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First person: Ecological delegation to Israel comes away wiser

First person: Ecological delegation to Israel comes away wiser

Posted on: June 30, 2017 | 6 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  What was the ecological delegation? Three visitors to Israel from the Milwaukee area were part of an ecological delegation earlier this year. The Partnership2Gether program, a cooperative venture of Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel, created the trip to encourage human connections among people who work in ecological development and environmental education. More […]

Senior living options explained

Senior living options explained

Posted on: June 30, 2017 | 6 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  Every day 10,000 people in America turn 65.  We are living longer than we have lived in the history of mankind. Studies show that social interaction is the number one predictor of aging successfully. Nutrition and exercise follow close behind. So what do we tell our parents who can no longer live and thrive […]

Five all-ages steps to starting a healthy plan

Posted on: June 29, 2017 | 5 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Summer in Wisconsin comes on quick and exits just as quickly. With it sometimes comes with the hope to be more active outside, feel better when completing an activity, or simply wanting more confidence to accomplish a task or outdoor activity. As we age, it becomes easier to get stuck in a rut or feel […]

Winning essay: New beginnings then, new beginnings now

Posted on: June 27, 2017 | 3 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Bader Hillel Academy student Jaycelan Stewart won the national contest “Born to Live: Remembering Children of the Holocaust.” It’s a visual arts and writing contest through the Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Seventh-grade student Jaycelan took first place in her age group, earning a monetary prize and a display spot for her […]

Memo from a survivor of esophageal cancer

Posted on: May 3, 2017 | 7 Iyyar 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

The call came in the morning three years ago. I had had a colonoscopy and because I had developed a difficultly in swallowing in the previous months the doctor ordered an endoscopy. When a doctor calls first thing in the morning after a test it is usually not a good sign and my heart sank. […]

Next year in Lake Geneva?

Next year in Lake Geneva?

Posted on: April 4, 2017 | 8 Nisan 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  LAKE GENEVA – For more than 30 years Roberta Katz spent days, sometimes weeks, cleaning her house top to bottom for Passover. The kitchen and dining room were the hardest – the refrigerator and stove were moved so she could clean, then every cupboard was scoured, every shelf wiped meticulously. She and her husband […]

First person: My soul soars in the Chorale

First person: My soul soars in the Chorale

Posted on: February 24, 2017 | 28 Shevat 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  “What is Jewish music?” my cousin asked, when I talked about the Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale (MJCC), describing the group. That question implied another: Isn’t music universal? I found an answer in a book by Rabbi Avraham Trugman. He writes, “[Music’s] appeal on one hand is universal, transcending race, religion, culture, and era, while […]

Coming events, March 2017

Coming events, March 2017

Posted on: February 23, 2017 | 27 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

Sunday, March 19, “Holocaust Stories: In their Honor” features Howard Melton

The blessings of a holy cold

The blessings of a holy cold

Posted on: January 30, 2017 | 3 Shevat 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  Some things just seem to linger. The yummy smell of chicken soup, a good caffeine buzz from a strong cup of coffee, and perhaps, the cold I acquired on my recent trip to Israel. I realize this may sound unbelievable, but I am honestly grateful to have had this cold. Since my return 28 […]

Coming events, February 2017

Coming events, February 2017

Posted on: January 27, 2017 | 29 Tevet 5777 by WJC Staff

To submit an event for consideration write to Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org by the 15th for the issue arriving in homes about two weeks later. Include date, time, location, a description, contact information and whether the event is free or what is charged. Friday, Feb. 3 Two careers – lawyer and chaplain The adult havurah of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, […]