Video Tour

Explore virtual content or buy a ticket to see the museum in person.

Building Info:

The Edward Durell Stone-designed Helfaer Building, a simple, balanced, cream-colored brick building constructed in 1973. The Museum was developed in 2008 after a renovation by Kahler-Slater. The building also houses the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle and Holocaust Education Resource Center.

To the north of the building, visitors will see the Memorial to the Holocaust designed by Milwaukee-born artist, Claire Lieberman. The corten steel sheets give a book-like effect, symbolic of the Jewish identity as “people of the book.”

Doors Open weekend experience:

Explore the history of Jewish Milwaukee through our permanent exhibit for FREE! Highlights include sections on Golda Meir, the Settlement Cookbook and the wall-sized Marc Chagall tapestry “The Prophet Jeremiah,” which was made especially for our building. The Museum’s permanent exhibit will be free for Doors Open participants.

Admission is required to view our new special exhibit, ‘Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin,’ which explores the life of internationally renowned Indian-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin who explores feelings of inclusion and exclusion through her art.

Book tickets here:

1360 N Prospect Ave

Saturday Hours
Not Open

Sunday Hours
12 pm - 5 pm


Handicapped Accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible


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