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Events

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for upcoming events:

Sunday November 7th, 2021 All Day
A Greener Chanukah: Virtual DIY Upcycled Menorah Workshop

Milwaukee Public Library facilitates a craft workshop where we will upcycle old objects to create a fireless menorah that your child or grandchild can safely light each night of Chanukah. find out why upcycling is an important way that we can create a more sustainable earth with a kid-friendly tour of Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling.

Monday December 6th, 2021 6:30 pm CST - 7:30 pm CST
What is the Anti-CRT Campaign? Reflections Through a Jewish Lens

Critical Race Theory and its impact on K-12 public education has exploded in national headlines, political campaigns, board rooms and family rooms. School boards, superintendents, principals and teachers are facing increased questions about Critical Race Theory as well as other Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, and how their tenets should inform K-12 policy and practice. 

Thursday December 9th, 2021 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Picking up the Pieces: Milwaukee Holocaust Survivors and the Scrap Industry (Virtual)

The scrap industry provided a professional entry for many Holocaust survivors who came to Wisconsin because you needed no real investment to start these businesses. Hear stories from local scrappers Arnie Peltz and Josef Erlich about their family members, Holocaust survivors who came to the U.S. with nothing, how they developed their businesses, and how family involvement developed in the industry.

Wednesday December 15th, 2021 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
Recycle for Good Virtual Workshop with Department of Public Works

Find out what wish-cycling is and why it is worse than recycling correctly, why recyclables are easier to sort when they’re in their original shape, why rinsing recyclables is important, and so much more.

Wednesday January 12th, 2022 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
GMP Virtual Tour of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

Explore historical artifacts and stories of Jews taking refuge in Shanghai, which focus on their resilience and optimism under difficult circumstances, as well as their friendship with the Chinese people, which shows warmth and strength of humanitarianism.

Wednesday January 19th, 2022 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Virtual Book Talk: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton with Author Andrew Porwancher

In 'The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton,' Andrew Porwancher debunks a string of myths about the origins of this founding father to arrive at a startling conclusion: Hamilton, in all likelihood, was born and raised Jewish. Join author Andrew Porwancher for an exploration of how this fascinating book challenges us to rethink the life and legend of America's most enigmatic founder. 

Wednesday January 26th, 2022 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Built on Scrap Part II - Scrapping Stereotypes: Perceptions of the Industry in Pop Culture (Virtual)

From the silent-film era onward, scrap dealers have shown up in films and TV shows like 'Born Yesterday,' 'The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,' 'Sanford and Son,' and the DC Comics character "Ragman." Find out if all scrap dealers in popular culture were Jewish, why they are laden with stereotypes, and how to understand these portrayals in a more dynamic way.

Wednesday February 9th, 2022 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
GMP Virtual Tour of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

Explore Japanese American experience from the 1860s through the post-war era, with an emphasis on the WWII incarceration experience. History comes alive and participants are encouraged to build personal and human connections, think critically and engage in lifelong learning. The program will be followed by a powerful testimony and time for questions from a survivor of America's Concentration Camps.

Thursday February 17th, 2022 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Save the Date: Opening Preview of Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties

Examine the terrifying period in U.S. history when the government scapegoated and imprisoned 120,000 Japanese American citizens and legal residents from their homes during World War II without due process or other constitutional protections to which they were entitled. Featuring imagery by noted American photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, alongside works by incarcerated Japanese American artist Toyo Miyatake, this exhibit traces the lives of Japanese Americans after the War as they struggled to reestablish their shattered lives.

Thursday March 3rd, 2022 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
GMP Virtual Tour of ANU - Museum of the Jewish People

Explore highlights of the spectacular new building of ANU – Museum of the Jewish People to learn about the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people. Join us to explore one of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lace collars, a Sephardic megillat Esther from the 12th century, and a modern take on kapparot (or a customary atonement ritual practiced by some Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur).

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