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1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

January 2018

Opening Preview for Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$3 – $5

Allied in the Fight explores the partnership between Jewish and African American leaders in confronting systematic racism in the United States. The exhibit addresses Black-Jewish collaboration within the Civil Rights Movement and the complicated nature of Jewish contributions to the Civil Rights movement through artifacts, archival materials and information from a national perspective. Allied in the Fight is a part of the Milwaukee-wide initiative, “200 Nights of Freedom,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the city’s 1967-68 Open Housing Marches. These…

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Opening Preview for Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$3 – $5

Allied in the Fight explores the partnership between Jewish and African American leaders in confronting systematic racism in the United States. The exhibit addresses Black-Jewish collaboration within the Civil Rights Movement and the complicated nature of Jewish contributions to the Civil Rights movement through artifacts, archival materials and information from a national perspective. Allied in the Fight is a part of the Milwaukee-wide initiative, “200 Nights of Freedom,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the city’s 1967-68 Open Housing Marches. These…

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February 2018

From Swastika to Jim Crow: Film Screening and Talkback

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$6 – $8

Based on a book by the late author Gabrielle Simon Edgecomb, ‘From Swastika to Jim Crow’ tells the little-known story of Jewish refugee scholars who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to America, and when faced with anti-Semitic sentiment at mainstream American universities, were hired for positions at historically black colleges and universities in the then-segregated South. Joyce Mallory, Organization Development Consultant for the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee and a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, will discuss her experiences with…

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Redlining, Racism and Reflection: Milwaukee Redlining with Reggie Jackson

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Redlining, Racism and Reflection: A Three-Part Series Part I: Milwaukee Redlining with Reggie Jackson Redlining is the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on the racial or ethnic composition of those areas, and was the impetus for the Milwaukee Open Housing Marches in 1967-68. Learn the history of Redlining in Milwaukee as well as the role and impact of racially restrictive covenants during the 1960s. Reggie Jackson, prominent local…

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Redlining, Racism and Reflection: Redlining in Context with Ralph Hollmon

February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Redlining, Racism and Reflection: A Three-Part Series Part II: Redlining in Context with Ralph Hollmon In 1968 the inner core of Milwaukee, home to thousands of low-income families, was being torn up for urban renewal projects. Join us for a screening of Wisconsin Public Television’s “City Within A City: When Pretty Soon Runs Out,” a documentary that explores the stories and lives of low-income families impacted by that development. Ralph Hollman, former president and CEO of The Milwaukee Urban League,…

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Redlining, Racism and Reflection: Where from Here?

February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Redlining, Racism and Reflection: A Three-Part Series Part III: Where from Here? What really happened during Milwaukee’s Open Housing Marches of 1967-1968? What happened after the 1968 Open Housing Law was passed? Did things change? Join us to learn more about the current state of segregation in Milwaukee, how that was shaped by the 1968 Open Housing Law, and where we go from here. Marc Levine from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Economic Development will address growth of entrenched…

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March 2018

Art & Justice: A Historical Bus Tour

March 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10 – $15

Join Dominic Inouye, educator, artist and founder of ZipMKE, on a bus tour exploring Milwaukee’s historic Civil Rights sites, including the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge, the Bronzeville Loop, neighborhoods shared by African American and Jewish communities, and public works of art, including statues of Golda Meir, Martin Luther King, Vel Phillips, and Mahatma Gandhi. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Open Housing Marches, the tour explores these important places and the people who worked tirelessly for social justice and…

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April 2018

Opening Preview of Stitching Histories From the Holocaust

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$15 – $20

After traveling to venues across the country, this highly acclaimed original exhibit returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee. With this reinstallation, JMM is expanding the discussion around immigration and cross-continental communication, including two new stories of families attempting to flee the Holocaust. Through designs rendered by Hedwig Strnad in Prague and the resulting dresses created by Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s costume shop, the Oelsner family archive detailing their flight to Shanghai, ‘The Port of Last Resort’, and the Stern family collection of…

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April ‘Thirdsday’ + Behind the Seams I

April 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Did you know on the Third Thursday of each month, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open late? That’s right – we stay open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits! In April we celebrate our collaboration with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Costume Shop with a 5:30 pm presentation from Alex Tecoma, Senior Draper, and Jessica Jaeger, First Hand. Alex and Jessica were integral members of the dress-making team in 2013 and spent hours interpreting Hedy’s sketches,…

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Craft Workshop: Patterned Silk with Miranda Levy

April 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$32 – $42

Create your own fashion-forward, hand-printed silk scarf with Project Runway alumni, Miranda Levy. Miranda will teach you the craft of creating repeating patterns with wood blocks using traditional Indian patterns. Miranda Kay Levy has been a featured artist in several fashion and art shows throughout Milwaukee. In 2013 Levy was selected as a contestant on the Lifetime television production, Project Runway, season 12. Her concepts are inspired by her unique experiences as a female serving in the military. These events…

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Archival Odyssey: Edie (Oelsner) Shafer and the Shanghai Ghetto

April 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$3 – $7

In an attempt to escape from Nazi persecution in Germany, the family of Edie (Oelsner) Shafer fled to Japanese-occupied Shanghai in 1939, the only place they could go without a visa. The family ultimately ended up in the United States, but not before facing nine years of legal obstacles in order to immigrate successfully. Based on their work with a rich collection of the family’s documents held by Jewish Museum Milwaukee, specialists in twentieth-century European history Ben Nestor and Mike…

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May 2018

“After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States” with Libby Garland

May 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$6 – $10

Libby Garland, Associate Professor of History at Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York, will discuss her recently published book After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965. In After They Closed the Gates, Garland tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that underworld, showing how such stories contributed to growing national anxieties about illegal immigration. Garland also helps us understand how Jews were linked to, and then…

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March 2019

Opening Preview of Pictures of Resistance

March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$17 – $20

Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman The lives of partisans depended on their ability to remain unseen, undocumented and unidentifiable. But one fighter, Faye Schulman, had a camera. The only known Jewish partisan to capture the World War II experience on film, Schulman’s rare collection of images captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the rag-tag, tough partisans – some Jewish, some not – who fought the Nazis and their collaborators. Born…

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April 2019

Voices of Resistance: The United States, Social Movements, and the Role of Women

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $8

Women have been instrumental in social and political change in the United States since the first European settlers arrived on the shores in North America. From the Founding period forward, women have had important and often under-examined roles in advocating for and moving towards political change of all kinds. Abigail Adams famously admonished her husband, John Adams, not to forget the women in this new nation and the new form of government. Over the past two centuries, women have led…

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Daring to Resist Film Screening and Talkback

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $7

Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust Film Screening and Talkback with Scholar Amy Shapiro, Ph.D. Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler’s reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this gripping documentary, three Jewish women answer this question by recalling their lives as teenagers in occupied Holland, Hungary and Poland, when they refused to remain passive as the Nazis rounded up local Jewish populations. Defying her family’s wishes, each…

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May 2019

Storyslam: “Untold Stories of Resistance” With Ex Fabula

May 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10 – $12

Everyone loves a story! Inspired by the fortitude of Jewish partisan Faye Schulman, enjoy the evening while being entertained, engaged, and emboldened by Milwaukeeans sharing their "Untold Stories of Resistance."

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July 2019

The Flight Portfolio with Best-Selling Author Julie Orringer

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$3 – $5

Best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge, Julie Orringer, is coming to Milwaukee to expound on her newly published historical novel, The Flight Portfolio. The Flight Portfolio is based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work and the lives of artists, including some Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust such as Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel and André Breton. Join Orringer for an in-depth look at the research that was undertaken…

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Gallery Night with Chagall’s Le Cirque

July 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Be part of a rare opportunity to experience Marc Chagall's legendary Le Cirque portfolio for FREE on Gallery Night! Iconic attributes of Chagall's creations - his quintessential use of vivid color, dreamlike composition and fanciful characters - befittingly capture his lure to the circus and its emblematic encapsulation of the human condition. 'For me, a circus is a magic show that appears and disappears like a world. These clowns, bareback riders and acrobats have made themselves at home in my…

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Gallery Day with Chagall’s Le Cirque

July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$4.00 – $60

Be part of a rare opportunity to experience Marc Chagall's legendary Le Cirque portfolio on Gallery Day! Iconic attributes of Chagall's creations - his quintessential use of vivid color, dreamlike composition and fanciful characters - befittingly capture his lure to the circus and its emblematic encapsulation of the human condition. 'For me, a circus is a magic show that appears and disappears like a world. These clowns, bareback riders and acrobats have made themselves at home in my visions. Why?…

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August 2019

Pop-Up Gallery: The Circus in Modern Art

August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $8

The circus' association with showmanship, surrealism, melancholy, and alienation stirred a generation of artists. In partnership with David Barnett Gallery, Jewish Museum Milwaukee explores the long-time fascination of artists with the circus by highlighting art from the David Barnett Gallery collection, ranging from the satirical use of a circus performer in 19th-century Europe to a contemporary Milwaukee artist's exploration of the fear sometimes associated with clowns. Help us celebrate the life of the circus with a wine reception followed by…

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Lunch & Learn: Wisconsin’s Great and Hidden Circus History

August 23, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$3 – $5

At the turn of the last century, Wisconsin was home to more than 100 circuses including the great Ringling Brothers, an immigrant family who settled in the small town of Baraboo where their vast circus empire started as a simple one wagon show featuring only one animal, a blind hyena. Join renowned Milwaukee journalist and author Meg Jones to learn how Wisconsin became an epicenter for circuses, how Wisconsin's worst tornado in terms of loss of life was due in…

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October 2019

Linking Houdini: A Halloween Séance

October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$20 – $25

Houdini died on Halloween of 1926. Every year since his death, a séance has been held to see if he could cross the veil and prove the spiritual afterlife existed. This year, Jewish Museum Milwaukee will try to connect with Houdini in the state where he learned the literal tricks of his trade, and perhaps he will once again make an appearance! Find your fortune with roving tarot card readers and get your spook on with a moody museum tour.…

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December 2019

Houdini Hocus – Pocus with Glen Gerard

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$7 – $18

Did you know that the late, great Harry Houdini was one of the first Milwaukee Journal newspaper delivery boys? Once he became famous, he gave free shows for the Journal news boys when he played Milwaukee. That’s just one unique fact that magician Glen Gerard will share at Houdini Hocus-Pocus, a combination magic show and history lesson! This family-friendly show will feature some of Houdini’s original magic tricks including Metamorphosis and the East Indian Needle Trick. Be entertained by mystery,…

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May 2020

Fired Up: The Pottery of Abe Cohn (A Virtual Exhibit)

May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Abe Cohn, a renowned Wisconsin potter, encouraged and flamed the creative spark of countless individuals, and established the first pottery studio in Fish Creek, laying the foundation for Door County to become a renowned destination for potters and pottery fans alike. Check out the exhibit here:

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Fired Up: The Pottery of Abe Cohn (A Virtual Exhibit)

May 8, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Abe Cohn, a renowned Wisconsin potter, encouraged and flamed the creative spark of countless individuals, and established the first pottery in Fish Creek, laying the foundation for Door County to become a renowned destination for potters and pottery fans alike.

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Museum Moments via Facebook Live

May 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, will be sharing moments from Jewish history during the coming weeks via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment. Museum Moments are archived and can be found on Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Facebook page.

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Fired Up: The Pottery of Abe Cohn (A Virtual Exhibit)

May 12, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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free

Abe Cohn, a renowned Wisconsin potter, encouraged and flamed the creative spark of countless individuals, and established the first pottery studio in Fish Creek, laying the foundation for Door County to become a renowned destination for potters and pottery fans alike.

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Fired Up: The Pottery of Abe Cohn (A Virtual Exhibit)

May 12, 2020 @ 1:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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free

Abe Cohn, a renowned Wisconsin potter, encouraged and flamed the creative spark of countless individuals, and established the first pottery studio in Fish Creek, laying the foundation for Door County to become a renowned destination for potters and pottery fans alike. Check out the exhibit here: https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/exhibits/abe-cohn/

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Fired Up: The Pottery of Abe Cohn (A Virtual Exhibit)

May 12, 2020 @ 1:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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free

Abe Cohn, a renowned Wisconsin potter, encouraged and flamed the creative spark of countless individuals, and established the first pottery studio in Fish Creek, laying the foundation for Door County to become a renowned destination for potters and pottery fans alike. Check out the exhibit here: https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/exhibits/abe-cohn/

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Museum Moments via Facebook Live

May 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Education director, Ellie Gettinger, will be sharing moments from Jewish history during the coming weeks via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment.

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Conversation Starters: Artist David R. Harper

May 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Having an imaginative mind is an incredible asset, especially in these isolating times. Known for his captivating and thought-provoking multi-media installations, David R. Harper works daily in an ‘out of the box’ mindset and provokes viewers to experience his creatively stimulating environments in much the same way. Continuing to work amid a landscape that feels uncertain and surreal, David will talk about meditative and creative practices of the studio, recent endeavors like the solo exhibition, ‘My Own Personal Ghost,’ which…

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The Holocaust and Primary Sources: Using Rywka’s Diary

May 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) and Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMM) are partnering for a professional development opportunity geared towards educators but open to all. Join Education Directors, Dr. Dan Haumschild and Ellie Gettinger for an exploration of the Holocaust through primary sources from the era, including the diary of Rywka Lipszyc found at Auschwitz during liberation in 1945. The diary inspired “The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto,” Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s…

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Conversation Starters: Kosher Catering with Amy Ferrante-Gollwitzer

May 20, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Amy Ferrante-Gollwitzer has been making and providing great food for over four decades. Built through generations on family recipes, an Italian-based, diverse and evolving menu, hard work, and a loyal customer base, Ferrante’s restaurant is a familiar and favorite North Shore haunt. Over the years that Amy has been at the helm, she has expanded the way Ferrante’s Restaurant & Signature Catering feeds and services its clientele, including a specialty in kosher catering. For Milwaukee’s Jewish community that trusted provision…

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Conversation Starters: Artists Richard and Nina Edelman

May 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Richard Edelman metal sculptor, and Nina Edelman textile artist, welcome you into their home studios. Richard has worked with metals his whole life as an engineer, broker, and in the recent decade as a sculptor. Nina grew up in a family of fabric mavens, sewing and enjoying craft projects. They will talk about past and more recent work and share some thoughts about future projects. Both of the Edelmans creations can be seen in public in Wisconsin and in other…

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Virtual Book Club- Creative Care with MacArthur Genius Fellow Anne Basting

May 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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MacArthur Genius Fellow Anne Basting’s newest book, Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, tells the story of how she pioneered a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia. Now used around the world, this proven method brings light and joy to the lives of elders—and those who care for them. Join Basting for a book reading and discussion to hear the touching stories that inspire and guide us…

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Museum Moments via Facebook Live

May 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, will be sharing moments from Jewish history during the coming weeks via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment. Museum Moments are archived and can be found on Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Facebook page.

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June 2020

“Golda” Film (2019)

June 3, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 11:45 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost. Based on these never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare…

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Conversation Starters: Gun Violence Awareness with Anneliese Dickman

June 3, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The first weekend in June is dedicated to increasing Gun Violence Prevention. Safer at Home is a challenge for gun violence prevention. We will be talking with Anneliese Dickman, the Milwaukee program manager for the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, about the new issues that have emerged during the quarantine. Anneliese was the communications director of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort and was the research director for the Public Policy Forum. She is the current president of Jewish…

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Museum Moments via Facebook Live

June 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, will be sharing moments from Jewish history during the coming weeks via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment. Museum Moments are archived and can be found on Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Facebook page.

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“Golda” Film (2019)

June 12, 2020 @ 12:04 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost. Based on these never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare…

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Film Reviews: “A spectacular and compelling portrait. Five stars!” (Kan) “Pure gold… Excellent… Well written and wonderfully directed” (Walla News) “A fascinating film” (Kan Radio) “Watching GOLDA is worth gold” (Maariv) Please contact Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Israel Center Community Shaliach Uria Roth at UriaR@MilwaukeeJewish.org to RSVP and receive your Vimeo coupon in order to view the film from home anytime between Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 12. On Sunday, July 12, 3:00 PM CST, Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Jewish Museum Milwaukee welcome Udi Nir, writer, director and producer of GOLDA, to our virtual stage for a Post-Film Discussion. Click here for more information on the Post-Film Discussion. In partnership with Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

June 12, 2020 @ 12:06 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost. Based on these never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare…

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“Golda” Film (2019)

June 12, 2020 @ 12:14 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost. Based on these never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare…

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“Golda” Film (2019)

June 12, 2020 @ 12:19 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost. Based on these never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare…

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Museum Moments via Facebook Live

June 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, will be sharing moments from Jewish history during the coming weeks via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment. Museum Moments are archived and can be found on Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Facebook page.

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“Golda” Film (2019)

June 16, 2020 @ 11:13 am
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost. Based on these never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare…

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Museum Moments via Facebook Live

June 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, will be sharing moments from Jewish history during the coming weeks via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment. Museum Moments are archived and can be found on Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Facebook page.

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Museum Moments via Facebook Live

June 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
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Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, will be sharing moments from Jewish history during the coming weeks via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment. Museum Moments are archived and can be found on Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Facebook page.

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July 2021

We Are America: The Cultural Programs of the Great Depression

July 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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This program is free and open to the public.

The Great Depression remains the most devastating economic disaster in American history. It is often remembered for its suffering: bread lines, makeshift shantytowns known as “Hoovervilles,” gaunt faces, and dust storms. Yet, the experience of collective suffering also prompted a period of policy experimentation and creative expression that manifested in the artwork of the Works Progress Administration. Join Dr. Betsy Pease, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Concordia University, to learn about the broader context of the New…

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Virtual Book Talk – How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America

July 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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In the breadth of work created during the Great Depression, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed formerly enslaved people, marking the first major collection of oral histories about slavery in America. JMM will explore this intriguing collection and more, with author Clint Smith, as he discusses his debut work of nonfiction How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, a revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave-owning nation. Smith will be in conversation with…

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August 2021

Save the Date – Book Talk – At the End of the World, Turn Left

August 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Zhanna Slor, author of At the End of the World, Turn Left, as she discusses her debut novel, a compelling story about identity and how you define “home” set in Milwaukee’s eclectic Riverwest neighborhood. At the End of the World, Turn Left Masha remembers her childhood in the former USSR, but found her life and heart in Israel. Anna was just an infant when her family fled, but yearns to find her roots. When Anna is contacted by a…

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At the Service of the People: Mural Art, Politics, and the New Deal

August 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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This program is free and open to the public.

Directly after the Mexican Revolution, artists from the US flocked to Mexico to participate in the creative frenzy that had taken Mexico by storm. Artists and intellectuals worked together to help define and embrace a modern Mexico, responsive to the ideals of the revolution. With the establishment of a government-sponsored mural program in the 1920s, social, political, and nationalistic messages reflecting those ideals took illustrative, large-scale form on public buildings. Government support for the arts in Mexico and the themes…

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Wall to Wall: How Mural Art is Changing MKE’s Cityscape

August 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Murals create a tangible sense of place, adding color, vibrancy, and character to dense areas of concrete and asphalt in urban environments. Murals bring communities together projecting a collective voice of resilience and inspiration to the neighborhoods surrounding them. Over the last several years, Milwaukee has embraced the power of murals adding more and more of these dynamic messages to our streets. These murals are changing the face of the city, adding colorful dimensions and stories that were previously hidden…

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October 2021

Virtual Opening Preview of Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling

October 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10 – $18

The scrap industry has played an important role in our society for over 200 years. The work was grueling, and the industry was criticized as a source of social and environmental ills. Still, generations of individuals and families gravitated to the economic opportunities it provided for immigrants and native-born Americans who collected, stored, brokered, and sold discarded metals, rags and paper-scrappers. For at least half of the 20th century, 70 – 90% of the industry was comprised of Jewish scrappers.…

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Virtual LOMED Book Club: All-of-a-Kind Family

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor is the first popular children’s fiction centered on Jewish experiences. Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee and our partners at the Coalition for Jewish Learning to consider the role this classic book played in the US and the challenges it poses in 2021. Follow the family and their five little girls as they explore New York’s Lower East Side in the early 1900s, visiting with the peddlers in their Papa’s junk shop, celebrating Jewish holidays, and learning…

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Built on Scrap Part I – Wisconsin History and the Scrap Industry (Virtual)

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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While many people associate the phrase “scrap yard” with scrap metal, the scope of scrap dealing in Wisconsin is far more diverse. In addition to dealing with scrap iron and nonferrous metals, Wisconsin scrap dealers have dealt in scrap paper and rags, hides and bones from slaughterhouses, and army surplus. Like their counterparts in other states, Wisconsin scrap dealers have sought opportunities where other people saw materials to discard. Join  Jonathan Pollack, Honorary Fellow of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish…

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GMP Virtual Tour of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans

October 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

Tour the galleries of the newly opened Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE). Spanning thirteen states and three hundred years, the MSJE’s core exhibition explores the diverse relationships, experiences, and environments encountered by Jewish communities in the American South. Explore artifacts and stories from early Jewish immigrants as they navigated southern spaces to find and build communities. Learn how southern Jews maintained their identity and became part of the fabric of southern society. The MSJE team, including Milwaukeean Lizzi…

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Community Electronic Recycling Day

October 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Do you have electronic device dinosaurs taking up space, but never being used? De-clutter your house and recycle these items properly at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee Community Electronic Recycling Day. Rather than taking up space in a landfill, many electronics can be taken apart, and individual components can be recycled. NJT Automation Salvage & Industrial Electronics Recycling will be on-site all day recycling old electronics and any kind of scrap metal. Click here to find out more specifically which items…

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November 2021

Environmental Justice: Exploring the Intersection of Waste, Race, and Health (Virtual)

November 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. Join Tia Nelson, internationally recognized environmental steward and daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, as she highlights the history of environmental policy in Wisconsin and explores the challenges and opportunities to create equitable environmental policy. Explore issues around access to clean water and ways in which…

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Community Textile Recycling Day

November 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Do you have old and unwanted clothes, shoes and linens taking up space in your closets and dressers? De-clutter your house and recycle these items properly at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee Community Textile Recycling Day. Every year, 85% of all discarded clothing and other textiles — over 21 billion lbs. — is sent to U.S. landfills. Better Earth Textile Recycling (BETR) puts discarded textiles back in the use cycle through recycling and re-purposing, and in doing so keeps them out of landfills and…

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A Greener Chanukah: Virtual DIY Upcycled Menorah Workshop

November 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Milwaukee Public Library for a craft workshop where we will upcycle old objects to create a fireless menorah that your child or grandchild can safely light each night of Chanukah. Join Jannis Mindel, Children’s Librarian at the Good Hope Library Branch, as she demonstrates how to create this fun and beautiful menorah. Then stick around to find out why upcycling is an important way that we can create a more sustainable earth with a kid-friendly tour of Scrap Yard:…

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America Recycles Day

November 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Did you know that a television can run for 3 hours from the energy saved by recycling one aluminum can? In America, 105,800 aluminum cans are recycled every minute. Learn more about recycling and its history with free admission to Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling in celebration of America Recycles Day created by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997. Pre-book your tickets for America Recycles Day now! About America Recycles Day The National Recycling Coalition created America Recycles Day in…

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Junkyard Planet with Best-Selling Author Adam Minter (Virtual)

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Adam Minter, author of books on recycling and secondhand stuff, is the world’s best-selling chronicler of the global scrap industry. Join him as he journeys from the small family scrap yard in which he grew up, to massive recycling operations around the globe. Along the way, he’ll show why scrap is global, its true impact on the environment, and why scrapping is still one of the best ways for an ambitious immigrant (like his great-grandfather) to make a living. Register…

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GMP Virtual Tour of the Russian Metro: Unique Underground Palaces of Moscow and St. Petersburg

November 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

The Russian Metro is world-famous for its unique design and amazing beauty. It’s a kingdom of mosaics, stained glass windows and sculptures. Throughout the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, the Soviet Union’s best artists and engineers were appointed to construct each Metro station to resemble the most lavish palaces of the nation. Stations look like ballrooms thanks to the bronze chandeliers, marble floors, ornate ceiling and exquisite design. Join Evgenia Kempinski, owner of St. Petersburg’s Jewish Tour Travel Agency and the…

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December 2021

Picking up the Pieces: Milwaukee Holocaust Survivors and the Scrap Industry (Virtual)

December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The scrap industry provided a professional entry for many Holocaust survivors who came to Wisconsin. Scrap was accessible because you needed no real investment to start these businesses. Starting with just a truck and “junk,” some scrap businesses became massive players in the local and national industry. Rachel Baum, Deputy Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will facilitate a discussion between Arnie Peltz, of The Peltz Group, and Josef Erlich,…

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Recycle for Good Virtual Workshop with Department of Public Works

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Looking to up your recycling game? Join the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works for a deep dive into the how and why of recycling. Find out what wish-cycling is and why it is worse than recycling correctly, why recyclables are easier to sort when they’re in their original shape, why rinsing recyclables is important, and so much more. Register to get access to the Zoom session. This program is free and open to the public.

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January 2022

GMP Virtual Tour of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

Since its establishment, the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum has been trying to preserve the history of about 20,000 European Jews who fled to Shanghai in order to avoid persecution by the German Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. At that time, most countries closed doors and Shanghai became the only option for those desperate Jews. During their stay, they received kindness and generosity from their new Shanghai neighbors, especially after the establishment of the Designated Area by the Japanese authorities…

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Virtual Book Talk: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton with Author Andrew Porwancher

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The untold story of the founding father’s likely Jewish birth and upbringing―and its revolutionary consequences for understanding him and the nation he fought to create. In The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Porwancher debunks a string of myths about the origins of this founding father to arrive at a startling conclusion: Hamilton, in all likelihood, was born and raised Jewish. For more than two centuries, his youth in the Caribbean has remained shrouded in mystery. Hamilton himself wanted it…

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Milwaukee Museum Days

January 21 @ 3:13 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$15

Nourish your mind and soul by visiting Milwaukee’s amazing cultural institutions during Museum Days, Jan. 20 through Jan. 30. For this special event, many of the city’s most fantastic museums will offer admission at rates ranging from FREE to just $15. Chart your museum exploration at Visit MKE. Admission for Jewish Museum Milwaukee will be reduced to $5 per person through Sunday, January 30. Children under 6 years of age are always FREE! Book your tickets here. Need somewhere to…

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Built on Scrap Part II – Scrapping Stereotypes: Perceptions of the Industry in Pop Culture (Virtual)

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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From the silent-film era onward, scrap dealers have shown up in films and TV shows like Born Yesterday, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Sanford and Son, and the DC Comics character “Ragman.” While the earliest depictions of scrap dealers often relied on antisemitic stereotypes, later portrayals revealed more complex characters, sometimes realistic and sometimes fantastic. Join Jonathan Pollack, Honorary Fellow of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to…

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February 2022

GMP Virtual Tour of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

xplore Common Ground: The Heart of Community, the Japanese American National Museum’s on-going core exhibition. This collections-based guided presentation will chronologically explore the Japanese American experience from the 1860s through the post-war era, with an emphasis on the WWII incarceration experience. Led by a JANM staff educator, history comes alive and participants are encouraged to build personal and human connections, think critically and engage in lifelong learning. The program will be followed by a powerful testimony and time for questions…

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5th Annual History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$9

CELEBRATE WISCONSIN HISTORY BY COMING TO JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE ON HISTORY ADVOCACY DAY IN WISCONSIN! Learn about Jewish history in Wisconsin including: – Jewish immigration to Wisconsin – How Jews earned a living once they arrived – Local connections to the Holocaust – Golda Meir’s life in Milwaukee And so much more! RECEIVE A FREE “HISTORY MATTERS” BUMPER STICKER EXCLUSIVELY FROM JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE ON HISTORY ADVOCACY DAY IN WISCONSIN!

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March 2022

GMP Virtual Tour of ANU – Museum of the Jewish People

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

Explore highlights of the spectacular new building of ANU – Museum of the Jewish People to learn about the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people. Join our tour guide in making stops on all three expansive floors, where the diversity of the Jewish world is revealed through extraordinary artifacts, state-of-the-art displays, immersive video and world-class art. Join us to explore one of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lace collars, a Sephardic megillat Esther from the 12th century, and a modern…

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From Citizens to Enemy Aliens: Japanese Americans and the History of Anti-Asian Xenophobia

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the U.S. Department of War justified its “military necessity” for forced removal of the entire Japanese American community from the U.S. West Coast. Join Michael Jin, Assistant Professor of History and Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, as he places the wartime mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in the longer history of pervasive anti-Asian xenophobia in the United States since the turn of the twentieth century.…

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April 2022

Book Talk – Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Join us for a conversation about the book Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, J.D., chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, will share her transformational journey into uncovering her family’s history and learning about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Higuchi will be joined by Ray Locker, editorial consultant for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, and former incarceree, Kathleen Saito Yuille. Books will also be available for…

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May 2022

Japanese American Activism, Civil Rights and Broader Immigration Issues

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Engaging with Japanese American incarceration as a historical occurrence is wrongly all too common. The misguided, unlawful actions of the Roosevelt Administration had devastating repercussions which continue to impact societal perceptions and sentiment. The impact is a smoldering fire that has been inflamed by recent events and unsettling parallels. In placing that dark period within the longer history of civil rights and civil liberties in the US, a greater understanding of where we are today, and the challenges we face…

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Intergenerational Trauma Stemming from Incarceration

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Donna Nagata, Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), to learn about the legacies of the United States’ World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nagata investigates the incarceration experience and describes the ways in which this event continues to impact former incarcerees, their children, and grandchildren after the war ended. Hear stories about how the WWII Japanese American incarceration resulted in a range of multigenerational consequences for those who were imprisoned…

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