Your MJF  Newsletter
Jan. 14, 2016
4 Sh'vat 5776
Issue No. 219
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Community Event:
Jewish Educators' Trip to Poland
Jan. 17 | 7-8:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6225 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
In November, 13 local Jewish educators traveled to Poland on a mission sponsored by the Forum for Dialogue, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and private donors.
FREE event open to all. RSVP Now
  • Hear reflections and view photos
  • Meet Andrzej Folwarczny, founder and president of the Polish organization Forum for Dialogue and host of the Milwaukee educators' mission
  • Enjoy dessert (dietary laws observed)
MSO Concert and Reception
Feb. 13 | 8 pm concert
followed by a reception
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts,
929 N. Water St.

Join the Milwaukee Jewish Federation in welcoming Israeli conductor Yaniv Dinur to Milwaukee.

Purchase tickets for " My Sinatra" at a 20% discount. Cary Hoffman will present his celebrated PBS special one-man musical play about his hero, singing over 20 classic Sinatra songs with the MSO Pops conducted by Dinur. Reception following the concert for ticket holders. Learn More
Tables Turned
Jan. 17 | 10:30 am
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Rd.

Tables Turned: Stories of Courage and Faith is the little known story of Jewish GIs serving in the US POW camps after World War II, dealing with German POWs.  Two of the US soldiers featured in this presentation have Milwaukee connections. Presented by CBINT's Men's Club and open to the entire community. Learn More
Last Weekend
to Explore Jewish Argentina
Exhibit Closes on Jan. 17 | Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Explore Argentina's Jewish community - the sixth largest in the world - from the perspectives of Milwaukee and the Diaspora. You'll leave with a sense of Argentine Jewish life and an awareness of broad communal ties, cultural contributions and ongoing challenges.

Interfaith Tu B'Shevat
Jan. 24 | 4-6 pm
Congregation Sinai,
8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Celebrate the Jewish New Year of the Trees. Earth-friendly activities, crafts, and a holiday Seder with an environmental focus. Open to all families, geared towards children 11 and under. Learn More
JFS unMasKEd!
Feb. 20 | 7 pm
The Garage at the Harley Davidson Museum,
400 W. Canal St.

Support mental health awareness by attending Jewish Family Services' masquerade ball. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert stations, live entertainment, dancing and more. Costumes are optional; masks are required.
Now on Sale:
Laugh It Up Milwaukee Tickets
Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2016 presents edgy comedian Patton Oswalt. Join the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and its signature partner, Special Olympics Wisconsin, at the Riverside Theater on Jan. 30, 2016. 
More Information

Community Night with

the Milwaukee Bucks 

Mar. 20
4 :30 pm - Pre-game Party & Purim Celebration at Turner Hall (FREE)

 - Costumes encouraged

 - Children's games, prizes

 - Light dinner (dietary laws observed)

6 pm - Bucks Game vs. Utah Jazz at the Bradley Center (Reduced price tickets)

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

Jan. 14 * 1:30 pm
Rubenstein Pavilion/Chai Pont Senior Living, 1400 N. Prospect Ave.
Jan. 15 * 11 am
Private Residence (RSVP for address)

Jan. 17 * 3 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Jan. 21 * 12-2 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Jan. 21 * 8 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Jan. 22 * 10 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Jan. 22 * 6:15 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.
Jan. 23 * 7 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Jan. 24 * 11 am
Congregation Anshai Lebowitz, 2415 W. Mequon Rd.

Jan 25 * 7 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Jan. 27 * 7-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Jan. 31 * 3:30-4:45 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

--Save The Date--

* Coalition for Jewish Learning's Salute to Jewish Educators, March 6

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
View photos from the Nostra Aetate Concert.

View the concert video.


In the News
Tom Lindow, MJF's CFO/COO, was selected as on of the Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 Under 40.    

Check out the Chronicle on Facebook

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

* Now on Facebook:
Celebrate the first Jewish
baby of the year

* Now on Twitter: New leadership at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
* Coming in our February print edition of the Chronicle: From Shorewood to Israel - a post-college teaching adventure!

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

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "What would be a proper cash b'nei mitzvah gift?"

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

Grants and Scholarships for Camps, College, Israel
New grant and scholarship opportunities for kids, teens and young adults are available on a comprehensive page on the MJF's website, including:

* The Jewish Community Foundation awards scholarships to young people to attend recognized Jewish summer overnight camps and to attend summer programs in Israel.

* The MJF, in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp, provides One Happy Camper grants up to $1,000 for first-time campers at Jewish overnight camps.

* The Jewish Community Foundation offers scholarship awards to help fund the college freshman year from the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund to outstanding Jewish high school seniors.

* Area residents ages 18-29 are invited to apply for funding for a semester or year in Israel from the Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund. 

What Will Your Jewish Legacy Be?


"All three of our daughters are graduates of Hillel Academy..." Read More 



Matching Grant to a Jewish Organization
Open a Donor Advised Fund with $5,000 or more and the Foundation will match your first grant to a Jewish organization by up to $500, made possible by an anonymous donor.
Candlelighting Times

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~ Jan. 22 - 4:32 pm

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