The advancement of learning is the highest commandment - Maimonides
2008-2009 WSJL programs
WSJL and History Project win MAC Presidents' Award!The Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning and The Small Jewish Community History Project were honored to be a recipient of the 2009 Midwest Archives Conference Presidents' Award Read more...
Chosen Towns - The Story of Jews in Wisconsin's Small CommunitiesThe hour-long documentary film follows the lives of nine Jewish families who span the breadth of the state and 150 years. Read more.
Israel's "Dr. Doolittle" - May 13-16, 2009Haifa Zoo Director and wildlife specialist Avi Lourie entertained and informed Milwaukee and Wausau community members, Milwaukee Zoo staff and volunteers, and PNAI participants with hilarious, heartwarming, and fascinating tales about his life leading a major zoo, two special nature reserves, and the "Animal Schoolyards" program in Israel.
WSJL 2009 Annual Meeting - Sunday, April 26, 2009Author/Journalist/Filmmaker Roya Hakakian spoke about Iranian Jewry and the Middle East at WSJL's 2009 Annual Meeting. UWM Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago delivered the opening remarks, and the Rabbi Joseph L. Baron Faculty Achievement Award and Mansoor Award were also presented.
"Angles of Jewish Architecture"WSJL and Off Center sponsored a series of classes exploring local and international synagogue architecture. Taught by Phillip Katz of Project Development LLC, they included in-depth discussion of what makes sacred space.
Other co-sponsored activities
2008/2009 Co-SponsorsdocUWM - UWM's documentary film center
Wisconsin Public TV
Milwaukee Public TV
Discovery World, Milwaukee
Mt. Sinai Congregation, Wausau
Moses Montefiore Synagogue, Appleton
Congregation Sons of Abraham, La Crosse
Beth Hillel Temple, Kenosha
Jewish Museum, Milwaukee
Congregation Beth El, Sheboygan
Off Center at the JCC