Mission Statement

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings with it, so that we may enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Jewish life and culture.


As the most vibrant Jewish cultural organization in the Midwest, we build bridges between diverse communities with shared histories; we explore contemporary issues through the lens of Jewish history, culture and values; and inspire artists, thinkers, educators, students and future leaders to engage with Jewish history, culture, and values as they pursue justice.


  • Remembrance: We memorialize the resilience, ingenuity, persistence, and profound hope of the Jewish people and others who have suffered inhumane treatment. We celebrate the achievements, culture, traditions and religion of the Jewish people.
  • Justice: We pursue justice for all people through reflective conversation about history and current events.
  • Honor: We honor the inherent dignity of all people by amplifying lesser-heard voices and artistic expression.
  • Community: We build steadfast bridges across diverse communities and organizations by celebrating our shared humanity and histories.
  • Learning: We educate visitors of all ages, religions, races, and walks of life through engaging and meaningful programs and exhibits, while also listening to and learning from our visitors and their communities.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present.


Jewish Museum Milwaukee is one of the city’s premiere history and cultural museums. Whether you’re traveling from afar or call Wisconsin home, we hope you will visit our home on the Lower East Side of Milwaukee. Our neighborhood is full of unique Milwaukee attractions including restaurants, shops, and other cultural institutions. We’re located at the end of the free Hop line, on the #30 bus line, and we have free parking if you’re driving into town.

Board of Directors


Susan Lubar, President

Jane Chernof, Vice President

Suzy Ettinger, Vice President

Marjorie M. Margolies, Vice President

Linda Frank, Secretary

Jack Leff, Treasurer

Members At Large

Rodney Bourrage

James Burnett

Amy Croen

Penelope Deshur, Past President

Anneliese Dickmann, Past President

Noah Domnitz

Neena Florsheim, Past President

Joan Becker Friedman

Saveon D. Grenell

Ron Kuramato

Alexander J. Lasry

Karen Loeb

Marianne Lubar, Founding President

Darryl Morin

H. Carl Mueller

Cathy Nemerovski

Betsy Rosenblum

Jeffrey M. Schuster

Jason S. Steigman

Steve Zimmerman


Daniel Schulman
Executive Director
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Molly Dubin
Chief Curator
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Sandra Johnsrud
Director of Membership & Annual Funds
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Cassie A. Sacotte
Director of Archives, Operations & Special Projects
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Jay Hyland
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Catherine Lee
Museum Administrative Coordinator
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Friday 10AM - 3PM
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 12PM - 4PM



1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 390-5730

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