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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, […]

Two purple hearts and a Star of David

Two purple hearts and a Star of David

Posted on: December 29, 2016 | 29 Kislev 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  One day in 1941, a young Julius Garber was walking to a property owned by his father when he came to the corner of 11th and Vine streets in Milwaukee. “I saw that the old Romanian shul on the corner was being torn down,” said Garber, who is now 94 and lives at Chai […]

Student art recalls Kristallnacht synagogues

Student art recalls Kristallnacht synagogues

Posted on: December 2, 2016 | 2 Kislev 5777 by Rob Golub

  WHITEFISH BAY – Each of the 11 pieces of art shows us what a synagogue looked like, pre-World War II, with its image surrounded by pieces of glass. It’s an effort to remember and connect with Kristallnacht, often referred to in English as the “Night of Broken Glass.” Kristallnacht marks not just broken glass […]

JCC’s Hannah Lindholm named a fellow 

Posted on: December 1, 2016 | 1 Kislev 5777 by WJC Staff

WHITEFISH BAY – Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Director of Youth Programs Hannah Lindholm was named a fellow of the JCC Association’s Merrin Center for Teen Services, joining 14 professionals working with teens in affiliated JCCs and camps in North America to participate in the Merrin Teen Professional Fellows Program. The program […]

Poetry: g-d contended land

Poetry: g-d contended land

Posted on: November 30, 2016 | 29 Heshvan 5777 by Rob Golub

    the wall stands before me, solid and crumbling all at once wailing under the weight of time and pressure and prayers pieces of paper are smoothed gently into cracks and the cracks are soothed by kisses and tears by those who stand in the g-d contended land   i stand in front of […]

Local musician plays ‘pretty much every day’

Local musician plays ‘pretty much every day’

Posted on: November 30, 2016 | 29 Heshvan 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

MILWAUKEE – Adam Margolis’ Jewish identity has always been linked to his music-making. “Jewish music resonates within me,” he said. Margolis, 44, who is part of Congregation Beth Jehudah, 3100 N. 52nd St., Milwaukee, fell into music as a child because he wasn’t good at sports, he said. Margolis started playing guitar as a teenager, […]