Yamim 2015 - Journey of a People


Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 pm
Co-chairs: Leo Kleiner and Dr. Rachel Baum
View photos from 2014 event


Yom HaZikaron: Israel’s Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Photo exhibition of  2014’s fallen soldiers from our Parthership2Gether region, a chance to learn more about their lives and write a note to their families: 5:30-6 pm
Program: 6 pm
Co-chairs: Monica Arnstein and Amy Bazelon
View photos from 2014 event

Yom HaAtzmaut: Israel’s Independence Day

Sunday, April 26, 2015
· Walk for Israel: 1:30 pm
· Community Celebration: 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Theme: How Israel Makes the World Better
Co-chairs: Alex Blumin and Laura Graupe
View photos from 2014 event


T-shirt Design Contest for Yom HaAtzmaut: Israel Independence Day

Aspiring artists in 8th -12th grade are encouraged to submit a design for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center T-shirt contest for Yom HaAtzmaut 2015.

Designs must address the theme of this year’s celebration: “How Israel Makes the World Better.” Designs must be a black-only line drawing so that Yom HaAtzmaut participants can color in their shirt, and should measure 12 inches by 12 inches.

Send questions and submissions to Zabrina Tamarkin. Submissions must be a high resolution PDF or JPEG, and include name, age, school and contact information. Deadline for submission is March 6.

Designs will be posted anonymously to MilwaukeeJewish.org throughout the competition and community members will have the opportunity to vote for a favorite. Votes will be tallied March 30 and the winning design announced April 3.

The T-shirts for this contest have been generously donated by Ink to the People.

For additional information on these events:


Mona Cohen - 414-967-8249




Rabbi Hanah Greenstein - 414-390-5764


Dr. Shay Pilnik - 414-963-2719