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Jewish Community Pantry Mural is an amalgam of requests 

Jewish Community Pantry Mural is an amalgam of requests 

Posted on: October 20, 2021 | 14 Heshvan 5782 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Residents asked for positive public art, so positivity is what local artist LaNia Sproles poured into the new Jewish Community Pantry Mural.   On Aug. 31, 2021, Sproles gave a tour of the mural she painted onto a wall outside the Jewish Community Pantry, 2900 W. Center St.  The mural was funded by […]

I’m at Tufts, but I’m still part of Mitzpe, Israel 

I’m at Tufts, but I’m still part of Mitzpe, Israel 

Posted on: October 20, 2021 | 14 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Wisconsinite Julia Appel, 19, recently completed a gap year, including spring and summer in Israel, before starting as an undergraduate at Tufts University. She wrote this article about her participation in a four-month program in the fall and summer called Project TEN with NEXT. The program offers young adults the chance to “give of […]

Solidarity mission to Israel during crisis: Post-war, pandemic-era visit was meaningful to Milwaukeeans and to Israelis  

Solidarity mission to Israel during crisis: Post-war, pandemic-era visit was meaningful to Milwaukeeans and to Israelis  

Posted on: October 12, 2021 | 6 Heshvan 5782 by Rob Golub

    When five local Jewish leaders went on a pandemic-era Milwaukee Jewish Federation Solidarity Misson trip to Israel in June 2021, the experience was heartfelt and met with warmth at a time of great pressure for Israel. The trip occurred following the May 2021 ceasefire in the war between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.  “We wanted to show the Israeli people that […]

New program promises to elevate  Volunteer Leadership Development to new heights 

New program promises to elevate  Volunteer Leadership Development to new heights 

Posted on: October 12, 2021 | 6 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  This month the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is launching a first-of-its-kind development program for Milwaukee Jewish communal lay leaders: the Gerald z”l and Louise Stein Leadership Institute. The goal is to provide volunteers with the knowledge, skills and peer network necessary to most effectively guide local organizations. The institute will combine national courses led virtually […]

Mequon-Thiensville School Board candidate says he meant no harm

Mequon-Thiensville School Board candidate says he meant no harm

Posted on: October 11, 2021 | 5 Heshvan 5782 by Rob Golub

  Kris Kittell, who is running to unseat an incumbent in a Mequon-Thiensville School Board recall election, says the Holocaust references he posted to social media were not intended maliciously.   “I don’t have an antisemitic bone in my body,” he said.  Scarlett Johnson, Charlie Lorenz, Cheryle Rebholz and Kittell are all running to recall current […]

Museum’s Scrap Yard exhibit looks at Jewish entrepreneurs in recycling industry 

Museum’s Scrap Yard exhibit looks at Jewish entrepreneurs in recycling industry 

Posted on: October 6, 2021 | 30 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE — If you’ve ever talked to older relatives, perhaps those who grew up in the 1930s or 40s, you might have heard them mention the “rag man” or the “junk man.”  Today the image of the neighborhood rag man remains fixed in history, almost cliché.  But a new exhibit opening this month at […]

New program promises to elevate  Volunteer Leadership Development to new heights 

New program promises to elevate  Volunteer Leadership Development to new heights 

Posted on: October 5, 2021 | 29 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  This month the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is launching a first-of-its-kind development program for Milwaukee Jewish communal lay leaders: the Gerald z”l and Louise Stein Leadership Institute. The goal is to provide volunteers with the knowledge, skills and peer network necessary to most effectively guide local organizations. The institute will combine national courses led virtually […]

Joan Lubar, new Federation board chair, brings wealth of experience to new role  

Joan Lubar, new Federation board chair, brings wealth of experience to new role  

Posted on: October 5, 2021 | 29 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  It likely comes as no surprise to anyone involved in the Milwaukee and international Jewish communities that Joan Lubar was asked to fill the top lay leader position at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.  Locally, Lubar has excelled in many key Federation volunteer roles, including Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair, Women’s Philanthropy President, Annual Campaign Chair and […]

Alumni are overhauling Weinstein fellowship

Alumni are overhauling Weinstein fellowship

Posted on: October 4, 2021 | 28 Tishri 5782 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – About 20 alumni of the local George Weinstein Fellowship Program are meeting, planning and writing curriculum to overhaul the program that trained them.   The program has always sought to develop the next generation of leaders, but now the alumni are making major adjustments to strengthen that aspect. Recruitment for the next cohort […]

Beber Camp’s inclusion program is ‘the best thing’

Beber Camp’s inclusion program is ‘the best thing’

Posted on: October 4, 2021 | 28 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Jeremy Millman wakes up every day and asks his mother when he can go back to Beber Camp. A 21-year-old with developmental disabilities, Jeremy has discovered his happy place in an inclusion program at the independent Jewish summer camp in Mukwonago, about 20 miles southwest of Milwaukee   “It’s the best thing that ever happened […]