Keren Fraiman, Ph.D., dean and chief academic officer with the Spertus Institute in Chicago, leads the first session of the four-part series, Hot Topics on Cold Nights, which was held on Thursday, Feb. 8. The subject was Israel as Jewish and Democratic. Other sessions will be March 8 and 22. The series is co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Israel Center and Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Photo by Elana Kahn.
Elana Kahn, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, talks with students at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid in Glendale about anti-Semitism on Sunday, Jan. 14. Submitted photo.
Congregation Shalom and the Shalom Yiddish Club welcomed speaker Mark Louden, professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of “Pennsylvania Dutch: The Story of an American Language.” The topic at Shalom in Fox Point on Jan. 23 was “Yiddish in Wisconsin: A Historical View.” In front is Frieda Levine, Yiddish Club president, and behind from left to right are club board member Mort Swerdlow, Professor Mark Louden and club board member Buddy Siegel. Submitted photo.
The opening preview of Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights, Jan. 18, had a sold-out crowd of about 200 people. Here, the busy night allowed for a moment with the exhibit. The exhibit is on display at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, at 1360 N. Prospect Ave., through March 25, 2018. Submitted photo.
Milwaukee Jewish Federation held a Go Jewish! Education and Camp Fair at Nicolet High School on Jan. 28. About 40 organizations were represented, including BBYO-Wisconsin Region. Associate Regional Director Ariel Kohll and Regional Director Rachael Badt represented the Jewish teen youth movement. Submitted photo.