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