Your MJF  Newsletter
April 21, 2016
13 Nissan 5776
Issue No. 226
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Chag Sameach! Looking for a Seder or Program to Attend this Passover?

We can help.

As you prepare to celebrate Passover, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation wishes you all the joys of freedom, faith and family. View a listing to find a Seder or program near you.
Happy Passover!

Join the Jewish Community's Response to Disaster Relief

Jews are responding to the imperative of tikkun olam (repairing the world) in its figurative and literal meaning by donating to relief funds in Houston and Ecuador.

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Women's Philanthropy Plans Special Guest Speaker for Annual Meeting

May 19 | 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.
* Guest speaker: Jane Weitzman
* 2016 Ann Agulnick Young Leadership Award to Julie Lookatch
Learn More

See Artist's Limited Edition Haggadah and Prints in JMM Exhibit
Explore the life and work of illustrator and political cartoon activist, Arthur Szyk, through May 15. Learn More

Included in the exhbit: Szyk's limited edition Haggadah and Israeli version.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of MJF, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

See the benefits of becoming a member of JMM.
Attend events for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut
Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, May 1 | 3 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaZikaron - Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, May 11 | 6 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaAtzmaut - Israeli Independence Day
Sunday, May 15 | 4-6:30 pm
· Opening Ceremony: 4-4:30 pm
· Walk for Israel (2 miles): 4:30-5:30 pm
· Concert, Food & Activities: 5:30-6:30 pm

: Milwaukee County War Memorial Center,
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
FREE parking at event and FREE transportation available from various North Shore locations!

Learn More

Yamim 2016 is brought to the community by MJF's Israel Center and Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, and the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC.

Share Shabbat for Young Adults

May 6 | 6:30 pm

The Young Leadership Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation invites you to experience a home-hosted, intimate Shabbat dinner with 6-10 friends, old and new. Learn More

Help NCJW with its Spring Drive

Now through May 2
National Council For Jewish Women - Milwaukee Section is collecting clothing, books, toys and household items for its Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY families).
Drop-off sites

Lecture on Warsaw's
Destruction and Rebuilding

May 10 | 7 pm | Free
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

"Rising from the Ashes: The Destruction & Rebuilding of Warsaw" by Margaret Guzek, writer and preservationist. Learn More

Presented by CEEBJ and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Last Call: Rehearsals for Flash Mob
May 2 & 9
Have you always wanted to be in a flash mob? Now is your chance. Adults and children (grade 5+) are invited to help celebrate Yom HaAztmaut (Israel's Independence Day). Learn More
Support Scholarships at KidShare
May 12 | 6-10 pm
Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Join the JCC as it welcomes the area's finest restaurants, chefs, bakers and caterers to raise scholarship funds for the JCC's many educational and camp programs.

Learn More
Picnic for Israelis
May 22 | 12:30 pm
Private Residence

Come meet fellow Israelis from Wisconsin while enjoying kosher BBQ and Israeli company. Learn More
Help Choose a Play

May 26 | 7:30 pm | $10
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC,
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Choose which production will come to Milwaukee next year! Part of an international competition, actors will perform scenes from the top three plays from among more than 200 submissions, and attendees will choose the play for local production. Learn More
Host Families Needed for
Incoming Shin Shinim

The Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is looking for hosts for its incoming shin shins: Omer Brymok and Mark Esman. Hosting means welcoming one shin shin into your home for four months. Read More
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

Communal Chametz Burning
April 22 * 10:30-11:45 am
North Shore Fire Station 2, 5901 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy.

Make-Your-Own Matzo Pizza with YJAM

April 26 * 6:30-8:30 pm
The Sterling Condos Party Room, 1550 E. Royall Pl.

Exploring Islam: Addressing Difficult Questions
April 27 * 7-9 pm
Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 Chapel Hill Rd.

Focus on Israel: African Asylum Seekers in Israel
April 28 * 12-1:30 pm
Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Acheinu (Men's Spirituality Group)
May 1 * 8:30-10 am
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Brotherhood Coffee with Marlene Lauwasser and Rick Aaron
May 1 * 10 am - 12 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Mishkan HaNefesh: Exploring our Machzor
May 1 * 10-11 am
Congregation Emanu-el B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

PJ Library Dads & Kids Program
May 1 * 12-1:15 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

JCC Men's Club
May 3 * 12:30-2 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Free Film Series: Run, Boy, Run
May 3 * 7-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Holocaust Book Club - The Emperor of Lies
May 4 * 7-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

NCJW: Wine, Women & Chocolate
May 5 * 7-9 pm
Get Happy Chocolatier, 11235 Cedarburg Rd.

Scholar in Residence Matti Friedman
May 6-7 * Various Times
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

A Tapestry of Jewish Short Stories
May 6 * 1-2:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

--Save The Date--

* ASKT Celebrates 30th Anniversary, June 3
* JFS Luncheon of Champions, June 16

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
Pinat Hatikvah - Corner of Hope, was dedicated on April 17 at the Karl Jewish Community Campus, which included a ribbon cutting, statements from children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, and a balloon release (pictured above). The memorial and educational space was organized by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.  More Photos 

Host Israeli Teens
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Israel Center needs families to host Israeli teens from the Zofim Scouts Friendship Caravan (July 10-11) and the 2016 P2G Sovev Kinneret Mifgash (July 7-10).
Learn More 

Database Conversion
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is building a new database. Please email if any mail from the Federation is addressed incorrectly or if you do not receive your Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. 

In the News...
* The dedication of Pinat Hatikvah - Corner of Hope received coverage by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and CBS58

Read Current News on the Chronicle's
Social Media

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

* Now on Facebook: Wisconsin's visiting Israelis, the shin shins, joined in for a photo shoot that included a short Milwaukee music video.

* Now on Twitter: Remember Regina Jones, the first female rabbi.

* Coming in the May print edition of the Chronicle: All about the Sunday, May 15 Walk for Israel at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center!

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

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "Which food must one taste in Israel?"

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

New Sustaining Gift Program
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation recently rolled out a new giving program called Sustainers Circle. It is for donors who want to support the Jewish community with a sustaining monthly or quarterly gift. Learn more or sign up.  

Last Chance
for One Happy

Camper Grants
One Happy Camper 
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation, 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.
Learn More 

What Will Your Jewish Legacy Be?
"As we raise our children we see the importance of looking out for the future of the Jewish community as a whole..." 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. Learn More 
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