Thursday, May 16, 2013
Two 12-year-old boys have organized the daylong tournament to raise money for their former coach Bob Aker, who was recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Youth sports coach Bob Aker always supported Josh Glazer and Adam Sadoff during swim practices and basketball games at the Jewish Community Center. Now that Aker has been diagnosed with ALS – or Lou Gehrig's disase – the 12-year-old Mequon boys want to be there for their former coach and give him emotional and financial support. That's why the two Lake Shore Middle School students decided to organize a three-on-three basketball tournament this weekend called Buckets for Bob. Through sponsorships and registration fees, the boys are hoping to raise money for Aker's family and the ALS Association of Wisconsin. "When I was younger, Bob would always help me with swimming. He would always push me to try my hardest," Adam said. "Because he …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Center hosted a daylong celebration for Israel's 65th Independence Day on Sunday.
Hundreds took to the streets of Fox Point with Israeli and American flags to celebrate Israel's 65th birthday Sunday afternoon. The Walk for Israel event was just one piece of a daylong Israel Independence Day celebration organized by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation at the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay. The event, titled "Israel at 65: Then, Now and Tomorrow," also featured an Israeli flag dance performed by Milwaukee Jewish Day School students, camel rides, food demonstrations by Israeli chefs, coffee and conversation with Lt. Colonel Yonayan about Israel and an opportunity to write a letter to Israeli soliders. Did you take photos of the celebration Sunday? Upload them to this article!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Thirty-two Nicolet employees are participating in a wellness program formed by the school district, its health insurance provider and the JCC.
Andi Winkle has tried to lose weight before, but the lost pounds eventually returned. This time it's different for the Nicolet chemistry teacher, who is one of 32 Nicolet employees in their fourth week of a 12-week exercise program called "The Big Melt Down." The program brings Nicolet staffers together outside school hours to exercise in the Nicolet gymnasium or at the Harry and Rose Samson Jewish Community Center. "This time it's a lifestyle change for me," Winkle said at the end of a recent workout. "I'm not so focused on losing 25 pounds in 12 weeks. For me, it's asking myself if I ate healthy this week and if I feel good about what I did workout-wise, knowing the rest will follow. This is the first time in my life I can say that." …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Milwaukee Jewish Day School students are sharing the joy of the Jewish holiday by giving 1,200 gift baskets to their neighbors in the Jewish community.
Milwaukee Jewish Day School students are sharing the joy of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim by preparing gift baskets for their neighbors in the Jewish community. On Thursday morning, the school's lunchroom was a whirlwind of activities, as all 207 of the students packed Hershey's Kisses, licorice, granola bars and triangular-shaped Purim pastries known as hamentaschen into 1,230 gift bags known as mishloach manot. Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, who is in his first year as the director of Jewish studies at the school, said he wanted to introduce the activity as a way to share the joy of the Purim season. "We give it to other people to increase the joy of the holiday, to share that joy with everybody else," Steigmann said. The bags will be …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Richard Lewis and Susie Essman from HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm will be at the JCC for the annual Laugh it Up Milwaukee event.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Jewish Community Center's new TEVA yoga studio will bring together pilates, yoga and wellness spa amenities.
The Jewish Community Center will open a new, full-service yoga studio Sunday in its location at 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. Mark Shapiro, the JCC's Executive Director, said the new TEVA yoga studio is an opportunity for the organization to expand its service to members, strengthen its impact in the wellness community, and introduce the JCC to a new audience of guests. “It is the ideal to build a new program that equally serves our mission, strategy for growth, and the needs of our community," Shapiro stated in a news release. "I’m very proud that this JCC team has accomplished that ideal.” TEVA - a translation of the Hebrew word “nature” - will encompass a number of specialized services at the JCC, including TEVA …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory debuted Wednesday and will run through June 20 at the JCC.
A new program aimed at broadening the impact of the Jewish arts was launched this week at the JCC. The Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory debuted on Wednesday and will run through June 20 at the JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. The exhibit is centered around the theme of “Wandering.” The exhibit was created in partnership with the JCC, along with the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis and University of Wisconsin Hillel in Madison, and was made possible through a generous grant from The Covenant Foundation. The exhibit will feature 14 local professional artists, whose work covers a wide range of artistic mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. The artists have been meeting twice monthly to study and …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The farm stand will open in the mall's Town Square area June 14. The stand will be open all year long, moving inside to the J-Shore storefront in the colder months.
Beginning June 14, the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Bayshore Town Center and Growing Power will be working together to bring a farm stand to Bayshore Town Center. Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live. Growing Power helps provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. The farm stand will also offer educational mini-workshops throughout the year. “It’s another perfect partnership,” said Dana Emold, the JCC’s Bayshore Project Manager. “We’re very excited to be working with Growing Power and its nationally recognized CEO, Will Allen. He’s inspiring for …