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MJF In the News

April 2021

Milwaukee Jewish Community Relations Council Hosts Virtual Discussion, Highlights Relationship Between Antisemitism and White Nationalism

March 2021

Hundreds vaccinated at Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay
More than 350 people get COVID-19 Vaccine at Samson JCC ‘first-dose’ clinic
Holocaust-education bill passes Wisconsin senate after delays due to coronavirus 
Uptick in racial incidents drives proposal to require schools to teach African American History
With anti-Semitism on the rise, Milwaukee’s Jewish leaders urge everyone to play a role in rooting out hate
Republicans and Democrats agree on this: Teaching the Holocaust

February 2021

Jewish Museum Milwaukee Showcases Artist’s Work to ‘Maintain Humanity’ While In Concentration Camp
Hidden Holocaust Art at Jewish Museum Milwaukee
To Paint is to Live: Jewish museum reopens with exhibit of artwork recovered from the Theresienstadt ghetto
Jewish Museum Milwaukee reopens for a second time during the pandemic
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Ready to Reopen its Doors 

January 2021

Catholic, Jewish Communities Team Up for Holocaust Education
Holocaust educator: Capitol riots should serve as wake-up call
Milwaukee organization steps up effort to require Holocaust education in Wisconsin schools

November 2020

Looking for a way to talk to your kids about social issues
A deep-fried, sweet Hanukkah is a happy Hanukkah

October 2020

How a Milwaukee voting rights advocate is working to educate voters
Designing justice: Luba Lukova’s exploration of social equality through graphic art

September 2020

Explore virtual content or buy a ticket to see the museum in person
Designing justice: Luba Lukova’s exploration of social equality through graphic art featured in new exhibit
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Reopens To Public, Debuts New Exhibitions
Tuesday on Lake Effect: Overdose & Homicide Deaths, ‘This Is How We Leave,’ Artist Luba Lukova
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Exhibit Highlights Social Justice Through Art
Jewish Museum Milwaukee to Launch Social Justice Exhibit
Local voting rights activist to receive social justice award
Anita Johnson to receive 2020 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
Local leaders react to survey showing two-thirds of young Americans don’t know 6M died in Holocaust

July 2020

Pastor compares face mask mandate to Holocaust

June 2020

Jewish Museum Milwaukee expects to open in July
Milwaukee faith leaders reconsider every element of the religious experience as they make plans to reopen facilities
In secret recording, Vos says immigrant ‘culture’ was to blame for COVID-19 outbreak in Racine County

May 2020

Here’s what you need to know about in-person religious services in Milwaukee as suburban orders expire
President Trump calls to reopen churches: Here’s how some worship centers are planning to reopen
Jewish Museum Milwaukee finds every silver lining during shutdown

April 2020

Passover begins tonight at sundown
Jewish Leaders Give Guidance on Passover During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 2020

Area Churches, Synagogues Change Practices In Attempt To Stop Spread Of COVID-19
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Goes Digital During Coronavirus Pandemic
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Expands Public Reach During Pandemic Shutdown with Virtual Exhibits
Anti-Semitic incidents rose last year as perpetrators felt emboldened to attack, Milwaukee Jewish leaders say 
Saving Our Democracy: March 5-11, 2020
Audit Finds Reported Anti-Semitic Incidents On The Rise In Wisconsin
Reports of antisemitic incidents in Wisconsin increase by 55 percent
Antisemitic incidents in Wisconsin increase over 300% since 2015
329% Jump in State’s Antisemitic Incidents

February 2020

Holocaust survivors share dinner and stories with Milwaukee students at Hillel Milwaukee

January 2020

10 trips you have to take in 2020 if you love to eat, according to Eater 
75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz prompts reflection on present-day anti-Semitism 
75 Years After Auschwitz Liberation, Exhibit Explores The Life Of A Girl Interred There

Proposed bill would make it mandatory to teach Holocaust in Wisconsin schools
Proposal would require Wisconsin schools to teach Holocaust history
Coming of Age in the Holocaust
‘Lessons that are critical:’ Exhibit gives voice to teen who lived through Holocaust
7 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, from spoken word to Chinese New Year 
Thursday on Lake Effect: ‘The Girl In The Diary,’ UK Royal Racism, Innovator-In-Residence 
Plucked From The Rubble: Diary Found In Auschwitz Makes US Premiere In Milwaukee 
Holocaust and genocide education would be required in Wisconsin schools under proposed bill 
Coalition of Organizations in Milwaukee forms to support victims of hate-motivated incidents

December 2019

Houdini learned how to hold his breath in the Milwaukee River

November 2019

Bipartisan Wisconsin Assembly delegation visits Israel 
New Jersey teen accused of directing white supremacists to vandalize Racine synagogue
Milwaukee businesses weigh in on 2020 prospects at Economic Forum 

October 2019

Economist Schenker shares positive outlook at Jewish Federation’s economic forum: Slideshow 
‘We Can Weather The Storm’: Economist Says Consumers Likely To Keep Economy Strong
Milwaukee museum exhibit explores Houdini’s Wisconsin roots
Milwaukee museum exhibit explores Houdini’s Wisconsin roots
Tuesday on Lake Effect: Spider Webs, Haunted Downtown Milwaukee, Harry Houdini’s Wisconsin …
Giveaway: Linking Houdini: A Halloween Séance 
Exhibit touts Houdini’s Wisconsin roots and spectacular escape in downtown Madison

September 2019

Jewish representatives from Milwaukee have empathy for migrants at Southern border

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

MJF News Coverage Archive

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

MJF News Releases

March 2020

JCRC Seeks Nominees for Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award
Troubling trends reflect 55% increase in reported antisemitism

October 2019

Highly ranked financial forecaster, futurist to keynote Economic Forum

Pause with Pittsburgh

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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