10 Things You May Not Know


Did you know these 10 things are powered by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation?

1. Karl Jewish Community Campus in Whitefish Bay.

It’s a place to gather, learn and celebrate, and it’s owned, operated and financed by the Federation. The Campus is also home to the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, BBYO, the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, Jewish Beginnings and Bader Hillel Academy.

2. Jewish Community Foundation.

We help enrich Jewish life today and secure our community’s financial future through our $165 million foundation.

3.   Three residences for low income seniors and individuals with special needs. 

They’re owned and operated by the Federation.

4.  Advocacy.

We represent you in Madison and in Washington D.C. by advocating for issues of importance to our local Jewish community.

5.  Financial resources.

The Federation, including its Annual Campaign and Jewish Community Foundation, provided over $20 million in support to the community last year.

6. Community security.

The Federation partners with Homeland Security, the FBI and other national and local law enforcement agencies to help make Milwaukee a more secure place to be Jewish.

7.   Bridge building.

Our Jewish Community Relations Council develops strong relationships with the religious and civic communities to help local Jews every day and especially during times of crisis.

8. Scholarships.

The Federation distributes more than $600,000 in scholarships enabling young people to attend Jewish day schools, Jewish overnight summer camps and schools and programs in Israel.

9. Connections to Israel.

Home to all things Israel in Milwaukee, our Israel Center connects Milwaukeeans to our Israeli brothers and sisters through cultural and educational programs and travel experiences. This includes our famous Israel emissaries: our Shaliach, Shin Shins and Israel Campus Fellow.

10. Community engagement.

The Federation works with more than 400 volunteers serving on 59 committees who represent the needs and desires of the Milwaukee Jewish community