Shin shins Omer Saida and Orni Bavli will be joining the Yom HaAtzmaut Walk for Israel on May 15. If they were back home right now, they’d be in the Israel Defense Forces, but to visit Wisconsin they’ve been able to postpone their service for
We must remember the Holocaust. It’s so important.
Each and every Shabbat morning wherein a child becomes bar/bat mitzvah, without fail, I find myself teary eyed as the Torah scroll is passed Midor Lador – from generation to generation, ending up in the hands of the bar or bat Mitzvah him/herself.
In the news
Rabbi Aaron Gross, director of development since 2004 at Yeshiva Elementary School, 5115 W. Keefe Ave., is leaving for a position with Bais Yaakov of Baltimore, a Jewish day school.
The first “Fisher House” in Wisconsin was dedicated in April, according to Fisher House Foundation, which offers its nationwide network of housing for veterans and their families who visit a VA medical facility.
Two key awards are to be given at the Jewish Community Relations Council annual meeting on Thursday, June 9.
On March 20, members of the Chudnow family visited the park to dedicate the new Chudnow Family Visitor Center, located just inside an Israeli park’s entrance.
What's happening in May?
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The lieutenant governor of Wisconsin looked at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and asked him the question.
Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish-themed fraternity with a chapter for students at University of Wisconsin – Madison, is continuing to operate in the city despite its 2015 termination by school officials.
The Walk for Israel had more walkers than in prior years at the event on Sunday, May 15, despite moving from the North Shore to downtown Milwaukee.
Gerald “Jerry” Stein, who thrived on helping others and is remembered for decades of local Jewish leadership, died May 6, 2016. He was 78.
Mitzvah projects are good, but activism is even better, said Sherrie Tussler, speaking to about 50 synagogue congregants in May.
In April, the Chronicle told you the story of the baby born with a hole in his heart, mentioning that the family could use a car.
B’nai mitzvahs and weddings are important life cycle events that everyone wants to be perfect in every way. But it’s not just the best laid plans of mice and men that often go awry; those of mothers and brides can go askew as well.
Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is marked internationally on May 5. In honor of the day, we offer this lightly edited transcript of the Chronicle’s recent conversation with survivor Howard Melton.
Though bonfires for Lag B’Omer are less common in Wisconsin, the practice is widespread in Israel.
The George Weinstein Fellowship, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, offers young Jewish leaders in Milwaukee an opportunity to see firsthand how the Federation supports its designated partners and its partnership region in Israel.