Your MJF  Newsletter
Nov. 17, 2016
16 Cheshvan 5777
Issue No. 241
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Tonight: Left v. Right -
The Battle for Israel's Soul

Nov. 17 | 7-9 pm | Free
RSVP required to guarantee a seat

Congregation Shalom,
7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

J.J. Goldberg of The Forward will present a liberal viewpoint and Jonathan Tobin of Commentary Magazine a conservative one. Sponsored by MJF's Jewish
Community Relations Council with several co-sponsors. Learn More

Let's Talk Israel is a comprehensive yearlong project of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council and Israel Center to increase opportunities for thoughtful and civil conversations about Israel. L earn More
Sunday: Connect. Learn. Belong.
Take a Step Ahead.
Nov. 20 | 2-5 pm | Free
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC,
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

500 Communities. 40 Countries. Thousands of lives touched through our shared Jewish texts. Five sessions led by local rabbis. Hosted by MJF's Coalition for Jewish Learning.
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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.
Jewish Film Class
Dec. 1 | 7-8:30 pm | Free 
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The Cutting Edge Israel series presents the short films Rabbis Daughter and A Shabbos Mother. Watch these films on a large screen in an informal classroom setting and participate in educational discussions. Presented by the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and MJF's Israel Center. Learn More
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 Holocaust Education Resource Center.

Learn More
Save the Date:
Community Chanukah Celebration
Dec. 19 | 4-6:30 pm | Free 
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Save the date and watch for further details. 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
Available for Camp, Israel Programs

1) One Happy Camper provides grants up to $1,000 for first-time campers at Jewish overnight camps, made possible by a partnership between Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

2) Scholarships available for Jewish overnight camps and summer Israel programs for young people.
The Jewish Community Foundation of MJF is accepting need-based applications . Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2017 .

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New Exhibit and Special Programs 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:
* Nov. 20, 1:30-3 pm: Fused, Blown, Shattered: Glass as Artistic Medium
* Dec. 1, 7-9 pm: Local Lives, National Voices: Part Three
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.

Challah & Community
Nov. 18 * 10-11 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yiddish Music Series
Nov. 20 * 10-11 am
Jewish Home and Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Ave.

Joint Thanksgiving Service
Nov. 20 * 7 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Jewish and Irish Immigration to America
Nov. 22 * 2-3 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Israel and Palestine?
Nov. 22 & 29 * 7-9 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Film: The Eichmann Show: Seeking Justice After the Shoah
Nov. 29 * 7-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Sinai in the City: Young Professionals & Grad Students
Dec. 1 * 6:30-9 pm
Casablanca, 728 E. Brady St.

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.

--Save The Date--

* RUACH Spirit Award honoring Jewish Home & Care Center, Dec. 18
Community Photo Album
Students from Bader Hillel Academy spoke about their special art project during the Kristallnacht Commemoration on Nov. 6, put on by MJF's Coalition For Jewish Learning and Holocaust Education Resource Center.

The MJF Israel Center's Partnership2Gether began the week with its Israel Cultural Diversity Delegation with a Ceremonial Celebration on Nov. 5; See Photos. The week included visits with several area groups, schools and synagogues; See Photos.
In the News...
* The special exhibit at MJF's Jewish Museum Milwaukee was featured on 89.7's Lake Effect radio program.

* MJF's Jewish Community Relations Council had its statements about the presidential election and the related staff appointees published and aired on Fox6 News, North Shore NOW, and Urban Milwaukee.

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: Wedding tips from the top experts: local brides.

* Now on Twitter: Start following the Chronicle's upcoming trip to Israel at #RobInIsrael!

* Coming in the December print edition of the Chronicle: Local teen leaders!

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

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.  

Music Performance

Nov. 29, 6:45 pm
Jewish Home & Care Center, 1400 N.
Prospect Ave.

Free performance featuring music of Bloch, Mahler and Joachim.
Learn More

Matching Grant when Opening a New Fund

Make a bigger impact with your giving. Establishing a Donor Advised Fund with
the Jewish Community Foundation is quick and
easy. And, you can support your favorite causes and receive tax advantages all at the same time. There's still time to open a fund before the end of the year! 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

~ Nov. 18 - 4:07 pm
~ Nov. 25 - 4:02 pm

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