Your MJF  Newsletter
Feb. 23, 2017
27 Shevat 5777
Issue No. 248
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Sunday: Salute to Jewish Educators

Feb. 26 | 2:30-4 pm | Free
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC - Daniel M. Soref Community Hall,
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The MJF's Coalition for Jewish Learning invites you to this annual awards program and recognition of all Jewish educators. View the list of award winners. RSVP Now
Nominees Sought for
Friebert Social Justice Award
The Jewish Community Relations Council of MJF is seeking nominees for its third annual Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award.

The award will be given to 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. Nomination deadline: March 12. Nominate Now
Community Passover Food Drive

March 15 - 29

Kosher products needed: matzo, gefilte fish, chicken soup/matzo ball mix and grape juice.

Collection sites and more details
Save the Date: Holocaust by Bullets Opening Program, Exhibit
Holocaust by Bullets reveals the lesser-known side of the Holocaust with eye-witness testimonies, photographs and archival materials: 2.2 million Jews and Roma executed by Nazi mobile killing units | 1,893 execution sites in 7 countries identified | 4,714 videotaped eyewitness testimonies.

Opening Program: April 19
| 7 pm | $10 | Jewish Home - Rubenstein Pavilion, 1414 N. Prospect Ave. | Docent-led tours | Guest speaker Fr. Patrick Desbois | Buy Tickets

Exhibit: April 20 - May 23
| Free | Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. | Learn More
Save the Date for Yamim 2017

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, April 23 | 3 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaZikaron - Day of Remembrance
Sunday, April 30 | 6 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaAtzmaut - Israeli Independence Day
Sunday, May 7 | 4-6:30 pm
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. FREE parking at event and FREE transportation available from various North Shore locations! Watch for details.

Learn More

Yamim 2017 is brought to the community by MJF's Israel Center and Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, and generous sponsors.
Students in 7th-12th Grade: Enter the Holocaust Essay Contest

Choose an example of survival, resistance or rescue from the Holocaust that has an impact on you , and explain how it infuences the way you behave in the world today.  Submission deadline: March 1.  Read More

The contest is a program of the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of MJF. Sponsored by the Habush Family Foundation.
Kids in 4th-6th Grade: Enter the
Passover Cover Design Contest
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle encourages students in 4th-6th grade to enter the Passover section cover contest. The winning artist receives a $25 prize and the art will publish in the April edition! Submission deadline: March 9. Entry Form
'Fabric of Survival' Exhibit Now Open at Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Fabric of Survival:
The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

Now - May 26
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of the MJF, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Fifty years after defying Nazi orders at the age of 15,  Esther was determined to show her daughters the family she had lost. She created a series of 36 hauntingly beautiful, exquisitely detailed works of fabric collage and embroidery. Learn More

Exhibit Programs:
* March 2 | 7-9 pm: Diversity in Cloth: Culture and Catharsis
* March 14 | 12-1:30 pm: 20th Century Immigration
* March 19 | 1-4 pm: Sewing Sunday with Madam Chino
Young Professionals:
'Lunch with a Legend' Series

The Young Leadership Division of Milwaukee Jewish Federation invite young professionals (45 and under) to a series of exclusive lunches with legends from the local Jewish community.

March 28 | 12-1:30 pm | Betsy Green
Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

May 23 | 12-1:30 pm | Bob Habush
Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Cost is $10 per lunch. Dietary laws observed. Limited seating; tickets are required. RSVP for March lunch by March 21.
Buy Tickets
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

Young Leadership Division Happy Hour
Feb. 23 * 5:30-7 pm
Balzac, 1716 N. Arlington Place

Yitzchok Moully Chassidic Pop Art
Feb. 23 * 7-9 pm
Chabad of the East Side, 3030 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Havdalah Concert
Feb. 25 * 6:30-8:30 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

Safety Pin Discussion Group
Feb. 26 * 10 am
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

BBYO - Chapter Meeting
Feb. 27 * 7-9 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd

Israeli Film Series
March 2 * 7-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Father Daughter Dance at the JCC
March 4 * 7-8:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Jewish Life Class
March 5 * 9:30-11 am
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, 830 W Moreland Blvd.

Third Annual Vashti's Spa Day - Celebration for Women
March 5 * 1-4 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

International Women's Day Milwaukee
March 5 * 1-4 pm
Hyatt Regency Center, 333 W Kilbourn Ave.

Jewish Film at the JCC
March 5 * 3-5 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Torah Academy of Milwaukee Banquet
March 5 * 5:30 pm
Four Points by Sheraton, 8900 N. Kildeer Rd.

Family Sports Night
March 5 * 6 pm
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

PJ Library Purim Program
March 6 * 5:15-6:15 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Adopt-a-Safta: Hamantaschen Making
March 8 * 1:30-3 pm
Hillel Milwaukee, 3053 N. Stowell Ave.

The Brides of Jerusalem - art exhibit by Barbara Kohl-Spiro
On display through May
Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St, Mequon

--Save The Date--

* Farewell to the Zehavi Family & 50 Years of Shlichut Celebration, June 25
* Music of Rabbi Michel Twerski performed by MSO, June 25
Sign Up for the
Walk for Israel

The Walk for Israel, part of the Yom HaAtztmaut celebration, is set for 4 pm on May 7, 2017.
Sign up now!

Brought to the community by Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and generous sponsors to be announced.

Holocust Stories: In Their Honor

Hot Topics for Cold Nights

Schools: Religious Education and Interfaith Relations
with Joseph Ringel, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of Israel studies at Northwestern University.

April 4 | 7 pm | Free
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
RSVP required

This is the final in a series exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, brought to the community by MJF's Israel Center & Jewish Community Relations Council.

Limited Time Remains for
One Happy Camper Grants

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation partners with the Foundation for Jewish Camp to provide $1,000 grants for first-time campers at Jewish overnight camps.
Learn More

News Only Found in the Chronicle

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

* Now on Facebook: An anti-Semitism inquiry at a Wisconsin college remains unsolved.

* Now on Twitter: See the new "yes to the JCC" message.

* In the next print edition: Local shpiels of the future! Watch for the next print edition in mailboxes around March 1.

Don't forget to share your view of the poll question: "Did you witness or experience anti-Semitism in the last five years?"

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

Building Bridges Through Interreligious Dialogue
March 28 | 7 pm | Free
The Lux Center, 7335 S. Hwy 100, Franklin

Two eminent theologians - Rabbi Yehiel Poupko and Father John Crossin - will explore what we can do to create bonds instead of barriers between people of different faiths.

RSVP by March 21.

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.

Candlelighting Times

~ Feb. 24 - 5:17 pm
~ March 3 - 5:26 pm

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