Media Resources

As the central address for the Milwaukee Jewish community, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation can connect members of the media with valuable resources for story ideas, commentary and background information. The following individuals are members of the Federation staff. We can also connect the media to appropriate resources at our partner organizations both locally, in Israel and around the world.

Ellie Gettinger
Educator, Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Ellie Gettinger is an expert on the history of Jewish Milwaukee including Jewish individuals, families and businesses. She can also provide historic photos, information on genealogy and access to the archives of Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

Rabbi Hannah Greenstein
Vice President of Outreach, Milwaukee Jewish Federation
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Rabbi Greenstein can provide commentary and background information on the Jewish holidays, traditions, life cycle events and history, as well as traditional Jewish texts (Torah, Talmud, Midrash).

Shay Pilnik, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center
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Dr. Pilnik is an expert on the Holocaust, religious studies, religious history and modern Jewish civilization. He can help teach the lessons of the Holocaust to address discrimination today, and he can provide access to Holocaust survivors.

Hannah Rosenthal
President/CEO, Milwaukee Jewish Federation
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Hannah Rosenthal is a former ambassador with the US Department of State. She is an expert on international Jewish affairs, global anti-Semitism, social justice and women’s issues.

Amit Yaniv-Zehavi
Community Shlichah (Cultural Emissary), Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Amit offers a personal point of view on Israel, as well as information about Israeli arts, culture, business, history and politics. She is also a resource on travel to Israel, helping families, young adults, professionals and students find ways to experience his native country.

Elana Kahn-Oren
Director, Jewish Community Relations Council
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Elana Kahn-Oren is an expert on interfaith relations, anti-Semitism and social justice.

Caren Goldberg, JD
Executive Director, Jewish Community Foundation
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Caren Goldberg is an expert on philanthropic giving and best practices for planned giving.

Tziporah Altman-Shafer
Milwaukee Jewish Community Planner

Tziporah Altman-Shafer is an expert on education, teacher training, Jewish day school education and religious school education.

For access to other Jewish community experts locally, in Israel and around the world, contact Jeff Jones, marketing and communications manager, at or 414-390-5783.

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