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MJF In the News

November 2018

Despite Nassar sentence, Aly Raisman tells a Fox Point crowd more USA Gymnastics officials still need to go
Jewish organizations reach out to school district after ‘Nazi Salute’ photo
Fallout continues for Baraboo students in wake of photo showing what looks like Nazi salute
Exploring the soul of Israeli Cuisine
Madison Jewish community responds to controversial Baraboo photo
Statement on Baraboo High School Photo
Wisconsin Responds to Baraboo Students’ ‘Nazi Salute’ Photo
‘Our nation is divided:’ Prayers for peace as Milwaukee commemorates ‘kristallnacht’
Why The Hollywood Blacklist Is A Jewish Story (And Also A Milwaukee Story)
‘Blacklist’ Exhibit At Jewish Museum Milwaukee Examines Red Scare Impact on Hollywood

October 2018

Response to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Community Gathering Coverage

89.7 WUWM: Milwaukee Vigil Mourns Victims Of Pittsburgh Shooting
90.7 WPR: Wisconsin Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims Draws More Than 1K People
Fox6Now: ‘We’re not afraid:’ Estimated 1,800 take part in community gathering after synagogue shooting
TMJ4: Marquette professor grew up attending Pittsburgh synagogue that was attacked
CBS58: Hundreds attend vigil in Glendale in memory of shooting victims
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Vigil for Pittsburgh synagogue victims draws overflow crowd in Glendale
Milwaukee Independent: Milwaukee Community holds interfaith vigil to mourn the Pittsburgh synagogue victims
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Milwaukee Jewry turns out, to be with ‘family’ after Pittsburgh horror

Response to Tragedy

89.7 WUWM: Milwaukee Jewish Community Activist Reflects On Pittsburgh Shooting
WISN12News: Security measures being discussed at Milwaukee-area Jewish facilities
CBS58: Wisconsin leaders taking precautions, condemn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin leaders condemn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, some see link to violent rhetoric
620AM: Milwaukee Jewish Federation Director Elana Kahn
Urban Milwaukee: Heartbroken in Pittsburgh (Andrea Schneider Op-Ed)
88Nine RadioMilwaukee: She attended Tree of Life synagogue as a kid, now she’s a Marquette law professor
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: When Pittsburgh and Milwaukee are both home
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Poll: Does President Trump bear any responsibility for the massacre in Pittsburgh?
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Law enforcement steps up attention to Jewish sites
Deborah Lipstad (MJF Program Speaker in 2016): 3 Lessons About Anti-Semitism We Should Learn From the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

Gathering Preview

Fox6Now: Expression of unity:’ Jewish community remembers victims of synagogue shooting
WISN12News: Milwaukee vigil to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
CBS58: Milwaukee Jewish Federation to host gathering in remembrance of shooting victims
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Jewish Federation organizing a community-wide gathering after Pittsburgh attack
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Gathering tonight to include teens, clergy

8 quick questions for “grumpy lady of tech” Kara Swisher
Technology news leader to keynote Economic Forum 2018
City Must Embrace Change, Tech Expert Says
Tech Journalist Takes On Facebook & Other Social Media During Milwaukee Visit
Economic Forum 2018 Panel Discussion with Milwaukee Business Leaders
Recode’s Kara Swisher talks technology, need for startups at economic forum: Slideshow
Technology news leader to keynote Economic Forum 2018
Zahav chef Michael Solomonov and restaurateur Steven Cook will speak at the JCC
Partnership MKE helps business, community leaders break down bias
All of the ideas from the 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes Event
Black List: The Hollywood Red Scare

August 2018

Anti-Semitic graffiti at West Allis park is indicative of widespread hate, says Jewish leader

July 2018

Anti-Semitic graffiti at West Allis park is indicative of widespread hate, says Jewish leader
Former Archdiocesan Director Receives Award from Interfaith Conference

June 2018

Milwaukee Jewish Federation Announces New ‘Hours Against Hate’ Program Coordinator
Stitching’ Immigration Stories at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Israel’s ambassador to US lauds American embassy move to Jerusalem in address at Milwaukee Rotary Club
Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer speaks in front of rotary club in Milwaukee
Israeli Ambassador To US Speaks In Milwaukee, Defends Embassy Move To Jerusalem
Israel ambassador to US lauds Jerusalem embassy move in address at Milwaukee Rotary Club   
Wisconsin high school pulls yearbook over anti-Semitic quote 
Reggie Jackson and Fran Kaplan to receive 2018 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
High school yearbook quote praises ‘Final Solution’
Wisconsin high school pulls yearbook over anti-Semitic quote
Wisconsin high school senior hails ‘Final Solution’ in yearbook quote
Student writes anti-Semitic quote in high school yearbook
New Berlin West student writes anti-Semitic senior quote in yearbook

May 2018

Israeli Doctors Work in Secret to Aid Those Living in War-Torn Syria
My toughest challenge
Generous training opportunities pay off by attracting, retaining great employees
Rosenthal to retire from Milwaukee Jewish Federation
Rosenthal to retire as CEO of Milwaukee Jewish Federation (Video)
Generous training opportunities pay off by attracting, retaining great employees

April 2018

WISN12 features Israel 70 Years Celebration at Milwaukee City Hall
CBS58 Promotes Mayoral Proclamation Celebration of Israel’s 70 Years of Statehood
TMJ4 Promotes Mayoral Proclamation Celebration of Israel’s 70 Years of Statehood
An Islamic Path for Continuing Dr. King’s Call to End Injustice
Exhibit displays dresses designed during Holocaust
‘Important stories:’ Jewish Museum Milwaukee brings back ‘Stitching Histories from the Holocaust’
‘Stitching Histories from the Holocaust’ returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee, tells local stories of Holocaust
Milwaukee Remembers Civil Rights Legend Vel Phillips

March 2018

Franklin schools to observe MLK holiday, address concerns of minority students
Constant silence on anti-Semitism disgraces social, political activists
Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike in 2017
‘Unmasking of Hate’ Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise In Wisconsin
Anti-Semitic incidents rose sharply in state and nation
Wisconsin looks to Israel tech to solve water pollution woes

February 2018

Holocaust survivor: ‘Be nice to each other’
‘Allied in the Fight’ Offers Powerful Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
Black player says student made monkey noises as he shot free throws
Racial incident reported at Franklin High School for the second time in four weeks
Jewish Council reports sharp increase in anti-Semitic activity
Friday Forum with Steve Scaffidi
Paul Nehlen Posts List of Critics, Says ’74 are Jews’
Nehlen should withdraw from 1st District race
Exhibit Explores How Jews and Blacks Fought Together for Civil Rights
Jewish Museum’s ‘Allied in the Fight’ documents Jewish, African American struggle for justice
Wisconsin must protect Israel from boycott, divestment, sanctions discrimination
We must stand up to the small-minded, anti-Semitic bigotry of Paul Nehlen

Janary 2018

Exhibit explores connection between Jewish and Black communities in fight for civil rights
‘It just boomerangs. Hatred begets hatred,’ Holocaust survivor says
Three groups decry racist signs on Franklin bubbler
‘White’ and ‘colored’ water fountain signs inflame tensions at Wisconsin school plagued by racist incidents
Horrified Students Demand Action After ‘White’ And ‘Colored’ Signs Appear Above Water Fountains At High School Known For Racists Acts
‘White’ And ‘Colored’ Signs Above School Fountain Cause Firestorm
‘It Hurts People’: High School Plagued By Racial Incidents Sees ‘White,’ ‘Colored’ Signs at Water Fountains
Jewish Council For Public Affairs Joins Forces With Dreamers, Latino Organizations, And Jewish Activists For Passage Of Dream Act
Jews & Latinos join forces, call on Congress to pass a clean Dream act
“Sifting Through Ashes” – Artist Bruce Gendelman captures the Holocaust
Ecologist Finds Israelis Separated From Nature
Activists Clash On Proposal To Bar State Participation In Israeli Boycott
Dreamers at to the promise of America’s future
Well-attended first event in an untold tale: the Holocaust in Greece
Milwaukee Jewish community comes out in support of Dreamers

December 2017

Meet the White Nationalist who wants to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan
Milwaukee Labor Council confronts white supremacist
“Disturbing display:” Rally at City Hall amid contractor controversies, company issues statement
A Life ‘Defined’ by Advocacy: Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Hannah Rosenthal
Jewish Community Relations Council Statement on Jerusalem
Statement from JCRC on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

November 2017

Meet Hannah Rosenthal, CEO of Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Local ‘Mensch on a Mission’
From Milwaukee to the Middle East, journalist Maziar Bahari is drawn to human stories
WiGWatch: Community action alerts
State Sees Rise in Hate Groups
Across Wisconsin, recent rises in hate, bias incidents spark concern
Foxconn not answer to all of region’s problems
Kahn: Together, we can end hate in Milwaukee

October 2017

Former SBA director talks innovation, Foxconn at economic event: Slideshow
Look to Your Supply Chain, Speaker Tells Milwaukee Businesses
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker bars Israel boycotters from doing business with his state
Wisconsin Jewish Federations Statement on Anti-Discrimination Order
Wisconsin governor signs anti-boycott Israel order
Wisconsin Becomes Latest State to Pass Anti-Boycott Israel Law
NMAJH Exhibit Painted Through Witnesses’ Perspectives
Meet the Milwaukee area’s power brokers
Groups Call for Unified Weekend Against Hate

September 2017

Dickman: Jewish Museum Milwaukee fights anti-Semitism
The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat
Art Exhibit Revisits the Shabbat Custom of Rest and Renewal on the Seventh Day
United Way initiative will engage business leaders to address community’s biases

August 2017

Hundreds come out in Tosa with message of peace
JCRC Director Elana Kahn speaking about Charlottesville on 620 WTMJ News
Milwaukee Jewish Community Calls for United Response Against White Supremacists on CBS58
Milwaukee Jewish Federation: Jewish community calls for united response against white supremacists
Jewish Community Calls for United Response Against White Supremacists
Faith, civil rights groups call for independent audit of Milwaukee police
Community Coalition for Quality Policing issues mandates to rebuild trust between public and police
Jewish Museum’s Rosenblatt retrospective preserves his memories in three dimensions

July 2017

Hello, Dolly! and everyday magic at the Jewish Museum
With Trump protests, Israrel comments, Roger Waters tunes in controversy
Trump administration under fire for failing to appoint anti-Semitism envoy
Tillerson urged to appoint special envoy on anti-Semitism
Tillerson says we may not need an anti-Semitism envoy. He’s wrong.
New Rosenblatt exhibit plays tribute to enthusiastic expert on the everday 
Olivieri lends time and talents to build strong Hispanic community
Hello, Dolly! and Everyday Magic at the Jewish Museum


MJF News Coverage Archive

For coverage links past the dates listed, please contact Jeff Jones, Marketing Manager, at 414-390-5783.


MJF News Releases

October 2018

Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman speaking at local launch of abuse help program

Community Gathering for Pittsburgh

June 2018

‘Digital Nazi Hunter’ keynotes Annual Meeting

April 2018

Wisconsin Celebrates Israel Up to 1,000 expected to ‘Walk for Israel’

Mayor Barrett presenting proclamation to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday

March 2018

October 2017

Transgender Beauty Queen to Share Her Story: Trans Day of Remembrance Interfaith Vigil

Incarcerated Journalist to Keynote Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Gala

Israeli, Palestinian Activists Share a Message of Understanding

Former US Small Business Administrator to Keynote Economic Forum 2017

May 2017

José A. Olivieri to receive 2017 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award

April 2017

Holocaust by Bullets exhibit opening features the founder of the investigations Over 2 million murdered by bullets

MJF News Release Archive

Special Announcements

December 8, 2017: JCRC Statement on Jerusalem
October 14, 2015: Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel
June 19, 2015: Jewish community expresses shock and outrage at Charleston church shootings
January 12, 2015: MJF Denounces Paris Attacks
November 18, 2014: Statement on Attack of Jerusalem Synagogue
August 4, 2014: Statement on Recent Increase of Anti-Semitic Incidents
July 1, 2014: Mourning the loss of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal


Statements on recent president election and selection of staff:

Jewish Community Relations Council denounces Bannon appointment (November 14, 2016)
Jewish Community Relations Council looks forward after election (November 11, 2016)


For news releases past the dates listed, please contact Jeff Jones, Marketing Manager, at 414-390-5783.

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