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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Monday April 23rd, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Archival Odyssey: Edie (Oelsner) Shafer and the Shanghai Ghetto
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Specialists in twentieth-century European history, Ben Nestor and Mike Pulido, will discuss how archival materials helped them reconstruct the journey of Edie (Oelsner) Shafer, and the perils her family faced before ultimately making it to the United States.

Sunday April 29th, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Freedom Seder at All Saints Catholic Church - SOLD OUT
All Saints Catholic Church, Milwaukee WI

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee to break bread (or in this case matzah) with members of Milwaukee’s African American and Jewish communities.

Monday May 7th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States” with Libby Garland
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Libby 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.

Thursday May 17th, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
May 'Thirds-day' (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! Stick around because immediately following ‘Thirdsday’ we are presenting “Censored Realities: Holocaust Correspondence from Ghettos and Camps” with Holocaust postal historian Justin Gordon.

Thursday May 17th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Censored Realities: Holocaust Correspondence from Ghettos and Camps
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Justin Gordon will discuss his research and publication Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims. The lines of the correspondence he studied, are seemingly ordinary—until you realize that they were written in the darkest days of the Holocaust under tyrannical censorship.

Sunday June 3rd, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From the Holocaust to Civil Rights
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Hear how the Simon sisters retraced the steps of their grandmother who was murdered by the Nazis, and their father who was inspired by his tragic family history to become a civil rights activist, including marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.

Monday June 18th, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Quartet: Mozart & Mendelssohn
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join the Fine Arts Quartet for a special evening performance featuring two of the string quartet literature's greatest masterpieces: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K.465, nicknamed "Dissonant," and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.12.

Thursday June 21st, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
June ‘Thirds-day’ + Behind the Seams II
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Dara Larson for an informal discussion on how her handmade paper wigs helped bring Hedy’s designs to life. Get a peek at some of the paper creations that Dara has developed since Hedy’s wigs, and get a short demo to create your own hand-crafted paper wigs.

Tuesday June 26th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fashioning Identity with Lynne Dixon-Speller, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Explore how fashion and design reveal a person’s identity and how designers Lynne Dixon-Speller, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus express themselves and transform clients with their own personal fashion identities.

Sunday July 15th, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft Workshop: Patterned Silk with Miranda Levy
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

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.

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