Community Properties

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation owns and manages six properties for the benefit of our community.

The Evan and Marion Helfaer Community Service Building is home to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation offices and our programs and services including the Coalition for Jewish Learning, the Israel Center, the Jewish Community Foundation, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, and The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.

Evan and Marion Helfaer Community Service Building

The Max and Anita Karl Jewish Community Campus is home to many of the Federation’s partner agencies including BBYO – Wisconsin Region, the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Jewish Beginnings Lubavitch Preschool, Milwaukee Jewish Day School, and Bader Hillel Academy.

The Joseph & Vera Zilber Building, which has won multiple awards for its design, is the home to the  Hillel Milwaukee Student Center. Hillel Milwaukee, a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, provides on-campus opportunities for Jewish students to socialize and engage in Jewish practice.

Maurice S. Surlow Senior Residences provide independent living for low income elderly who are age 62 and older. The Surlow Apartments have a homelike atmosphere with friendly, welcoming residents.

The Shlichut Residence is a home owned and maintained by the Federation to house our Israel cultural emissary and his or her family. Shlichut is a program of our Israel Center.

Habush House is a group of apartments located in the North Shore of Milwaukee that provide supportive independent living for developmentally disabled adults. Jewish Family Services, a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, provides case management services, including living skills training, advocacy, assistance with medical and dental appointments, money management, social and religious opportunities.