Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming Israel Center events at this time. Please check back for updates.

Past Events


Yom HaShoah – April 27 | 6 pm
Yom HaZikaron – May 3 | 6 pm
Yom HaAtzmaut – May 15 | 2pm

Three special days – YAMIM – for our community to come together to honor the resilience and miraculous journey of the Jewish people. Learn more.

All three (3) Yamim events take place at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

Month of Dialogue

Comedy for Peace
March 1, 2022 | 7 P.M.
Cardinal Stritch Kendall Theater
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Co-sponsored by NextGen MKE + Hillel Milwaukee

4 comedians, 2 Jews and 2 Muslims: No politics. Just laughs. Comedy for Peace is a project that brings together the best Muslim and Jewish stand-up comedians for an inspiring, funny, and unforgettable evening.

Film Screening: Cinema Sabaya
March 9, 2022 | 7 P.M.
Marcus North Shore Cinema
11700 N. Port Washington Rd.

Nine women, Arab and Israeli, take part in a video workshop that will rattle their seemingly contrasting worlds. The intriguing group dynamics that evolve between Rona, the instructor, and the women during the sessions, challenge their views and beliefs, as they come to new terms with their lives through the videos they shoot.

Conversation: Sand Storm
March 14, 2022 | 2 P.M.

When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

This session included the director Elite Zexer and the actress Ruba Blal. The conversation occurred simultaneously in English, Hebrew and Arabic.

The movie is available for streaming on Netflix.

Conversation: Let’s Talk Straight
March 20, 2022 | 2 P.M.

In a country where Arabs and Jews often live parallel lives, a rap duo consisting of an Israeli and a Palestinian hope to challenge some of the pre-conceived barriers to reach a “mutually beneficial reality.”

Update: Ur & Saz released Let’s Talk Straight #2 in November 2021. Watch Here.

An Evening with Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, the 1st Druze Emissary
March 21, 2022 | 7 P.M.
Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

MJF welcomed Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, the first non-Jewish Israeli to serve as a senior shlicha for the Jewish Agency. She shared her personal story and talked about being the first female Druze shlicha in the 93-year history of the program. This event was part of MJF’s Month of Dialogue, a series designed to create opportunities for deep, thoughtful, and civil conversations about Israel.

Film Screening: Breaking Bread
March 30, 2022 | 7 P.M.
Marcus North Shore Cinema
11700 N. Port Washington Rd.

The film follows Arab and Jewish chefs in Haifa, Israel as they collaborate in the kitchen. Connected through a shared love of food, the chefs unite to celebrate their cultures and the food of their region free from political and religious boundaries.

Other Israel Center & P2G Events

Making Music2Gether
April 10, 2022 | 12 P.M.

Music is what feelings sound like. It can bring us together while promoting trust and empathy. It has the capability of healing our thoughts and inner worries. When we listen, sing, or dance together, we build a sense of community.

This concert featured musicians from our Partnership Communities: Aaron Bergtrom, Alon Tamir, Maor Dorany, and Yohay Ben Avi. Each performed a song and then join for one common song.

Questions? Please contact Uria Roth at UriaR@MilwaukeeJewish.org.

FSU Kids