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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Thursday March 2nd, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Diversity in Cloth: Culture and Catharsis
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Nina Edelman, retired librarian and author of the education curriculum for Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, will present a survey of cultural textile traditions and how those cultures use fabric to recognize and recover from traumatic experiences.

Tuesday March 14th, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Conversation Starters: 20th Century Immigration (Lunch & Learn)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Conversation Starters /kɑnvərˈseɪʃ(ə)n ˈstɑrtər/ noun: A thought-provoking talk-back series providing information and context for contemporary issues BEYOND THE HEADLINES.

Sunday March 19th, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sewing Sunday with Madam Chino
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Madam Chino wants to teach you how to tell your story through fibers! Bring your family for this hands-on workshop that will inspire you to create a narrative textile panel for story-telling sessions with your children and grandchildren!

Sunday March 26th, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holocaust By Bullets: A Workshop for Middle & High School Teachers
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center for a compelling workshop designated for Wisconsin middle and high school teachers that studies the distinct features of the Holocaust in the Nazi-occupied Soviet territories.

Sunday March 26th, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We Knew Then That the Jews Would be Shot: Wehrmacht's Role in the Holocaust by Bullets
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling exposé of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis. Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn, author and historian, uses military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, to paint a searing portrait of a professional army’s descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide.

Sunday April 2nd, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Common Thread: A Celebration of Fiber Arts
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Celebrate the common thread of fiber arts and the spirit of resilience that permeates the Fabric of Survival.

Thursday April 6th, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Strength of the Creative Spirit: Surviving Terezin (A Three Part Series)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Artists of varying ages and nationalities imprisoned throughout Europe during the Holocaust, turned to art making as a means of expression and protest. Elizabeth Hlavek, Clinical Professional Art Therapist, will explore art created during the Holocaust and how it demonstrates resiliency and humanity regardless of the oppressive conditions that created it.

Thursday April 27th, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mending the Spirit: The Power of Art Therapy
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

How does art – painting, crafting, writing, or dance – help those recovering from traumatic experiences? Discover the power that art has to heal those who cannot heal themselves with a panel featuring local community leaders committed to exploring the healing effects of creativity.

Wednesday May 10th, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Almost Snuffed Out, The Story of the Extraordinary Terezin Children’s Musical “Fireflies” (A Three Part Series)
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Whitefish Bay WI

In honor of the children imprisoned at Terezin who participated in the musical created at the Camp during World War II, Ingber created an extraordinary musical “Broucci” or “Fireflies.” Last spring the musical was produced with 32 children, all with Czech and Slovak backgrounds. Join us for an emotionally impactful recounting of the production including the historic photos and research that inspired its creation. Get an opportunity to experience the musical with film clips from the most recent production.

Thursday May 18th, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Members-Only Tour
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

To thank our members for supporting JMM, we would like to share this story and the life lessons it brings with it. Please join us for a special interactive members-only tour of the permanent and changing exhibits.

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