By Sharon Levy, Intern In June of 1878 a young woman graduated as valedictorian from East Side High. Her name was Lizzie Black. She’s more commonly known in the Milwaukee Jewish community by her married name—Lizzie Kander, the founder of The Settlement House and the creator of The Settlement House Cookbook. Lizzie’s speech was titled […]
By: Patti Sherman-Cisler, Executive Director Wow! I have just completed my first year at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the time has flown by…..So many wonderful people…, staff, board, volunteers, visitors, donors and other new friends have made my transition a joy. As I reflect on the last year a few key themes keep reoccurring […]
My love affair with Mahj Jongg began in 1957. In my senior year of high school three of my friends and I decided to start a Mahj Jongg club. After all wasn’t it part of our Jewish DNA?. We should be naturals at this complex game.
By: Jaxon Katch, 7th Grade Student When it was time to pick a project for my Bar Mitzvah, my Mom and I talked about ideas and I knew that I wanted to do something different. In fact, when she asked me what I was going to do, I thought to myself “am I going to […]
Honor that special Mahj player in your life or offer your own show of support with a Project Mah Jonng Sponsor Tile that will be beautifully displayed on a large tiered rack in the JMM Atrium Game Gallery
By: Michael Fishbach I began interning at Jewish Museum Milwaukee a month ago, and last week, I took my first guided tour with a group of students from Rufus King Middle School. We first toured the visiting exhibit, which consisted of beautiful drawings by the late Arthur Szyk, where Ellie Gettinger guided the group. Ellie […]
All of this energy followed me on my trip to open Stitching History in New York. The audience in New York expands the reach of this story considerably. The curation and design in New York is just lovely, adding elements to the exhibit that enliven the story–I love the addition of Hedy’s Signature to the wall and the ingenious way in which they MJH team made the fabrics accessible to touch.
1936. Lodz. The Szyk Haggadah, The Family at the Seder. The Szyk Haggadah Reminds Us of Struggles Past and Present By Molly Dubin, Jewish Museum Milwaukee Curator Passover and politics. It seems rather fitting that as we find ourselves entrenched in the political campaign season, navigating the obstacle course of platforms, promises and […]
April 1, 1901 is the day that the Settlement Cook Book was published. The cookbook appeared in numerous editions, but here is the story of the first.
Artist-activist Arthur Szyk dedicated his career to standing up against injustice and defending universal freedom, so it is fitting that he chose to illustrate the ‘Book of Esther’. In a provocative piece showing Haman hanging from the gallows meant for the Jews, Szyk inserts himself into the Purim story.