Your MJF  Newsletter
Feb. 11, 2016
2 Adar I 5776
Issue No. 221
Milwaukee Masthead 2

Salute to Jewish Educators

March 6 | 3:30-5 pm
Jewish Home and Care Center, 1400 N. Prospect Ave.

The Coalition for Jewish Learning invites the entire community to recognize and celebrate Jewish educators. Enjoy appetizers and dessert (dietary laws observed). RSVP and  submit tributes for your favorite educators.

Shhhh...Flash Mob!

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
JFS unMasKEd!
Feb. 20 | 7 pm
The Garage at the Harley Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St.

Support mental health awareness by attending Jewish Family Services' masquerade ball. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert stations, live entertainment, dancing and more. Costumes are optional; masks are required.
Let There Be Water
Mar. 15 | 7:30 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd. $15 ($5 for students)
Women's Philanthropy and the Jewish Community Foundation present the 2nd Annual Edie Adelman Lecture.
New York Times best-selling author Seth M. Siegel will discuss how Israel can serve as a role model blunting the worst of the coming water calamities. Dessert (dietary laws observed). Learn More

Community Night with

the Milwaukee Bucks 

March 20
4 :30 pm - Pre-game Party & Purim Celebration at Turner Hall (FREE)

 - Costumes encouraged

 - Children's games, prizes

 - Light dinner (dietary laws observed)

6 pm - Bucks Game vs. Utah Jazz at the Bradley Center (Reduced price tickets)

Art Contest for Kids

Announcing the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle Passover section cover contest. Open to students in 4th-6th grade. The winning artist receives a $25 prize! Submission deadline is March 16.
Learn More
Because I Was a Painter

Feb. 20 | 7 pm
UWM Union Theater, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Parce que j'étais peintre (Because I Was a Painter) (French, German, English, Hebrew)
is an unprecedented investigation into secretly created artworks inside Nazi concentration camps. Presented as part of the Tournées Film Festival. Learn More

Father-Daughter Dance
March 5 | 7-8:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Girls (ages 7-13) enjoy a memorable evening of desserts and dancing. Party attire. $36/family.
Learn More
Expert to Discuss 'Artist of Freedom'
Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom Lecture
Feb. 18 | 7:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. See Details

Explore the life and work of renowned illustrator and political cartoon activist, Arthur Szyk, known as FDR's 'Soldier in Art.' Exhibit dates: Feb. 7 - May 15  Learn More 
Holocaust Stories: In Their Honor
Feb. 28 | 10 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Hear Tauba Biterman, a member of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center's Speakers Bureau, tell her story of survival. Open to all teenagers and adults. More Info

Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

TONIGHT * 6:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Feb. 19 * 10 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Arthur Szyk: Artist for Social Justice

Feb. 20 * 3:30 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Shir Hadash & Plymouth Church's Vitrolum Republic Concert
Feb. 20 * 7:30 pm
Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St.

Feb. 21 * 10 am
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St.

Feb. 21 * 7 pm
Peltz Center for Jewish Life, 2233 W. Mequon Rd.

Feb. 23 * 7:30 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Holocaust Book Club: 'Perfidy'
Feb. 25 * 7 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Feb. 29 * 7 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.
March 1 * 7 pm
Marquette University, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

March 6 * 7 pm
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St.

--Save The Date--

* Torah Academy of Milwaukee's Annual Banquet, March 13
* ASKT Annual Event, May 26

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
Check out photos from a community celebration of Tu B'Shevat.

Register for
Day Camp
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC Day Camp early bird registration ends on Feb. 20. Learn More

Check out the Chronicle on Facebook

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

* Now on Facebook:
Find out how kids can enter the Chronicle Passover cover contest.

* Now on Twitter: Israeli Reform rabbi to speak: "Shaping the dream: Striving for religious pluralism and gender equality in Israel."
*Coming in our March print edition: 10 must-see Purim photos.
And much more. Watch for the print edition in mailboxes around March 1.
Did you miss the February issue? Read the print edition online.
Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "Is America ready for a Jewish president?"

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

Grants and Scholarships for Camps, College, Israel
New grant and scholarship opportunities for kids, teens and young adults are available on a comprehensive page on the MJF's website, including:

* The MJF, 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.

* The Jewish Community Foundation offers scholarship awards to help fund the college freshman year from the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund to outstanding Jewish high school seniors.

* Area residents ages 18-29 are invited to apply for funding for a semester or year in Israel from the Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund. 

What Will Your Jewish Legacy Be?


"All three of our daughters are graduates of Hillel Academy..." 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, made possible by an anonymous donor.
Candlelighting Times

~ Feb. 12 - 5:01 pm
~ Feb. 19 - 5:10 pm

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