Your MJF  Newsletter
Dec. 15, 2016
15 Kislev 5777
Issue No. 243
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.

A series exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Interactive, moderated and civil discussions about complex issues, such as peace efforts, settlements, notions of "homeland" among Jews and Palestinians, the role of water, the security barrier and more. 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.
Free Film Classes
Dec. 15 | 7 pm
Labryinth of Lies

Dec. 20 | 7 pm
The Strength to Tell

Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Presented by the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC in partnership with MJF's Israel Center and the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of MJF.
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 
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.
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.

Through the Lens: Unique Perspectives of Milwaukee
Jewish Photographers

On display through January
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.

Chanukah Celebration with Lil' Rev
Dec. 18 * 9:45-11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, 830 W. Moreland Blvd.

Pre-Chanukah Brunch
Dec. 18 * 10:30 am - 12 pm
Congregation Anshai Lebowitz, 2415 W. Mequon Rd.

MJDS Havdallah Pajamakah Party
Dec. 21 * 5:30-7:15 pm
MJDS Beit Midrash, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yiddish Music Series
Dec. 25 * 10-11 am
Jewish Home and Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Ave.

Chanukah Car Parade hosted by Lubavitch
Dec. 25 * 3-5 pm
Route TBA

Chanukah Party with BBQ @ Temple Menorah
Dec. 25 * 5:30-8:30 pm
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St.

Chanukah Skating Party & Dinner with Chabad of Mequon
Dec. 26 * 5-7 pm
Ozaukee Skateland, 7084 Sycamore, Cedarburg

Chanukah Concert
Dec. 26 * 7-8:30 pm
Chai Point Senior Living, 1400 N. Prospect Ave.
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.

Reporting From Israel

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

* Now on Facebook: The mayor of Tiberius, Israel, on video, invites Wisconsinites to come visit.

* Now on Twitter: Reporting from a Jewish media conference in Israel.

* 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: "If you were to move to a big city in Israel, which would you most prefer?"

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

Sunday: Annual Auction at TAM

Dec. 18 | 1-4 pm
Torah Academy of Milwaukee, 6800 W. Green Bay Ave.

Auction with amazing prizes. The afternoon includes a children's carnival. Email for full prize list. Learn More

Shabbat for Young Professionals

Jan. 13 | 6:30 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.

Winter Program Registration

Winter program registration at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC opened on Dec. 12.
Learn More

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. 16 - 4:00 pm
~ Dec. 23 - 4:03 pm

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