Your MJF  Newsletter
Aug. 11, 2016
7 Av 5776
Issue No. 234
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Last Call: RSVP for Young Leadership 'Summer Set' Casino Night

Aug. 25 | 7-10 pm | $50
Hot Water Wherehouse
818 S. Water St.

* Appetizers and open bar (dietary laws observed)
* Play black jack, craps, roulette and poker
* Great door prizes
* DJ will be spinning tunes
Learn More
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).

Learn More 
Author to Share 'Holocaust History on Trial' Prior to Release of Movie

Sept. 20 | 7 pm | Free
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 major motion picture Denial. Set for release Sept. 30, the film tells the story of Lipstadt's battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust occurred when David Irving, a renowned Holocaust denier, sues her for libel. The film 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.
Help Stengthen Jewish Education

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

Anti-Judaism: Past and Present

Sept. 6 | 7 pm | Free
Marquette University Alumni Union,
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Dr. David Nirenberg's lecture will explore what all periods of history of anti-Judaism has to do with how people think about Judaism today. Learn More

Presented by MJF's Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and Jewish Community Relations Council, along with other community partners.

Act Now: Limited Seating for Unique Mission to Vilnius and Berlin
Oct. 27 - Nov. 4, 2016
Limited seating. Act now!

Join the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's mission to Vilnius and Berlin. The trip will include unique opportunities to remember the Holocaust, including the dedication of two mass graves with Father Patrick Desbois and witnesses of the killings, and a visit with the last remaining Partisan in the forest where she hid during the war. Learn More
September: Nickoll Young Leadership
Award Luncheon
Sept. 7 | 12- 1:30 pm | $40
Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The MJF's Benjamin E. Nickoll Young Leadership Award Luncheon will celebrate recipient Joe Devorkin. Established in honor of Ben Nickoll, a leader of the MJF and Jewish community in the '40s and '50s , the award is given to a young man who demonstrates exemplary leadership within the Jewish community. RSVP  
Palestinian and Israeli Parents
Choose Peace
Sept. 22 | 7 pm | Free
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

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.

Watch for RSVP details in the Aug. 25 newsletter.

Sponsored by MJF's Jewish Community Relations Council, Hillel Milwaukee, Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM. 
Final Weeks: Explore Mah Jongg Exhibit, Special Programs

Now - Aug. 28
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Learn the history and meaning of the game of mah jongg that became a Jewish-American tradition. Learn More

Strategy Games and their Effect on Brain Health, Aug. 12, 11:30 am
Young Adults: Mahj & Margaritas, Aug. 21, 5 pm
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

YJAM Shabbat Dinner
Aug. 12 * 6:30-10 pm
The Franklin Apartments Party Room, 1110 E. Ogden Ave.

JCC Men's Club with H. Carl Mueller
Aug. 16 * 12:30-2 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Shabbat Under the Stars
Aug. 19 * 6 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

Summer Evenings: A Musical Kaleidoscope
Aug. 19 * 8-9:30 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Sinai Summer Concert Series
Aug. 20 * 6:30-9 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Road

MenorahFest 2016
Aug. 21 * 11 am - 2 pm
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St.

KOACH presents the Aaron - Hetzel Trio
Aug. 25 * 12-2 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

Jewish National Fund Annual Tribute Banquet
Aug. 25 * 5:30-8:30 pm
The Watermark at Shully's, 146 N. Green Bay Rd.

--Save The Date--

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

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album

Welcome Pnina Ezra who started this week as MJF's new Israel Campus Fellow. Follow the Israel in Milwaukee Facebook group to learn more.

The 5th George Weinstein Fellowship - the leadership development program of the MJF - held its graduation on July 27. Mazel tov! See Photos
In her keynote speech at the Federation's annual meeting on Aug. 10, former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner shared her life's experience with Judaism and her newfound family exploration during MJF's mission to Poland. Watch for the Annual Meeting photo album in the Aug. 25 newsletter. 

Fall Program Registration at the JCC
Program registration for Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC members opens on Aug. 15 and community registration opens on Aug. 22. Read More 

Billy Jonas Trio Concert
August 28 | 4 pm | Free
Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive

Join Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC and PJ Library for an outdoor concert for all ages.
Learn More

Current News on Social Media

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

* Now on Facebook: Readers are already showing strong interest in a Green Bay rabbi's article, "Opinion: Don't underestimate small town Jewish communities."

* Now on Twitter: A PBS TV chef with a Mexican-American and Jewish background is to visit Mexican Fiesta.

* Coming in the September print edition of the Chronicle: A local expert on the psychological benefits of the High Holidays.

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

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "Have you been to Israel?"

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

You Don't Have to Be A Millionaire
Question: I always thought I'd have to be wealthy to have a Donor Advised Fund. Is that really true?
Answer: No. Read More 

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