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A Book Club Series: Stories of Exile

December 17, 2023

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Yiddish Book Center, Milwaukee Public Library, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Coalition for Jewish Learning present the “Stories of Exile” Reading Group featuring three works of Yiddish Literature in translation and an Afghan family memoir. Explore and discuss narratives... Read More

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Christmas Day Cinema + Coloring Workshop

December 25, 2023

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for something fun to do on Christmas Day? Come to Jewish Museum Milwaukee to enjoy the star-studded 1980s award-winning comedy classic 9 to 5, and a special coloring workshop that appeals to both children and adults! Film Screening: 9... Read More

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Banned Book Club: The Kite Runner

January 16, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center's Tapestry Arts & Ideas in partnership with Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Why are so many states and school districts banning books? We’ll dive into reading and discussing books that are... Read More


Opening Preview of The Book Smugglers Exhibit

January 18, 2024

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The “Paper Brigade” was a dedicated group of Jewish heroes whose goal was to rescue Vilna’s Jewish culture for future generations. A true story of bravery and resistance to inhumanity and persecution. The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets and the Race to Save... Read More

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Members-Only Hours for The Book Smugglers Exhibit

January 21, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Museum members are invited to join Jewish Museum Milwaukee to explore the newest special exhibit with a docent-led tour and some nosh to share! Kosher cookies and coffee will be served. THE BOOK SMUGGLERS: PARTISANS, POETS AND THE RACE TO... Read More

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Creating Your Photo Estate with Pixologie’s Mollie Bartelt

February 4, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

When a family member is gone, what will be remembered of his or her life? How will their stories be told? What legacy should be left behind? Creating a photo estate may help you answer all of these questions. A... Read More

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Film Screening & Talkback: Ver Vet Blaybin (Who Will Remain?)

February 7, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

One woman's journey to understand her grandfather, the Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever Attempting to better understand her grandfather Avrom Sutzkever, Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon travels to Lithuania, using her grandfather’s diary to trace his early life in Vilna and his... Read More

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Community Free Day for The Book Smugglers

February 18, 2024

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is thrilled to host this community day for anyone living in Milwaukee County to visit The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis - The True Story of the Paper Brigade... Read More

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Make-and-Take Workshop: Bookmaking

March 3, 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create your own journal in this hands-on, make-and-take workshop taught by the head of Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Max Yela. Learn techniques to make simple yet elegant books and hear remarkable stories about the origin of books,... Read More

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They Wanted Us to Find Them: Discovering the Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto

March 28, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Join the National Jewish Book Award-winning author of The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis, Dr. David Fishman, as he shares insights about the research that founded the exhibit of the same... Read More


Book ‘SNugglers’ Story Time

March 29, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring the whole family to Jewish Museum Milwaukee to enjoy a meaningful story time connected to our current special exhibit, The Book Smugglers. Our Book 'SNuggler' sessions feature a picture book that has been banned in various places around the... Read More

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Authoritarian Destruction and Resistance: Preserving Cultural Literature through War

April 10, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Literature is often the first cultural element to be marked for destruction by authoritarian regimes. But what makes the written word such a threat to these destructive forces? And how have different communities used the preservation of the written word... Read More



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