Your MJF  Newsletter
Aug. 25, 2016
21 Av 5776
Issue No. 235
Milwaukee Masthead 2
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,
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.

Highlight on Israeli TV:
Shtisel - Season 2

Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 7-9:15 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. 

Shtisel is the winner of 10 Israeli Academy Awards for TV. Screenings brought to the community by the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Israel Center. Learn More
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.

Help Stengthen Jewish Education

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

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  
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.

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
Last Chance:
Exhibit Closes this Sunday!

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

Closing Celebration with Organization of Chinese Americans - Wisconsin, Aug. 28, 1:30-3:30 pm
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

Sinai Softball Shabbat and BBQ
Aug. 26 * 5:30-8:30 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Movie Night: Zootopia
Aug. 27 * 6-9 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

CBINT Annual Picnic
Aug. 28 * 1-3 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

North Shore Al Anon Meetings
Aug. 29 * 7-8 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Food Truck Shabbat
Sept. 2 * 6 pm
Klode Park, N. Lake Drive

LPS Labor Day Weekend BBQ

Sept. 4 * 3 pm
Lake Park Synagogue, 3207 N. Hackett Ave

JCC Men's Club with President of Marquette University
Sept. 6 * 12:30-2 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Panel: Is Fiddler Really a Jewish Musical?
Sept. 7 * 2-3 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

New Israel Book Review Series: Operation Thuderbolt
Sept. 7 * 7 pm
ASKT, 6717 Green Bay Ave.

--Save The Date--

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

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
Incoming Milwaukee Jewish Federation Board Chair Andrea Schneider shares some anecdotes during the MJF Annual Meeting on Aug. 10. The evening included the celebration of Jewish generations, a reflection of the past year's accomplishments, plans for the future, keynote speech by former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner and recognizing outgoing Board Chair Daniel Bader.
See Photos

Breaking News! Chronicle has
New Website
Visit the new Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle website. It was designed for quick loading and easy perusing on your desktop, laptop, tablet or from your mobile phone. Check back often for regular updates.

Fitness Floor Reopens Sept. 7

The Habush Family Fitness Floor at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC will reopen on Sept. 7. Learn more about the reopening timeline and for membership information.

And, community registration is now open for JCC fall programs. There is a program for everyone - check out the program guide

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

September Edition Features Rosh Hashanah Section

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

* Now on Facebook: The Chronicle has double the number of page likes that it did a year ago! Like the page now and help them pass the 1,000-likes mark in the days to come.

* Now on Twitter: Read about one local student's amazing High School in Israel trip.

* Coming in the September print edition of the Chronicle: A Rosh Hashanah special section, including apple recipes and local apple-picking tips!

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

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "Were the Milwaukee riots the result of issues that the Jewish community can help solve?"

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

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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