Your MJF  Newsletter
Feb. 9, 2017
28 Shevat 5777
Issue No. 247
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Voices of Israel: Stories Untold

Feb. 15 | 7 pm | Free | Hillel Milwaukee, 3053 N. Stowell Ave.

Feb. 16 | 12 pm | Free | Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., room 254

Hear the stories of two inspiring young Israelis, Mohammad and Shlomit. Learn about their struggles, their successes, their military service, and their hopes and dreams. Read More

Presented by Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Hillel Milwaukee and StandWithUs.
Next Week: 'Fabric of Survival' Opens at Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Fabric of Survival:
The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

Feb. 17 - 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:
* Feb. 16 | 7-9 pm: Opening Preview
* Feb. 23 | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm: World War II Milwaukee
* March 2 | 7-9 pm: Diversity in Cloth: Culture and Catharsis
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.

Feb. 24 | 12-1:30 pm | Alan Marcuvitz
Von Briesen, 411 E. Wisconsin Ave., #1000

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, $25 to attend all three. Dietary laws observed. Limited seating; tickets are required. Buy Tickets
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
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.

Learn More & RSVP
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.
Deadline is Approaching for
Grants and Scholarships
MJF has several grants and scholarship opportunities:

Scholarships available for Jewish overnight camps and summer Israel programs. Deadline: Feb. 15

* Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund. Deadline: Feb. 16

* Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund.
Deadline: March 22

* One Happy Camper provides grants up to $1,000 for first-time campers at Jewish overnight camps.

Learn More

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

MJDS Empty Bowls Event
Feb. 9 * 5-7 pm
MJDS Lunchroom, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Tu B'Shevat Seder and Shabbat Dinner
Feb. 10 * 5:05 pm Service, 6 pm Dinner
Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, 6717 N. Green Bay Ave.

Shabbat Shira and Tu B'Shevat Dinner
Feb. 10 * 5:30-7:30 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Shabbat Shira - the Sabbath of Song
Feb. 10 * 7:30-9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-el B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

Teaching about the Holocaust at a German Site of Memory
Feb. 12 * 7-8:15 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

Tawdry Talmudic Tales with Rabbi Moishe Steigman
Feb. 21 * 7-9 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

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.

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

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

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--

* Torah Academy of Milwaukee Banquet, March 5
* Holocaust by Bullets exhibit preview event, April 19
* Yom HaShoah Commemoration, April 23
* Yom HaZikaron Ceremony, April 30
* Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration & Walk for Israel, May 7
* Farewell to the Zehavi Family & 50 Years of Shlichut Celebration, June 25
Water Talk
with Ben-Gurion University

Geopolitics of Water in Israel & Middle East

Feb. 9 | 7 pm | Free
Urban Ecology Center,
1500 E. Park Place

Unique opportunity to hear from Ben-Gurion University's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research Director, Dr. Noam Weisbrod. Email to RSVP.

Sponsored by MJF's Jewish Community Relations Council and Israel Center, and American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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.

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: A super-short film festival from a Madison filmmaker in Israel!

* Now on Twitter: Worst college for Jews? Really? Opinion: Take the University of Wisconsin - Madison off the list.

* In the next print edition: A Jewish effort to provide inner city tutoring! And much more. Watch for the next print edition in mailboxes around March 1.

Don't forget to share your view of the poll question: "Is President Donald Trump doing a good job?"

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

JCC Camp Registration

Camp registration is now open. Learn More

Alan Goodis Concert

Feb. 11 | 6:30 pm
Congregation Shalom,
7630 N. Santa Monica

Community-wide family-friendly free concert with Alan Goodis. Meet and greet ice cream social with Alan following the concert.

A non-perishable food item donation to the Jewish Community Food Pantry is requested.

Learn More

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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