Your MJF  Newsletter
July 28, 2016
22 Tammuz 5776
Issue No. 233
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Hear from Former Journal Sentinel Publisher, Celebrate Jewish Generations at MJF's Annual Meeting

Aug. 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Free
Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

* 6:30 pm - Reception with desserts & wine (dietary laws observed)
* 7:15 pm - Annual Meeting
* Presentation by Elizabeth Brenner, Former Publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
* Sue Strait and Danya Strait, Chairs

The evening will include honoring outgoing Board Chair Daniel Bader, thanking Board members whose terms are ending, and electing a slate of new directors to a two-year term on the MJF Board: Judith Coran, Greg Marcus, Mitch Moser and Yoni Schlussel.

One-of-a-kind Opportunity: Join the 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

Young Leadership 'Summer Set'
Features 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
Lecture: The Jewish Vote -
Does My Vote Count?
Aug. 2 | 7:30 pm | $36 pp/$50 cpl
Torah Academy of Milwaukee
6800 N. Green Bay Ave .

Rabbi A. D. Motzen -  the National Director of State Relations for Agudath Israel of America - brings a timely discussion following both political party conventions on "The Jewish Vote:
Does my Vote Count?

Learn More
September: 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 
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  
Explore Mah Jongg Exhibit,
Play the Game!
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

* Guided Game Play, Aug. 9, 1 pm
* Strategy Games and their Effect on Brain Health, Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

YJAM Brunch
July 31 * 10:30 am - 4 pm
Karma Bar & Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave.

CBINT Pool Party
Aug. 2 * 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park, 11015 N. Market St.

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

Lubavitch YJP Shabbat Under the Stars
Aug. 5
Private residence

PJ Library Pool Party
Aug. 7 * 10:30 am - 12 pm
Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park, 11015 N. Market St.

--Save The Date--

* MenorahFest 2016, Aug. 21
* JNF Wisconsin Tribute Banquet, Aug. 25
* MJF's Ben Nickoll Award Luncheon, Sept. 7

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
Teens from Israel's Sovev Kinneret spent time in the Milwaukee area earlier this month for the Teen Mifgash program. Participants from Israel and Milwaukee learned first-hand about each others' lives, Jewish identity and the differences and similarities between the communities. This Partnership2Gether program is organized by the MJF Israel Center and Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC. Watch Video 

In the News...
* WUWM 89.7 FM featured the Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Project Mah Jongg exhibit on its Lake Effect program.

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Chronicle Offers Current News on Social Media

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

* Now on Facebook: How adults can join a march of the living for teens.

* Now on Twitter: U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Marco Rubio and others introduce a bill on Holocaust survivor assets.

* Coming in the August print edition of the Chronicle: A guide to colleges with Jewish resources and students.

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

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "What major political party is better for the Jewish people?"

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

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