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The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat

Opening Preview: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 pm

In an era when technology and culture have eroded the boundaries separating work, play, and repose, their works invite us to delve into the possibilities and new definitions of renewal symbolized by the ‘day of rest.’

Thirty international artists explore one of the pillars of Jewish practice and belief: the sanctity of the Sabbath through provocative works of art. The Seventh Day explores how the Sabbath is observed from a perspective of diversity including various religious traditions, mindfulness practices, and the back to nature movement.

Sponsors: Bader Philanthropies ∙ Suzy B. Ettinger Foundation ∙ Susan and Oyvind Solvang ∙ Robert and Donna Berg Donor Advised Fund. This exhibit was organized by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, NY.

Programs:

Seventh Day Café: Mindfulness for Teens
Sunday, October 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pmSunday, October 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
In partnership with Growing Minds, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is offering two one day workshops for teens on mindful practices to reduce stress and find strategies to make their own space for rest and rejuvenation.

Book Club: The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Discuss Abraham Joshua Heschel’s iconic book “The Sabbath.” LOMED classes are Learning Opportunity for Milwaukee Educators provided by Coalition for Jewish Learning.

October ‘Thirdsday’ (Third Thursday)
Thursday, October 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Did you know on the Third Thursday of each month, we are open late? That’s right – we stay open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits! Then stay to catch the program at 7:00 pm.

Framing the Sabbath: Interfaith Perspectives
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Do you keep the Sabbath through a religious tradition of a weekly observance? Or do you find renewal in other ways?  Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee for a diverse discussion of how people of faith set aside time for prayer and rest. Panelists will include representatives from African Methodist Episcopal, Baha’i, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Jewish traditions.

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat Teacher Training
Monday, October 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Delve into The Seventh Day to learn more about this weekly holiday, and learn more about using Museums as an educational opportunity. LOMED classes are Learning Opportunity for Milwaukee Educators provided by Coalition for Jewish Learning.

Recharging the Mind: Psychological Effects of Unplugging with Philip Chard
Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Join Philip Chard, psychotherapist and writer of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s weekly column, “Out of My Mind,” to explore the emotional and psychological effects that technology can have on the brain, as well as the benefits that a digital detox can bring.

Global Day of Jewish Learning
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
500 Communities. 40 Countries. Thousands of lives touched through our sacred texts. Join us. Be a part of the Global Day. This year, the theme is Beauty and Ugliness.

November ‘Thirdsday’ (Third Thursday)
Thursday, November 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Did you know on the Third Thursday of each month, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open late? That’s right – we stay open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits!

Lunch & Learn: A Historical Perspective on the Work Week and Blue Laws
Friday, December 15, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join scholar Jonathan Pollack in exploring the historical and contemporary implications of Blue laws, designed to enforce religious standards in America and restrict businesses from opening on Sundays, and how these laws affected religiously observant Jews.

December ‘Thirdsday’ (Third Thursday)
Thursday, December 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Did you know on the Third Thursday of each month, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open late? That’s right – we stay open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits!

Annual Christmas Cinema featuring The Princess Bride
Monday, December 25, 12:00 – 4:00 pm – Film begins at 1:00 pm
Looking for something fun to do Christmas Day? As you wish — Come to Jewish Museum Milwaukee to enjoy the classic fairy tale The Princess Bride, and film-fare-favorite – popcorn! Bring your kids and a blanket to introduce them to this deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh.


Special thanks to the hard-working The Seventh Day: Shabbat Revisited Committee:

Elaine Appel, Chair Lizzie Katz
Nancy Appel Rabbi Ron Shapiro
Susan Friebert Susan Solvang
Betsy Green Lousie Stein
Tom Heinen