbi Levi & Leah Stein

www.fcwi.org
414-847-6347
500 W. Silver Spring Drive #K-200, Glendale, WI 53217

The committee is commissioned by the Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America to promote scouting within the Milwaukee Jewish community and to promote scouting under Jewish auspices within the Milwaukee area.

Contact: Larry Danner
Larry.Danner@Scouting.org

 

414-443-2853
Three Harbors Council, 330 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214

USY (United Synagogue Youth) is an international youth organization for Jewish teens in grades 9-12 and has been 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. Membership is $54 for the year, $64 for non-CBINT members.

Contact:
Debbie Intravaia, Youth Director
414-801-3324
youthdirector@cbintmilwaukee.org

414-801-3324

The only Jewish-chartered Scout units in Wisconsin. The Venture Scout Crew is co-ed for youth in high school through age 21; its programming focuses on high adventure activities and community service. Scouts BSA is for youth in 6th grade through high school and focuses on outdoor activities, badge advancement, community service and youth leadership. Cub Scouts is for youth in K5 through 5th grade and its programming is centered on Jewish holidays integrated with Cub Scout themes and activities with an emphasis on family activities.

Contact: Larry Danner
Larry.Danner@Scouting.org

414-443-2853
Three Harbors Council, 330 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214