MILWAUKEE --The eight nights of Hanukkah began at sundown last night for Jewish families around the area. Carl spent the morning getting into the festivities at the Jewish Community Center -- learning some of the games and customs that come with the holiday.
About the Jewish Community Center (website)
In accordance with the principles of our Mission Statement, the vision of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is to maximize the use of the programs and services, the position in the community, and the accessibility of the Jewish Community Center to welcome all Jews and their families, to help them move along a continuum of Jewish growth, and to build Jewish memories. Pursuing cooperation and harmony with other Jewish institutions in the community, we will foster a community of learning Jews who are consciously Jewish; who are respectful of Jewish differences; who are knowledgeable of and committed to Jewish values and practice; who participate in synagogue life and in Jewish communal and cultural life; who make Israel an important component in their identities as Jews; and who manifest their Jewishness in lifestyle, life choices, and life commitment, thus creating a Jewish community capable of continuing creative renewal.