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Day schools teach digital literacy

Posted on: September 13, 2018 | 4 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Cyberbullying among adolescents can be tough on kids and has even led to tragedies nationwide. Appropriate use of the Internet is, therefore, a very serious issue. To help kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous World Wide Web, the Milwaukee Jewish Day School and Bader Hillel Academy have been including digital literacy in their curricula. Empathetic literacy […]

Rainbow Day Camp and Children’s Hospital partner for kids

Rainbow Day Camp and Children’s Hospital partner for kids

Posted on: September 13, 2018 | 4 Tishri 5779 by Rob Golub

  They were on the phone. Two old friends who’d grown up together in the Milwaukee area’s North Shore were just talking on the phone. It was maybe 15 years ago. Who knows anymore? During a visit to the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp in Fredonia in August, they were too busy having […]

Professor emeritus publishes poetry

Posted on: September 7, 2018 | 27 Elul 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

DeWitt Clinton, who has been active with Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun of River Hills for many years, has published a book of poems. “At the End of the War” is reflective of Jewish life, including midrashim, poems about conversion, Israel, and a number of poems that look at the Holocaust. The Shorewood resident is holding […]

Whats Nu, September 2018

Posted on: September 7, 2018 | 27 Elul 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Chabad of Waukesha welcomes Torah scroll WAUKESHA — Chabad of Waukesha-Brookfield will be welcoming their first Torah scroll on Sunday, Sept. 2. Members of the Jewish community will have the opportunity to ink the final letters. Upon completion of the final lettering, the Torah scroll will be paraded through the streets under a traditional canopy […]

Now in Israel, former Milwaukee emissary’s school cut staff

Now in Israel, former Milwaukee emissary’s school cut staff

Posted on: September 4, 2018 | 24 Elul 5778 by Rob Golub

  Rabbi Nir Barkin, who once served as an emissary to Milwaukee, reports his Reform public school in Israel has cut staff, salaries and progressive Jewish education to survive. In December 2017, the Chronicle reported that new government rules in Israel were shutting down Reform-themed education for children, creating a woeful situation for the nation’s […]

Top 10 local stories of the year

Top 10 local stories of the year

Posted on: September 4, 2018 | 24 Elul 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

From the summers of 2017 to 2018, the year was packed with news like a New York bagel with cream cheese. From anti-Semitism to gubernatorial support for Israel, there has been plenty going on. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it represents an effort to bring you 10 of our most memorable local […]

Annual Campaign: Seven things to know about Jonathan Safran Foer

Posted on: August 31, 2018 | 20 Elul 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – There’s so much to know about celebrated author Jonathan Safran Foer, who will speak at Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s 2019 Annual Campaign Kick-Off Celebration, it’s dizzying. The Chronicle is here to make the motion stop. What you need is a quick field guide. Here are seven things to know about Foer: He started […]

Do a locally crafted Rosh Hashanah art card project!

Do a locally crafted Rosh Hashanah art card project!

Posted on: August 31, 2018 | 20 Elul 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

This project developed by Rena Porat, long time art teacher at Milwaukee Jewish Day School. Also, special thanks to Tziporah Altman-Shafer, Jewish Education Community Planner of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, for her help. Rosh HaShanah Art Project  

‘Sweat and soul’: Writing the Rosh Hashanah sermon

‘Sweat and soul’: Writing the Rosh Hashanah sermon

Posted on: August 31, 2018 | 20 Elul 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  The horror of 9/11 and the sadness of losing his father produced the two hardest Rosh Hashanah sermons Rabbi Gil-Ezer Lerer has had to deliver. Several Wisconsin rabbis talked frankly in interviews about the challenges of writing and delivering sermons, especially for the High Holidays annually. Gil-Ezer remembers adjusting quickly after 9/11. The Temple […]

The prize winner who changed the police

The prize winner who changed the police

Posted on: August 10, 2018 | 29 Av 5778 by Rob Golub

  MADISON – The man who changed policing all over the world sat with a cup of coffee in his apartment here, beneath a framed print of four klezmer band players. “I have been trying to become a full time zaidie, a grandfather,” Herman Goldstein said. “I’m 86-years-old. But I’m stuck. I still have a […]