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1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

March 2021

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Holocaust

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Simone Schweber, Goodman Chair of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in this interactive workshop where we’ll combine pair-and-share, small-group work and lecture to figure out how to talk to young kids about the Holocaust and other difficult topics. This workshop is designed to make sure that, as parents or educators of young children, we’re balancing the competing pressures of protecting our little ones’ idealism with being truthful about historical harms. In these tough times, learn…

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Virtual Book Talk – An Independent Spirit: The Quiet, Generous Life of Helen Daniels Bader

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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ewish Museum Milwaukee and Bader Philanthropies present a discussion about AN INDEPENDENT SPIRIT: The Quiet Generous Life of Helen Daniels Bader, featuring Priscilla Pardini, author of the book, David Bader, and Deirdre Britt, Bader’s son and niece, respectively. An Independent Spirit brings into sharp focus the story of one of Milwaukee’s most beloved and magnanimous benefactors. Enhanced with 280 images – most from family collections – it details Helen Bader’s remarkable touching journey – one steeped in a lifetime of…

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Ghetto Chronicles with Historian Sam Kassow

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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After the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, they began segregating Jews in ghettos. By mid-1941, nearly all Jews in occupied Poland had been forced into these overcrowded districts. In the Warsaw ghetto, by far the largest, 490,000 Jews struggled to survive despite extreme hardship. In larger centers, ghettos were shut in by walls, fences or barbed wire. No one could leave or enter without a special permit. Sam Kassow, historian and author of Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a…

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Cartoons as Commentary: Phil Hands Explores the Work of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Erich Lichtblau-Leskly was trained as a commercial artist and his art utilizes specific techniques to highlight the daily challenges in of life in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Phil Hands, editorial cartoonist for the Wisconsin State Journal will discuss political cartooning and how Leskly’s drawings fit into the field. Hands will demonstrate how he draws easily identifiable political figures and crafts well-chosen text to create deeper meaning for the reader. Learn the techniques for creating your own cartoons and get a…

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April 2021

Virtual Tour of Tucson’s Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

The Tucson Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center is located in northern Arizona about 65 miles from Mexico. ASYLUM/ASILO, currently featured in their Contemporary Human Rights Gallery, seeks to weave a dialogue from the personal histories of individuals who have fled horrific situations in their home countries only to face an asylum system on the US-Mexico border turned into chaos by the government’s own making. Paired with CLAMOR IN THE DESERT / CLAMOR EN EL DESIERTO, a Sukkah installation…

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LOMED Book Club – Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join us for a discussion of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. In Caste, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. “As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of…

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Virtual Book Talk with Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Listen in as Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman discuss contemporary racial segregation across the United States. The panelists will dig into the history of public housing projects, suburbanization, and the actions of the federal housing administration and then interrogate the racial segregation and income gap in America today as a byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Touching on the negative effects of these policies on African Americans and the United States as a…

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A Virtual Tapestry Tour with Ted Comet

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Ted Comet explores the five larger-than-life tapestries woven by his late wife Shoshana as she reflected on her experience during the Holocaust. Shoshana’s family barely escaped the Nazis as they fled from Belgium to Portugal. The tapestries show the horrors she and others suffered during those years, something she kept hidden inside until she found art as an outlet to tell her story. Each tapestry is a testament to the power of the mind to turn trauma into creativity and…

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May 2021

Virtual Tour of the Buenos Aires AMIA

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

The hub of Jewish life in Argentina is the AMIA – Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina. Located in Buenos Aires, the AMIA or Jewish Community Center was established in 1894 to foster Jewish culture, traditions, activities and to ensure the continuity of Jewish values. It is also the site of the devastating 1994 bombing, Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack to date. Join Anita Weinstein, Director of Centro de Documentación e Información sobre Judaísmo Argentino ‘Marc Turkow’, as she discusses the physical and…

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