The Islamic Society of Milwaukee has purchased a former church building across the street from the UWM Student Union. The building, located at 2223 E. Kenwood Boulevard, will be able to accomodate the significant number of local and foreign Muslim students who are enrolled at UWM, in addition to the community members who reside on the east side of Milwaukee.
The new property includes a large main hall which can accomodate more than 400 worshippers, a finished basement with a commercial kitchen, and an attached duplex. The first floor of the duplex has been converted into offices and the second floor and attic can be used as a residence.
The main priority of the ISM is to have the prayer hall ready for the Blessed Month of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, which will begin on June 18.
For more information and more photos, see the April/May edition of our newsletter which can be accessed here.