Project: VITAL 2015 Finale Celebration

Wednesday, December 9 – Project: VITAL (Values in the Arts & Life) teaches diverse constituencies about positive personal and social values as well as the value of arts education, using a community collaboration format, in which varied groups work on a common project, although not all in the same room at the same time. This year’s Project: VITAL celebrated the value of the […]

Simply Tsfat = Inspiring Entertainment

Sunday, November 1  RUACH celebrated the close of its 10th anniversary celebratory year and the kickoff of its 2015-16 Annual Campaign with a wonderful concert on Sunday, November 1st, in Youth Arts Hall of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.  The concert, entitled, “Simply Celebrating 10 Years of RUACH,” featured Simply Tsfat, the renowned Chassidic musical trio from Tsfat, Israel. Simply […]

The Twerskis Talk

Sunday, September 6  The Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation, in partnership with RUACH, Inc., presents the  Rubin Sharpe Tribute Series: ‘The Twerskis Talk’ at 2:00 in the Rubenstein Pavilion at the Jewish Home and Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Avenue. Join world-renowned teacher and composer Rabbi Michel Twerski and his wife, acclaimed author and teacher Rebbetzin Feige Twerski, as they speak about […]

Jewish Spirit: Works on Jewish Themes and by Jewish Composers

Wednesday, July 29  RUACH, Inc. is presenting a concert entitled “Jewish Spirit: Works on Jewish Themes and by Jewish Composers,” at 7:00 p.m. in Youth Arts Hall of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St. Jewish spirit, or ruach, is inherent any time a Jewish composer composes a piece, and is embraced many times that a composer writes a piece […]

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, […]