Arts & Culture

Opinion: Are you not watching ‘Fauda’ on Netflix?

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  If you are not watching “Fauda” on Netflix, I must ask, are you seriously not watching “Fauda” on Netflix? “Fauda” is an Israeli-made TV show about the conflict. It’s a work of fiction, about the undercover efforts of an Israel Defense Forces unit, trying to outsmart elements of Hamas. The best parts of the show are that everybody’s so achingly human ­– both sides – and the writers are frankly just good at building suspense. It’s popular in Israel. Think “Game of Thrones”-popular, said community Shlichah Keren Weisshaus, who watched the first season...

Musician seeks to form a ‘Cream City Klezmer Band’

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Neil J. Zimmerman founded and played in the Lafayette Klezmorim for 33 years, when he was a professor at Purdue University. Now, the Glendale resident wants to again form a klezmer band. “After I retired and moved to Cincinnati, I was a founding member of the Queen City Klezmer Band,” he said. “Now that I’m […]

New nonprofit offers activities, socializing for seniors

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  MILWAUKEE — Judy Winnik never imagined she would return to the Milwaukee area after she left for college. But as she neared retirement, her mother was aging, and she decided to return to Bayside to help her. “I just realized it’s in our Jewish values to take care of, to honor, the elderly,” Winnik […]

Author recalls Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball and more

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  Forty years ago, two Midwestern high-school students got the idea to interview celebrities and the result is a new book of moments with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Lucille Ball, among others. “Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends,” is a collection of 20th century celebrities’ profiles which draws from archives, tapes […]

Pros come together for Emanu-El

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  Bill Hindin has performed under the bright lights of New York and on large cruise ships, but the Shorewood native seems just as happy playing the piano at Ovation Chai Point, 1400 N. Prospect Ave. “That’s the greatest job I have now,” said Hindin, who has lived and worked as a musical director/arranger/conductor/pianist in […]

Chronicle Friends campaign seeks your support

Chronicle Friends campaign seeks your support

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  MILWAUKEE – You’re invited to become an annual Friend of the Chronicle! As a Friend, you’ll help the Chronicle deliver stories and information that can’t be found anywhere else to local homes. You help the Chronicle reach new audiences – thousands of people who engage with the state’s Jewish newspaper digitally through Facebook, Twitter, […]

Shalom offers free summer music

Shalom offers free summer music

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Congregation Shalom in Fox Point is again offering “Summer Evenings: A Musical Kaleidoscope,” a series of free concerts. Each year, several hundred guests attend the concerts. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. On Friday, June 8, local musicians will come together as The Soleil Quartet with classical music from Beethoven to Brahms. On Friday, July […]

Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun featured in book

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Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun is featured in a new book about the oldest existing Jewish congregation in each of the 50 U.S. states – plus Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “America’s Pioneer Jewish Congregations: Architecture, Community & History,” recently published by Fonthill Media, is by Julian H. Preisler. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, […]

Free film classes at JCC

Free film classes at JCC

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The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is offering free film classes. The classes, at 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, are open to the entire community. One film, “Fever at Dawn,” is to be shown Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m., with Instructor Jody Hirsh. Another film, “Mr. Gaga,” is […]

Artists’ Lab theme: ‘Crossing the Threshold’

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WHITEFISH BAY – The Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Lab is ready to show you its results this year. Art reflecting this year’s theme – “Crossing the Threshold” – will be displayed at a free opening reception for the Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Lab. The reception is slated for Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m., with a program […]

‘Evicted’ author draws 935 attendees

‘Evicted’ author draws 935 attendees

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MILWAUKEE – Jewish Family Services hosted a talk with Professor Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, “Evicted – Poverty and Profit in the American City.” The book follows families in Milwaukee as an example of nationwide issues. The talk, part of the JFS 150th anniversary celebration, gathered 935 attendees at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino’s […]

War veterans dance through trauma

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  War veterans and company members from the Milwaukee Ballet will share the stage May 12-13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Danceworks, in a performance night called “Moving Beyond the Battlefield: an Arts Collaboration Among Veterans and Artists.” Dance, with its emotional and physical connection to the body, can be healing and liberating, especially for people who […]

Review: ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’

Review: ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’

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Amy Waldman is a regular writer for the Chronicle. As a librarian with the Milwaukee Public Library, Waldman has led discussion groups on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Here, she shares her thoughts on the book. Perhaps because it’s set in Milwaukee, Matthew Desmond’s immersive study of […]

Hebrew Club organizes Israel Fest

Hebrew Club organizes Israel Fest

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  In celebration of Israel Independence Day, Nicolet High School’s student-run Hebrew Club is organizing a first-time event called Israel Fest set for Friday, April 20 from 3-6 p.m. The event is geared towards both Jewish and non-Jewish students. Nicolet High School students and teens from all over the area are welcome. At the event, […]

Master’s on conflict offered in Jerusalem

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The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering a one-year master’s degree program taught in English. The program allows students to explore the fields of conflict transformation, resolution, problem-solving and negotiations. Students are exposed to theories and practices of managing and resolving domestic and external conflicts […]