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Poll: Who do you support for president?

Posted on: January 22, 2020 | 25 Tevet 5780 by WJC Staff

The race for president is heating up, with candidates increasingly drawing contrasts with one another. The first vote will be the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. The New Hampshire primary is Feb. 11.  Wisconsin votes April 7, after many other states will have already held their primaries, but the cheese state is a swing state. Wisconsin […]

What do our senior adults fear?

Posted on: January 8, 2020 | 11 Tevet 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

What do our senior adults fear? What do they fear and seldom share? A fictional Tom Booker in “Horse Whisperer” reluctantly replied “Getting old and getting useless.” But we know there is more. Much more. I have spent the last 30 years treating and mentoring senior adults with physical and emotional losses, written and published […]

Four things to know about Whitewater and students with disabilities

Four things to know about Whitewater and students with disabilities

Posted on: January 7, 2020 | 10 Tevet 5780 by Rob Golub

  The Chronicle reported on University of Wisconsin – Whitewater as part of a pair of stories on the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund. Here are four things to know about Whitewater: Special role. Back in 1973, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater was designated the key school to work with disabled students. Other schools […]

Don’t assume you need to fit a mold to win a Hecht college scholarship

Posted on: January 7, 2020 | 10 Tevet 5780 by Rob Golub

It’s a $5,000 college scholarship that’s not just for highly involved students with top grades. The Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund committee, which has strong Hecht family representation, wants to live up to Harry Hecht’s wishes, and he wanted it to go to someone in need. The fund gives out $5,000 scholarships and is […]

Local Jews recall a different life in former Soviet Union

Local Jews recall a different life in former Soviet Union

Posted on: January 2, 2020 | 5 Tevet 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Leo Soroka’s coworker wanted to know: was he Russian or Ukrainian? Soroka moved to the Milwaukee area from Ukraine in 1992 after the Soviet Union collapsed. A few years later, when asked about his nationality, Soroka answered that he was Jewish. “He wouldn’t understand,” Soroka said. “For him, Jewish is just religion, it’s not nationality. […]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee exhibit examines diary found at Auschwitz

Jewish Museum Milwaukee exhibit examines diary found at Auschwitz

Posted on: December 31, 2019 | 3 Tevet 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

A new exhibit coming to Jewish Museum Milwaukee will explore the content and context of a diary found in the rubble of the liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, which went unexamined for more than 60 years. “The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka From the Łódź Ghetto” was first mounted by the Galicia Jewish Museum in […]

During Milwaukee visit, Israeli Anat Hoffman expresses dismay over anti-LGBT billboards

During Milwaukee visit, Israeli Anat Hoffman expresses dismay over anti-LGBT billboards

Posted on: December 31, 2019 | 3 Tevet 5780 by Rob Golub

  BROWN DEER – Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center, is concerned about billboards she’s seen comparing the Reform movement to Nazis, among other pejorative messages.  The billboards, in Israel, have appeared during the run-up to recent elections. Hoffman is worried that the billboards could reappear in the next Israeli election […]

$36,000 awards open to teens

Posted on: December 31, 2019 | 3 Tevet 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is now accepting applications for 2020. The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seek teens showing leadership in creating and leading a new initiative that embodies the values of tikkun olam. The awards recognize up to 15 Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each to put toward […]

Nominate Jewish educators for awards

Nominate Jewish educators for awards

Posted on: December 31, 2019 | 3 Tevet 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

On March 15, the Milwaukee Jewish community will gather together to thank local Jewish educators at the perennial Salute to Jewish Educators, organized by the Coalition for Jewish Learning of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Nominations for the awards — The Levy Family CJL Jewish Educator of the Year Award, Inspiration Award for Informal Jewish Education, Rabbi […]

Coming events, January 2020

Coming events, January 2020

Posted on: December 30, 2019 | 2 Tevet 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Jan. 27: Free film screening of “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel” and talkback with starting pitcher Joey Wagman.