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

Member Preview: Talk and Discussion with Piet Levy
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm

Cost: $8 per person – includes wine and dessert reception; RSVP by clicking here.

Public Opening
Sunday, April 27, Noon – 4:00 pm

Bring family and friends to ROCK OUT!
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

JMM After Hours: Jews Who Rock
Thursday, May 15, 7:00 - 9:00

Meet, schmooze, network and just have a good time with other young Jewish professionals from throughout the Milwaukee area. Enjoy drinks (from Karma Bar & Grill) and snacks while engaging in fun, cultural activities – including trivia about the artists included in Jews Who Rock with Trivia Master, Ari Domnitz. This is part of the regular programming that YJAM, MJF and JMM will provide for changing exhibits for this exciting After Hours series! With support from the BYFI Alumni Venture Fund.
Cost: $8 per person, Free for Museum Members

Two-Part Series on Sephardim and Crypto-Jews
with Spertus Professor Victor Mirelman at CEEBJ and JMM
Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 PM and Thursday, May 21, 11:30 AM
  • Sephardim and Crypto-Jews after the Expulsion
    Tuesday, May 20, 7:00 PM (Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun – 2020 West Brown Deer Rd Brown Deer Rd.)
  • The Jews of Spain were expelled or forced to convert in 1492, displacing Sephardic Jews. Meanwhile, those who converted—the Marranos, also known as Crypto-Jews- subsumed their practices and identities, but retained vestiges of their heritage to today.
    Cost: Free
    RSVP requested to 414.228.7545 or
  • Marranos in the Americas: The Crypto-Jewish Presence in the New World
    Thursday, May 21, 11:30 AM - Lunch and Learn

  • Dr. Victor Mirelman of the Spertus Institute in Chicago continues his exploration of Marranos in the New World. Centuries after expulsion, forced-conversion, and emigration, a vast number of Latin Americans both in Latin America and in "Latino" communities in the U.S. claim Jewish heritage, due especially to significant customs passed on from generation to generation in their families.
    Cost: $6 for lecture/ $16 for lecture and lunch (wrap options: tuna, egg salad or hummus with roasted veggies (dietary laws observed))
    RSVP required by Thursday, May 15. RSVP by clicking here. Born and raised in Argentina by parents of both Sephardic and Ashkenazi descent, Victor Mirelman received his Rabbinical degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary in N.Y. and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. After teaching for 4 years at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he returned to the U.S. where for 34 years he led congregations in New Jersey and Illinois. Dr. Mirelman has taught at Chicago's Spertus Institute for the past 25 years, where he continues to lecture on a range of historical and cultural topics.
    Sponsors: Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, UWM Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, UWM Libraries, and Jewish Latin America Collection Associates
    Co-Sponsors: UWM Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies, UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Milwaukee Latino-Jewish Alliance

    PJ Library and JMM Present: JEWS WHO ROCK, The Concert!
    Featuring the House Band from School of Rock
    Sunday, June 22, 4:00 pm

    Celebrate Jews Who Rock: A Musical History Tour with a special set list, featuring the house band from School of Rock and a story from PJ Library! School of Rock: Teaching kids to rock onstage and in life!

    Shanghai Deliverance: A Holocaust Survival Story Book Launch
    Tuesday, July 8, 7:00 pm

    Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee as we host Edie Shafer to launch her newly published book Shanghai Deliverance: A Holocaust Survival Story. Edie Shafer shared her family's story of survival with Mary Munson Murphy and their work produced this new book which details the Oelsner family's escape from Nazi Germany, struggles in Shanghai, and immigration to the United States. Shafer, in conversation with Murphy, will discuss this book and the epic story within.
    This is a free event.
    Light Refreshments will be served.
    Co-Sponsored by the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.

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