Classes, Concerts, and More

Rabbi Alter’s Classes

Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 CBINT offers The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice, facilitated by Rabbi Alter.

The last two classes in the series will be from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 27

Each session includes a short videotaped lecture by a scholar from JTS, a discussion facilitated by Rabbi Alter based on materials provided in advance, and a 3-5 minute video featuring a person contending with that session’s ethical dilemma in their life and work. Among the topics addressed: Food Production, Mass Incarceration, Modern Day Slavery, Disability, and Lying.

Participants may join the course in progress. To register, email Rabbi Alter.

Click here for the Zoom link. This link will bring you into a Zoom session. The password is 330742. If using Zoom on your computer is not possible for you, you can join by phone by dialing 312-626-6799. Once connected, dial the meeting ID # 807 570 5727. Ignore the prompt to enter your Participant ID — you don’t need one. When prompted for the password, press / dial 330742#.

Hazzan Stein’s Online Concerts

Tune in to Hazzan Stein’s lively online concerts dubbed by Milwaukee PBS as “The Quarantine Concerts” on his personal Facebook page. All are invited. Each session will be available for viewing later if you are unavailable. Stay tuned for upcoming dates this season. 

Cocktails & Conversation

Wednesday, October 21 8:00 pm

CBINT’S Adult Programming is happy to announce a new monthly series: Cocktails & Conversation. Each month will feature a congregant sharing their expertise, insight, or story as we share a drink together.

Join Toni Davison Levenberg as she shares her discovery about her family, herself, and her heritage. Toni received very unexpected results when she took a DNA test, and her journey over the last year has led her to learn about her incredible background filled with amazing characters and a new story. While this story is far from unique, Toni tells it with enthusiasm, mystery, and positivity. Toni’s outlook, perspective and what she’s done to bring this to life is what makes her story unique.

Find cocktail ingredients and Zoom information in last weeks e-blast.


Get Crafty With Sisterhood – First Thursday of Every Month at 7:30 pm

Come to socialize and bring a craft: Draw, color, paint, knit, puzzle. Whatever you enjoy! Click here for the Zoom link.

Women’s Voice – Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 pm via Zoom

Where the Personal Becomes History: Exploring Exhibits at Jewish Museum Milwaukee

View flyer here.

Book Club

The CBINT Book Club is meeting again — outdoors!

Meet in Kletch Park in the parking lot on Milwaukee River Parkway between Green Tree and Bender, on the west side of the street. Bring a chair and something to drink, if you want.

New Adult Education Series Starting Soon! Mark Your Calendar!

CBINT is co-sponsoring two four-part lecture series by scholars from JTS in New York and the Ziegler School in Los Angeles.
The lectures will be offered on Tuesday AND Wednesday evenings beginning on November 10.
Participants may sign up for either or both series.
There is no cost for participation.

The Tuesday Series — 7:00-8:00 PM Central Time
Hidden Histories and Untold Stories: Join JTS scholars as they uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history
November 10: Dr. David Fishman on how religious pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewry actually was—or wasn’t
November 17: Dr. Alan Cooper on why we stopped caring about Moses’s descendants
December 1: Dr. Sarah Wolf on how foreign the beit midrash would feel to the early Rabbis
December 8: Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky on what the Bible really had against Jezebel

The Wednesday Series — 9:00-10:00 PM Central Time
Join Ziegler faculty as they explore issues related to race, gender equality, intersectionality, and building a democracy of the future. Download the full descriptions for each Ziegler session here.
November 11: Rabbi Cheryl Peretz will examine the centuries-old Jewish march towards gender equality and justice
November 18: Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff will explore the concept of communal forgiveness
December 2: Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz on what Exodus has to teach us about intersectionality
December 9: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen on building a multiracial democracy

The lectures will be offered in real time via live stream. Registration information will be available through an e-blast.