Your MJF  Newsletter
Dec. 1, 2016
1 Kislev 5777
Issue No. 242
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Israel Needs Your Help:
Please Donate

Jewish Federations nationwide are collecting funds to help address the impact of over 200 fires raging across Israel, which have already displaced nearly 100,000 people. In many places, essential services such as electricity and train lines have been interrupted. Many major roads have been closed intermittently.

The impact on Israelis will be long-lasting. Once the flames are extinguished, people will have to return to their damaged homes, schools and neighborhoods. Many community institutions that provide vital programs and services, including those of our partners, have been hit hard. They will be struggling to rebuild just when they are needed most. Read More & Donate
Next Thursday:
Israel storytelling workshop

Dec. 8 | 7-9 pm | Free 
Karma Bar & Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave.

Actor and playwright Jonathan Adam Ross will help participants of "My Israel Storytelling Workshop" explore and narrate their own Israel connections and experience, modeled after "The Moth" storytelling. All perspectives are welcome. Stories do not need to be shared in a group. Learn More 

Sponsored by MJF's Israel Center, it is part of Let's Talk Israel, a comprehensive, yearlong project to increase opportunities for thoughtful and civil conversations about Israel.
Sunday: Hear a Survivor's Story
Dec. 4 | 10 am | Free
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

"Holocaust Stories: In Their Honor" series this month features Susie Fono. Presented by MJF's Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.

Learn More
Sunday: Jews Around the
World Film Class

Dec. 4 | 4 pm | Free 
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Remember is a thriller that features Zev, a Holocaust survivor with slight dementia, whose best friend sets him on a cross-country mission seeking retribution from the Nazi who murdered both their families. Presented by the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and MJF's Holocaust Education Resource Center. Learn More
Community Chanukah Celebration
Dec. 19 | 4-6:30 pm | Free 
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Fun for all ages, with food and activities including building a giant Lego menorah. Learn More
Nominate a Jewish Educator
The MJF's Coalition for Jewish Learning encourages you to submit nominations by Jan. 9, 2017 for:

* Jewish Educator of the Year

* Rabbi Emanuel & Deborah Lifshutz Mitzvah Award

* Inspiration Award

* Gill Incentive for Teachers Award  

Grants and Scholarships for Camp, College, Israel Programs
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has several grants and scholarship opportunities:

* One Happy Camper provides grants up to $1,000 for first-time campers at Jewish overnight camps.

Scholarships available for Jewish overnight camps and summer Israel programs for young people.

* Semester or year in Israel from the Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund.

* Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund to outstanding Jewish high school seniors to help fund the college freshman year .

Learn More
Special Programs, Including Dec. 25, at Jewish Museum Milwaukee

"Once & Again: Still Lifes by
Beth Lipman"
Now - Jan. 8, 2017

Jewish Museum Milwaukee,
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

This award-winning contemporary glass artist's traveling exhibit makes its only stop in the Midwest. The glass art depicts timeless portraits of humanity. Learn More

Museum Programs:
Dec. 25, 12-4 pm: Film and Fortune Cookies
Jan. 5, 7-8:30 pm: Local Lives, National Voices
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

The Brides of Jerusalem - art exhibit by Barbara Kohl-Spiro 
On display through December
Jewish Home & Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Ave.

The Art of the Concept: Conceptual Art & Photo Works of Barbara Budish
On display through December
Chai Point Gallery Space, 1400 N. Prospect Ave.

The Art of the Jewish Short Story: The Stories of Tillie Olsen
Dec. 2 * 1-2:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

First Friday Nights
Dec. 2 * 6-8 pm
Chabad of the East Side, 3030 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Gala Charity Auction @ Temple Menorah
Dec. 3 * 7-11 pm
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St.

Yiddish Music Series with Lil' Rev
Dec. 4 * 1-2 pm
Jewish Home and Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Ave.

The Wheelmen @ Temple Menorah
Dec. 11 * 10 am - 12 pm
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St.

Interpreting the 2016 Election Results
Dec. 13 * 7-9 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

PJ Library Lego Hanukkah Fun
Dec. 14 * 5-6:15 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Labyrinth of Lies - Seeking Justice After the Shoah
Film Series

Dec. 15 * 7-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Celebrate Chanukah & Shabbat with a Sinai Latka Dinner
Dec. 16 * 5:30-7:30 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

--Save The Date--

* TAM Annual Auction, Dec. 18
Community Photo Album
The Social Workers Delegation 2016 is a Partnership2Gether professional exchange program where the P2G Sovev Kinneret Region hosts delegates from cluster communities. This professional exchange of eight delegates (six from Milwaukee, one from Tulsa and one from St. Paul) is an important and effective way to create people-to-people connections between Israelis and Americans, focusing on the area of social work. MJF's Israel Center administers the local P2G. See Photos & Read the Blog 
Follow Editor's Trip to Israel

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

* Now on Facebook: They say life is unpredictable. Shoshana "Roza" Macagon, a resident at Chai Point Senior Living, seems out to prove it.

* Now on Twitter: Local points of view on President-elect Trump.

* Follow the Chronicle's trip to Israel next week on Facebook and Twitter at #RobInIsrael, and in the January print edition.

Don't forget to share your view of the poll question: "Do you expect that the Trump administration will be good for Israel?"

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

Celebrating Photographers

Through the Lens: Unique Perspectives of Milwaukee Jewish Photographers
Dec. 8 - Jan. 30
Opening event:
Dec. 8, 6:30-10 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Join exhibit organizers for an evening celebrating the intersection of photography and Jewish culture.
Learn More

Winter Program Registration

Winter program registration at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC opens for members on Dec. 5 and to the community on Dec. 12. Learn More

Jewish Home to Receive Spirit Award

Dec. 18, 4:30-7 pm, $18
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Join RUACH in honoring the Jewish Home & Care Center with the Spirit Award. Hors d'oeuvre reception, award program and music. Learn More 

Smart Philanthropy:
Giving to Charities Made Easy

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to start a Donor Advised Fund with MJF's Jewish Community Foundation.

Add Your Story to the Book of Life

The Book of Life is a collection of essays that
record the personal histories and the Jewish values that inspired an after lifetime investment in our community's future. Learn More

Candlelighting Times

~ Dec. 2 - 3:59 pm
~ Dec. 9 - 3:59 pm

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