Events

Date/Time Event
Wed. September 25, 2019
7:00 pm
The Making of 'The Magid Chronicles' — Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Magid Chronicles by Veretski Pass, in collaboration with Joel Rubin. This presentation details their project development based...

Thu. September 26, 2019
7:00 pm
'The Magid Chronicles,' A Concert — St. John’s on the Lake

Veretski Pass in collaboration with Joel Rubin proudly present The Magid Chronicles, an instrumental collection based on pieces collected by Sofia Magid. Next to the...

Thu. September 26, 2019
7:00 pm
The World that We Knew w/ Author Alice Hoffman — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Meet Alice Hoffman, national best-selling author of over 30 books. Her stunning new novel "The World that We Knew" tells how a Jewish mother in...

Thu. October 3, 2019
7:00 pm
Antisemitism as a Challenge to Our Society — Marquette University David A. Straz Jr. Hall, Room 105

Antisemitism has become a major threat to Jews and American society. Recently we have seen the worst antisemitic violence in US history as well as...

Sun. October 13, 2019
10:10 am
Holocaust Stories at the Cathedral feat. Sam Peltz — Atrium at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Join us as we listen to the courageous survival story of Holocaust survivor Sam Peltz.  This program allows community members, both teenagers and adults, an...

Wed. October 16, 2019
7:00 pm
After Auschwitz, Film & Talk-Back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

“You’re free. Go home.” Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. But After Auschwitz is not a...

Thu. October 24, 2019
7:00 pm
Remembrance of Things Past: Keeping the Stories of Jewish Poland Alive — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

In this joint presentation-performance Witek Dąbrowski and Leora Tec will present the work of Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN, a cultural institution and theatre dedicated...

Mon. October 28, 2019
7:00 pm
The World that We Knew, Book Discussion — Glazer Board Room at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Alice Hoffman's stunning new novel “The World that We Knew” tells how a Jewish mother in Berlin, desperate to save her child, enlists the help...

Tue. October 29, 2019
7:00 pm
Architecture of Murder: Examining the Blueprints of Auschwitz — Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home

Dr. Marlene Yahalom, Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vahsem, will speak about the Nazis implementation of the Final Solution. Yahalom will...

Wed. October 30, 2019
7:00 pm
The Catcher Was A Spy, Film & Talk-Back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

In this fact-based World War II thriller, Boston Red Sox catcher Moe Berg follows a mediocre baseball career with a heroic stint in military intelligence...

Thu. October 31, 2019
7:00 pm
The Ritchie Boys: From Training Camp to Victory — The Peltz Center for Jewish Life

With the help of a Jewish committee and the sympathetic consular official, Guy Stern was able to escape the horrors of Nazi Germany and reach...

Thu. November 7, 2019
7:00 pm
My Dear Children, Film & Talk-Back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

A story of Jewish faith, family, and a tragedy that reverberated for generations. The pogroms in the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 killed...

Sun. November 10, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kristallnacht: Who Will Tell the Story? — Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home

Tue. November 12, 2019
7:00 pm
Korczak, Film & Talk-Back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Idealistic pediatrician Janusz Korczak (Wojtek Pszoniak) opens a makeshift orphanage in an abandoned school in Warsaw's Jewish ghetto during World War II, soon providing shelter...

Sun. November 17, 2019
10:10 am - 11:10 am
Holocaust Stories at the Cathedral feat. Werner Richheimer — Atrium at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Join us as we listen to the courageous survival story of Holocaust survivor Dr. Werner Richheimer.  This program allows community members, both teenagers and adults,...

Mon. November 18, 2019
7:00 pm
Miss Rose White, Film & Talk-Back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

During World War II, Reyzel Weiss (Kyra Sedgwick) escapes Poland and settles in America with her father, Mordecai (Maximilian Schell), believing that both her mother...

Wed. November 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Passing on the Legacy honoring Nancy Kennedy Barnett & Jim Barnett — Wisconsin Country Club

Join us for a special evening as we honor Nancy Kennedy Barnett & Jim Barnett for their dedication to HERC and our community. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah...

Mon. November 25, 2019
7:00 pm
Prosecuting Evil, Film & Talk-Back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

A gripping profile of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials whose lifelong desire for justice altered the rule of law....