The Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study is not just a school, it’s a laser-like focus on preparing boys for an Orthodox Jewish life in a secular world.

The Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study is not just a school, it’s a laser-like focus on preparing boys for an Orthodox Jewish life in a secular world.

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Opinion: For Pesach, help us help others

In the Milwaukee community, the Ma’ot Chittim goes back many years. Last year, more than 600 families were able to have their own seders, thanks to generosity of the community and the hard work of the committee. Food donations are collected at locations around the community, then sorted at the JCC and brought to the Jewish Home and Care Center to be distributed a week before Passover. All the work is done by volunteers.

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On Facebook, everyone agrees with you

By Rob Golub RobG@MilwaukeeJewish.org

As you read this, there’s a pretty good shot they’re arguing about Torah over at the Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study. The Orthodox high-school and post-secondary school is the subject of this edition’s cover story. 

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Program with Jewish roots empowers parents

A program developed in the 1960s to aid immigrants to Israel is improving academic success for some of Milwaukee’s at-risk children.

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Ten months in Israel for Shorewood native

By Rob Golub RobG@MilwaukeeJewish.org

Marissa Steinhofer, 23, is mid-way through a ten-month teaching stint in Ashdod, Israel.

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Jewish War Veterans group offers comradery, support

By Lee Fensin

The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., organized in 1896 by Jewish veterans of the Civil War, is reportedly the oldest active veterans group in America. Queen said its original mission was to fight anti-Semitism, and to have Jewish gravesites put in military cemeteries. The national headquarters now is in Washington, D.C.

The Wisconsin department, made up of three posts, had close to 1,000 members at one point. That number has been reduced dramatically, but Queen said membership now is steady and younger Jewish veterans are joining. Eligibility is based on an honorable military career, not necessarily during war. Yearly dues are $50, and that along with fundraisers and donations help the group help others.

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