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At Mequon Jewish Preschool, there are alumni

At Mequon Jewish Preschool, there are alumni

Posted on: November 17, 2017 | 28 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MEQUON – Preschool. It’s a place where children learn basic shapes, colors, the alphabet, fine- and gross-motor skills, social skills and independence. At Mequon Jewish Preschool, students learn all that — and more. “We want to see our graduates as leaders and people who can give back to the community,” said Rivkie Spalter, director […]

Federation earns 4-star rating

Posted on: November 8, 2017 | 19 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has granted Milwaukee Jewish Federation a 4-star rating. This is the sixth consecutive time that Federation earned this top distinction. Charity Navigator considers governance, ethical practices, financial health and openness, among other factors, as part of its methodology. “Only a quarter of charities rated by […]

Jewish Federations respond to disasters

Posted on: November 8, 2017 | 19 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

NEW YORK – Jewish Federation of North America, a network that includes Milwaukee Jewish Federation, has been responding to crises in northern California, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida and Houston. The organization funds urgently needed basics like food and medicine. Donations to the 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund will 100 percent go to support those who have […]

Madison synagogue moved Sunday school to Saturday

Madison synagogue moved Sunday school to Saturday

Posted on: November 3, 2017 | 14 Heshvan 5778 by Rob Golub

  MADISON – Children at Beth Israel Center synagogue here were given pie plates during school on a recent Saturday. They were told they could arrange buttons and other items to form images on the plates. But they were given no glue. The buttons were dumped back in a bag at the end of the […]

He remembers Kristallnacht

He remembers Kristallnacht

Posted on: November 1, 2017 | 12 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

One morning on Nov. 9, 1938, 10-year-old Otto Salomon arrived at his Jewish school in Cologne, Germany. It was ablaze. “The fire department was there,” said Salomon, 90, in German-accented English. “They weren’t there to put out the fire; they didn’t want the buildings next to my school to get on fire. Same thing with […]

High school in Israel is ‘transformative’

Posted on: October 30, 2017 | 10 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Rhyan Orenstein sat on a tank in what had been a desert battlefield. It was her classroom that day. Ross Bordow learned some Israeli history by walking through tunnels in a foot of water, dug by hand thousands of years ago in the Old City. “The major formula of our success is how we […]

Hillel Milwaukee offers Israel Spring Leadership Mission

Posted on: October 25, 2017 | 5 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Hillel Milwaukee is offering an Israel Spring Leadership Mission for the first time. The trip is open to all Jewish students from every university and college in the Milwaukee area through an application process. The trip is scheduled for March 16-25, 2018. “This is a deep-dive into Israel to further develop students’ leadership skills […]

To pay for assisted living, take control

Posted on: October 25, 2017 | 5 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

When it is time to consider assisted living, we may not have choice in what our physical or cognitive limitations are, but with knowledge and planning, we can have choice in how we live and where we live. This seems pretty obvious, but what you don’t know about paying for in-home care or assisted living […]

Shorewood Metro Market cuts some kosher items as Mequon remains number one

Posted on: October 25, 2017 | 5 Heshvan 5778 by Rob Golub

SHOREWOOD – Some kosher products have been cut from Metro Market in Shorewood due to lower sales, but Mequon Metro Market can be counted on for Roundy’s Supermarkets’ largest kosher selection in the Milwaukee area, according to a Roundy’s spokesman. “As you may have noticed, we have done some remodeling in our Shorewood store and […]

Off to college:  Eight ways to grow relationship between dad and daughter

Off to college: Eight ways to grow relationship between dad and daughter

Posted on: October 23, 2017 | 3 Heshvan 5778 by Rob Golub

  With summer behind us, many families have for the very first time, sent a daughter or son off to college.  This is normative and expected, but often a challenging and stressful time of transition within the family life cycle. But herein lie opportunities for family members and relationships to be transformed. Specifically, this is […]