Israel in Milwaukee Events

Upcoming Events

Israel (No Sugar) Coffee with the Shlicha

Come enjoy coffee and conversation about the complexity of the current events in Israel. This is a series that will happen throughout the year. Join us for any of these casual chats.

Event Details:
Monday, May 6 | 9:00AM
Hannah’s Kitchen at CAFĀ B DATA
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay

Questions? Contact Community Shlicha Noa Gerassi at (414) 390-5705.

There are no upcoming events at this time. Questions? Contact Community Shlicha Noa Gerassi at (414) 390-5705.

Past Events

Vision and Revision: The New Middle East

About Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh:
Kamal-Mreeh began working for the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation in 2011, where she hosted a program in Arabic focusing on the social and cultural issues concerning Arab youth in Israel. In 2015, Kamal-Mreeh was selected to host the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation’s daily newscast in Arabic, and in 2017 she began anchoring its main Hebrew Saturday evening newscast, as well as a nightly newscast, becoming the first non-Jewish anchorwoman to broadcast a main evening news in Hebrewlanguage in Israel. In April 2019, Kamal-Mreeh was elected to the Knesset as a member of the Blue and White party, making history as the first Druze woman to become a Member of the Knesset. Kamal-Mreeh holds a degree with honors from Bar-Ilan University in Medical Imaging and Social Sciences and a master’s degree with honors in International Relations from Haifa University.

Event Details:
Tuesday, March 12 | 7:00pm
Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

If you have any questions, contact Abigail Stein at 414-390-5764.

Yamim 2023

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Yalla, Let’s Eat!

Join P2G for a holiday-inspired virtual cooking series designed to share different cooking styles and recipes from each of our 3 partners – Sovev Kinneret, St. Paul, Milwaukee.

A local chef from each partnership region will demo and discuss traditional holiday recipes and their history. Recipes will be shared in advance for you to follow in real-time.

Hanukkah: Sovev Kinneret – December 11th | 12 – 1:15 PM

Recipes & Ingredients

Mediterranean Latkes

About the Chef

Bassal Shama is 25 years old from Nazareth and today lives in Kibbutz Kinneret. He graduated high school from the Baptist school in Nazareth. Bassal studied biotechnology and food engineering at FH Aachen University in Germany. And for the last three years, he has been working and studying culinary. Today I work with “The Altmans cook an experience” as a sous chef for Gili Altman.

Tu B’Shvat: St. Paul – January 29th | 12 – 1:15 PM

About the Chef

Zehorit Heilicher was born in Israel to a Yemenite immigrant family. Growing up in multi-cultural Givat Olga, she experienced Israel’s rich ethnic diversity through food and celebration.

Zehorit brings to the kitchen her Mediterranean roots, her passion for healthy and flavorful dishes and her love of people and storytelling. Teaching in the Twin Cities for over 20 years, she shares her appreciation for the way in which culture, geography and history shape our food and the way we gather to eat it.

Passover: Milwaukee – March 26th | 12 – 1:15 PM

Recipe & Ingredients

Stuffed Artichoke Hearts

About the Chef

Heni Bizawi is the Israel fellow at Hillel Milwaukee. She is from Holon, Israel and is passionate about sports, education, and community work. She holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Heni’s mom is Moroccan and her dad is from Tunisia. She grew up with all kinds of foods and started to cook when she was twelve years old. She worked in the kitchen of “Reviva and Celia” in Tel Aviv. For Heni, food is the best way to connect people and especially family. Artichoke with meatballs is a popular dish in her family and one she hopes you will all love.

P2G: PARTnership2Gether

Join PARTnership2Gether for a unique virtual showcase of traditional and underground art from each of our partnership regions – Sovev Kinneret, St. Paul, Milwaukee.

A local artist from each partnership region will showcase their work, share their inspiration, and discuss what art means to them. Each session will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A featuring all 3 artists.

Urban Art: January 8th | 12 – 1:30 PM

Tia Richardson

Tia Richardson is a Milwaukee artist and educator, who uses the medium of art to bridge divides between people, involving people of all ages, and envisioning a better future. Tia’s murals can be seen throughout the community and beyond. She works both independently and with organizations to create her art.

Hillel Smith

Hillel Smith is an artist and graphic designer focusing on engaging communities with their heritage in innovative ways. Street art made an early impression on Smith when he used to cycle past the graffiti-covered Melrose Alley in West Hollywood. Today, his work has taken him all over the world- to Jerusalem, and Venice, as well as cities across the United States. He leads workshops on Jewish art and Jewish street art. Hillel will share his experience working with the JCC in St. Paul after it had been defaced with antisemitic vandalism.

Ziv Yanco

Ziv is 24 years old and lives in Tiberias, Israel. He was first introduced to graffiti by a friend, and it was at that time that his journey with art and graffiti started. He used to travel throughout the country to meet his friends and paint walls. Today he continues to do graffiti and also does graphic design. His style is a collection of colorful images, funky letters, and characters. For Ziv, art is always about the connections we have with other people and places.

Photography: February 19th | 12 – 1:30 PM

Peggy Kipp

When Peggy was in high school, her dad brought home an Olympus Pen FT camera from Japan and she’s been hooked on photography since. Peggy loves doing nature and travel photography and will get in the car and take off on day trips just to take photos. Photographs are memories that she takes with her to share at a moment’s notice. Peggy lives in a suburb of St. Paul, MN and is married with two adult sons (one who lives five minutes away and the other who lives in Tel Aviv), and a dog. All of them are very patient whenever she stops to take pictures.

Janet McMillan

Janet is a professional photographer with 20+ years of experience serving clients in Milwaukee and around the world. She specializes in portraits, corporate and non-profit events, festivals, places of worship and spirituality. She’s a mom of two, an avid triathlete, and a lover of all things Milwaukee.

Elad Mental

Everything starts with spark! Elad is founder of Spark Media, who specializes in creating content worlds and social media management, consulting, and accompanying internet marketing processes. Elad is a social media expert and creative person, specializing in building a presence in social media, marketing writing, and a lecturer on media, graphics and marketing content.

Galleries: March 19th | 1 – 2:30 PM

Yael Nitzan

Yael Nitzan specializes in art production, curating, and public relations. Nitzan studied for a bachelor’s degree in literature, education, and history at the University of Haifa (1976) and a bachelor’s degree in literature and art from the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa (1979). She has curated over 120 exhibitions and has founded multiple galleries. Now the managing director and founder of The Israeli Women Museum. Also serves as the manager of the Organization of Israeli Mosaic Artists, which she founded in 2006.

Dan Haumschild

Dan Haumschild, Ph.D is the Education Director at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. A public historian with 15 years of university education to his name, he enjoys creating thought-provoking experiences in any setting. His current project at the museum includes building opportunities to learn about cultures of violence through the historical lens of the so-called ‘Degenerate Art Exhibits’ of the Nazi period.

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger is an imaginative realist who paints with oils on linen, canvas, or wood panel. Her choice of individual subjects is eclectic. She has painted pets being held by their owners and a dog in the uniform of an officer in the Tsar’s army, strangers in a mudbath becoming friends, and the angry strength of a fearless woman contrasted with the fearsome presence of a male lion. She usually works within one general topic at time, and her choice of topics is also eclectic – From the Curiosity Shop – Landscapes – Global Cuisines. Her Jewishness is core to both her life and her art, and her series Strong Women of the Bible is one of her most notable.