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Reform movement may advocate for reparations for slavery

Reform movement may advocate for reparations for slavery

Posted on: December 5, 2019 | 7 Kislev 5780 by Rob Golub

The Union for Reform Judaism is set to consider a resolution to advocate for United States reparations for both slavery and historic discrimination against black Americans. The proposed resolution, if adopted at the URJ Biennial in Chicago next week, would have the Reform movement advocate for the creation of a federal commission to study and […]

Former TMJ4 reporter and fiancé find love and Judaism

Former TMJ4 reporter and fiancé find love and Judaism

Posted on: December 5, 2019 | 7 Kislev 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

To Samara Sodos and Greg Celestan, the Jewish community is like home. Sodos, a Milwaukee native, grew up in the Jewish community. Although she now lives in Florida, she may be recognized by some in Wisconsin as a former reporter and anchor for Today’s TMJ4. Now the founder of a public relations firm, Sodos said […]

Q&A: Jeffrey Green, ER doctor for Wisconsin and Israel

Q&A: Jeffrey Green, ER doctor for Wisconsin and Israel

Posted on: December 3, 2019 | 5 Kislev 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Dr. Jeffrey Green was hired at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center as medical director of the Emergency Department, a position he served in from 2010-2014. He then chose to return to full-time patient care. More recently, he’s been flying between Israel and Milwaukee about every two months, a routine he’s fallen into since last year. […]

D’Var Torah: All this fuss about some slow-burning oil?

Posted on: December 2, 2019 | 4 Kislev 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

We all know the story. During the Second Temple era the Syrian-Greek army occupied the land of Israel, defiled the Temple, and outlawed much of the practice of Judaism. The Maccabees, a small ragtag band of Temple priests saw that to save our way of life they had no choice but to rise up in […]

Coming events, December 2019

Coming events, December 2019

Posted on: November 27, 2019 | 29 Heshvan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Sunday, Dec. 1 Film: ‘Working Women’ “Working Woman” (Isha Ovedet) (Israel) (2018) Free film class. Reflecting issues in the #MeToo era, this drama looks at the struggles of an Israeli woman with 3 children, a husband whose new business is financially insecure, and a boss who appreciates and promotes her – but begins making inappropriate […]

Santa Shapiro is in it for the tzedakah — JCC leader volunteers with Tikkun Ha-Ir every Christmas Eve

Santa Shapiro is in it for the tzedakah — JCC leader volunteers with Tikkun Ha-Ir every Christmas Eve

Posted on: November 27, 2019 | 29 Heshvan 5780 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE — If you don’t celebrate Christmas — because you’re Jewish — what should you do with yourself on Christmas Eve? For Mark Shapiro the answer is obvious: Get into a Santa Claus outfit.  He’s been doing so for years as part of a larger effort by Tikkun Ha-Ir, the nonprofit that seeks a more […]

Gallery night on Dec. 8

Posted on: November 27, 2019 | 29 Heshvan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Chabad of the East Side is hosting a gallery night with art, wine and local artists. Several local artists from the Jewish community are expected to attend: Bonita Bruch, Jonathan Ellis, Amy and Jonathan Gelfman, Lizzie Katz, Barbara Schaefer and Miriam Sushman. “Each artist will display some of their work, and present something, either something […]

7 tips for tying the knot in Milwaukee … host a wedding without breaking the bank

Posted on: November 26, 2019 | 28 Heshvan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

It’s difficult to plan a wedding without experiencing sticker shock. The average cost of a 2018 wedding was $23,680 in the state of Wisconsin  and $28,798 in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area , according to surveys conducted by the wedding market research firm, The Wedding Report. So how can you keep costs down while hosting a […]

Wisconsin veterans offer comradery, assistance

Wisconsin veterans offer comradery, assistance

Posted on: November 26, 2019 | 28 Heshvan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

A sense of belonging is important to Kim Queen. The Mequon resident served 44 years in the U.S. Army. His service started in 1968, and he put in a year in Vietnam. When he returned home, Queen joined the National Guard and was commissioned as an officer. He served on active duty multiple times before […]

At Rufus King, Wisconsin is united in love

At Rufus King, Wisconsin is united in love

Posted on: November 4, 2019 | 6 Heshvan 5780 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE –  At Rufus King International High School, Jewish students, Muslim students and others are working together for mutual understanding. They do so through a school club called Wisconsin United in Love. It’s a club that would be a good model for other schools, according to Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Hours Against Hate program coordinator, Andrea Bernstein. She’s […]