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

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is thrilled to launch SPARK! Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss. For more information on this program, click here.

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.

Lost Voices of Theresienstadt Concert featuring Members of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
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. Pieces performed will include Remembrances (Theme from Schindler’s List) and a number of selections from I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Featured artists: Frank Almond, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concert Master, Ilana Setapan, MSO violinist, Nathan Hackett, MSO violist, Adrien Zitoun, MSO cellist, Todd Levy, MSO principal clarinetist, Susanna Phillips, Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera soprano, and Jeannie Yu, Milwaukee pianist.

This program has been developed with and is co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and will be held at Chai Point’s Rubenstein Pavilion, located at 1400 N. Prospect Avenue.

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RSVP by December 29th

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

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.

Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members
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Nicky's Family Screening and Talkback with Dr. Renata Laxova
Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1:00 PM

Join the Museum for a screening of the film Nicky's Family followed by a talkback with Dr. Renata Laxova, one of 'Nicky's Children'. Nicky’s Family, produced by Menemsha Films, Inc., is an emotional retelling of the remarkable efforts one man took to rescue 669 Czech children from death during WWII. Sir Nicholas Winton was a young English businessman at the time; but when chance brought him to Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, he put aside his own pursuits and began organizing the many children of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi clutches. Once he had appointed himself the authority for such matters, Winton went to work arranging transport and placing these children in English homes.

Dr. Renata Laxova is a specialist in the fields of genetics and genealogy and is dedicated to patient advocacy. It is no surprise when one learns of her interesting life story. Because of the advocacy of those involved with the Kindertransport, Dr. Laxova escaped from Czechoslovakia and the Holocaust and lived in Britain. After returning home, she trained as a pediatrician and earned her PhD in Medical Genetics from Masaryk University in Brno, CZ. Laxova went back to Britain to study with leaders in the field of medical genetics before moving to Madison, where she again worked with renowned geneticists before being appointed as the first medical director of the UW-Madison Genetic Counselor Training Program, a position she held for over 20 years.

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RSVP by January 11, 2015.

Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members

Memory Box Art Workshop
Sunday, February 1, 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 23, 2015.

Refugees of Many Lands – Part 3 of Immigration Series
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:00 PM

A panel discussion with representatives of cultural groups with Milwaukee-based communities addressing immigration issues specific to diverse ethnicities as well as contemporary immigration policies. Featured presenters: Chia Vang, Director of the Hmong Diaspora Studies Certificate Program and Associate Professor of History at UWM and author of the book Hmong in Minnesota; Nancy Flores, Fundraising Director at Voces de la Frontera, Director of the New Sanctuary Movement which organizes immigrant and allied faith groups, and assists families affected by deportation, and coordinates the Wisconsin Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Rabbi David Cohen, spiritual leader of Congregation Sinai, who was ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and currently serves as co-chair of the URJ CCAR Joint Commission of Life Long Jewish Learning. Rabbi Cohen will also be the panel moderator.

This event is co-sponsored by Congregation Sinai and Sinai’s Social Action Committee. 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.

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

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Monday–Thurs 10am–4pm

Friday 10am-2pm

Sunday 12pm–4pm

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