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Volunteers sought for Jewish patients

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

MILWAUKEE – A local rabbi is seeking volunteer assistance. Rabbi Aggie Goldenholz, an Aurora Sinai Medical Center staff chaplain, seeks volunteer visitors for Jewish patients at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton and at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. An office volunteer is also needed, to work on projects and enhance […]

Bader Philanthropies helps in Israel, avoiding politics

Bader Philanthropies helps in Israel, avoiding politics

Posted on: June 28, 2017 | 4 Tammuz 5777 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE — You might think it’s impossible to avoid politics in Israel, but the Bader Philanthropies is determined to do it. The Bader family’s foundation has given $31 million to causes in Israel since the philanthropic origination’s inception in 1992. “We don’t look at Israel through the typical American lens,” Bader Philanthropies president and […]

National Jewish leader visits Milwaukee

National Jewish leader visits Milwaukee

Posted on: June 28, 2017 | 4 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Martin Raffel, a consultant, columnist and former vice president with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, spoke at the Jewish Community Relations Council annual meeting and also met with Milwaukee Jewish Federation representatives in June. “The Jewish community often needs to be a leader in pulling people together,” he advised, while speaking […]

U.S. anti-Semitism office to be unstaffed

U.S. anti-Semitism office to be unstaffed

Posted on: June 26, 2017 | 2 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Jewish Federation CEO and President Hannah Rosenthal, who once led a key office on anti-Semitism, said she is appalled to learn that it is to be emptied of workers. The U.S. State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism is to be unstaffed as of July 1. A source familiar with […]

1967 Editorial: ‘A Chapter in Jewish History’

1967 Editorial: ‘A Chapter in Jewish History’

Posted on: May 30, 2017 | 5 Sivan 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

The Six Day War was June 5-10, 1967. This June 9, 1967 editorial appeared on the front page of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. These are the days when Jews all over the world are filled with pride. A sense of exhilaration is being felt by all of us. But the fears that two and a […]

Poll: Is President Donald Trump doing a good job?

Posted on: May 25, 2017 | 29 Iyyar 5777 by Rob Golub

 

‘This Is Hunger’ open to all at Emanu-El

‘This Is Hunger’ open to all at Emanu-El

Posted on: May 25, 2017 | 29 Iyyar 5777 by Rob Golub

RIVER HILLS – The faces of hunger in America are both familiar and hidden from view, yet they are all too real and far too many. To raise awareness about the prevalence of hunger in Milwaukee, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun is partnering with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to bring a “This Is Hunger” […]

Student court rules discrimination against Jews is unacceptable

Student court rules discrimination against Jews is unacceptable

Posted on: May 25, 2017 | 29 Iyyar 5777 by Rob Golub

  MADISON – A student court delivered a stern rebuke in May, to campus activists who are accused of discriminating against Jewish students to ram anti-Israel legislation through the student government approval process. A panel of four student justices at the University of Wisconsin – Madison ruled that “Jewish students were the subject of discrimination […]

Bader Philanthropies commits itself to Harambee neighborhood

Bader Philanthropies commits itself to Harambee neighborhood

Posted on: May 9, 2017 | 13 Iyyar 5777 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE — Did you know that a catalyst is a substance that causes a chemical reaction? The Bader family most certainly knows what a catalyst is – the family was deeply involved with the early years of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., a large chemicals company. Alluding to that history, Dan Bader talked Monday of how the family […]

Wisconsin scholar uses ground radar for Holocaust tunnel

Posted on: May 4, 2017 | 8 Iyyar 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

A 20-minute drive from Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius, the Ponar forest once stood witness to the gruesome devastation of the Holocaust. From 1941 to 1943, between 80,000 and 100,000 Jewish people had been shot and buried in mass burial pits and graves in the forest. While in the Ponar forest, Dr. Harry Jol remembered […]