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Past ASKT Events

2020 Past Events

Annual Event 2020 “Celebrating Our Community”- Kick off Event: "Stronger Together" Lag B'Omer concert featuring our very own Jerry Wicentowski, starting at 6 pm, Tuesday, May 12 via zoom

Annual Event 2020 - Closing Event: Torah On Tap/Meat Midrash with a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat) policy via zoom.  Rabbi Kalmar will present "Beating Back the Wave of Sin with a Club of Amen: Fulfilling Our Purpose" at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 14th via zoom, email: to get the zoom information

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 pm at ASKT (zoom) we will have a live concert with Ilan Eckhardt, a full Israeli meal delivered from Taboun in Chicago, mincha together and an inspiring talk from Rabbi Reuven Brand, Rosh Kollel of the Torah MiTzion Kollel in Chicago "A Celebration of the Colors Blue and White: the meaning of the flag of Israel" Remember to wear blue and white to the zoom celebration! To order food go to:

Yom HaZikaron, Monday night, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28th. Yom HaZikaron program at ASKT (zoom) on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00pm which will include video footage from the OU, including Miriam Peretz in conversation with Rabbi Avi Berman, Executive Director of OU Israel- Miriam Peretz is recipient of Israel prize for Lifetime Achievement who lost two sons during IDF service Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, IDF Chief Cantor for recitation of Kail Maleh, Mi SheBerach and Hatikvah and Never before seen footage of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik z'l on the miracles behind the creation of the State of Israel. Details of exact time and Zoom will be available via email:

Purim 2020 / 5780
Monday night, March 9
Tuesday, March 10
Purim Seudah

Sunday, Feb. 2nd 9:30-10:30am: Torah for Tot's Tu b'shevat

Tues., Feb 11th: Torah on Tap - Bavarian Bierhaus 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale 8-9pm with Rabbi Kalmar

Fri. Feb. 21- Sun., Feb. 23: Next YU / ASKT Fellows Weekend

Friday Night Teen Kabbalat Shabbat and Friday Night Meal at the Shul with Fellows

Sunday, Jan 26th,  ASKT - 36-hour (until Monday, Jan. 27th at midnight) quadruple match campaign to raise $120,000

Charidy Fundraiser:
Only with Your Participation Can ASKT Make it - Till 120!  Check out our page!

Jan. 24 - 26, 2020: YU Fellows Weekend

Sun., Jan. 19 from 9:30am to 10:30am at ASKT: AMA (Ask Me, Rabbi Kalmar Anything) for bar mitzvah age boys. This is open to boys who had their bar mitzvah in the past year or will have one in the next year.

Sun., Jan. 19 at 7:30pm at ASKT: Women's Learning Gathering, a Video Presentation from the OU Women's Initiative. Followed by Discussion led by Rebbetzin Dr. Jessica Kalmar.

2019 Past Events

Shabbat MKE: The Wisconsin Unity Shabbat revolved around the theme "ViAhavta LiReiacha Kamocha - Love your fellow as yourself" Ashley Blaker was our 'comedian' in Residence that Shabbat and he shared with us talks about his journey and other topics.
Friday Night, November 15: Shabbat Dinner at 5:15pm followed by a talk by Ashley - "Being Frum (Religious) in the Workplace" at 7 pm.
 Shabbat Day - November 16th - Following Davening - Ashely shared "My Jewish Journey" with the congregation.
Saturday night, Nov. 16 at the JCC: part of the event where the community came together to laugh, eat and have a good time

Sun., Oct. 27, 2019: Flag football -
 fun for Kids and Adults followed by a hot dog meal at the shul.
October 6, 2019: Sushi, Sake and Succah Decorating:

Wailing at the Waterfall (Shofar blowing and Tashlich) - September 30, 2019

Selichot Night Movie and Discussion - Sat Night, Sept 21st 10 pm:  "God On Trial"  - story of Auschwitz prisoners who put God on trial for the Holocaust.  Issues of faith and theodicy.   Rabbi Kalmar will lead a discussion following the movie.
Annual ASKT End of Summer Picnic BBQ
Kletzsch Park Picnic Area 1: Sun., August 25, 4-6pm
Mantreat 2019
June 30 / July 1 at the Nankin’s Lake house at Lake Nagawicka in Hartland: ASKT Men’s Retreat
Shavuot 5779 - Shavuoton with Rabbi Hillel Brody and 5 YU Torah Tours Guests
June 7th-10th - Wonderful Shavuot programming - classes, desserts, treats, divrei torah, ask the rabbi sessions and more for Adults teens and kids.
ASKT Annual Event 2019
Sun., June 2nd at the Wisconsin Club: Speaker - Rabbi Meir Soloveichik,rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.  His topic will be "The Most Famous Photo in Jewish History: The Enduring Allure of the Three Soldiers at the Wall" 6:30PM: Welcome Reception: Wine and appetizer reception with Guest Speaker, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik 7:30PM: Program and Dessert Reception Honoring: Jeanette & Bruce Peckerman, ASKT Lifetime Dedication Award and Mazi & Elisha Karan, Young Leadership Award

ASKT Tailgate and Brewer's Game
Terrace Reserve Seats behind home plate! - Sun., May 26: ASKT Tailgate and Brewer’s Game vs. Phillies. 11:45am: Tailgate, 1:10pm: game start. Tailgate will include: hamburgers / hot dogs, corn on the cob, and drinks (including beer).
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Seudah
Thurs., May 9 at 6:00pm: Delicious Authentic Israeli Food, Concert and kumzitz with Ilan Eckhardt's band, Nishma

Communal Chometz Burning 2019
Fri., April 19, 2019 from 10:00-11:30am: IT WILL NOT BE IN GLENDALE THIS YEAR. This years burning will be at Station 81 which is located at 4401 W River Lane in Brown Deer, WI 53223. The burn will take place behind the station and in front of the Department of Public Works (DPW). It is important for everyone who attends to know that no one can park in front of the station, all attendees must enter from the rear of the property.

Purim at ASKT
Wednesday Night, March 20
7:30pm: Family Fun Megillah reading followed by Pasta Bar
9:00pm: Second night time Megillah reading

Thursday, March 21 at 6:00pm
Moroccan Theme Purim Seudah Mitzvah
Day time Megillah readings:
First reading: approx. 6:45am
Second reading: 10:30am
Third reading: 5:00pm

Scholar in Residence Weekend - March 8/9/10

Rebbetzin Smadar Rosensweig, adjunct assistant professor of Bible at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women and Rabbi Michael Rosensweig - Rosh Yeshiva - Yeshiva University

Wine and Cheese Tasting - Saturday Night, March 9


Wed., Feb. 20, 2019: Rabbi Hillel Brody  Campaign! - Sunday, January 20, 2019

From Strength to Strength!

Thank you for helping us raise $89000+ for ASKT

2018 Past Events

Guest Lecture Dr. Michelle Shain, Associate Research Scientist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University (& daughter of Phyllis Robbins) spoke on "What Students Say: Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Hostility on Campus" Tues., Dec.11th

ASKT Chanukah Party - December 2, 2018

ASKT Bucket Raffle - November 18, 2018

October 28, 2018 - Flag Football

September 1, 2018 - Selichot

Annual End of Summer Barbecue Picnic - August 19, 2018

June 25, 2018 - Golf Outing and Steak Dinner

Annual ASKT Tailgate and Brewer's Game - May 27, 2018

Annual Event - May 15, 2018

Yom Ha'Atzmaut - April, 19, 2018

March 1, 2018 - Purim Seudah

2017 Past Events

December 17, 2017 - Chanukah Bash

September 10, 2017 - Annual Picnic

July 3, 2017 - Tailgate and Brewer's Game

June 11, 2017 - Annual Event

May 2, 2017 - Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

March 12, 2017 - Purim Seudah

March 11, 2017 - Purim Night

February 10, 2017 - Tu B'shevat Seder

2016 Past Events

December 26, 2016 - Chanukah Party

Dec. 23rd: Friday Night Oneg: ASKT TV (Torah Viewpoint): We will be discussing the Torah View of Technology.

Tues., Dec. 13th, 2016 - Next Israel Book Review Book: Self Portrait of a Hero - the Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu.

   Shabbat, Nov. 5, 2016 - Abraham will give a lecture at ASKT about "The Unique Role of Kes Leadership and the Jewish Ethiopian Woman of the Past and Today" Abraham Meleses. Abraham was born in Ethiopia in 1967 and made aliyah in 1991 and currently lives in Hodayot, Israel.  He was a school director in Ethiopia and an English and Amharic (his native language) teacher in various colleges and Yeshivot in Israel.  Abraham is visiting us as part of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Partnership Together program's cultural diversity week and he is a member of the delegation from the Sovev Kinneret region.

October 5, 2016 - Movie Night at the Milwaukee Film Festival

September 18, 2016 - Picnic

September 7, 2016 - Israel Book review series: first book Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History by Saul David

June 26, 2016 - Tailgate

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 - Annual Event

Celebrating Our Past and Looking Ahead Toward Our Future
Enhanced Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Dinner & Program Featuring D'vrei Torah and lively interactive discussions
with Rabbis Levine and Kalmar
May 12, 2016 - Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration and Seudah with Israeli food from Taboun and Israeli music from Ilan Eckhardt and his band “Nishma”

March 24, 2016 - Purim Seudah

March 23, 2016 - Purim Night

2015 Past Events


December 24, 2015 - Pizza and bowling

December 6, 2015 - Pre Chanukah Party

December 4 - December 5, 2015 - Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. David Katz

November 7, 2015 - Movie Night

November 3, 2015 - Guest Speaker

October 25, 2015 - Flag Football and Hot Dog Lunch

September 5, 2015 - Selichot

August 16, 2015 - ASKT Annual Picnic BBQ

July, 22, 2015 - Memory without Memorials: The Story of Babi Yar. With Dr. Shay Pilnik Executive Director, Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center

July 13, 2015 - Body and Soul - the documentary This film is a comprehensive examination of the broad and deep connection of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel.

May 23 - 25, 2015 - Shavuot

May 17, 2015 - Annual Event

April 23, 2015 - Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

April 3, 2015 - Communal Chametz Burning

March 5, 2015 - Purim Seudah

February 16, 2015 - Torah on Tap (For Men Only)

2014 Past Events

December 24, 2014 - Pizza and Bowling

December 20, 2014 - Chanukah Party

Two Part Series - Shemittah and the Great Heter Mechirah Controversy - The Battle for the Soul/Sale of Israel, Rabbi Kalmar

November 20, 2014 - Two Part Series - Shemittah and the Great Heter Mechirah Controversy

October 13, 2014 - Sukkot Soiree - Simchat Beit HaShoeiva

March 16, 2014 - Purim Seudah

February 24, 2014 - Torah on Tap

February 8, 2014 - Game Night

January 17, 2014 - Tu b'shevat Seder / Meal

2013 Past Events


December 24, 2013 - Pizza and bowling

December 10, 2013 - Torah on Tap

December 4, 2013 - Chanukah Party

November 3, 2013 - Flag Football

October 27, 2013 - Lucky Break Concert

October 28, 2013 - Adventure into Bereishit 4 Part Parsha Series

September 26, 2013 - Simchat Torah

August 31, 2013 - Selichot

August 18, 2013 - Annual End of Summer Picnic BBQ

click here to watch a video of the 2013 Picnic BBQ

May 14, 2013 - Shavuot

April 16, 2013 - Yom Ha'atzmaut Seudah

February 24, 2013 - Purim Seudah

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