Judaic Education


Explore an ancient Israeli city through the written word, discuss and analyze the latest modern and classic books that relate to Judaism, participate in the live reading of a Jewish-themed play, attend an Introduction to Judaism class co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis…these are just a few of the many educational opportunities available throughout the year.


“Never Forget” is the Jewish mantra for the Holocaust. Telling future generations about their 6 million fellow Jews who lost their lives is everyone’s responsibility. To bring that mantra to life and fulfill that responsibility, the JCC partners with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and the Coalition for Jewish Learing (CJL) to provide the community with compelling, provocative, moving and inspiring programs about the Holocaust. This programming includes a series of films, many followed by talkbacks/discussions. The annual community wide observance of Yom Ha Shoah, the Day of Remembrance, takes place every spring and culminates with an all day, multi-generational interactive tribute. A discussion with Holocaust survivors and their families is a highlight of the day. Students have the chance to interview survivors and get their stories first hand, making the experience truly a living expression of L’dor V’dor, from “generation to generation” and ensuring that we “Never Forget.” 


If you love to visit Israel, if you’ve never been but have always wanted to go, at the JCC you have a chance to learn about the Holy Land without leaving Milwaukee. Participate in a monthly Israeli film discussion group led by experts on Israeli life and culture. Meet with Milwaukee’s Shlichim, Ro’ee and Michal Peled, the Israeli representatives who live and work in our community. Ro’ee and Michal love to talk about modern life Israel and share their insider’s view of the Promised Land. Be a part of the community-wide Yom Haatzmaut celebration that includes the annual Walk for Israel and features Israeli music, dancing, food and fun!


Discover what life is like for Jews Around the World through the Free Jewish Film Class. This film series features contemporary dramatic and documentary Jewish-themed films from America, Israel and the global Jewish Community. Click here to view upcoming FREE Jewish Films.

For more information about Jewish education programming at the JCC, contact Mona Cohen at 414-967-8249