Your MJF  Newsletter
Jan. 12, 2017
14 Tevet 5777
Issue No. 245
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Tuesday: Yom HaAtzmaut
Community Feedback Meeting
Jan. 17 | 7-8:30 pm
Falafel Guys, 105 W. Freistadt Rd., Mequon

Join the event organizers to talk about ideas and plans for the community's Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration for 2017. This Yom HaAtzmaut celebration - Israel's Independence Day - is the largest celebration of Israel in Wisconsin. Organized by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, it will be held this year from 4-6:30 pm on May 7 at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. Email for more information.
Tonight: Keynote Speech on
Partners in a Fractured Society
Jan. 12 | 7-9 pm | Free
Bonaventure Hall at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Rd.

Keynote by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg with a response by Bishop Richard J. Sklba.
Rabbi Greenberg will address the centrality of Covenant in the Jewish and Catholic traditions and argue that it must be restored between our two traditions so that we might apply this partnership approach to restore understanding, dialogue, and cooperation in American society which has become deeply polarized. Learn More

This event is brought to the community by the Catholic-Jewish Conference, which is a program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of MJF and the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Concerns of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
'Paint and Sip' with the Young Leadership Division

Jan. 28 | 7-10 pm | $30
Splash Studio, 184 N. Broadway

Join MJF's Young Leadership Division at Splash paint bar where a local artist will guide guests in creating their own works of art. Each guest will receive one drink ticket, a canvas and materials. Learn More
My Father, a Survivor of the Holocaust
Jan. 29 | 12 pm | Free
Congregation Shalom,
7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Join Nancy Kennedy Barnett as she has a "conversation" with her father, George Kennedy, of blessed memory, who was born in Budapest and survived WWII and the Labor Camps.

Learn More and RSVP

Brought to the community by MJF's Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocuast Education Resource Center and Congregation Shalom.
Next Month: 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. Watch for award winners announced in the next newsletter.

Learn More & RSVP
Grants and Scholarships for Camp, College, Israel Programs

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has several grants and scholarship opportunities:

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

Scholarships available for Jewish overnight camps and summer Israel programs for young people.

* Semester or year in Israel from the Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund.

* Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund to outstanding Jewish high school seniors to help fund the college freshman year .

Learn More
Hot Topics for Cold Nights

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

This series explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Interactive, moderated and civil discussions about
complex issues, such as peace efforts, settlements, the role of water, the security barrier and more. Learn More

Sponsored by MJF's Jewish Community Relations Council and Israel Center, it is part of Let's Talk Israel, a comprehensive, yearlong project to increase opportunities for thoughtful and civil conversations about Israel.
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

Sinai Concert Series: A Western Edge
Jan. 14 * 6:15-9 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

CSI Book Club
Jan. 19 * 7:30-9 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

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

NCJW: Women's March on Madison
Jan. 21 * 9:45 am
Board bus at Brown Deer Park & Ride

Black-Jewish Relations: Welcome to Bronzeville
Jan. 21 * 6:30-9 pm
Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center, 123 E. State St.

Book Discussion with Rabbi Cohen: The Secret Chord
Jan 22 * 10-11:45 am
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Israeli Karaoke Night
Jan. 22 * 7-9 pm
Falafel Guys, 105 W. Freistadt Rd.

Friendship Circle Presents Art 4 Friendship
Jan. 25 * 6-8 pm
The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.

BBYO Community Shabbat Dinner
Jan. 27 * 6-8:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Celebration of the Music of Bentzion Shenker and
Modzitzer Chasidim

Jan. 28 * 8 pm
Lake Park Synagogue, 3207 N. Hackett Ave.

CEEBJ 3rd Annual Variety Show
Jan. 29 * 11:30 am - 1 pm
Congregation Emanu-el B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.

Sunday STARS - Upstream Arts Combo
Jan. 29 & Feb 5, 1-2:45 pm; Feb. 12, 10-11:30 am
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Partnership2Gether Social Worker Delegation
Jan. 31 * 6:30-8 pm
Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St.

--Save The Date--

*Torah Academy of Milwaukee Banquet, March 5
This Friday: Shabbat for Young Professionals

Jan. 13 | 7 pm
Swig, 217 N. Broadway
$20 at the door

Appetizers, drinks and a Shabbat meal. Learn More

Sponsored by MJF's Young Leadership Division, Hillel Milwaukee, Young Jewish Adults of Milwaukee, Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Congregation Sinai, Congregation Shalom and Jewish National Fund.

In the News...
* H. Carl Mueller, one of MJF's participants in its mission to Vilnius and Lithuania, had his article about the mission and Nazi killing fields published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

* Ellie Gettinger, education director for Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of MJF, was honored as one of Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 under 40!

* Jewish Museum Milwaukee received a preview of its Local Lives, National Voices series in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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: Israel to buy 200 military vehicles from a Wisconsin provider!

* Now on Twitter: What has been our most popular poll since June?

* In our next print edition: Student planning at BBYO!

* And much more. Watch for the next print edition in mailboxes around Feb. 1.

Don't forget to share your view of the poll question: "Which actor delivered the best performance in a film on the Holocaust?"

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

Sunday: 'The Frisco Kid' screening

Jan. 15 | 3 pm | Free
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

In this classic family film, Gene Wilder plays a young, inept rabbinic student in Poland who is sent in the 1850s to lead a synagogue in the Wild West in San Francisco. Email for more information.

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

~ Jan. 13 - 4:22 pm
~ Jan. 20 - 4:31 pm

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