Today. Tomorrow. Always.

The Jewish people are one people, an evolving tapestry of dreamers and doers who capture the diversity of Jewish life.

The tapestry is created by individual moments when we become something greater than ourselves. Moments when we raise our voices against hate, when we feel safe enough to gather in prayer, when we support our neighbors in need. Together — and only together — are we able to move from today to tomorrow with strength and compassion.

Alongside our partner agencies in Milwaukee, in Israel and all corners of the world, our community is making a life-changing impact on the Jewish people. From helping refugees escape war-torn streets, to combating rampant antisemitism, to providing statewide security, to educating youth with Jewish values, we are helping our global family receive the support they need.

Every single person, no matter their background, has the blessing and responsibility to nurture and sustain our collective future. As a supporter of the Federation, you are part of the unbroken chain of our ancestors who collectively care for the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future. You are helping tackle the most important issues of the day. Today. Tomorrow. Always.

By combining your donations with gifts from thousands of others, you have the kind of impact that few can have on their own – right next door, in Israel, and around the world. 

Here are a few examples of the work you make possible through MJF and our local, national, and overseas partners.

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is committed to nurturing and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community for today and into the future. We accomplish this important mission through our own programs and services and those of our partner agencies locally, in Israel and around the world. Here are just a few highlights.

Jewish Continuity

  • Engaged 490 middle and high school students through Jewish youth groups
  • Provided 7,000 Shabbat dinners for college students
  • Educated and entertained 10,000 visitors to Jewish Museum Milwaukee
  • Distributed The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle to 7,800 households each month, strengthening ties to the Jewish community
  • Trained 19 young Weinstein Fellows to lead our community into the future


Financial Resources

  • Raised $7 million through our Annual Campaign in support of the community
  • Distribution of $10 million from the Jewish Community Foundation
  • Managed $140 million in assets for the Jewish Community Foundation, helping to secure our community’s financial future


Caring for the Needy

  • Provided counseling and case management service to 1,420 individuals
  • Distributed 3,700 grants through our Jewish Community Foundation
  • Enriched the lives of 40 seniors each day through programming and warm mid-day meals



  • Educated 870 students at Jewish schools (K-8)
  • Improved Jewish education for 603 students at five synagogue schools by training their teachers
  • Taught the lessons of the Holocaust to 16,400 students, teachers and community members


Israel & Overseas

  • Helped vulnerable Jews in 70 countries around the world
  • Engaged 2,700 participants in Israel Center programs
  • Connected 830 children to Israel through our Shin-Shinim


Social Justice

  • Mobilized 1,175 individuals to commit one hour to fight hate
  • Built a coalition of 12 organizations to fight race-based nicknames, logos and mascots
  • Launched an LGBT-Allies group working for a more inclusive Jewish community
  • Participated with 1,000 People of Faith United for Justice in advocating for social justice in Madison
  • Distributed 10,000 copies of the 5-Year Calendar of Jewish Holidays to raise awareness among in the community-at-large