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Rosenthal will not ignore anti-Semitic graffiti at services

Posted on: September 20, 2017 | 29 Elul 5777 by Rob Golub

MADISON – Milwaukee Jewish Federation President and CEO Hannah Rosenthal has been leading High Holy Day services – as someone who once studied to be a rabbi – at the Gates of Heaven Synagogue here for years. Wednesday night, for erev Rosh Hashanah, she’ll do so again. But this time she’ll do so with the knowledge […]

Children of fallen Israeli soldiers visit Chicago, New York and the Dells

Posted on: September 13, 2017 | 22 Elul 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  WISCONSIN DELLS – Every summer since 2010, the Jewish Community Center Chicago Camp Chi in the Dells has opened its bunks to a group of Israeli campers. Between the water sports and top-of-your-lungs singing, the (kosher) bug juice and ropes course, the biggest reason for these campers to be here is the simplest: it’s […]

Journalist Mara Liasson will speak on the moment at Campaign Kick-Off

Posted on: September 8, 2017 | 17 Elul 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Putting current news in context is what Mara Liasson does every day as a national political correspondent for NPR. In September, she will do that in person, as the headline speaker at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign Kick-Off Celebration. She will also take questions from the audience. “Whatever is happening at the moment, […]

Candidate for Congress sees Israel through economic lens

Posted on: September 7, 2017 | 16 Elul 5777 by Rob Golub

Scott Olmer, a candidate for Congress who knows he faces an uphill battle, is a supporter of Israel, based largely on economic grounds. In an interview, he said he very much views the United States relationship with Israel through an economic lens. “Obviously having an ally and a friend within the Middle East is essential. […]

For Dan Kohl, supporting Israel is nothing new

Posted on: September 1, 2017 | 10 Elul 5777 by Rob Golub

GRAFTON – Dan Kohl, candidate for Congress, is no stranger to thinking about solutions to Israel’s most difficult problems. The incumbent in the Sixth Congressional District is Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman, who won more than 57 percent of the vote with two opponents in 2016. For 2018, Dan Kohl of Mequon, the nephew of former U.S. Sen. […]

Top 5 polls of the year

Top 5 polls of the year

Posted on: August 25, 2017 | 3 Elul 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

MILWAUKEE – We run new polls at JewishChronicle.org every two weeks and some attract more interest than others. Below are our five most popular polls between the summers of 2016 and 2017. We’ve listed them in order of the most total votes, starting with our poll on Jewish movements. Some questioned on social media whether […]

New head of school at Milwaukee Jewish Day School: Create generation mensch

Posted on: August 8, 2017 | 16 Av 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

WHITEFISH BAY – After a long summer break, it can be hard for students and teachers to get back into the swing of things. But not for Aaron Lippman, the new head of school of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, a pluralistic co-educational school for Jewish children through eighth grade. Lippman is roaring to get […]

Poll: Should there be a mixed-gender prayer space at the Western Wall?

Poll: Should there be a mixed-gender prayer space at the Western Wall?

Posted on: August 8, 2017 | 16 Av 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Mixed-gender prayer at the Western Wall has been a topic of controversy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet this summer froze a government decision to create an official egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall. The suspension came after haredi Orthodox political parties put pressure on Netanyahu to scrap the agreement.

American leaders oppose Netanyahu’s Western Wall decision

American leaders oppose Netanyahu’s Western Wall decision

Posted on: August 3, 2017 | 11 Av 5777 by Rob Golub

American Jewish leaders are reacting in a way rarely seen – speaking critically of current Israeli policy. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reneged in a Cabinet vote Sunday, June 25, effectively canceling the deal and […]

Tikkun Ha-Ir accepted into accelerator program

Posted on: August 2, 2017 | 10 Av 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

MILWAUKEE – Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee has been selected for support from UpStart, a San Francisco-based organization that seeks to advance innovative ideas that contribute to the growth and vitality of Jewish life. Tikkun Ha-Ir will participate in the UpStart “accelerator” program, which is supporting nine other Jewish organizations around the United States this year. […]