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Fox Point retiree publishes memoir of New York childhood 

Posted on: January 26, 2021 | 13 Shevat 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Fox Point retiree Cary Silverstein grew up in Jewish Queens, New York. If his bubby and zaide didn’t want him to understand their conversation, they’d speak in Yiddish. Once they realized he could make out a word or two, they switched to Russian.    The fond memories have led to a book, “The Mayor of […]

An important message from Miryam Rosenzweig  

An important message from Miryam Rosenzweig  

Posted on: January 26, 2021 | 13 Shevat 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  In March 2019, my husband and I moved to Milwaukee. We chose Milwaukee because we wanted to live in and be part of a real community. One in which we are interdependent, and each part of the community is vital to its strength. One year to the day that I began working at the […]

Join a club! Synagogues and other organizations host book clubs, often with virtual options 

Join a club! Synagogues and other organizations host book clubs, often with virtual options 

Posted on: January 11, 2021 | 27 Tevet 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Looking to connect and curl up with a good book? We’ve compiled a list of local book clubs for you to consider!  Don’t see your club listed? Please let us know at Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org. Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid Book Club CBINT’s book club reads books that have ties to Judaism, either through the subject […]

Two menorahs at war memorial 

Two menorahs at war memorial 

Posted on: December 27, 2020 | 12 Tevet 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  The War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, has quickly gone from having no menorahs to two.  First, Arleen Peltz, who serves as a holocaust educator and is active in the Milwaukee-area veterans’ community, helped secure a donated menorah for the War Memorial Center from Ovation Jewish Home. That will be permanently on […]

Rosenthal calls title change of ‘special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism’ unfortunate

Rosenthal calls title change of ‘special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism’ unfortunate

Posted on: December 23, 2020 | 8 Tevet 5781 by Rob Golub

  The U.S. Senate passed a bill that would transform the U.S. anti-Semitism “envoy” into an “ambassador,” which some view as a step up, but it’s an “unfortunate” development according to former envoy Hannah Rosenthal of Madison.  “It delays the start of the new person, because he or she will have to be approved by […]

Shirley Abrahamson remembered

Posted on: December 20, 2020 | 5 Tevet 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has died. Abrahamson was the the first woman to serve on the court.  Wisconsin Public Radio coverage: https://www.wpr.org/wisconsins-longest-serving-supreme-court-justice-shirley-abrahamson-has-died-87 Quote from former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 2019: “Among jurists I have encountered in the United States and abroad, Shirley Abrahamson is the very best, the […]

Amilinda offers Chanukah menu 

Amilinda offers Chanukah menu 

Posted on: December 9, 2020 | 23 Kislev 5781 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Amilinda, the downtown restaurant serving Spanish– and Portuguese–inspired cuisine, is offering a Sephardic-inspired menu for Chanukah.  The dining room, at 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., is closed for now because of the pandemic, but pick up and take out at that location can be ordered at Amilinda.com.  Chef and owner Gregory León said […]

Liza’s recommended books for Chanukah  – toddlers to teens

Liza’s recommended books for Chanukah  – toddlers to teens

Posted on: December 8, 2020 | 22 Kislev 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Here are some books worth considering. Give these for Chanukah or anytime at all.   Pre-k & up “Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story”   By Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Amy June Bates.  This Sydney Taylor Honor Award picture book is inspired by true events. Illness prevents Gittel’s mom from traveling to America with her. She’s […]

The former Sarah Chudnow is now Terova 

The former Sarah Chudnow is now Terova 

Posted on: December 2, 2020 | 16 Kislev 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Marcus Investments is now operating the former Ovation Sarah Chudnow as Terova Senior Living.   Senior care has grown more costly, with changes in how government and care services interact, and Ovation Communities decided to sell Ovation Sarah Chudnow, according to Ovation Communities CEO and President Michael Sattell.   Sattell has said that he could not […]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will make Buchenwald scrip part of its permanent collection 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will make Buchenwald scrip part of its permanent collection 

Posted on: December 1, 2020 | 15 Kislev 5781 by Rob Golub

  Brian Mielke, 37, Milwaukee, has donated a Buchenwald concentration camp scrip – or stand-in for currency – to Jewish Museum Milwaukee.   Brian has held the scrip, along with other historic currency and coins from his deceased grandfather’s collection, ever since his grandfather died in 2005. Brian’s grandfather, John Mielke, served as a sergeant during […]