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1360 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 390-5730
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The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings with it, so that we may enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Jewish life and culture.
 
Upcoming events

May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020
Virtual Book Club- Creative Care with MacArthur Genius Fellow Anne Basting

MacArthur Genius Fellow Anne Basting’s newest book, Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, tells the story of how she pioneered a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia. Now used around the world, this proven method brings light and joy to the lives of elders—and those who care for them. Join Basting for a book reading and discussion to hear the touching stories that inspire and guide us all—family, friends, and health professionals—in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia. Basting will also discuss how TimeSlips has adapted to this critical moment in history, and how the ideas in the book can help us use the arts to reach each other in this moment of distancing and quarantine. Registration is Required to Access the Zoom Session Anne Basting Basting is Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and founder and President of TimeSlips. Basting’s innovative work as an artist and scholar has been recognized by a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and multiple major grants. She is author/editor of multiple books, including the Penelope Project (U of Iowa), Forget Memory (Johns Hopkins), and the forthcoming Creative Care (Harper One). TimeSlips fosters an alliance of artists and caregivers bringing meaning and joy to late life through creativity, and has certified facilitators in 47 states and 18 countries.

May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020
Conversation Starters: Artists Richard and Nina Edelman

Richard Edelman metal sculptor, and Nina Edelman textile artist, welcome you into their home studios. Richard has worked with metals his whole life as an engineer, broker, and in the recent decade as a sculptor. Nina grew up in a family of fabric mavens, sewing and enjoying craft projects. They will talk about past and more recent work and share some thoughts about future projects. Both of the Edelmans creations can be seen in public in Wisconsin and in other locations. This program will be presented virtually via Youtube and Facebook. You can also get it delivered to your email by signing up for our e-newsletter here below. Richard Edelman is a world-renowned sculptor specializing in metal, stainless steel and bronze sculptures. He was born in Davenport, Iowa and grew up there and in Milwaukee, Wi. He is a graduate of MIT in Engineering and Philosophy and pursued a 30-year international career in the steel industry, which afforded him countless inspirations for creative construction. His major sculptural installations are in Milwaukee, Poland, and Israel. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Frank L. Weil Award from Global JCC for the Advancement of Jewish Culture in North America, previous recipients of which include Elie Wiesel and Leonard Bernstein. Nina Edelman is a contemporary art quilter immersed in the quilt world. She enjoys quilting seminars around the country, has written for national publications, created the curriculum for the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, and has even led a quilting tour in NYC. Nina was the founding librarian at Milwaukee Jewish Day School and worked there for 25 years, where she also taught sewing, quilting, and embroidery. Her local public creations are the ark curtain for Emanu-El, high holiday torah covers, as well as a large hanging for Jewish Family Service.

June 3, 2020 - June 3, 2020
Conversation Starters: Gun Violence Awareness with Anneliese Dickman

The first weekend in June is dedicated to increasing Gun Violence Prevention. Safer at Home is a challenge for gun violence prevention. We will be talking with Anneliese Dickman, the Milwaukee program manager for the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, about the new issues that have emerged during the quarantine. Anneliese was the communications director of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort and was the research director for the Public Policy Forum. She is the current president of Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Then join the nation on Friday, June 5 in promoting Gun Violence Prevention by wearing orange and showing your support for the #GoingOrange movement. Find out more about why we wear orange. This program will be presented virtually via Youtube and Facebook. You can also get it delivered to your email by signing up for our e-newsletter here below.

 
 


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