JCC Cares in Milwaukee


Milwaukee’s JCC Cares community-based projects include:

  • Building on the existing partnership between the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and Hunger Task Force, the JCC Maccabi Games will work to expand its reach to help feed Milwaukee. During the month of August, Hunger Task Force has a need for 20,000 bag lunches for school-age children who do not receive school lunches during the summer. Our JCC Maccabi Games participants will join together to pack these meals. For more information visit the Hunger Task Force website.
  • Hosting a “Unified Team” track meet in partnership with Special Olympics Wisconsin. JCC Maccabi athletes and Special Olympics athletes will compete together on mixed teams in various track and field events. Athletes and participants will spend time together through competitions and lunch.
  • Northwestern Mutual and the JCC Maccabi Games will partner together to make improvements to Walker Square Park, by installing outdoor exercise equipment and taking part in park beautification projects. Together, with members of the United Community Center and the neighborhood association, JCC Maccabi athletes will join with the wider community to create a lasting impression on Walker Square Park.
  • The installation of a garden project at the JCC will provide produce for the Jewish Community Food Pantry. This project will provide learning opportunities for our younger generation to experience healthy living and teach the science of gardening.