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Events

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for upcoming events:

Tuesday April 20th, 2021 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 at 2:00 PM for a Museum Moment.

Wednesday April 21st, 2021 5:00 pm CDT - 6:00 pm CDT
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America - Virtual Book Talk with Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman

Listen in as Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman discuss contemporary racial segregation across the United States. The panelists will dig into the history of public housing projects, suburbanization, and the actions of the federal housing administration and then interrogate the racial segregation and income gap in America today as a byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Touching on the negative effects of these policies on African Americans and the United States as a whole, Rothstein and Berman will address how Jewish Americans specifically benefited from and suffered as a result of these policies.

Tuesday April 27th, 2021 12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
A Virtual Tapestry Tour with Ted Comet

Ted Comet explores the five larger-than-life tapestries woven by his late wife Shoshana as she reflected on her experience during the Holocaust. The tapestries show the horrors she and others suffered during those years, something she kept hidden inside until she found art as an outlet to tell her story. Each tapestry is a testament to the power of the mind to turn trauma into creativity and healing energy.

Tuesday May 4th, 2021 12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual Tour of the Buenos Aires AMIA

The hub of Jewish life in Argentina is the AMIA – Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina in Buenos Aires. Join a virtual tour highlighting the physical and historical significance of this Jewish community Center and content from the exhibit, Sites to Remember and Honor, exploring the monuments and works of art dedicated to victims of the Holocaust, the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA.

Thursday May 13th, 2021 12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual Book Talk - Hollywood Hates Hitler with Chris Yogerst

In September 1941, a handful of isolationist senators set out to tarnish Hollywood for warmongering, introducing a resolution aimed to limit both radio and film that "extensively used for propaganda purposes designed to influence the public mind in the direction of participation in the European War.” The immigrant moguls in Hollywood were acutely aware of the conditions in Europe. After Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), the gloves came off and a number of studios released films later targeted by the Senate. Join author of 'Hollywood Hates Hitler! Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures,' Chris Yogerst, as he examines the years leading up to and through the Senate Investigation into Motion Picture War Propaganda, detailing the isolationist senators’ relationship with the America First movement.

Sunday May 16th, 2021 4:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
Fashion Metropolis Berlin with Uwe Westphal

Join the author of ‘Fashion Metropolis Berlin,’ Uwe Westphal, as he brings to life Berlin's fashionable past describing the rise and destruction of the Jewish fashion industry from 1836 – 1939.

Thursday June 10th, 2021 12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual Tour of South African Jewish Museum

The South African Jewish Museum encompasses the full gamut of the history of Jews in South Africa – including the community’s historical roots in Lithuania and elsewhere, its instrumental role in the building of South Africa as we know it, as well as its noteworthy contributions to contemporary society. Join the South African Jewish Museum's Executive Director Gavin Morris to explore the Jewish communal evolution in South Africa, with a particular focus on the interaction between Jewish and Black interests in the country.