RUACH Art Classes and Open House Art Gallery

Spring 2015  RUACH partnered with Yeshiva Elementary School (YES) to provide art classes to students in K4-2nd grade.   The classes, held at YES, were held on Sundays from March through June and were taught by Milwaukee-based artists, Ms. Anne Kaiser and Ms. Judith Kaiser.  Each class began with a brief lesson in art history, introducing students to famous artists and styles […]

Nachas RUACH 2015

Thursday, June 11 RUACH, partnering with Yeshiva Elementary School (YES), implemented a new music education program in 2014-15, provided through RUACH’s Core Partner Programming and supported by the Gene and Stephanie Klurfeld Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Beginning in the winter and running through the spring of 2015, the program provided a vocal instruction and choir rehearsals […]


Click here On April 12, approximately 200 people enjoyed a free community concert featuring Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Principal Clarinet, Todd Levy, joined by acclaimed pianist, Jeannie Yu, performing Jewish-composed and themed works by composers including Bernstein, Finzi, Kovacs and David. This annual concert, funded by a bequest to the MSO, was produced by the MSO, RUACH and Sarah Chudnow […]

Musical Responses to Life’s Challenges: A Jewish Perspective

RUACH has presented lectures on “Struggle and Perseverance” and additional, similar presentations at diverse facilities in the Milwaukee area as part of its “Musical Responses to Life’s Challenges: A Jewish Perspective” project, sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, UPAF and The Wisconsin Arts Board. Participating venues in this component of the Project, all related to RUACH’s September 2, […]

Hanukkah Klezmer!

December 18, 2014 Approximately 300 people enjoyed a rollicking night of spirited Yiddish and Klezmer music with The Flying Camels: Adam Margolis, Rick Aaron, Josh Richman, Linda Siegel and Guy Fiorentini. The concert took place at The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center on Thursday, December 18.

RUACH’s 10th anniversary celebration

Understanding Struggle Through Music: A Jewish Perspective – September 2, 2014 On September 2, RUACH, Inc. kicked off its 10th anniversary celebration with a concert featuring a performance by the Philomusica String Quartet. The concert, entitled Understanding Struggle Through Music: A Jewish Perspective, featured music by composers Hans Krása, Sholom Secunda and Dmitri Shostakovich. Approximately 125 people were in attendance, […]

Project: VITAL (Values in the Arts & Life)

Project: VITAL (Values in the Arts & Life) is RUACH’s unique program that combines arts instruction with lessons in positive values. Last year, RUACH sent art teachers to eight diverse institutions within the greater Milwaukee area , including schools and homes for the elderly. Ms. Karen Reiffman created a lesson plan that, through the use of various art media, taught […]

RUACH, Inc. presents Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldier’s Tale’

This photograph was taken by Leon Cohen and originally appeared in the June 2014 edition of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. It is reprinted with permission. Thank you to all who attended RUACH’s two successful performances of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center on May 19. The morning show was performed before more than 200 students […]