Events

Date/Time Event
Wed. December 19, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Holocaust in Perspective: The Holocaust & Modern German History — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Join Dr. Shay Pilnik, Executive Director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, for a multi-faceted exploration of the Holocaust of European...

Sun. January 6, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
A Bag of Marbles — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Based on Joseph Joffo’s bestselling Holocaust memoir in France, this touching film focuses on a 10-year-old boy and his 13-year-old brother who must make their...

Tue. January 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II....

Mon. February 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Who Will Write our History — UWM Student Union Cinema

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to...

Sun. February 10, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Holocaust Stories: In their Honor feat. Eva Zaret — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Join us as we listen to the survival stories of members of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau. This program...

Sun. February 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Last Mentsch — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Having spent a lifetime concealing his heritage, an aging German Holocaust survivor tries to come to terms with his past. Born Menachem Teitelbaum, Marcus Schwarz...

Tue. February 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Paradise — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

This film is a part of the Holocaust Stories From Around the World series which features some of the best new international films that include...

Sun. February 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Survivor's Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz — Congregation Emanu El B’ne Jeshurun

In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out...

Thu. March 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Aida's Secret — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

In this moving documentary, the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each...

Sun. March 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Avner Avraham — Congregation Shalom

A former Mossad agent, Avner Avraham is a renowned expert on Mossad operations who famously worked to reveal and publicize the insider story of the...

Thu. March 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University, Omer Bartov, will speak about his most recent book, Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death...

Sun. March 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Timothy Boyce will speak about how he came to re-publish the remarkable diaries of Norwegian humanitarian, Odd Nansen’s time in Nazi concentration camps.   Co-Sponsor:...

Sun. March 31, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Haven in Chile — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Eva Goldschmidt-Wyman was born in Stuttgart Germany and as a young child, she and her parents immigrated to Chile in 1939 to escape Nazi Germany.  ...

Tue. April 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Camp Sisters, Lager Shvester — Congregation Shalom

Steve Russek and Elaine Culbertson will share the incredible story of how Steve's desire to better tell his mother's story led both of them to...

Thu. April 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Samantha Baskind Lecture — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Co-Sponsor: Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Sun. April 28, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Holocaust Stories: In their Honor feat. Steen Metz — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Join us as we listen to the survival stories of members of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau. This program...

Sun. May 5, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yom Hashoah — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Co-Sponsor: Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Thu. May 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sam Spinner Lecture — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Co-Sponsor: Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Thu. May 30, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Simon Carmel Lecture — Congregation Emanu El B’ne Jeshurun

Co-Sponsor: Congregation Emanu El B'ne Jeshurun