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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.
Executive Director: Julie Schack, Julie@HillelMKE.org
Assistant Director: Deborah Carneol Fendrich
Israel Campus Fellow: Shaked Ram
Srpingboard Fellow-Jewish Educator: Eric Leiderman
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
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
The Mequon CTeen Lounge provides a constructive environment where Jewish teens can get together after school to relax, do homework or talk to a rabbi.
The center is open daily after school for students to drop in. Classes for the Learning Development program are held at the teen center, and the lounge is available for meetings or private parties and is furnished with couches and chairs, foosball, air hockey, a full-size pool table, ping pong and a study area. Enjoy using the PS4, with a 60” screen and an awesome sound system. The center also has an office for the program director who provides adult supervision.
The Mequon CTeen Lounge is a division of the Peltz Center for Jewish Life and an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Director: Rabbi Moshe Rapoport
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
Through a warmhearted and sincere approach emphasizing the joy and delight in Judaism, MCHS strives to instill knowledge, ownership, and pride in a child’s Jewish heritage. Learning and exploration take place through specialized units that develop deep understanding and appreciation for Jewish practice and values. A holistic whole-family style of learning encourages growth for the entire family through special programs and events throughout the year.
Milwaukee Community Hewbrew School is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Director: Rabbi Chava Edelman
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
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