For Educators

Questions are central to Jewish life. At each Passover Seder, the youngest participant asks the “Four Questions,” which engages everyone in the process of answering “Why is this night different from all other nights?” The Jewish Museum Milwaukee asks and helps the visitor to answer the following questions:

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee offers school group programming that showcases the American Jewish experience. Our tour answers these questions, but also provides a vehicle for your students to come up with questions of their own. Through our docent-led tour, films, interactive displays and exhibit spaces, the Museum provides a forum for discussion about contemporary issues, including immigration, tolerance and civic involvement.

The Museum’s content is directed towards students in grade four and higher. Our exhibits and themes correspond with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. The staff of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee is happy to help develop a trip that fits your class’s needs. Docents are also available to come to your classroom prior to your trip to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. For more information, please contact Ellie Gettinger (

Materials and Resources

Teacher's Guide for Exclusionary Measures: Mount Sinai Hospital & Brynwood Country Club

Teacher's Guide for Arnold Newman: One World, One People.

Teachers' Guide for Mildred Fish Harnack: The Story of a Wisconsin Woman's Resistance"

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee Pre-Trip Materials will help prepare your class for their visit to the Museum. These materials provide background information for the museum.

Visiting the Museum

1360 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Monday–Thurs 10am–4pm

Friday 10am-2pm

Sunday 12pm–4pm

Become a Member

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to cultivating awareness of the past and preserving our Jewish heritage for future generations. Membership helps us with that mission.