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Got a tech problem? Call Mensch Techs 

Got a tech problem? Call Mensch Techs 

Posted on: April 8, 2021 | 26 Nisan 5781 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE – Older adults who could use some free help with technology questions can now call Mensch Techs, which is staffed by volunteer Hillel Milwaukee students.   Having trouble figuring out Zoom? Can’t get your smartphone to work right? Need help scheduling an appointment online? For these and other technology questions, contact Mensch Techs at 414-533-7212 […]

Brian King, former head of school for Milwaukee Jewish Day School, leads Betty Brinn through challenge, change 

Brian King, former head of school for Milwaukee Jewish Day School, leads Betty Brinn through challenge, change 

Posted on: April 7, 2021 | 25 Nisan 5781 by Rob Golub

  First, Brian King was a seventh– and eighth-grade social studies teacher at Milwaukee Jewish Day School in Whitefish Bay. Then he was head of school. Now he’s executive director of Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.  His journey is woven thoroughly with children’s education and Jewish community. Now he’s arrived at a […]

Rabbi Woll joins interfaith fellowship 

Rabbi Woll joins interfaith fellowship 

Posted on: April 6, 2021 | 24 Nisan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Rabbi Michal Woll has been named a Rukin rabbinic fellow by 18Doors, a national nonprofit that assists interfaith families.  Woll is the spiritual leader for Congregation Shir Hadash, of Milwaukee’s east side. She is part of the second group to enter the 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic fellowship program, which launched with a virtual kick-off retreat […]

Amy Ferrante-Gollwitzer will continue kosher-style service 

Amy Ferrante-Gollwitzer will continue kosher-style service 

Posted on: April 2, 2021 | 20 Nisan 5781 by Rob Golub

  Amy Ferrante-Gollwitzer’s local food service businesses will continue to offer kosher-style food, even after they end certified kosher food services on May 25, 2021, she said.  It comes down to the kitchens.   Ferrante-Gollwitzer uses kitchen space at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay to prepare food certified by […]

Yom HaAtzmaut – or Israeli Independence Day – to be marked with Israeli music star Kobi Oz

Yom HaAtzmaut – or Israeli Independence Day – to be marked with Israeli music star Kobi Oz

Posted on: April 2, 2021 | 20 Nisan 5781 by Rob Golub

  This year, you can virtually celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut Israeli style, with a renowned Israeli musician’s performance.   Yom HaAtzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day, is often celebrated in Israel with barbecues and family time in the park. The nighttime features stages with music, like Summerfest, but spread across 20 to 30 different cities in Israel, according […]

Yom HaShoah speaker was rescued by Muslim family 

Posted on: April 2, 2021 | 20 Nisan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day will be marked virtually in Milwaukee on Sunday, April 11, 3 p.m.   The event is an opportunity to stand with the Milwaukee community in memorial to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. and in remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and all resistance, according to […]

Herzl Spiro’s memoir explores mental health, Israel and family 

Herzl Spiro’s memoir explores mental health, Israel and family 

Posted on: March 4, 2021 | 20 Adar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Herzl Spiro wanted to bear testimony.  Spiro, a psychiatrist, is an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At 85 years of age, he works full-time in Milwaukee. Last year, Spiro published his first book that is not technical in nature.  “Of Hope” is Spiro’s memoir, published by Balboa Press. The book covers three […]

When JFK was to speak at the JCC 

Posted on: March 4, 2021 | 20 Adar 5781 by WJC Staff

  Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy was scheduled to visit the Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, on March 23, 1960. Media reports at the time indicate he skipped it, for legislative business in Washington.   If media reports were wrong and you were at the JCC in 1960 and saw Kennedy speak, please contact the Chronicle!  […]

Coalition for Jewish Learning organized an exploration of bias 

Coalition for Jewish Learning organized an exploration of bias 

Posted on: March 4, 2021 | 20 Adar 5781 by WJC Staff

  Jewish Community Education Planner Tzipi Altman-Shafer was worried about whether busy teachers would sign up for a three-session night class; she was pleasantly surprised to garner 40 of them.   Teachers are apparently hungry for learning about diversity.   The Coalition for Jewish Learning of Milwaukee Jewish Federation held the diversity classes in November and December […]

Diane Zall, Jewish community leader, leads Women’s Philanthropy 

Diane Zall, Jewish community leader, leads Women’s Philanthropy 

Posted on: March 4, 2021 | 20 Adar 5781 by WJC Staff

  Diane Zall, the new director of Women’s Philanthropy of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, has a longtime and deep commitment to local Jewish community. Zall started Jan. 25.  She and her husband raised children in the Milwaukee Jewish community, including attendance at Milwaukee Jewish Day School. Zall has served on boards including for MJDS and Milwaukee […]