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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Thursday December 19th, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
December 'Thirdsday' + Master Mystery Screening
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

We will be screening the entire "Master Mystery" series throughout the run of 'Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini;'  this "Thirdsday' we will screen the conclusion of the film. Join us to view the last five parts of this important piece of film and Houdini history.

Wednesday December 25th, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual Christmas Cinema: Houdini
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Looking for something fun to do Christmas Day? Come to Jewish Museum Milwaukee to enjoy Houdini, the 1953 biopic starring then husband-and-wife Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh as Harry and Bess Houdini. Film begins at 1:00 pm, giving you enough time to view the permanent and special exhibits before or after the film.

Saturday January 18th, 2020 All Day
Milwaukee Museum Week
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Celebrate Milwaukee’s second annual Museum Week with Jewish Museum Milwaukee's special programming and behind-the-scenes tours including a program on How to Answer Dr. King's Call and the Opening Preview of our newest exhibit The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto.

Monday January 20th, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Allied in the Fight: A Community Free Day
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Celebrate the Civil Rights Movement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Jewish Museum Milwaukee's traveling exhibit, Allied in the Fight: Jews, Black and the Struggle for Civil Rights. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and in partnership with Milwaukee Museum Week, today admission is FREE for residents of Milwaukee County!

Tuesday January 21st, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Jewish Milwaukee
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join our Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, for a behind-the-scenes tour of Jewish Museum Milwaukee's permanent exhibit; highlights include Jake's Deli, a sculpture by Holocaust survivor Magda Watts, Golda Meir's time in Milwaukee, the Settlement Cookbook and "The Prophet Jeremiah," a wall-sized tapestry by artist Marc Chagall. 

Thursday January 23rd, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Opening Preview of The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Jacob Nowakowski, Director of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków where the exhibit was first created and displayed, to hear about the creation and history of The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto. 

Friday January 24th, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tour of Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee curator, Molly Dubin, for an in-depth look at this touching exhibit that explores the women who fought for survival in the Łódź Ghetto and bears witness to the personal dimensions of the Holocaust.

Sunday January 26th, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tour of Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee curator, Molly Dubin, for an in-depth look at this touching exhibit that explores the women who fought for survival in the Łódź Ghetto and bears witness to the personal dimensions of the Holocaust.

Wednesday February 12th, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holocaust Diaries: An Intimate View into History
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Rachel Baum, Deputy Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will explore the importance of Holocaust diaries, which not only reveal important truths about lived experiences of the Shoah, but often show the efforts of their authors to maintain a sense of identity in the most traumatic of times.

Thursday February 20th, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LOMED Book Club- The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join us for a LOMED Book Club to discuss The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Łódź Ghetto, the diary of a young man describing the relentless horror of the Łódź Ghetto while repeated rallying himself and his family against fear and pessimism.

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