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MJF In the News

August 2019

‘There Aren’t Others; Others Are What We Are’: Moshe Katz
Gun violence vigil remembers Sikh Temple attack, mourns victims of past weekend’s shootings

July 2019

MDA’s “First Seven Minutes” Project Has Reached The United States
Israeli paramedics host emergency terrorism response course in Milwaukee
Emergency responders train local religious organizations to handle the worst case scenario 
Israeli EMTs train Milwaukee faith groups to deal with mass casualty events
Magen David Adom Rolls Out Terrorism- and Emergency-Response Training for Civilians in U.S. 
The Circus Is In Town
Women Wage Peace Educates Milwaukeeans On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jews wield power, but it’s not enough to win Home Run Derby
Thursday on Lake Effect: LULAC, Women Wage Peace, Melinda Myers, Radio Chipstone, Bastille …
Harley-Davidson’s electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds
Kids in Cages: Reflections on our disunited state and culture of unrequited love
Community Leaders Protest Conditions At Detention Centers On The Border

June 2019

Chagall’s Circus Stories
‘Chagall’s Le Cirque’ Exhibit Showcases Wisconsin’s Circus Tradition
Now Batting in Milwaukee: ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’
Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis to receive 2019 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award 
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Brings Iconic Circus Back to Life
6 Things You Should be Doing in Milwaukee this Weekend, from Father’s Day on the Cheap to Polish Fest 
Special MKE Film Screening Stars Strikeouts, Spy Craft and Bud Selig 
Manitowoc Rahr-West Art Museum to Share Chagall Collection with Jewish Museum in Milwaukee

May 2019

UWM student holds swastika sign at Jewish Independence Day celebration
Milwaukee university student holds swastika sign in bid for publicity
Local Jewish leaders look to prevent tragedy

April 2019

Ed Asner visits Milwaukee for ‘The Soap Myth’
See the Legendary Ed Asner on Stage in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Jewish community impacted by shooting at synagogue in California
Actor Ed Asner Stars In ‘The Soap Myth,’ Play About How We Remember History
Ed Asner to star in ‘The Soap Myth’ April 29 at Congregation Shalom
Ed Asner to star in the ‘The Soap Myth’ April 29
Wisconsin faith leaders working to better secure places of worship
Cardinal Stritch Offers Heroic and Absurdist ‘The Last Cyclist’ 
Remembering a Woman at War in ‘Pictures of Resistance’

March 2019

The State of anti-Semitism in Wisconsin
Number of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents on rise around the world 
How Wisconsin groups are fighting an increase in hate speech and anti-Semitism in the state
Anti-boycott bill is Israel loyalty test –Joel Garb
Hate speech found along Milwaukee bike path
‘Coded message’ of hate found along the popular Oak Leaf Trail in Milwaukee
Anti-Semitic incidents increase in Wisconsin for fifth consecutive year
Hate crimes on the rise in Wisconsin; locals work to combat it
Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in Wisconsin on the rise

February 2019

Study: Hate groups on the rise, 15 found in Wisconsin
Nominees sought for Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
Nominees Sought for Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award

January 2019

What an hour can do to the hate in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Jewish Federation names new president and CEO
Milwaukee Jewish Federation hires new CEO from Detroit

December 2018

How Milwaukee Jewish Federation Fights Anti-Semitism and Builds Community
Baraboo police investigating report of online video, anti-Semitic flyers
Baraboo Schools Will Bolster Holocaust Education After Nazi Salute Photo Controversy
Baraboo School District outlines educational steps following controversial photo
The Rise of Anti-Semitism in Wisconsin, the US, and Globally

November 2018

At Hanukkah, sweet fried doughnuts are a treat with meaning
Chef/author Michael Solomonov aims to introduce diners to Israeli cuisine
Nazi salutes, blackface: Is racist behavior becoming normal in Wisconsin?
Before Nazi salute picture, Baraboo schools saw a rise in racial complaints
Rabbi Hannah talks Chanukah on TMJ News Radio 620AM
Forever Friends
Chef/author Michael Solomonov aims to introduce diners to Israeli cuisine
Three Wis. sisters share the importance of teaching the Holocaust
Milwaukee Jewish Federation Director Elana Kahn
New Berlin rethinks yearbook senior quotes after Hitler ‘Final Solution’ reference
Multiple hate groups located in Wisconsin, one headquartered in Milwaukee
Boys Celebrate Prom With A Sieg Heil In Wisconsin
‘This isn’t who we are’: Viral Nazi salute photo of Wisconsin high school promgoers draws widespread condemnation
Baraboo School District investigates boys’ apparent Nazi salute
Baraboo School District investigating boys’ apparent Nazi salute
Before Nazi salute picture, Baraboo schools saw a rise in racial complaints
Nazi salutes, blackface: Is racist behavior becoming normal in Wisconsin?
‘Nazi Salute’ Protected By First Amendment: Baraboo Officials Say
Jewish organizations reach out to school district after ‘Nazi Salute’ photo
Fallout continues for Baraboo students in wake of photo showing what looks like Nazi salute
Exploring the soul of Israeli Cuisine
Madison Jewish community responds to controversial Baraboo photo
Statement on Baraboo High School Photo
Wisconsin Responds to Baraboo Students’ ‘Nazi Salute’ Photo
‘Our nation is divided:’ Prayers for peace as Milwaukee commemorates ‘kristallnacht’
Why The Hollywood Blacklist Is A Jewish Story (And Also A Milwaukee Story)
‘Blacklist’ Exhibit At Jewish Museum Milwaukee Examines Red Scare Impact on Hollywood

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman To Share Sex Abuse Story
Despite Nassar sentence, Aly Raisman tells a Fox Point crowd more USA Gymnastics officials still need to go

Passion for Justice, Safety Energizes Milwaukee Jewish Vote After Pittsburgh Massacre

October 2018

Response to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Community Gathering Coverage

89.7 WUWM: Milwaukee Vigil Mourns Victims Of Pittsburgh Shooting
90.7 WPR: Wisconsin Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims Draws More Than 1K People
Fox6Now: ‘We’re not afraid:’ Estimated 1,800 take part in community gathering after synagogue shooting
TMJ4: Marquette professor grew up attending Pittsburgh synagogue that was attacked
CBS58: Hundreds attend vigil in Glendale in memory of shooting victims
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Vigil for Pittsburgh synagogue victims draws overflow crowd in Glendale
Milwaukee Independent: Milwaukee Community holds interfaith vigil to mourn the Pittsburgh synagogue victims
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Milwaukee Jewry turns out, to be with ‘family’ after Pittsburgh horror

Response to Tragedy

89.7 WUWM: Milwaukee Jewish Community Activist Reflects On Pittsburgh Shooting
WISN12News: Security measures being discussed at Milwaukee-area Jewish facilities
CBS58: Wisconsin leaders taking precautions, condemn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin leaders condemn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, some see link to violent rhetoric
620AM: Milwaukee Jewish Federation Director Elana Kahn
Urban Milwaukee: Heartbroken in Pittsburgh (Andrea Schneider Op-Ed)
88Nine RadioMilwaukee: She attended Tree of Life synagogue as a kid, now she’s a Marquette law professor
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: When Pittsburgh and Milwaukee are both home
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Poll: Does President Trump bear any responsibility for the massacre in Pittsburgh?
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Law enforcement steps up attention to Jewish sites
Deborah Lipstad (MJF Program Speaker in 2016): 3 Lessons About Anti-Semitism We Should Learn From the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

Gathering Preview

Fox6Now: Expression of unity:’ Jewish community remembers victims of synagogue shooting
WISN12News: Milwaukee vigil to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
CBS58: Milwaukee Jewish Federation to host gathering in remembrance of shooting victims
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Jewish Federation organizing a community-wide gathering after Pittsburgh attack
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Gathering tonight to include teens, clergy

8 quick questions for “grumpy lady of tech” Kara Swisher
Technology news leader to keynote Economic Forum 2018
City Must Embrace Change, Tech Expert Says
Tech Journalist Takes On Facebook & Other Social Media During Milwaukee Visit
Economic Forum 2018 Panel Discussion with Milwaukee Business Leaders
Recode’s Kara Swisher talks technology, need for startups at economic forum: Slideshow
Technology news leader to keynote Economic Forum 2018
Zahav chef Michael Solomonov and restaurateur Steven Cook will speak at the JCC
Partnership MKE helps business, community leaders break down bias
All of the ideas from the 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes Event
Black List: The Hollywood Red Scare

August 2018

Anti-Semitic graffiti at West Allis park is indicative of widespread hate, says Jewish leader

July 2018

Anti-Semitic graffiti at West Allis park is indicative of widespread hate, says Jewish leader
Former Archdiocesan Director Receives Award from Interfaith Conference

June 2018

Milwaukee Jewish Federation Announces New ‘Hours Against Hate’ Program Coordinator
Stitching’ Immigration Stories at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Israel’s ambassador to US lauds American embassy move to Jerusalem in address at Milwaukee Rotary Club
Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer speaks in front of rotary club in Milwaukee
Israeli Ambassador To US Speaks In Milwaukee, Defends Embassy Move To Jerusalem
Israel ambassador to US lauds Jerusalem embassy move in address at Milwaukee Rotary Club   
Wisconsin high school pulls yearbook over anti-Semitic quote 
Reggie Jackson and Fran Kaplan to receive 2018 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
High school yearbook quote praises ‘Final Solution’
Wisconsin high school pulls yearbook over anti-Semitic quote
Wisconsin high school senior hails ‘Final Solution’ in yearbook quote
Student writes anti-Semitic quote in high school yearbook
New Berlin West student writes anti-Semitic senior quote in yearbook

May 2018

Israeli Doctors Work in Secret to Aid Those Living in War-Torn Syria
My toughest challenge
Generous training opportunities pay off by attracting, retaining great employees
Rosenthal to retire from Milwaukee Jewish Federation
Rosenthal to retire as CEO of Milwaukee Jewish Federation (Video)
Generous training opportunities pay off by attracting, retaining great employees

April 2018

WISN12 features Israel 70 Years Celebration at Milwaukee City Hall
CBS58 Promotes Mayoral Proclamation Celebration of Israel’s 70 Years of Statehood
TMJ4 Promotes Mayoral Proclamation Celebration of Israel’s 70 Years of Statehood
An Islamic Path for Continuing Dr. King’s Call to End Injustice
Exhibit displays dresses designed during Holocaust
‘Important stories:’ Jewish Museum Milwaukee brings back ‘Stitching Histories from the Holocaust’
‘Stitching Histories from the Holocaust’ returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee, tells local stories of Holocaust
Milwaukee Remembers Civil Rights Legend Vel Phillips

March 2018

Franklin schools to observe MLK holiday, address concerns of minority students
Constant silence on anti-Semitism disgraces social, political activists
Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike in 2017
‘Unmasking of Hate’ Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise In Wisconsin
Anti-Semitic incidents rose sharply in state and nation
Wisconsin looks to Israel tech to solve water pollution woes

February 2018

Holocaust survivor: ‘Be nice to each other’
‘Allied in the Fight’ Offers Powerful Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
Black player says student made monkey noises as he shot free throws
Racial incident reported at Franklin High School for the second time in four weeks
Jewish Council reports sharp increase in anti-Semitic activity
Friday Forum with Steve Scaffidi
Paul Nehlen Posts List of Critics, Says ’74 are Jews’
Nehlen should withdraw from 1st District race
Exhibit Explores How Jews and Blacks Fought Together for Civil Rights
Jewish Museum’s ‘Allied in the Fight’ documents Jewish, African American struggle for justice
Wisconsin must protect Israel from boycott, divestment, sanctions discrimination
We must stand up to the small-minded, anti-Semitic bigotry of Paul Nehlen

January 2018

Exhibit explores connection between Jewish and Black communities in fight for civil rights
‘It just boomerangs. Hatred begets hatred,’ Holocaust survivor says
Three groups decry racist signs on Franklin bubbler
‘White’ and ‘colored’ water fountain signs inflame tensions at Wisconsin school plagued by racist incidents
Horrified Students Demand Action After ‘White’ And ‘Colored’ Signs Appear Above Water Fountains At High School Known For Racists Acts
‘White’ And ‘Colored’ Signs Above School Fountain Cause Firestorm
‘It Hurts People’: High School Plagued By Racial Incidents Sees ‘White,’ ‘Colored’ Signs at Water Fountains
Jewish Council For Public Affairs Joins Forces With Dreamers, Latino Organizations, And Jewish Activists For Passage Of Dream Act
Jews & Latinos join forces, call on Congress to pass a clean Dream act
“Sifting Through Ashes” – Artist Bruce Gendelman captures the Holocaust
Ecologist Finds Israelis Separated From Nature
Activists Clash On Proposal To Bar State Participation In Israeli Boycott
Dreamers at to the promise of America’s future
Well-attended first event in an untold tale: the Holocaust in Greece
Milwaukee Jewish community comes out in support of Dreamers

MJF News Coverage Archive

For coverage links past the dates listed, please contact Jeff Jones, Marketing Manager, at 414-390-5783.

MJF News Releases

July 2019

Magen David Adom, Israel’s National EMS Organization, To Hold Terrorism- And Emergency-Response Training for Religious and Public Institutions in Milwaukee

June 2019

Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis to receive 2019 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award

February 2019

Nominees Sought for Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award

January 2019

New President/CEO hired at Milwaukee Jewish Federation

October 2018

Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman speaking at local launch of abuse help program

Community Gathering for Pittsburgh

June 2018

‘Digital Nazi Hunter’ keynotes Annual Meeting

April 2018

Wisconsin Celebrates Israel Up to 1,000 expected to ‘Walk for Israel’

Mayor Barrett presenting proclamation to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday

March 2018

MJF News Release Archive

Special Announcements

December 8, 2017: JCRC Statement on Jerusalem
October 14, 2015: Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel
June 19, 2015: Jewish community expresses shock and outrage at Charleston church shootings
January 12, 2015: MJF Denounces Paris Attacks
November 18, 2014: Statement on Attack of Jerusalem Synagogue
August 4, 2014: Statement on Recent Increase of Anti-Semitic Incidents
July 1, 2014: Mourning the loss of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal

Statements on 2016 presidential election and selection of staff:

Jewish Community Relations Council denounces Bannon appointment (November 14, 2016)
Jewish Community Relations Council looks forward after election (November 11, 2016)

For news releases past the dates listed, please contact Jeff Jones, Marketing Manager, at 414-390-5783.

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