Your MJF  Newsletter
Sept. 8, 2016
5 Elul 5776
Issue No. 236
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Thursday: Acclaimed Journalist to Headline Campaign Kick-Off

Sept. 15 | 6:30 pm | $18
Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Special guest speaker David Gregory will share his journalistic endeavors and discuss his critically acclaimed memoir, "How's Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey." Dessert reception (dietary laws observed).

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New Exhibit: Glass Art Depicts Timeless Portraits of Humanity

"Once & Again: Still Lifes by
Beth Lipman"
Sept. 14, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

Jewish Museum Milwaukee,
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

This award-winning contemporary glass artist's traveling exhibit makes its only stop in the Midwest.
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Exhibit-related programs:
* Sept. 13, 7 pm:  Preview reception with the artist
* Sept. 18, 5 pm: Local Lives, National Voices
Author to Share 'Holocaust History on Trial' Prior to Release of Movie

Sept. 20 | 7 pm | Free,
RSVP to guarantee a seat

Cardinal Stritch University,
6801 N. Yates Rd.

Hear acclaimed historian and author Deborah Lipstadt share her story of Holocaust history on trial prior to the release of the biopic Denial. The film, set for release Sept. 30, recounts Lipstadt's battle for historical truth as she faced a libel suit by infamous Holocaust denier David Irving. The movie is based on her book, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. Learn More

This event is brought to the community courtesy of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of MJF.
Opportunities for Thoughtful and Civil Conversations About Israel
Let's Talk Israel is a comprehensive yearlong project of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council and Israel Center to increase opportunities for thoughtful and civil conversations about Israel. Learn More

September Programs:

Sept. 19 | 7 pm | Free

Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place
Healing Traditions Across Diverse Cultures
Learn about how Israel's unique melting pot of East-West cultures influences health and healing. Sponsored by the Israel Center.

Sept. 22 | 7 pm | Free
UWM Student Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
It Won't Stop Until We Talk - Palestinian and Israeli Parents Choose Peace
Bassam Aramin - a Palestinian whose daughter was killed by Israeli border police in 2007, and Robi Damelin - an Israeli whose son was killed by a Palestinian sniper in 2012 - will speak as representatives of the Parents Circle Families Forum, a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization that is devoted to reconciliation. Sponsored by the JCRC and campus partners.

Vilne-Wilno-Vilnius: A City of Many Names and Identities

Sept. 27 | 7 pm | Free
Jewish Museum Milwaukee,
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

This lecture will explore the multi-sided story of a hidden treasure on the map of Northeastern Europe: the Jews of Vilnius, past and present. Learn More
Presented by MJF and its Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center
Lion of Judah & Pomegranate
Society Event
Hosted by Women's Philanthropy of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Sept. 27 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | $54 | Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Ave.

Special Guest Speaker: Justice Janine P. Geske (ret.). Honoring Penny Deshur with the International Lion of Judah Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award. Lunch will be served (dietary laws observed).
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Help Strengthen Jewish Education

Please help Milwaukee Jewish Federation explore ways to strengthen Jewish education in Milwaukee by taking this short 15 question survey.

Looking for a Home for the
High Holidays?
We can help.
View a list of schedules for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah services at synagogues throughout our community.

Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

Sept. 11 * 9:30 am - 12 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

BBYO - Kickoff Family BBQ
Sept. 11 * 11 am - 1:30 pm
River Barn Park, 9808 N. Cedarburg Rd.

Exclusive Shopping Spree with Temple Menorah Sisterhood
Sept. 11 * 4-6 pm
Luci Boutique, 1515 W. Mequon Rd.

Lunch & Learn: Hamesh Megillot - The Five Festival Scrolls from the Bible
Sept. 12 * 12 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

American Hebrew University
Sept. 12 * 5:30-7 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Atrium, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Flu Clinic
Sept. 14 * 9:30-11:30 am
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

S'lichot Movie: Remember
Sept. 14 * 6-9 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Fall Holiday Workshop for Teachers
Sept. 14 * 6:30-8:30 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

Sept. 15 * 12-2 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Screening of Israeli TV Show Shtisel: Season 2
Sept. 15 & 22 * 7-9:15 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

BBYO - 1st Oneg of the Year
Sept. 16 * 3:15 - 4:45 pm
BBYO Wisconsin Region Offices, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Shabbat and All That Jazz
Sept. 16 * 6-7 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

BBYO - Laura Miller Memorial Team @ Run with Wolfes
Sept. 18 * 8 am - 12 pm
Menomonee Park, N. Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls

The 2016 Electoral College: Understanding the Historical Context and Contemporary Political Map
Sept. 18 * 10 am - 12 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Doors Open MKE at Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Sept. 18 * 11 am - 5 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Author Visit - Ron Balson
Sept. 19 * 7-8 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

How the Jews and the Irish Created Hollywood
Sept. 21 * 2-3 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

MJFLA 5th Annual Movie Night and a special remembrance of Jerry Stein
Sept. 22 * 6:30-10 pm
Marcus North Shore Cinemas, 11700 N. Port Washington Rd.

Challah & Community
Sept. 23 * 10-11 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

S'Lichot Ice Cream Social
Sept. 24 * 8:45-10 pm
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St .

--Save The Date--

* Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation Annual Dinner, Oct. 30

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
The new Shin Shins are in Milwaukee! Omer and Mark arrived on Aug. 28, and Sept. 2 was their first Shabbat Sing at Milwaukee Jewish Day School. See photos and video
Grand Opening Community Tailgate
Sept. 11 | 11:30 am - 3:30 pm | Free

The community is invited to celebrate the improved Habush Family Fitness Center at the JCC. Come for a free hot dog lunch, snow cones & cotton candy, mascot fun, jumbo screen games, demos & tours, raffle & prizes, a mezuzah hanging and activities for the whole family. Learn More  

Women's Hakhel Event
Sept. 19 | 7-9 pm | $18 | Four Points by Sheraton, 8900 N. Kildeer Court

Join Jewish women and girls from the greater Milwaukee area for an evening of unity and inspiration, and musical entertainment, as participants knead and braid Challah together. Learn More 

Fiddler: The Untold Tradition
Sept. 11 | 7:30 pm |
| Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave. 

This concert, created by Hazzan Jeremy Stein, will feature the familiar classics from the ground breaking Jewish musical, as well as songs written for the show that were never included. Think you know "Fiddler?" Guess again!   Learn More 

Follow the Chronicle on Social Media

Read the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from your mobile phone, desktop or in print, with content including:

* Now on Facebook: Before he died, Gene Wilder talked about Judaism and a visit to Milwaukee.

* Now on Twitter: Check out our short list of five great Yiddish words.

* Coming in the October print edition of the Chronicle: Alcoholism and drug abuse in the Jewish community.

And much more. Watch for the print edition in mailboxes around Oct. 1.

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "One American who moved to Israel told the Chronicle he never votes in U.S. elections because it doesn't seem fair. Should an American who moves to Israel refrain from voting in U.S. elections?"

The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle is a free publication of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.  

PJ Library DIY Project
Sept. 25 | 1-2:15 pm | Free | Home Depot, 4155 N. Port Washington Rd. 
All PJ Library eligible families are invited to join this special DIY Project. Participants will be making their own PJ Library bookends. Geared for children ages 4-8. Email to RSVP.  

Make Your Legacy Commitment

Making your legacy commitment now will help ensure a sweet new year for years to come.
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Smart Philanthropy
Make a bigger impact with your giving. Establishing a Donor Advised Fund with
the Jewish Community Foundation is quick and
easy. And, you can support your favorite causes and receive tax advantages all at the same time.
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Candlelighting Times

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~ Sept. 16 - 6:41 pm

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