Fast facts about the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
- The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was established on Oct. 1, 1997. It started with 20-25 families and the Sangat gathered in the rental community halls in the South Side of Milwaukee.
- In October 1999, the Sikh Temple was formally established in the 441 E. Lincoln Ave., now the site of Sugar Maple. At this time there are 350-400 people in the congregation. The hall and parking lot have outgrown the needs of the Sangat and a new Gurudwara is now in Oak Creek to better serve the needs of the growing community.
- Sikh Temple of Wisconsin bought 13 acres of land at 7502 S. Howell Ave., near the airport in Oak Creek. The brick building has better facilities, library and educational area for children, play area and parking for 100 cars. It also provides space for childcare of infants and small children. There is instruction of reading, writing and speaking of Punjabi language. There are accommodations for visiting ragi jatha from India and from around the country.
- Sikh Temple of Wisconsin has collaborated with the Rangla Punjab organization. Rangla Punjab organizes gidha, bhangra and many other cultural activities and represents the Sikh community in various national and local cultural competitions.
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