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Writing, art contest for students 

Writing, art contest for students 

Posted on: February 8th, 2023 | 17 Shevat 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center are inviting students, grades 7 through 12, to participate in their 2023 Holocaust Writing and Art Contest.   Students should focus on how lessons learned from the Holocaust may assist in combating modern day antisemitism. The submissions should […]

UW-Milwaukee offers a genocide and Holocaust certificate

UW-Milwaukee offers a genocide and Holocaust certificate

Posted on: February 7th, 2023 | 16 Shevat 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Antisemitism has been on the rise, with recent months seeing public figures making hateful comments about Jewish people and the Holocaust.   The Anti-Defamation League reported that 2021 saw the largest number of antisemitic incidents in 40 years. An annual audit by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation has also tracked a significant […]

Origin of a high school club

Origin of a high school club

Posted on: February 3rd, 2023 | 12 Shevat 5783 by Rob Golub

The Kosher Cooking Club was an idea that came from the local Cteen board, a steering group affiliated with the Cteen house near Nicolet High School. Cteen is affiliated with Chabad of Wisconsin.  Club President Golan, 15, remembers that the idea came from a fellow student.   Golan worked with the school to officially create […]

Kosher Cooking Club at Nicolet High School 

Kosher Cooking Club at Nicolet High School 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2023 | 12 Shevat 5783 by Rob Golub

GLENDALE – Rabbi Avremi Schapiro bellowed, “Guys, the hummus is going to rock!”  A bellow was necessary, over the hubbub of multiple teenagers in conversation, as they sliced, trimmed and mixed. The Kosher Cooking Club at Nicolet High School made shawarma, hummus and Israeli salad on Jan. 11. This was only the club’s third meeting, […]

Teaching tomorrow’s priests 

Teaching tomorrow’s priests 

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023 | 11 Shevat 5783 by Rob Golub

FRANKLIN – Rabbi Michal Woll and scholar Jon M. Sweeney are the new co-directors of the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, where they will work to change how future priests are taught.   The Lux Center is a project of the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Franklin.  The married couple started Jan. 3, […]

Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis to visit Milwaukee

Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis to visit Milwaukee

Posted on: February 1st, 2023 | 10 Shevat 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis, a woman in the unusual role of leading an observant community in Israel, is to visit Milwaukee early this month.   Mirvis, who makes use of the title “rabbanit,” is the sole spiritual leader for Shirat HaTamar in Efrat, Israel.  When she was appointed in 2001, the Times of Israel reported that […]

‘A peaceful election’ – Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein spoke at Congregation Shalom

‘A peaceful election’ – Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein spoke at Congregation Shalom

Posted on: January 6th, 2023 | 13 Tevet 5783 by Rob Golub

“Democracy worked” in the November midterm election, according to Rabbi David Saperstein.   Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein, previous longtime director of the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, was the guest speaker at Congregation Shalom for the Sanford J. Ettinger Memorial Lecture Fund, on Nov. 11, 2022.  Saperstein also previously served as United States Ambassador-at-Large for International […]

Celebrating 75 years of Israel with three films

Celebrating 75 years of Israel with three films

Posted on: January 5th, 2023 | 12 Tevet 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

The State of Israel will turn 75 in 2023, and Jewish organizations in the Milwaukee area are planning to start the year of celebration with a mini-film festival, throughout the month of January.   The Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and Milwaukee Jewish Federation will present the “Faces & Voices of Israel” film event. It […]

Jewish resources to share, to spread some love, not hate

Jewish resources to share, to spread some love, not hate

Posted on: June 23rd, 2020 | 1 Tammuz 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

As a Milwaukee librarian, it brings me joy to connect people with resources that help make their lives better. For our print edition’s special section, “Standing Up Against Hate,” I get to do it for love, the opposite of hate. Here are eight Jewish-themed websites, one that includes Jewish content and an Israeli podcast that […]

Interfaith Conference director: Fight hate with understanding

Interfaith Conference director: Fight hate with understanding

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 | 30 Sivan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee plays an important role at a time of rising antisemitism and other hate crimes in Wisconsin, said Pardeep Singh Kaleka, executive director of the 50-year-old nonprofit organization. The 21 members of the Interfaith Conference are committed to regular dialogue within its leadership committee. They also offer programs designed to […]