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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Friday December 15th, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: A Historical Perspective on the Work Week (& Blue Laws)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join scholar Jonathan Pollack in exploring the historical and contemporary implications of Blue laws, designed to enforce religious standards in America and restrict businesses from opening on Sundays, and how these laws affected religiously observant Jews.

Thursday December 21st, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
December 'Thirdsday' (Third Thursday)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

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!

Monday December 25th, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual Christmas Cinema featuring The Princess Bride
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Looking for something fun to do Christmas Day? Come to Jewish Museum Milwaukee to enjoy the classic fairy tale The Princess Bride, and film-fare-favorite – popcorn! Bring your kids and a blanket to introduce them to this deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance, comedy, and action that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh.

Thursday January 18th, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Opening Preview for Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee to celebrate the allies of then and now with Prentice McKinney, former Milwaukee NAACP commando. Enjoy clips from the documentary Vel Philips: Dream Big Dreams, lively music from TRUE Skool, guided tours of Allied in the Fight and kosher soul food delights.

Tuesday February 13th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Redlining, Racism and Reflection: Milwaukee Redlining with Reggie Jackson
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Redlining, Racism and Reflection: A Three-Part Series Part One: 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...

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Redlining, Racism and Reflection: Redlining in Context with Ralph Hollmon
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

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, and a contextualizing talk from Ralph Hollmon.

Tuesday February 27th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Redlining, Racism and Reflection: Where from Here?
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

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.

Sunday March 11th, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art & Justice: A Historical Bus Tour

Explore some of 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.

Monday March 19th, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Civil Rights In America (Jewish Community Center Three-Part Series)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

This three-part series will examine the history of Jewish and African American alliances and tensions in the struggle for civil rights in America. How has the civil rights movement evolved in America? What is its legacy? What progress have we made?