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Wisconsin senators support legislation on Holocaust assets

Wisconsin senators support legislation on Holocaust assets

Posted on: February 27, 2017 | 1 Adar 5777 by Rob Golub

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined with three others in Congress to introduce legislation designed to help track Holocaust assets for survivors and their families. Baldwin introduced the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act in concert with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ). The legislation […]

Every week, it’s all about 15 kids from the central city

Every week, it’s all about 15 kids from the central city

Posted on: February 24, 2017 | 28 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

  FOX POINT – It’s another Thursday night and this suburban synagogue is again softly abuzz with children from urban Milwaukee. A couple dozen Congregation Shalom volunteers are teaching, feeding and showing kindness to students from Milwaukee’s central city, including some Muslim immigrant children. Every week, for 42 weeks in an academic year, an anonymous […]

Local scientist Daniel Weber is a climate change activist

Local scientist Daniel Weber is a climate change activist

Posted on: February 24, 2017 | 28 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – As a scientist and as a religious man, Daniel Weber believes taking steps to prevent further climate change is everyone’s responsibility. Weber, 63, a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, was instrumental in organizing an interfaith, non-political vigil at Milwaukee City Hall Jan. 20. The vigil, part […]

Jewish Social Services of Madison brings in Syrian refugees

Jewish Social Services of Madison brings in Syrian refugees

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

  MADISON — Last fall, about a year before the election of Donald Trump, Jewish Social Services of Madison, a small but active nonprofit known for assisting people of all backgrounds, began asking itself how it could assist with the refugee crisis. “I started work on Sept. 15, 2015, and I got an email that […]

Shpiels of the future

Shpiels of the future

Posted on: February 24, 2017 | 28 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

Each of these is an example of an upcoming local shpiel – a play for the holiday that’s generally satirical – being produced for Purim 2017. What’s that? You feel left out? Don’t be sad, be glad! Send an email to Chronicle@JewishMilwaukee.org and we’ll be sure to include you next time we send out an […]

‘Repairing Together’ teaches tolerance

Posted on: February 23, 2017 | 27 Shevat 5777 by WJC Staff

WHITEFISH BAY – On Jan. 27, Milwaukee Jewish Day School 7th and 8th grade students welcomed 8th grade students from Milwaukee College Prep to experience a session about tolerance and peace. The session was run by Serve2Unite, a non-profit led by Pardeep Kaleka, the son of the Oak Creek Sikh leader who was murdered four years […]

Free Uber rides from Marquette for Shabbat

Free Uber rides from Marquette for Shabbat

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

  MILWAUKEE – Hillel Milwaukee holds a weekly Shabbat dinner in its building near University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, a dinner for students from several Milwaukee-area colleges. Anywhere from a few to about a dozen Marquette students will attend, but it’s a chilly wait for the city bus at night, back and forth from Hillel […]

Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a founder of OSRUI, dies at 100

Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a founder of OSRUI, dies at 100

Posted on: February 23, 2017 | 27 Shevat 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  Rabbi Herman Schaalman, the oldest living Reform rabbi and the first director of the Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute in Oconomowoc, has died. He was 100. Schaalman, a leader in the Reform movement for seven decades, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, according to the Union for Reform Judaism. He served a small congregation in Iowa before moving […]

Wisconsin interfaith group condemns anti-Semitic acts

Wisconsin interfaith group condemns anti-Semitic acts

Posted on: February 22, 2017 | 26 Shevat 5777 by WJC Staff

MILWAUKEE  — The leaders of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee issued a statement to “strongly condemn the recent series of bomb threats and other anti-Semitic acts that have besieged Jewish community centers and schools here and across the country.” “Diverse leaders of good will and strong faith must stand side by side to oppose […]

Spike reported in local anti-Semitic incidents

Posted on: February 20, 2017 | 24 Shevat 5777 by WJC Staff

MILWAUKEE – Last year included an extraordinarily high number of local anti-Semitic incidents, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, having completed its 2016 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents. The group performs the audit annually. It noted that its findings mirror a dramatic rise in anti-Semitism across the globe and increased acts […]