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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Thursday August 13th, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Museum Moments via Facebook Live

Museum staff share moments from Jewish history via Facebook Live. Tune in Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment.

Tuesday August 18th, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From the Holocaust to Civil Rights

Join us as Debbie Simon Konkol, Joanne Simon Weinberg, and Chris Simon Halverson share the incredible story of their family’s journey from the Holocaust to Civil Rights Activism. Includes a special introduction from Rabbi Ronald Shapiro, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee as well as an opportunity for questions and answers.

Wednesday September 9th, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Book Club - The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are

Award-winning journals Libby Copeland will discuss her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. In this book, Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story.

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Tour of Jewish Museum London

Join Engagement Officer, Emma Crew and discover the history of Jews in Britain from 1066, a history defined by migrations and journeys. From a mikveh telling the story of the medieval Jewish community in the UK to photographs belonging to children who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport.

Tuesday October 13th, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Warsaw’s renowned POLIN is a historical museum that presents the 1000 years of Jewish life in the Polish lands. Opened in 2013 as the result of an unprecedented public-private partnership of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute, the City of Warsaw, and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Museum sits within the boundaries of the Warsaw Ghetto. Join us for a virtual tour revealing unknown dimensions of the past, present, and the future of the City for its residents, today. Followed by a Q & A session with expert members of POLIN’s staff. 

Tuesday November 17th, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Tour of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

Experienced guide Evgenia Kempinski will traverse its ornate galleries for a tour highlighting art works of Jewish interest from its renowned collection. Find out what Hebrew inscriptions on Italian paintings can tell us about Jewish community life, see the stories of Jewish history represented by the greatest artists, and understand how political situations are reflected in art. Tour includes live commentary and will be followed by a live Q & A with Ms. Kempinski.

Tuesday December 15th, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Tour of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, Israel

What makes Jews so funny? And how did “The People of the Book” turn out to be superstar writers, producers and comedians? On this tour of Beit Hatfutsot's exhibit Let There Be Laughter – Jewish Humor Around the World, we will take a lighthearted look at the origins of Jewish humor and the major contributions of Jews to the rise of a global industry.