GoJewish! (Milwaukee Education)

GoJewish! is an initiative of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation aimed at increasing awareness and participation in Jewish education.

Browse schools and programs below or fill out the GoJewish! Connection Card to start the conversation and we’ll be in touch to personalize recommendations based on your situation.

Programs by School type

Religious Schools

Chabad Hebrew School

A Hebrew School Your Children Will Actually Love. The Avrohom and Chaya Sara Pelz Hebrew School is an innovative afternoon school with one goal: to provide Jewish children with a broad knowledge of Judaism in a stimulating, creative, and challenging environment.

Congregation Beth El, Sheboygan

Classes occur weekly led by our Education. 

Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid

Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid’s School of Jewish Studies is dedicated to providing a quality educational program that is within the guidelines of the Conservative movement. The School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun

Religious school offers the study of substantive curricular areas including holidays, Bible, prayer, God, history, synagogue, ethics, Israel, life-cycle events, Rabbinic literature, American Jewry, comparative religion, philosophy, and Hebrew. 

Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha

Congregation Emanu-El offers a full range of programs and activities for the Jewish community, in addition to regular Shabbat and holiday services. Our religious school serves students from preschoolers to teenagers.

Congregation Shalom

Congregation Shalom Schools strive to make a Jewish connection with each child’s spiritual, intellectual, and emotional needs.  We attempt to give each child a solid foundation of Jewish knowledge within a Reform Jewish perspective, the opportunity to develop their personal beliefs and connections to their faith, and the understanding that Jewish teachings and values can apply to every aspect of their daily life.

Congregation Sinai

We teach each student not only the skills to fully participate in the Jewish community, but also to instill an emotional sense of love for Judaism. Students learn hands-on skills such as lighting Shabbat candles, the Hanukkah blessings, the order of a Passover Seder, the prayers in the Shabbat service, and more. 

Milwaukee Community Hebrew School

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. 

Pelz Hebrew School

A Hebrew School Your Children Will Actually Love. The Avrohom and Chaya Sara Pelz Hebrew School is an innovative afternoon school with one goal: to provide Jewish children with a broad knowledge of Judaism in a stimulating, creative, and challenging environment. The Hebrew School welcomes families from all walks of life. Every member of the School staff wants your child to feel comfortable with our style and approach regardless of religious background or level of observance.

Early Childhood

Gan Ami Early Childhood Education

​The early childhood program of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center serves the families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at two locations: on the Karl Community Campus in Whitefish Bay and at the Linda & Fred Wein Family Center in Mequon. Guided by B’tzelem Elohim, the belief that everyone is created in the image of God, Gan Ami offers a warm and inclusive setting for children and families to explore Jewish values and traditions while creating a diverse community. Professional educators encourage children to explore their natural curiosity and creativity through play and hands-on experiences in a happy and relaxed learning environment.

Jewish Beginnings Lubavitch Preschool

Acclaimed for its warm environment that nurtures the unique gifts of each child, it has become the premier Jewish early childhood education institution, serving a cross section of the Milwaukee Jewish community. The school holds the prestigious accreditation from the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. Jewish Beginnings provides youngsters with development of character, love of learning and of all academic areas, and providing the foundation for thoughtful, moral decision making.

Mequon Jewish Preschool

Your child’s first years are amongst the most joyous of his/her life.  At MJP we capture this joy, encouraging all children to observe and experience the world around them and fostering expression in a variety of ways. We follow Rabbi M. Scheersohn’s vision that education is about building character, and are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach of a value-based, meaningful, early childhood education. Our curriculum is seamless and joyful; ​ we live Judaism through Torah traditions, mitzvot and our connection to Israel.  We integrate it all with research-based thematic learning that supports academic skills, construction of knowledge and divergent thinking.

Day Schools

Bader Hillel Academy

Bader Hillel Academy offers K5-8th grade students the tools to thrive. Combining science, math and literacy with the solid underpinnings of Torah, students build a strong Jewish identity, connection to their heritage and love for Israel. In a warm, welcoming environment, children from diverse backgrounds form lasting friendships. The school’s competitive curriculum positions students for leadership in high schools, yeshivas, colleges and 21st century life. 

Milwaukee Jewish Day School

Milwaukee Jewish Day School welcomes students from junior kindergarten through eighth grades. A vibrant, pluralistic community school where students experience Jewish life at its fullest, an MJDS education offers real life experiences guided by our mission: where academic excellence and Jewish values prepare children for a lifetime of success, leadership and engagement with the world. MJDS is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), and is a member of RAVSAK, the Jewish Community Day School Network.

Yeshiva Elementary School

YES helps young people say YES! to their future. Accredited through AdvancED, YES’s curriculum blends an innovative General Studies program with the deep wisdom of the Torah and a love for Israel. Girls and boys at YES learn to draw upon the strength of Jewish character and values to be strong contributors to our society. YES’s award-winning building serves approximately 215 students. The K-4 through 8th grade program attracts students from across Milwaukee.

High Schools

Bader Hillel High School

Bader Hillel High is a Jewish high school, with a full general and Judaic studies curriculum, for boys and girls grade 9-12. Newly opened in 2013, it offers more general studies programs than any other Jewish high school in the country. It is unique in providing small class sizes that allow personalized instruction and a warm, supportive community in which to learn a value-based education with a strong Judaic foundation.

Torah Academy of Milwaukee

TAM provides a challenging Judaic education that emphasizes Torah practice and a rigorous secular education based on Wisconsin DPI requirements. Juniors and seniors take college level courses for credit. TAM is approved by AdvancED/North Central Association. Students participate in performances, Shabbos programs and national conventions, and each devotes 30 hours per year to community needs. Seniors receive specialty classes in areas such as building relationships, glass blowing, nutrition and career planning.

Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study

The Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study (WITS), the Milwaukee yeshiva, consists of three programs: 1) An allday private Jewish high school providing a Judaic studies curriculum. This program has received full accreditation from North Central. 2) A university-level program for advanced Jewish scholarship. 3) An adult education program, which has been widely received in the community. WITS encourages and welcomes attendance by all members of the Jewish community, regardless of affiliation or degree of religious observance.

Summer Camps

Day Camps

Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp

Campers from K5 through 12th grade enjoy facilities that include the bayit (lodge), man-made agam (pond), in-ground pool, climbing wall, low ropes course, archery, sports fields, GaGa pit, camper-tended Kibbutz, gymnastics, art spaces, and so much more. The camp gathers in the large tented amphitheater for song sessions, shows and a Shabbat program to end their week. Older campers are offered additional specialties and choices throughout the week.

Camp Gan Israel

Since 1970, CGI has provided thousands of children from all backgrounds and financial statuses with an engaging summer experience – offering a wide array of activities including sports, nature programming, the arts, swimming, Judaica, and over 15 field trips. CGI is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Camp Gan Israel Waukesha

CGI provides children from all backgrounds and financial status with an engaging summer experience — offering a wide array of activities including sports, nature programming, the arts, swimming, Judaica, and lots field trips. It is much more than a break from the school routine. It is a comprehensive program, designed to strengthen body and soul. Rich, wholesome summer fun and excitement, in a warm and spirited atmosphere. CGI is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Jewish Beginnings Discoverer’s Division

Jewish Beginnings Lubavitch Preschool utilizes its lush outdoor area as its classroom during the summer months. Children ages 6 weeks to four years discover and explore the outdoors through a multitude of ways. Water play and slide, sports, natural science and the arts are seen through a different lens when incorporated into the outdoors. Our butterfly, vegetable and flower gardens require helping hands all summer long, and at day’s end children may be found handing out lemonade from their own lemonade stand. Problem-solving opportunities abound and children are encouraged to follow their unique gifts and talents.

Mequon Jewish Preschool Summer Camp

Our summer camp is a journey for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years offering dance, mixed media art, Hebrew, sports, cooking, organic gardening, and water play. An integral part of our camp is our community learning. We create a series of meetings between the children and various people with different roles in our community including a journalist, a grocer, an artist, an athlete, a police officer, a fireman, and a dentist. Children will enjoy our Fourth of July parade, talent show, kids’ carnival, camping undernight, and end of summer picnic.

Overnight Camps

Beber Camp

Beber Camp has created life changing summers for Jewish children for more than 35 years. Beber Camp is a residential, co-ed camp nestled in the rolling hills of Mukwonago, Wis., only 45 minutes southwest of Milwaukee. Our private campsite, located on 380 acres with shoreline on beautiful Lake Beulah, allows us to offer more than 90 daily activities for campers ages 7-17. Beber Camp is fully accredited by the American Camp Association.

Camp Moshava of Wild Rose, WI

Camp Moshava is a co-ed, religious Zionist overnight camp for campers entering 4th-12th grades. Affiliated with the Bnei Akiva youth movement, Moshava is shomer Shabbat and glatt kosher, and offers sports, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, zip line, hikes, overnights, color war, special trips and four magical Shabbatot.

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin

This co-ed overnight camp offers a 4-day session for 3rd graders, 12-day sessions for 4th graders, 4-week sessions for 5th and 6th graders, and eight-week sessions for 7th – 11th graders. Activities include swimming, sailing, music, dance, crafts, archery and a high ropes course, all integrated with vibrant Jewish living.  Meals are kosher and Shabbat is observed. Camp Ramah also offers the Tikvah Program for Jewish teens with special needs. 4-week and 8-week programs provide recreational, educational and social experiences within a traditional camp setting.

Camp Young Judea Midwest

Since 1970, CGI has provided thousands of children from all backgrounds and financial statuses with an engaging summer experience – offering a wide array of activities including sports, nature programming, the arts, swimming, Judaica, and over 15 field trips. CGI is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

Habonim-Dror Camp Tavor

Camp Tavor is an inclusive and nurturing community, where campers cultivate self-confidence, a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, a connection with Israel, and a positive personal Jewish identity. Camp Tavor seeks to instill compassion, creativity and confidence in all of our campers. We seek to  nurture the next generation of Jewish leaders through experiential programming and education, timeless camp traditions, and enriching Jewish cultural programming.We are located in Three Rivers, Michigan, halfway between Detroit and Chicago, on 69 acres of lake-side rolling hills. We offer 1-7 week programs for children entering 3rd – 12th grades. We also offer a family camp for young families interested in learning more about our uniquely kibbutz-style camp!

Herzl Camp

Herzl Camp is a warm, welcoming Jewish community – big enough to offer a variety of activities but small enough for everyone to know one another. We are 65-year old independent, non-profit, transdenominational camp located on 120 acres at crystal-clear Devils Lake in Webster, Wisconsin. A summer at Herzl builds independence and self-reliance as well as Jewish identity and friendships that last a lifetime. Activities include sports, music, swimming, boating, rock climbing, Ultimate Frisbee, drama, dance, Israeli culture, organic gardening, wilderness skills, archery, photography and biking. One- through six-week sessions for children entering grades 3-11. ACA accredited.

Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC

Located on 106 acres in Wisconsin’s north woods and nestled between two beautiful lakes, the Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC is the resident camp of the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC in Milwaukee and is home to about 500 campers each summer. Since 1966, Camp Interlaken has welcomed Jewish boys and girls entering 3rd grade through 10th grade from all over the world.Interlaken offers two 4-week sessions with a 2-week option at the beginning of each for younger campers. Driven by Jewish values, Camp Interlaken celebrates a balance between instruction, competition, and fun. Our priority every summer is to return each camper home a better version of him or herself. For 50+ years, Interlaken campers have thrived in their second home where “everybody is a star!” Camp Interlaken hosts a Teen Israel Trip for campers entering 11th grade. Directly following our campers’ K’far Noar (Teen Village) summer (10th grade) where they focus on Eretz Yisrael (love of the land of Israel) as their core Jewish value. Each year we send anywhere from 15-30 campers on this fabulous experience led by an Interlaken staff member and Israeli staff. The four-week program begins in Milwaukee with the Teen Mifgash partnership program with 12 Israeli teens from the Sovev Kinneret Region.

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

​OSRUI is the Reform movement’s camp in Wisconsin for campers in grades 2-12. We combine creative and innovative Jewish experiences with all the fun of summer camp – swimming, sports, drama, dance, archery, visual arts, horseback riding, photography, campfires, high ropes and low ropes, boating, biking, adventure camping and most importantly, lifelong friendships.

Israel Programs

Summer & Mid-Year Programs in Israel

BBYO Passport Israel Journey

Israel Journey covers all of the classic sites you need to experience in Israel but we’ll also take you much further. Enjoy a BBQ on the beach, take part in an active archaeological dig, sample the world’s very best falafel and spend a night under the stars. More than a tour, this journey is about discovering your own personal connection to this very ancient and very modern land.It’s about exploring what it means to be Jewish from an Israeli point of view..This is a 3 week summer program.

Camp Interlaken JCC

Partnered with the Milwaukee Jewish Community, Camp Interlaken JCC hosts a Teen Israel Trip for campers entering 11th grade. Directly following our campers’ K’far Noar (Teen Village) summer entering 11th Grade where they focus on Eretz Yisrael (love of the land of Israel) as their core Jewish value. Each year we send anywhere from 20-35 campers on this fabulous experience led by an Interlaken staff member and Israeli staff. The four week program begins in Milwaukee with the Teen Mifgash partnership program with 12 Israeli teens from the Sovev Kinneret Region.

CTeen Hertage Quest

The CTeen Heritage Quest is a unique 22-day trip to Poland and Israel that will give teens a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of their Jewish heritage at the source. The group will spend six days visiting many sites of past Jewish presence in Poland, such as cemeteries, ghettos, and synagogues. From Poland, the group will travel to Israel and discover the significance of our Jewish homeland and contemporary Jewish life.

Habonim Dror

Machaneh Bonim B’Israel (MBI) is a five week summer adventure with for post grade 10 age teens. A central goal of the MBI program is to help create young leaders with strong Jewish identities who will use their knowledge at home, in their communities and at their machaneh (summer camp).

March of the Living

The International March of the Living is an annual educational program, bringing individuals from around the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred. Taking place annually on Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – The March of the Living itself is a 3-kilometer walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau as a tribute to all victims of the Holocaust.

NCSY Israel ID

Israel ID is a co-ed travel program for teens looking to see the entire Holy Land while having an incredible, fun-filled summer. Program is for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and is 5 weeks long.

Nesiya

The Nesiya Summer Program is a 5 week Israel experience that combines outdoor adventure, workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts, community service projects, cultural activities and creative Jewish study in Israel. Meet artists, educators, nature guides, activists, and community leaders who will work side by side with you creating, exploring, learning and building. Participants travel through four regions of Israel – the Negev, Galil, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and the Judean Desert – and focus on the origins, development, and role of the land of Israel in the future of the Jewish people.

NFTY in Israel

Unique integrated travel and learning curricula designed especially for teen focusing on different specialty trips, including a visit to Eastern Europe, a high school semester, a trip through the lens of social justice, and a sci-tech Israel trip. Trips range from 2 to 5 weeks.

Tzofim Chetz V’Keshet

Tzofim Chetz V’Keshet (CVK) is a month long Israel Summer Program for teens ages 15-18 for one month. Participants strengthen their connection to Israel by seeing the country through the eyes of both their Israeli peer participants as well as their Israeli counselors as they hike, bike, and tour the country. It is also the only teen summer program run in conjunction with the Israel Defense Forces including exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Israeli Army.

Young Judaea

Whether you’re a longtime Young Judaean or are new to our programs, explore the country with your friends from Young Judaea on Machon, make new friends, and learn how to effectively advocate for the land you love.All of these adventures are carefully tailored to highlight the best that Israel has to offer through the frame of our renowned programming. Machon is a 4-week program.

USY Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage

Discover Eastern Europe, from the towering spires of Prague to the bustling creativity of Berlin to the quiet, rolling countryside of Poland. Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish history in each country (which includes visits to concentration camps), before embarking on a four-week tour of Israel. (For more information see USY Israel Adventure).

USY Israel Adventure

Teens experience Israel’s beauty and power alongside their peers, taking part in a variety of fun adventurous outdoor activities and engaging in interesting educational discussions. In addition to the basic Israel trip USY offers varying programs including authentic Israeli experiences and social-action focused trips, on which teens can meet and personally touch the lives of Israeli citizens, experiencing the country in a very unique and meaningful way.They also offer combination trips, where teens can visit part of Europe and explore other significant sights of Jewish history before traveling to Israel. Destinations in Europe include Italy, Poland, Prague, and Germany.

USY Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar

Spend a week walking among the history and culture of Polish Jewry in Warsaw, Krakow, and Lublin, and engage in moving visits to the concentration camps of Sobibor, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Treblinka. Then, with a new appreciation of Jewish history, spend the next four weeks discovering and exploring modern day Israel.

Quarter & Semester Programs in Israel

Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Enrich your high school experience and your resume by spending an incredibly special semester abroad in Israel! Alexander Muss High School in Israel has a variety of sessions to choose from ranging from 6 weeks to a full semester all year round.

Naale Elite Academy High School in Israel

The Naale program is allows students to spend 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade in Israel, learning Hebrew, discovering the land, and graduating with an internationally recognized diploma.  Almost the whole program is funded by the State of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel. The program is 3-4 years depending on when the students join.

Ramah Israel TRY

TRY is a semester of study at Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim, the Ramah Jerusalem High School, a fully accredited international secondary school program. TRY offers 10th, 11th, and 12th graders three different opportunities to live and learn in the land of Israel: 2 months, 3 months, or 4 months.They tour Israel, volunteer in community service projects, learn Hebrew intensively, participate in daily prayer, undergo simulated army basic training, and take a trip to Poland all while keeping a regular school schedule.

URJ Heller High

A high school in Israel program focused on Jewish learning, spiritual experiences, personal growth, and academic success. This program is part of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Programs by Age

Birth to Age 6 Programs

Bagels, Books and Babies

All Congregation Shalom babies two and under and their parents are invited to join Bagels, Books and Babies. The group meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. We always have snacks for the babies and bagels for the moms and dads. Our rabbis provide stories and music, and we always have toys and books! Activities vary but typically include reading books, talking about the holidays, and just enjoying being together. It’s a very relaxed, casual atmosphere.  Older siblings and extended family are always welcome!   

Itsy Bitsy Sinai

We value every member at Congregation Sinai – even our youngest! Our preschool age program for birth to age 4 includes Shabbat, Holiday, and Sunday morning fun with Rabbi Cohen and friends. We want to make coming to synagogue something that our youngest children look forward to – a place of joy and laughter and fun. Activities will include songs, stories, instruments, and craft and holiday projects. We help parents connect to others with similar aged children, to develop bonds that will enable them to share their Jewish journeys together.

Junior Congregation

Kids love Junior Congregation at Chabad of the East Side because of its fun program and interactive services. Parents love Junior Congregation at Chabad of the East Side because their kids are learning Jewish prayers and developing an appreciation for coming to Shul. At Junior Congregation children are taught the Shabbat prayers in a fun way with both Hebrew & English songs.  Davening (prayers) is followed by stories and lessons from the weekly Torah portion and the season of the year.  Participants are then treated to a yummy snack & fun games. Kiddie Minyan: Ages 2-4 | Junior Congregation: Ages 5-11, Shabbat Mornings: 10:45am.

Kids Shul

PARENTS! Do you wish your child felt a connection to shul? Do you wish they could join the singing of key prayers? Join us for an unforgettable Shabbat experience. 

“Kid”dush Club

On Friday nights at 6 pm, join us for “Kid”dush Club at Congregation Shalom! This lively Shabbat evening experience is designed for “kids” (infants through K5) and their families. Come and celebrate Shabbat with music, song, dance, and lots of fun!

PJ Library

Parents of small children know that stories are for more than just bedtime. The wonderful habit of ending your child’s busy day by reading together inspired this popular national program funded in part through the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The PJ Library offers free, high quality Jewish books and music each month to children ages 6 months through 8 years all across North America. The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center offers this program to the Milwaukee Jewish Community.

Temple for Toddlers

On select Sundays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. children ages 3-4 years old and their parents (or grandparents) are invited to join us at Congregation Shalom for Temple for Toddlers. This fun and creative program incorporates singing, prayer, a craft project, and a special snack.

Elementary School Programs

Friendship Circle

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.

Kids’ Center

Kids’ Center provides an after school enrichment experience that can’t be replicated by a private caregiver. While each child’s schedule can be individualized to their needs and interests, there are also plenty of opportunities to just be a kid and play with friends. In addition, supervised homework support keeps kids on track for school success and allows your family to enjoy a more peaceful evening at home. Kids Center is also the only afterschool program that creates Shabbat and holiday experiences throughout the year. Kids’ Center is a program of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

Ruach

Ruach is Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid’s youth group program that is designed for children in grades 2-5. The children enjoy programming that helps to build Jewish friendships and  gives them a taste of what it is like to be part of a youth group.

STARS (Students That Are Really Special)

STARS (Students That Are Really Special) is a program run by the Center of Inclusion and Special Needs at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center that provides engaging weekly and quarterly classes, educational resources, a tutoring center, and support for students with special needs and their families. The Resource Center offers parents guidance in navigating their child’s academic, behavioral and social experiences. STARS partners with Upstream Arts, a Minneapolis-based, nonprofit educational organization, to provide an arts-based curriculum throughout the year and a week of summer camp activities for young adult participants at JCC Rainbow Day Camp. Volunteer opportunities are available for teenagers who will be individually matched with a STARS participant to be their friend during programs and classes.

Middle School Programs

BBYO Connect

BBYO Connect is the BBYO experience made just for 6-8 grade students offering social and meaningful experiences that help bridge the gap between immediate pre- and post- Bar/Bat Mitzvah and high school programs. The purpose is to provide middle school students with a positive experience in which they can get together with camp, school, and synagogue friends, as well as meet new friends. Focused on service, social, and Judaic programming, BBYO Connect builds a network of middle school students as they begin to strengthen their identities, form social circles and prepare for high school and beyond.

Kadima

Kadima is for children in grades 6-8. It is part of United Synagogue Youth and holds all the same values of USY. Besides local events, Kadima offers an exciting regional convention in December each year.

High School Programs

BBYO – Wisconsin Region

BBYO is a youth-led organization that focuses on developing young Jewish leaders, with has six chapters in Milwaukee and one chapter 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-Wisconsin Region is a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

CTeen

CTeen’s innovative programs nurture positive Jewish identity, help teens stand above societal pressures and channel their energy through positive mediums. CTeen harnesses the incredible potential of teenagers with awesome programs that bring teens together to give back to their communities and the environment. Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment where teens can learn about themselves through giving to others, identify with individuals who share the same faith, and will be part of a group that focuses on building core values and stresses positive character development. CTeen, program of Lubavitch of WIsconsin, has locations in Bayside and Mequon.

Friendship Circle

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.

STARS (Students That Are Really Special)

STARS (Students That Are Really Special) is a program run by the Center of Inclusion and Special Needs at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center that provides engaging weekly and quarterly classes, educational resources, a tutoring center, and support for students with special needs and their families. The Resource Center offers parents guidance in navigating their child’s academic, behavioral and social experiences. STARS partners with Upstream Arts, a Minneapolis-based, nonprofit educational organization, to provide an arts-based curriculum throughout the year and a week of summer camp activities for young adult participants at JCC Rainbow Day Camp. Volunteer opportunities are available for teenagers who will be individually matched with a STARS participant to be their friend during programs and classes.


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