Your MJF  Newsletter
April 7, 2016
28 Adar II 5776
Issue No. 225
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Dedication of Pinat Hatikvah
April 17 | 12 pm | Max and Anita Karl Jewish Community Campus, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Pinat Hatikvah: Corner of Hope, provides a place of peace and a focus on the strengths of humanity and its capacity for compassion and understanding. Reception at 11:30 am. Learn More

Collaborative effort of the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC.

Giving From the Heart: An Interactive Workshop Across Generations
April 14 | 7-9 pm | Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Giving to charity is more than a transfer of money. It's a transfer of Jewish values. Join this interactive program for women, led by internationally-recognized philanthropy consultant, Sharna Goldseker. Learn More

This free event is brought to the community by Women's Philanthropy of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Sunday: Milwaukee Does Mitzvot
April 10 | Organized locally by MJF

Individuals and groups: Sign up for the largest day of good deeds! In 2015: 930,000 participants; 61 countries; 3 million volunteers hours.

Last chance to sign up!
Community Passover Food Drive

Food Drive: April 1-12
Food Distribution: April 17
Kosher products needed: matzo, gefilte fish, chicken soup/matzo ball mix and 22 oz. grape juice.

Collection sites and more details
New Museum Event: Propaganda Through History, Politics, Art
April 13 | 7 pm | Propaganda and the Public: The Power of Persuasion, a panel presentation and dialogue. Learn More

Explore the life and work of illustrator and political cartoon activist, Arthur Szyk, through May 15. Learn More

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of MJF, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.
Share Shabbat for Young Adults

May 6 | 6:30 pm

The Young Leadership Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation invites you to experience a home-hosted, intimate Shabbat dinner with 6-10 friends, old and new. Learn More

Learn About Groundbreaking Trends in Israeli Philanthropy

April 8 | 11:30 am - 2 pm
Milwaukee Jewish Federation,
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Join the Milwaukee Jewish Federation for an exclusive opportunity to learn about groundbreaking trends in Israeli philanthropy. Presented by Sigal Yaniv Feller, the Director of Advisory Services in Israel at Jewish Funders Network, and sister of our community shlichah, Amit Yaniv-Zehavi.
Learn More
Save the Dates for Yamim 2016
Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, May 1 | 3 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaZikaron - Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, May 11 | 6 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaAtzmaut - Israeli Independence Day
Sunday, May 15 | 4-6:30 pm
· Opening Ceremony: 4-4:30 pm
· Walk for Israel (2 miles): 4:30-5:30 pm
· Concert, Food & Activities: 5:30-6:30 pm

: Milwaukee County War Memorial Center,
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
FREE parking at event and FREE transportation available from various North Shore locations!

Learn More

Yamim 2016 is brought to the community by MJF's Israel Center and Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, and the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC.

Host Families Needed for
Incoming Shin Shinim

The Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is looking for hosts for its incoming shin shinim: Omer Brymok and Mark Esman. Hosting means welcoming one shin shin into your home for four months. Read More
Looking for a Seder to attend
this Passover?

We can help.

View a listing to find a Seder or
program near you.
Nominees Sought for Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
Nominate by April 15

Nominate an individual who has demonstrated leadership, courage and compassion as a social justice advocate, while working to eliminate discrimination and injustice in the greater Milwaukee area. Read More and Nominate

The honoree will be recognized at MJF's Jewish Community Relations Council's annual meeting on June 9.

American Politics and the Jews:
Past, Present and Future
Wednesdays, April 13 - May 11 | 10- 11:30 am | $30 | Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

As the presidential campaign heats up, join Rabbi Ron Shapiro for a special series examining the relationships between the American Jewish community and the U.S. government.

Learn More
Rehearsals for Flash Mob
April 10 & 17 | May 2 & 9
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
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

Israel Fest! - Free Film Series - The Farewell Party
April 7 * 6:30-8:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

MJDS ED Talk - Featuring Darren Kuropatwa
April 7 * 7-9 pm
Milwaukee Jewish Day School, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Chug Ivrit
April 8 * 1-2 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Social Action Shabbat with Professor Marc Levine
April 8 * 6:15 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
April 10 * 5:30-9 pm
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St.

Havana Curveball, UWM Latin American Film Series
April 10 * 7-8:30 pm
Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

CSI Passover Class
April 11 * 6:30-9:30 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

Kosher/Soul: Black and Jewish 'Identity Cooking'
April 12 * 7-8:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Library, 733 N. 8th St.

JCC Men's Club - With Lox
April 12 * 11 am - 1 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Free Film Series: Hanna's Journey
April 12 * 7 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The Remarkable World of 3D Printing and Other 21st Century Innovations

April 13 * 3 pm
Chai Point Senior Living, 1414 N. Prospect Ave.

What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Jewishness of Jesus
April 13 * 7 pm
Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St.

Rabbi Dudley Weinberg Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
April 15-17
Congregation Emanu-el B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

Movie Night: The Peanuts Movie
April 16 * 6-8:30 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

MJFLA Dodge the Debt Dodgeball Tournament
April 17 * 11 am - 1 pm
MJDS Miriam Peck Gymnasium, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues
April 17 * 2-4 pm
RSVP for Mequon location

MJDS Recruiting Event
April 17 * 4-5 pm
MJDS Beit Midrash, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Focus on Israel: A New Exodus: African Asylum Seekers in Israel
April 19 * 12-1:30 pm
Milwaukee Jewish Federation, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

PJ Library Story Time at Barnes & Noble
April 20 * 10-11:15 am
Barnes & Noble, 5755 N. Bayshore Dr.

Lunch and Learn: Poland and the Jewish People
April 21 * 11:30 am - 1 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Shalom Baby Meet Up
April 22 * 11 am - 12 pm
RSVP for location

Chaverim Game Night at the JCC
April 26 * 6:30-7:45 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Make-Your-Own Matzo Pizza with YJAM
April 26 * 6:30-8:30 pm
The Sterling Condos Party Room, 1550 E. Royall Pl.

--Save The Date--

* ASKT Annual Event, May 26

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
The Weinstein 5 Fellows took an educational trip to Israel last week. Photos and daily trip updates can be found on Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Facebook page. The George Weinstein Fellowship is the leadership development program of the MJF.

In the News...
* FOX6 Studio A aired a brief interview with MJF CEO/President Hannah Rosenthal.

* A broadcast recently aired on 89.7FM Milwaukee Public Radio featuring Seth M. Siegel, who was the guest speaker at the MJF's Women's Philanthropy Edie Adelman Political Awareness Fund's annual event.

* WTMJ4 featured some outstanding work of Hillel Academy students. 

Holocaust Stories: In Their Honor
Feb. 28 | 10 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Hear Nate Taffel, a member of the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center's Speakers Bureau, a program of the MJF, tell his story of survival. Open to all teenagers and adults. Learn More

New Sustaining Gift Program
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has just rolled out a new giving program called Sustainers Circle. It is for donors who want to support the Jewish community with a sustaining monthly or quarterly gift. Learn more or sign up.  

Register Now for Maccabi Games
Register by April 15 for JCC Maccabi Games 2016 Team Milwaukee. For Jewish athletes ages 13-16, the Games will be in St. Louis. More Information

Last Chance
for One Happy

Camper Grants
One Happy Camper 
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation, 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.
Learn More 

Read Current News on the Chronicle's
Social Media

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

* Now on Facebook: Video of Cantor Lauren Phillips singing the National Anthem at Miller Park.

* Now on Twitter: Great Jewish quotes.

* Coming in the May print edition of the Chronicle: A Jewish gift guide - you can shop locally for fabulous Jewish gifts!

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "Is anti-Semitism a growing problem?"

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

JCC Spring Program Registration
View and register for spring programs at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC. 

What Will Your Jewish Legacy Be?
"As we raise our children we see the importance of looking out for the future of the Jewish community as a whole..." Read More
Register for
Day Camp
The Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC Summer Day Camp registration is filling up fast!   

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. Learn More 
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