August Events at SCC

SCC’s Senior Living seminar series, “It’s a Jungle Out There; a Safari Through Elder Care Services,” continues on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:00 pm, with a presentation from John Lawson, NHA, administrator at Sarah Chudnow Community. Lawson, who has worked more than twenty years in the senior living field, will help make sense of the different senior living options available. Bruce Nemovitz, real estate agent and author, will talk about downsizing on Tuesday, August 30, at 7:00 pm, Nemovitz will teach you how to prepare your home so your next move is simpler. Attend one or all of the seminars and learn about the services and resources in the community to help you travel through the “jungle” of options. Stay tuned for upcoming seminar topics.

The annual Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, August 17, at 7:00 pm, with a performance from Dixie Doodlers. They are a top-rated 1920s-style jazz band whose musicians strive for perfection to create music with bright melody, awesome harmony and energetic rhythm. On Thursday, August 25, at 7:00 pm, enjoy the sounds of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Founded in 1983, Maxwell Street has become the Midwest’s most popular klezmer band. Their high-energy performances are traditional and inventive, soulful and funny, and heimish! The month closes out with a performance from flautist Rick Aaron, singer Victoria Benson Hora, and drummer Mitch Shiner on Wednesday, August 31, at 7:00 pm. The trio will perform a selection of Jewish tunes, jazz and much more. The Summer Concert series is sponsored by the Gilbert Meisel Music Fund of the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation.

In addition to the seminar series and Summer Concert Series, there are numerous programs in August to meet a variety of tastes.

The Milwaukee Letter Carriers Band takes the stage on Tuesday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 16, at 7:00 pm. The 18-piece band plays patriotic tunes and music from the 40s, particularly music by the Glen Miller Orchestra. Their tremendous energy and spirit are sure to delight the audience.

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 pm, local author Jeffrey Gingold visits to discuss his recent book, “Tunnel, Smuggle, Collect: A Holocaust Boy.” The book, based upon video and audio recordings of interviews with Gingold’s father and grandmother, chronicles his family’s journey and survival through the Holocaust. Gingold is a published freelance writer, as well as a volunteer advocate on MS and cognitive disability.

Community leader Valerie Spinner-Banks presents “Why We Are Different,” on Wednesday, August 10, at 3:00 pm. Spinner-Banks will discuss her experiences in working to end discrimination. She is currently Advisor for Cultural Diversity at Mount Mary College and director of the Beyond Racism Project.

On Monday, August 15, at 3:00 pm, musician Joe Kadlec performs. Kadlec has been playing guitar and singing for the past twenty years, most recently as the frontman for the now-defunct Hounds Tooth. With a wide variety of musical influences, expect to hear cover songs spanning decades and genres.

World renowned performers Yuri (violinist) and Daniel (pianist) Beliavsky return for a special performance on Tuesday, August 16, at 2:30 pm. The repertoire will include Jewish works by Ernest Bloch, Joseph Achron and others, plus general classical pieces. Yuri is a former Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist and currently gives lectures on “the Art of Violin Playing.” Daniel is a professional pianist and faculty at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear beautiful classical music by this award-winning father and son duo!

To close out the month, songstress
Julie Thompson brings her silky and soulful sounds and toe-tapping jazz standards to SCC on Sunday, August 28, at 3:00 pm.

To complement its special programming, Sarah Chudnow Community also offers recurrent monthly programs. On Mondays, August 1, 8 & 29, at 12:30 pm, Attorney Lori Kornblum, adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School and former assistant DA for Milwaukee County, discusses controversial topics from a legal perspective.

Lisa Gorelick, RN, BS, presents “Healthy Living” on Friday, August 12, at 11:15 am, and Saturday, August 20, at 2:30 pm. Lisa brings insight into preventative health practices. Lisa’s programs are interactive. She provides a program at SCC the 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of every month. If planning on attending, please refrain from wearing fragrances.

These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities at Sarah Chudnow Community. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event is a great way to “try out” the Community. Find more activities and musical events on the Sarah Chudnow Community Activity Calendar at or by calling 262.478.1500. Questions? Email

Sarah Chudnow Community, located in Mequon, WI, is an independent, not-for-profit senior living community with its own on-site management and support staff. It offers a full continuum of care, including apartment living, assisted living, memory care, and a skilled nursing facility providing post-acute rehab care, long-term and respite care.