Milwaukee Jewish Day School students performed a “flag dance” with Israeli flags on April 21. This formed part of the Milwaukee community’s celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Photo by Leon Cohen.
The board of directors of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center on April 24 votes to open the JCC at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and to "explore, create, and implement programming on Saturdays."
At the beginning of the Reform Movement in Germany in the early 1800s, the observance of Confirmation was instituted.
May 2013 contains a special date. May 22 will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of great German opera composer and pioneering conductor Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
Recently, JTA reported on a new alliance between Jewish leaders and domestic gas and oil companies. (See last month’s Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.)
Here are printed in full length the winning essays in Milwaukee's 2013 Holocaust Youth Essay Contest, with the winners' names, schools, grade, division of the contest, and the titles of their essays.
After two years of decline, there was “considerable escalation” in the level of violent acts and vandalism against Jews in 2012, according to the global anti-Semitism report for 2012 presented April 7 by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University.
The results of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle's online readership survey are now available at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's website. To see these results, click here.
The May 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an opinion article by four policy leaders representing faith communities across the state — including Michael Blumenfeld, executive director of the Wisconsin Jewish Conference.
The great medieval rabbi-philosopher-physician Maimonides advocated the middle path in life, balance without extremism. Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman of Woodmere, N.Y., said this description characterized his father, Rabbi Bernard (Baruch) Reichman, who died April 2 after more than 50 years as spiritual leader of Congregation Anshai Lebowitz.
There are not many good things to say about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — the severe anxiety disorder many people suffer after undergoing horrible and terrifying experiences, from sexual abuse to warfare. Yet PTSD — learning about it and about effective ways to help people who suffer from it — recently helped create a powerful and positive bond between five local helping professionals and Israel.
For the first time in 21 years, Col. Yonatan Zvi Branski of the Israel Defense Force didn’t spend Yom HaZikaron — Israel’s Memorial Day — visiting the families of two soldiers who had died while under his command.
“When I first started studying the New Testament,” said Amy-Jill Levine, “my aunt asked, ‘Why are you reading that hateful, anti-Semitic, obscene book?’
For Jason S. McKinney, playing the title role of Porgy in the coming production of “Porgy and Bess” at the Skylight Music Theatre will be a homecoming.
“Abie the Fishman” was a Jewish archetype in American humor, a fictional, Czechoslovakian immigrant fish peddler who most famously appeared in the 1930 Marx Brothers movie “Animal Crackers." But this figure proved an appropriate embodiment of a theme explored at a University of Wisconsin-Madison academic conference this past month.
If you decide to celebrate a simcha, like a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, you will encounter Alex Weiss.
The challenge of passing Jewish values on to future generations has been a chief concern of the Jewish community in Milwaukee.
Alzheimer’s disease and other brain degenerating dementias will become “the new epidemic of the 21st century,” said Dawn Adler, director of the Adult Day Center at Chai Point Senior Living.
Long before you get all choked up listening to your son or daughter chant the Haftorah, there’s quite a bit of preparation and planning that needs to be done.