Tikkun Olam — Repairing the World

The responsibility of “repairing the world,” or tikkun olam, is a fundamental concept of Judaism. These repairs take place through inspiration and protest, deeds great and small, and sometimes through the work of a lifetime. Over a century and a half, Milwaukee’s Jews have lent a hand in repairing the world, for their city, state, nation and people. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee features stories of people and organizations that have improved this city.

The Museum highlights stories of organizations that were founded to support Jewish needs, but now serve the whole city. This portion of the Museum shows the power of ideas and individuals to better our world. Milwaukee Jews have made incredible advances in science and the arts; the Museum acknowledges these gifts. A history of Milwaukee Jewish military service is also included in this section.

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.