Five years ago, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation brought on a new President and CEO. Hannah Rosenthal brought impressive credentials and a strong connection to Wisconsin to her role as a leader in the 25,000 person Jewish community.
Rosenthal came to Milwaukee by way of the State Department and although a lot has changed in the atmosphere surrounding both politics and religious tolerance in Wisconsin and around the country since she started, she remains a force both within the Jewish community at large.
"Her life has been defined by being an advocate and serving in leadership positions against hatred and intolerance of all kinds," says Dan Simmons, who profiled Rosenthal for Milwaukee Magazine. "Certainly a focus on antisemitism, but also she's very involved in anti bigotry causes of all kinds."