Jewish Museum Milwaukee

November 29, 2013

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Jewish Museum Milwaukee | Permanent Exhibit | Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Creating Understanding through Shared Cultural Experience


The Jewish Museum Milwaukee began its development over twenty years ago out of the Roots Committee of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, which began documenting the history of the Jewish people of Milwaukee and putting together an archive of artifacts, images, and documents from organizations, businesses, synagogues and individuals.


Dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Jews in southeastern Wisconsin, The Jewish Museum Milwaukee presents the story of Jews who made their way to the region through successive waves of immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and it describes the life and the community they built in the years that followed.


“I believe in the power of shared cultural experiences, of public art and learning:  These are things that elevate and define civilizations and societies, creating empathy and understanding,” said Marianne Lubar, president of The Jewish Museum Milwaukee, about the importance of bringing this story to life.


The exhibit celebrates the continuum of Jewish culture, by offering multiple ways to experience artifacts, film, photographs and a unique timeline – all designed to enhance awareness and appreciation of Jewish life.

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