Rabbi Manfred Swarsensky founded Temple Beth El and led many services at Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha. See story below.
Two Wisconsin Reform synagogues, Temple Beth El in Madison and Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, are observing their 75th anniversaries this year. Both have planned several months of celebration events that begin this month.
The divine mission can be revealed as much through resisting the negative as through embracing the positive.
We need to continue to collect all Holocaust survivors' stories.
The settlement enterprise is corroding Israeli democracy, is deemed “illegitimate” by the U.S. government and is considered illegal under international law.
The boycott-divestment-sanctions movement was founded to destroy Israel.
For the past two years, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and other greater Milwaukee area schools have been fortunate enough to have Michal Makov-Peled as Israel Campus Fellow.
“Hineni” literally means “here I am.” Examples of its use in the Torah will explain its significance.
I grew up in a mostly Jewish suburb of New York. During my youth, I didn’t spend much time thinking about the health of the Jewish community. Jewishness was so pervasive and our neighbors so successful that community survival wasn’t at the top of my mind.
The Jewish Community Pantry is our Jewish communal response to hunger in the Milwaukee area. Its staff and volunteers wish to thank the synagogues who support the pantry with food drives during the High Holidays.
A couple of lessons we learn from the Holocaust are that mass murder should not be rationalized and uncritical nationalism should not be glorified. Leon Cohen’s comments on Ariel Sharon in his February 2014 Editor’s Desk column do both.
How much more celebration is there when b’nai mitzvah celebrations are combined with Purim? Three Milwaukee-area families can or will be able to tell you, because they have done or are planning to do just that.
“Choosing a name is the first Jewish decision many parents make” for a child, wrote Anita Diamant and Karen Kushner in “How to Be a Jewish Parent” (2000). “A Jewish name bestows not only personal identity but also connects a child to family and Jewish traditions.”
The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe's largest Jewish communities on edge.
Israel's embassy in Japan is donating 300 copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" to Tokyo libraries following a vandalism spree.
Anti-Semitic incidents last year in southeastern Wisconsin were few and not violent, says the “2013 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents” released Feb. 21 by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
I kind of feel I won the educational lottery. Recently, I was asked to sit on the national educational and community outreach advisory board for New York public television station WNET’s production of “The Story of the Jews.”
Orthodox Jewish news media reported extensively on the death on Feb. 17 of Milwaukee native Rabbi Meir Tzvi (Stanley Martin) Schuster in Jerusalem. He was 71 and had long been suffering from Lewy body disease, a degenerative neurological disorder.
In April 1865, just as the Civil War ends, a wounded former Confederate Army officer stumbles into his ruined home in Richmond, Va. There he encounters two of his family’s slaves, who are now free.
Andy Warhol’s iconic images of great Jewish thinkers, politicians, performers and writers attest to the lasting achievements and prominence of these singular figures.
The connection between Judaism and the ceramic arts can be traced back to antiquity. So it’s fitting that the Jewish Museum Milwaukee will be hosting an exhibit of such works.
Milwaukee Jewish Federation 2014 Annual Campaign
A 10-year-old boy was called a “dirty Jew.” A high school junior misses a test because of Rosh HaShanah and needs help advocating with the school authorities. A local hospital schedules a giant charity walk for Yom Kippur.
Each night, campers and staff at the Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC in Eagle River, Wis., form a circle overlooking beautiful Lake Finley, place their right hand over their left hand, hold hands with the person next to them, and begin their bedtime ritual.
Whether published in “hot lead” type or a website’s electronic pixels, weekly or (since 2009) monthly, The Chronicle has sought to present to the Wisconsin Jewish community news of the Jewish universe in all its local, national and international diversity.
Hillel Milwaukee inspires university students to create meaningful Jewish memories and strengthen their Jewish knowledge.
Hillel Academy began in 1960 with five students in the basement of Congregation Anshe Sfard. From these humble beginnings, The Academy has grown into Milwaukee’s oldest Jewish day school, with a reputation for academic excellence.
While religion looms large in Israel, its abortion laws are, in practice, among the world’s most liberal.
Just how open should Jewish institutions be when it comes to talking about Israel?