Your MJF  Newsletter
May 5, 2016
27 Nissan 5776
Issue No. 227
Milwaukee Masthead 2
May 11: Honor Victims of Terror
May 15: Celebrate Israel!
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 pm
· Walk for Israel (2 miles): 4:30 pm
· Concert, Food & Activities: 5:30 pm

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

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.

Women's Philanthropy Plans Special Guest Speaker for Annual Meeting

May 19 | 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.
* Guest speaker: Jane Weitzman
* 2016 Ann Agulnick Young Leadership Award to Julie Lookatch
Learn More

Celebrate the Partnership with Israel's Sovev Kinneret
June 7 | 7-10 pm | Free
Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale

* ComedySportz improv comedy
* Sprecher Brewery tour
* Dessert bar (dietary laws observed)
* Meet-and-greet with Israeli and national partners. Learn More

Presented by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Israel Center and its Partnership2Gether program.
JCRC to Present Awards at
Annual Meeting Luncheon
June 9 | 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Jewish Home & Care Center,
1410 N. Prospect Ave.

* Keynote: Darryl Morin, co-founder of the Latino-Jewish Alliance.
* Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
* Saul Sorrin Emerging Leader Award. RSVP by May 31
Final Week to View Exhibit of
FDR's 'Soldier in Art'

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.

See the benefits of becoming a member of JMM.
Purchase KidShare Raffle Tickets
KidShare raffle tickets are now available! This year organizers will raffle off a 60" Samsung Smart TV, Go Pro Camera, iPad Pro, and a Lava Patio Heater! 1 ticket for $15, 5 tickets for $55 or 10 tickets for $100. You do not need to be present to win!  

Learn More
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

Lecture on Warsaw's
Destruction and Rebuilding

May 10 | 7 pm | Free
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

"Rising from the Ashes: The Destruction & Rebuilding of Warsaw" by Margaret Guzek, writer and preservationist. Learn More

Presented by CEEBJ and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Picnic for Israelis
May 22 | 12:30 pm
Private Residence

Come meet fellow Israelis from Wisconsin while enjoying kosher BBQ and Israeli company. Learn More
Help Choose a Play

May 26 | 7:30 pm | $10
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC,
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Choose which production will come to Milwaukee next year! Part of an international competition, actors will perform scenes from the top three plays from among more than 200 submissions, and attendees will choose the play for local production. Learn More
Exhibit Honors the Memories, Legacy and Charms of Mah Jongg

June 5 - Aug. 28
Jewish Museum Milwaukee,
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Come learn the history and meaning of the beloved game of mah jongg that became a Jewish-American tradition. Learn More

June 2 | 7 pm
Preview Night - Mah Jongg, Martinis and Madness!
Glean Machine Accepting Items
Glean Machine, now in its 12th year in keeping with the theme of Shavuot, from May 15-19 at rotating sites, will be collecting various personal and household items, new or clean and in good condition.  Learn More

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

NCJW: Wine, Women & Chocolate
May 5 * 7-9 pm
Get Happy Chocolatier, 11235 Cedarburg Rd.

Scholar in Residence Matti Friedman
May 6-7 * Various Times
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

A Tapestry of Jewish Short Stories
May 6 * 1-2:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration
May 7 * 5 pm
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, 830 W. Moreland Blvd.

Kuzari: Arguments in Defense of Judaism with Rabbi Jay Brickman
May 9 and 16 * 4-5:15 pm
Private Residence

JCC Men's Club - With Lox
May 10 * 12-1:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Simon Sebag Montefiore The Romanovs: 1613 to 1918
May 10 * 7-8:30 pm
Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave.

Liturgy (Adult Education)
May 10 * 7:30-9 pm
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Three Perspectives of Trips to Poland
May 11 * 7-9 pm
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, 830 W. Moreland Blvd.

Yom HaAtzmaut Seudah
May 12 * 6 pm
Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, 6717 N. Green Bay Ave.

Chug Ivrit - Hebrew Conversation Group
May 13 * 1-2 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Mishkan HaNefesh: Exploring our Machzor
May 15 * 10-11 am
Congregation Emanu-el B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

Book Discussion with Rabbi Herber and Jeffrey Gingold
May 17 * 7-8:30 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin - On the Road with KOACH
May 19 * 9 am - 7 pm
Brown Deer Park & Ride, N. Green Bay Rd.

Jews of Wisconsin Book Signing
May 19 * 7-9 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Challah & Community
May 20 * 10-11 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Itsy Bitsy Sinai
May 22 * 11 am - 12 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

--Save The Date--

* ASKT Celebrates 30th Anniversary, June 3
* JFS Luncheon of Champions, June 16

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
The community recognized Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day on May 1 with prayer, a candle lighting ceremony, music, presentations and a keynote speech by survivor and creator of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Sam Harris. More Photos 

The commemoration is a program of the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

In the News...
* Milwaukee Jewish Federation Weinstein Fellow Danya Strait had an article published in the Milwaukee Independent about her recent Fellowship trip to Israel.

* The Milwaukee Jewish Federation was recognized as a 2016 Top Workplace in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Host Israeli Teens
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Israel Center needs families to host Israeli teens:

* Zofim Scouts Friendship Caravan (July 10-11)
* P2G Sovev Kinneret Mifgash (July 7-10)
Learn More

* Incoming shin shins: Omer Brymok and Mark Esman. Hosting means welcoming one shin shin into your home for four months. Learn More 

JCC Annual Meeting
June 1 | 7:30 pm
Annual Meeting
of the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

* Celebration
* Vision for the future
* Vote on new board
* Award presentations
Learn More  

Day Camps Start June 14
There are still plenty of JCC Summer Day Camps to choose from. Read More 

'Like' and 'Follow' the Chronicle on
Social Media

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

* Now on Facebook: Lovely photo of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School Girl Scout troop visiting the Jewish Home & Care Center.

* Now on Twitter: A local rabbi urges us to choose love over hate.

* Coming in the June print edition of the Chronicle: Why is the Jewish community so tied to mah jongg?

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

Don't forget to share your views of the poll question: "Should Jerusalem be the capital of Israel?"

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

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What Will Your Jewish Legacy Be?
"Jewish Museum Milwaukee preserves and presents Milwaukee's Jewish history to our..." 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. Learn More 
Candlelighting Times

~ May 6 - 7:41 pm
~ May 13 - 7:49 pm

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