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In Honor of Memorial Day: The Arthur Grossman Collection

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

The Archives at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee recently received a collection of letters written by Arthur (Artie) J Grossman, a Jewish soldier from Milwaukee during World War II; they were donated by Lloyd Levin, Artie’s nephew. This collection of letters provides insight to what life was like for both Artie in the Army and his family in Milwaukee during World War II.

9 cheers for 9 years

Posted on April 27th, 2017

Jewish Museum Milwaukee has accomplished a lot in our first nine years—join us in celebrating NINE things that we want to cheer about. Which is your favorite? 1. Stitching History From the Holocaust This award-winning exhibit has been in five venues, and been seen by tens of thousands of visitors; it earned international media coverage and […]

What the “Fabric of Survival” Teaches

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

These scenes and accompanying text nag at us. Why the Jews? What power do we have over evil? How do we defend ourselves against irrational governments? How do we protect our most vulnerable citizens? What does it mean to be a refugee? And what responsibilities do we have for those being persecuted?

All Thanks to YOU!

Posted on December 15th, 2016

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is grateful for 2016 and looks forward to 2017….all thanks to you! Thank you to all of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s members, donors, Legacy participants and visitors. You made the museum a vibrant resource for people of every color, creed and age.  Many of you came to exhibits such as Arthur […]

Celebrating the Legacy: Penny Deshur

Posted on October 31st, 2016

Jewish Museum Milwaukee has been privileged to participate in the Create a Jewish Legacy Program, which is coordinated through the Jewish Community Foundation of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Create a Jewish Legacy is a community dedicated to ensuring the future of Milwaukee Jewish institutions by promoting endowment giving. Over […]

Local Lives, National Voices: Brad Lichtenstein

Posted on September 8th, 2016

In thinking about the show “Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman” we wanted to develop a number of ways for visitors to connect with this exhibit. Beth Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, but her work and renown is national. We wanted to find other people who fit this bill–who choose to live in Wisconsin and have reach throughout the country. Our first “Local Lives, National Voice” speaker is filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein. He will be speaking at JMM on September 18 at 5:00 PM. RSVP Here>>

Fiddler: The Untold Tradition

Posted on September 1st, 2016

A conversation overheard in the Jewish Museum Archives between Hazzan Jeremy Stein and Artist Marc Tasman. They have been working in the archives to find pictures that will be the backdrop of their upcoming Fiddler: The Untold Tradition, which will take place at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid on Sunday, September 11 at 7:30 PM.

Israel’s Gold Medal Dreams

Posted on August 5th, 2016

You probably don’t follow the Israeli rhythmic gymnastics team, but they rival any excitement found elsewhere in the world of sports. The five teammates Alona Koshevatskiy, Ekaterina Levina, Karina Lykhvar, Ida Mayrin, and Yuval Filo are all competing in their first Olympics.

Behind the Card: The National Mah Jongg League and the making of the Card

Posted on July 21st, 2016

But how does this mysterious card get put together? That was the big question that I had for the Unger Brothers when I met with them. They described for me an awesome process led by volunteers that has been going on for almost 80 years.

Mahj and Me

Posted on July 13th, 2016

My mother and grandmother started playing Mahj with the other wives in their officers’ wives’ clubs. The game was so widespread among military wives in the 1930s that the wives from the Army Air Corps field in Ohio, now known as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, decided to write down the rules of play in order to “allow players to transfer from base to post to port and still play the same game.”