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Events

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for upcoming events:

Tuesday November 30th, 2021 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
GMP Virtual Tour of the Russian Metro: Unique Underground Palaces of Moscow and St. Petersburg

The Russian Metro is world-famous for its unique design and amazing beauty. It's a kingdom of mosaics, stained glass windows and sculptures. Throughout the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, the Soviet Union's best artists and engineers were appointed to construct each Metro station to resemble the most lavish palaces of the nation. Explore these stations that look like ballrooms thanks to the bronze chandeliers, marble floors, ornate ceiling and exquisite design.

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

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 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
Save the Date - Built on Scrap Part II - Scrapping Stereotypes: Perceptions of the Industry in Pop Culture

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.

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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