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Events

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for upcoming events:

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 2:00 pm CDT - 2:15 pm CDT
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.

Sunday October 25th, 2020 3:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
Social Justice Story Time: Racial Justice and Taking Action

Join Rona Wolfe, master educator and creator of curricula around social justice, as she leads Social Justice Story Time. Each session will engage children of all ages in thoughtful discussions about important issues like racial justice, immigration, and the environment. In October, Wolfe will lead a discussion on the idea of Racial Justice and Taking Action.

Tuesday October 27th, 2020 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Encountering the Status Quo: A History of Protest in Art & Design

Join Dr. Margaret Schmitz to learn about the history of protest art and design and the impact this visual culture continues to make today. Explore the visualizations of resistance, and analyze shifting power dynamics and the ways artists as well as designers have, and still do, subvert the political status quo.

Wednesday November 4th, 2020 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
LOMED Book Club- Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and A Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

Join us for a LOMED Book Club to discuss Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and A Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America.

Tuesday November 10th, 2020 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Critical Conversation Starter: The Evolving Role and Impact of Philanthropic and Non-Profit Organizations

Philanthropic and non-profit organizations throughout Wisconsin provide significant services, opportunities and support in multiple ways. Here in Milwaukee, the diverse missions and outreach of Bader Philanthropies, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and United Way address key issues including employment, education, transportation and health care. Join us to hear from these organizations about their response initiatives to coordinate and expand access to these fundamental needs - the resulting efforts are visible through the projects they support and the demonstrated ways that they lead by example.

Tuesday November 17th, 2020 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
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.

Sunday November 22nd, 2020 3:00 pm CST - 4:00 pm CST
Social Justice Story Time- A Welcoming Table: Thinking About Native, Refugee, and Immigrant Experiences

Join Rona Wolfe, master educator and creator of curricula around social justice, as she leads Social Justice Story Time. Each session will engage children of all ages in thoughtful discussions about important issues like racial justice, immigration, and the environment. November's session will be focused on A Welcoming Table: Thinking About Native, Refugee, and Immigrant Experiences.

Thursday December 3rd, 2020 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Art Under Communism: Unofficial Artists

Join Christine Evans, Associate Professor of History at UW-Milwaukee, to learn the ways that unofficial artists like Lukova navigated around censorship in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere in the Eastern bloc, and learn more about what Lukova’s art and career can tell us about the history of socialist visual propaganda and unofficial art under communism.

Tuesday December 15th, 2020 12:00 pm CST - 1:30 pm CST
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.

Wednesday December 16th, 2020 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Critical Conversation Starter: Milwaukee Civic Response Economic Recovery Team

In response to the pandemic crisis Milwaukee’s Civic Response Team - a structured, multi-pronged collaboration between the Mayor’s Office and leaders of local philanthropic and non-profit organizations – was established. In looking at the current and long-term repercussions, an Economic Recovery Team was developed. Learn more about the Economic Recovery Team and their goals to ensure that the recovery happens in an equitable way throughout the city.

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