Linda Frank

Wisconsin Board Member

Travels from WI


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Linda Frank is the author of After the Auction and The Lost Torah of Shanghai, two novels featuring “the Jewish Miss Marple,” who searches for missing Jewish ritual items, including a family Seder plate stolen by the Nazis and a historic Iraqi Torah. Linda serves on Jewish National Fund’s Milwaukee Board, and has held national board positions with the National Council of Jewish Women and the Jewish Community Relations councils in Milwaukee, Denver, and San Francisco. She led the committee that presented the “Jews in Modern China” exhibit at the San Francisco Presidio, served as board chair of HIPPY USA, a school-readiness and parent engagement model for at-risk children and families operating in 23 states and 8 countries, and founded the HIPPY program in Milwaukee.


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Popular Speeches

A Century of Jewish Life in China
The Dumpling-Kreplach Syndrome: Tales of A Jewish Popo (Chinese term for Mother-in-law) 
Material Justice: Nazi art looting and recovery
Judaica Looting--it wasn't all Renoir and Rembrandt
Smuggling and Struggling Toward a Jewish State

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