Your MJF  Newsletter
June 16, 2016
10 Sivan 5776
Issue No. 230
Milwaukee Masthead 2
Unique Opportunity: Join the Mission to Vilnius and Berlin

Oct. 27 - Nov. 4, 2016

Join the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's mission to Vilnius and Berlin. The trip will include unique opportunities to remember the Holocaust, including the dedication of two mass graves with Father Patrick Desbois and witnesses of the killings, and a visit with the last remaining Partisan in the forest where she hid during the war. Learn More
Tonight: Book Talk with Author
June 16 | 7-8:30 pm | Free
Jewish Museum Milwaukee,
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Author Sheila Terman Cohen will give a talk about and sign her new book, "Jews in Wisconsin," which is part of the "People of Wisconsin" series from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The book shines a light on the role of Jews in the state from the 1700s until modern times.

Learn More
Save the Date for Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Annual Meeting

Aug. 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Free
Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

* Celebrate "Jewish Generations"
* 6:30 pm - Reception with desserts & wine (dietary laws observed)
* 7:15 pm - Annual Meeting
* Presentation by Elizabeth Brenner, Publisher of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
* Sue Strait and Danya Strait, Chairs
Open House in Celebration of
Richard Edelman's Award
June 29 | 4-6:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Open House in celebration of Richard Edelman, recipient of the Jewish Community Center Association's 2016 Frank L. Weil Award for the Advancement of Jewish Culture in North America.

Learn More
Interactive Play and Special Programs at Mah Jongg Exhibit

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

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

June 21 | 6-8 pm | 1 of 3 sessions
Beginning Basic Mah Jongg

June 23 | 7-8:30 pm
Mah Jongg, Rickshaw and Confucius
Israeli Friendship Caravan is Back!
July 11 | 6-8 pm | Free
Bayshore Town Center,
5800 N. Bayshore Drive

The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan, hosted by MJF's Israel Center, will entertain with singing, dancing and personal stories during this outdoor concert for all ages. Learn More
Attention Families with Babies: 'Shalom Baby Mega Event'

July 24 | 12-2 pm
Klode Park, 5900 N. Lake Drive

MJF's Shalom Baby presents this Kosher picnic lunch that is open to all families who have had a new addition in the past year or two through birth or adoption! Older siblings and friends welcome. Learn More
Summer Programs with the JCC
Community-wide registration is now open for the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC's summer 2016 classes.

View the program catalog.  
Upcoming Events in our Community
Check the Community Calendar for even more events!

Lake Park Synagogue Annual Dinner
June 16 * 5:30-8:30 pm
Lake Park Synagogue, 3207 N. Hackett Ave.

Farewell Rockin' Shabbat for Cantor Phillips
June 17 * 6:15-7:15 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

WITS Benefit Evening of Inspiration with Baruch Levine
June 19 * 3:30 pm
Four Points - Sheraton North, 8900 N. Kildeer Ct.

Caregiver Support Group
June 21 * 1-2 pm
Chai Point Senior Living, 1400 N. Prospect Ave.

Chaverim Dinner Out
June 21 * 6:30-8:30 pm
Culvers, 1325 E. Capitol Dr.

Jewish/Cuban Fusion Free Outdoor Concert
June 23 * 12-1 pm
Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Dr.

6-Day Rummage Sale Extravaganza
June 24, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 * 9 am - 5 pm
Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St.

Outdoor Shabbat Service
June 24 * 6-7 pm
Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.

Nachas RUACH Concert & Art Gallery
June 26 * 1-2:30 pm
Jewish Home & Care Center, 1410 N. Prospect Ave.

Torah Dedication of Unity Scroll
June 26 * 2-6 pm
Peltz Center for Jewish Life, 2233 W. Mequon Rd.

Growth & Change: Tikkun Ha-Ir's B'nai Mitzvah
June 28 * 7-9 pm
Jewish Home & Care Center, 1410 N. Prospect Ave.

Community-Wide Gimmel Tammuz Event
June 29 * 7-9 pm
Peltz Center for Jewish Life, 2233 W. Mequon Rd.

Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation Fireworks Fest
July 3 * 7:30-10 pm
Jewish Home & Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Ave.

Chaverim at the JCC Water Park
July 5 * 5:15-6:30 pm
Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park, 11015 N. Market St.

--Save The Date--

* MJF's Young Leadership Division Summer Event, Aug. 25
* MJF's Ben Nickoll Award Luncheon,
Sept. 7

Find further details in a future newsletter
Community Photo Album
JCRC Board President Michael Pollack presents Brian Schupper with the Saul Sorrin Leadership Award at the MJF Jewish Community Relations Council's Annual Meeting on June 9. See Photos

Watch the video shown at the JCRC's Annual Meeting.

MJF's Israel Center and its Partnership2Gether program on June 7 celebrated its partnership with Israel's Sovev Kinneret. Pictured is Shin Shin Orni Bavli performing improv comedy with Comedy Sportz.
See Photos

Mother and Son Brewers Game
June 26 | 12 pm

Join the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and PJ Library for a special mother and son day. Tailgate followed by the game, and children get to run the bases after the game! Learn More 

Professional Growth Funds for Jewish Educators
The Coalition for Jewish Learning of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is pleased to provide funding for teachers who would like to attend Jewish education conferences or take online classes as a professional growth opportunity.
Learn More

Summer Evenings Concert Series
June 17 | 8 pm | Free
Congregation Shalom,
7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Featuring We Six Jazz Sextet. Read more about "Summer Evenings: A Musical Kaleidoscope" 2016 Concert Series.  

Chronicle Offers Breaking News on Social Media

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

* Now on Facebook: Milwaukee's Jewish Community Relations Council reacts to Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) decision to divest.

* Now on Twitter: Need a gift? Visit the Chronicle's gift guide slideshow.

* Help Choose the top local stories of 5776.

* Coming in the July print edition of the Chronicle: The small up-north university with the active college Hillel.

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

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

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