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The support arm of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has its Midwest regional office in Chicago. The local group tries to foster closer relationships between Hebrew U. and Midwest colleges and universities, and encourages local students to apply to the university. Fundraising efforts provide scholarships and support for research programs. To learn about making a planned gift and investing in the future, please contact Judith Shenkman.
Executive Director: Judith Shenkman
President of the Board: James E. Matanky
Development Executives Marcia Lehman
Americans for Peace Now (APN) was founded in 1981 to support the activities of Shalom Achshav in Israel. APN’s mission is to help Israel and the Shalom Achshav movement to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel’s long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values.
The APN-Wisconsin chapter engages in education and advocacy on behalf of its mission within the Jewish community and the broader community.
The Israel Center is Milwaukee’s connection to the people of Israel. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Israel Center brings cultural and educational programs to Milwaukee; coordinates the activities of our Shin Shins, or young Israeli emissaries, who work in our local schools, synagogues and other Jewish institutions; and participates in Partnership2Gether, a program designed to cultivate relationships by linking Milwaukee with the Sovev Kinneret region in Israel. The Israel Center also assists individuals and families in making aliyah and in identifying travel, volunteer, gap year and study abroad opportunities in Israel.
Israel Center is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Vice President of Israel & Overseas: Rabbi Hannah Greenstein, HannahG@MilwaukeeJewish.org
Israel & Overseas Committee Chair: Sharyl Paley
We are here to serve the dynamic Israeli-American community in the Chicago metropolitan area and Illinois through cutting-edge and innovative programs for every age group. Our community building initiatives keep with IAC’s mission of bolstering the Israeli-American community to strengthen the Jewish and Israeli identity of the next generation, engage in outreach to the Jewish-American community at large, and reinforce support for Israel. Through the IAC Grant Program, we also offer support to local Israeli-American initiatives that fulfill our mission.
Israeli Folk Dance meets every Monday evening from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Beginner teaching and dancing is offered from 7:30 – 8 pm and general dancing is intermediate to advanced level circle dancing of the newest dances from Israel. For further information, please email MilwaukeeIFD@yahoo.com or call Karen at (414) 315-3400. Israeli Folk Dance is open to ages 12 and up and is free of charge.
P2G is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel, designed to cultivate people-to-people relationships, projects and professional programs between Milwaukee and our partner region, Sovev Kinneret, in Israel.