Katie Eder (right) works with a Kids Tales student at a COA Youth and Family Center in August. Photo by Lois Bielefeld.
In the age of smart phones, texting abbreviations, emoticons and 140-character tweets, does anybody, particularly any young people, want to do real writing anymore?
While the mitzvah is being performed, there is no question, “Why be Jewish?”
What a year 5775 has been — and not just because its numbers form a palindrome, reading the same forwards and backwards.
Prior investment in Jewish education elevates disposition to Israel advocacy.
Orthodox Jews of color constantly have to demonstrate authenticity and belonging.
With all due respect to the many points that Rabbi Yonason Goldson made in his part of the “Two Views” discussion in the August Chronicle on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the right of gay marriage, two of those points are not confirmed by scientific research.
I am still recovering from the high I experienced from the incredible JCC Maccabi Games. From the opening ceremony to the closing fair, it was a week that has been captured in many photos and is far more profound than they can show.
Dr. Sheyna Gifford — a Jewish medical doctor, science journalist, astrophysics researcher and space enthusiast — is preparing to live on Mars.
“The women took the mikvah space, defined it and demystified it.”
As he stood on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel.
The scene at the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg was a highlight of a recent three-day conference for some 70 young Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists from around the world.
Laura has donated her eggs four times to women who needed help having children.
As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the U.S.A. Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado Rockies, he thrust his water bottle into the hand of a young spectator clutching an Israeli flag.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has written to the Jewish Agency for Israel indicating his support for a renewed joint initiative between Israel and the Jewish world.
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In a few obvious ways, American and Israeli haredim are much alike. Beyond that, though, they begin to diverge.
Does the Iran deal have the votes or not?
The 2015 JCC Maccabi Games took the Jewish community spotlight in the first week of August.
Joan Lubar is a long-time supporter of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and now serves as the 2016 Annual Campaign Chair. Lubar spoke recently with Stephanie Wagner, vice president of communications and strategy for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
In the United States, the watershed event for equal rights for LGBT people was the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City of June 28, 1969. In Israel, a more peaceful occurrence had similar effects.
For most of the 2015 high school graduates who are also alumni of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, the next challenge is adjusting to college. But two MJDS grads are on a very different path.
Baseball doesn’t just have an honored place in American culture. It seems to have exerted an attraction to Jewish Americans beyond most other professional sports.
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Susanna Goldberg and her family moved to Madison just over a year ago, but in that short time their connections to the city’s Jewish community have become remarkably strong.
Congregation Shaarei Shamayim celebrated its silver anniversary with a June 2015 weekend that included completion of the Torah it had commissioned from a woman scribe from Sweden and placing it in a new ark crafted by a congregant who is a carpenter.
In the late 1970s, Congregation Beth Jehudah was a survivor. It had once been part of Milwaukee’s thriving West Side Jewish Community. Most of the community had moved to the suburbs, leaving the Orthodox synagogue standing almost alone.
At 84, William Schulman of Menomonie can look back on a life that was, as he put it mildly, “a nice story.”
The Reform movement’s rabbinic association unveiled its new High Holidays prayer book — one that continues the movement’s trend toward inclusive liturgy — at the group's 126th annual convention this past spring. And it will make its Wisconsin debut this fall at three of the state’s Reform synagogues.
Jewish year 5775 lasts from Sept. 24, 2014, through Sept. 13, 2015.
Compiled by Leon Cohen