All events take place at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, unless otherwise noted.


Closed Doors: Immigration and the Holocaust - Part 1 of Immigration Series
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00 PM

Join scholar and lecturer Dorothee Schneider in exploring the immigration laws prior to, during and after World War II. She will address the ramifications for the Jewish communities of Europe and the United States in relation to the challenges experienced by the Strnad family on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dorothee Schneider, who specializes in 19th century immigrant and labor history, is a lecturer for the history department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Germany and has authored many articles and book chapters including, “The United States Government and the Investigation of European Emigration in the Open Door Era”, Citizenship and Those Who Leave: The Politics of Immigration and Expatriation in Europe (2007) and “European Immigrants Look at Their Americanization, Paths of Integration: Migrants in Western Europe (2006).

This series is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Comparative Ethnic Studies Program and History Department at UWM and was developed in collaboration with Rachel I. Buff, Associate History Professor at UWM.

Per-session Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members
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Our Common Thread: A Women's Evening of Stitching History
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 PM

Explore the exhibit with women from diverse groups and participate in a fabric arts demonstration with Project Runway alumna, Miranda Levy, designer.

This event is co-sponsored by Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, The Rosh Chodesh Society of Mequon, Jewish Women’s Circle, Waukesha Women’s Night Out, Women of Sinai, Women’s Philanthropy of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Cost: $18 if you register in advance; $25 at the door.
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Czech Fashion Industry and Trends in the 1930's - Lecture and Luncheon
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 11:30 AM

Join Beverly Gordon, Professor Emerita of UW-Madison's school of Art and Design and an expert on the meanings of textiles, dress, material culture, and the designed environment, for a lunch and lecture exploring the Czech fashion industry and trends of the 1930's.

Cost: $12 for members; $15 for non-members - includes boxed lunch. Selections: egg salad, tuna or roasted veggies with hummus (dietary laws observed). RSVP by November 24th.
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Fabric Flower Making Art Demonstration and Workshop with Miranda Levy, from Project Runway
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:00 PM

Join Miranda Levy, an accomplished artist and designer who appeared on Season 12 of Lifetime’s Project Runway, for an art demonstration and interactive workshop on creating fabric roses. Paul and Hedwig Strnad, whose story is told in the exhibit, Stitching History From the Holocaust, wrote in a letter to Milwaukee relatives that they were creating fabric flowers to support themselves. This is an inter-generational program – all ages are welcome!

Cost: $5 for all individuals as well as member families (up to three children under the age of 12); $10 for non-member families (up to three children under the age of 12). RSVP by December 1st.


Christmas Day Movies & Popcorn
Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Featured Films: The Devil Wears Prada and Casablanca.
Free with Museum admission.


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concert: Lost Voices of Theresienstadt
Sunday, January 4, 2015, 1:00 PM

A performance journey exploring pieces composed by musicians interned at concentration camps, by survivors, and by those compelled to make sure the tragedies and lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten. This moving concert will feature a group of talented artists led by Todd Levy, Principal Clarinet for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and has been developed with and is co-sponsored by the MSO. This event will be held at Chai Point’s Rubenstein Pavilion.

To register and for additional information call (414) 390-5730 or e-mail programs@jewishmuseummilwaukee.org; RSVP by December 30th

Cost: $10 for members; $18 for non-members.


Memory Box Art Workshop
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Capture your family’s history and memories through the creation of a keepsake Memory Box. Join Madison-based artist and educator, Leora Saposnik for this interactive, enriching experience. We’ll provide the paper and recyclable shoe box for a decoupage treatment and you bring copies of photographs, letters, fabrics, buttons and any number of found objects to decorate it. Then use this special container to store personal and family experiences which can be shared and cherished for years to come.

Cost: $5 for members; $8 for non-members. Families (up to 5 people): $15 for members; $20 for non-members.
RSVP by January 5, 2015.


Global Jewish Communities on the Move – Part 2 of Immigration Series
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00 PM

This presentation and discussion will address the fact that countries around the word, many with long established Jewish communities, are experiencing an exodus of those communities in connection with an escalation in anti-Semitic activity and sentiment. Featured presenters: Dr. Shay Pilnik, Executive Director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and Elana Kahn-Oren, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

This program is co-sponsored by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. This series is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Comparative Ethnic Studies Program and History Department at UWM and was developed in collaboration with Rachel I. Buff, Associate History Professor at UWM.

Per-session Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members




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