Events

Date/Time Event
Sun. March 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sidney & Nina Widell Annual Memorial Lecture — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

On October 10, 1941, the entire Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. While Nazi death squads routinely carried...

Thu. March 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mitzvah Project — Campus Center Strackner Ballroom

The Mitzvah Project is a combination theater, history lesson and conversation in which actor and child of survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most...

Sun. April 2, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Film: To Life! — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

In this touching German drama, an aging Holocaust survivor (who had been a Yiddish cabaret singer before the war) – and a young man with...

Thu. April 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Strength of the Creative Spirit — Milwaukee Jewish Museum

Since liberation in 1945, over 30,000 pieces of Holocaust victim artwork have been documented. Created clandestinely in camps, ghettos, and in hiding, these pieces of...

Wed. April 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holocaust by Bullets Opening Program — Jeiwsh Home and Care Center Rubenstein Pavilion

Join Father Patrick Debois, a French Roman Catholic priest and the head of the Commission for Relations with Judaism as he recounts his important work...

Sun. April 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration — Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

Join us in our annual Yom HaShoah memorial, in remembrance of the six million, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and all resistance. This event will feature...

Sun. April 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
HERC and Congregation Shalom Speaker Series — Congregation Shalom

Linda Hooper's speech "The Power of One," tells the moving story of how the students behind the Paper Clips Project responded to what had been...

Wed. May 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Almost Snuffed Out, The Story of the Extraordinary Terezin Children’s Musical “Fireflies” — Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

In 1943 and 1945, “Fireflies,” a Czech children’s musical was performed in the Terezin concentration camp outside of Prague by children doomed by the Nazi...

Sun. May 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Film: Fire Birds — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

An 80-year-old man with a tattooed arm is found stabbed and murdered in this Israeli murder mystery that involves Holocaust survivors and a second-generation detective....

Thu. June 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Steen Metz: A Survivor of Terezin — Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid

A resident of the Chicago area, Steen Metz was a young boy living in Denmark when the Nazis invaded the country in 1940. He experienced...