Your MJF  Newsletter
Dec. 29, 2016
29 Kislev 5777
Issue No. 244
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Hot Topics for Cold Nights
Jan. 10, Feb. 7, and April 4
7 pm | Free
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC,
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

This series will explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Jan. 10 program brings internationally acclaimed Jewish educator Dr. Barry Chazan, who will engage discussion and dialogue for the attendees to explore the complexities of "Palestinian and Jewish Homeland Narratives." Learn More

Sponsored by MJF's Jewish Community Relations Council and Israel Center, it is part of Let's Talk Israel, a comprehensive, yearlong project to increase opportunities for thoughtful and civil conversations about Israel.
Keynote Speech:
Partners in a Fractured Society
Jan. 12 | 7-9 pm | Free
Bonaventure Hall at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Rd.

Keynote by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg with a response by Bishop Richard J. Sklba.
Rabbi Greenberg will address the centrality of Covenant in the Jewish and Catholic traditions and argue that it must be restored between our two traditions so that we might apply this partnership approach to restore understanding, dialogue, and cooperation in American society which has become deeply polarized. Learn More

This event is brought to the community by the Catholic-Jewish Conference, which is a program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of MJF and the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Concerns of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
'Paint and Sip' with the Young Leadership Division

Jan. 28 | 7-10 pm | $30
Splash Studio, 184 N. Broadway

Join MJF's Young Leadership Division at Splash paint bar where a local artist will guide guests in creating their own works of art. Each guest will receive one drink ticket, a canvas and materials. Learn More
My Father, a Survivor of the Holocaust
Jan. 29 | 12 pm | Free
Congregation Shalom,
7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Join Nancy Kennedy Barnett as she has a "conversation" with her father, George Kennedy, of blessed memory, who was born in Budapest and survived WWII and the Labor Camps.

Learn More and RSVP

Brought to the community by MJF's Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocuast Education Resource Center and Congregation Shalom.
Last Chance:
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

Save the date, Feb. 26, for the Salute to Jewish Educators. Learn More & RSVP
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
Last Chance to see Lipman Exhibit
"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:
Jan. 5, 7-8:30 pm: Local Lives, National Voices
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

First Friday Nights
Jan. 6 * 6 pm
Chabad of the East Side, 3030 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Bounce House Havdalah
Jan. 7 * 4-6 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Saturday Night Live & Late Night Madness at the JCC
Jan. 7 * 6-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Jewish Life Class
Jan. 8 * 9:30-11 am
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, 830 W. Moreland Blvd.

Carlvalho's Journey - Jews Around the World Film Series
Jan. 8 * 3-5 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yeshiva Elementary School Banquet
Jan. 10 * 6-9 pm
Four Points - Sheraton North, 8900 N. Kildeer Ct.

Sinai Concert Series: A Western Edge
Jan. 14 * 6:15-9:15 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

CSI Book Club
Jan. 19 * 7:30-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Black-Jewish Relations: Welcome to Bronzeville
Jan. 21 * 6:30-9 pm
Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center, 123 E. State St.

Book Discussion with Rabbi Cohen: The Secret Chord
Jan 22 * 10-11:45 am
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Israeli Karaoke Night
Jan. 22 * 7-9 pm
Falafel Guys, 105 W. Freistadt Rd
Learn 8 Facts About MJF
During Chanukah

Happy Chanukah! For the eight days of Chanukah, we are bringing to light facts about the Milwaukee Jewish Federation that you may not know. Find one each day on our Facebook Page.

In the News...
* MJF's Rabbi Hannah Greenstein shared the meaning of Chanukah and more during an interview on Radio 620 WTMJ.

* The special exhibit at MJF's Jewish Museum Milwaukee was featured in Urban Milwaukee.

* The Jewish Community Food Pantry was featured on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.

Find Current News on Chronicle's Website

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

* Now on Facebook: Two word clouds, one of John Kerry's speech and the other of Benjamin Netanyahu's speech. Can you guess which is which?

* Now on Twitter: Meet Judy Coran, current Women's Campaign Chair for Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

* And much more. Watch for the next print edition in mailboxes around Jan. 1.

Don't forget to share your view of the poll question: "Did Secretary of State John Kerry act properly when he spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday, Dec. 28, criticizing Israel's handling of settlements and warning that the two-state solution is at risk?"

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

Shabbat for Young Professionals

Jan. 13 | 7 pm
Swig, 217. N. Broadway

Advance tickets by
Jan. 3: $15 per person,
$25 per pair
or $20 at the door

Appetizers, drinks and a Shabbat meal.
Learn More

Sponsored by MJF's Young Leadership Division, Hillel Milwaukee, Young Jewish Adults of Milwaukee, Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Congregation Sinai, Congregation Shalom and Jewish National Fund.

Smart Philanthropy:
Giving to Any 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. 30 - 4:08 pm
~ Jan. 6 - 4:15 pm

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