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Parents: Please, communicate with educators! 

Parents: Please, communicate with educators! 

Posted on: September 30th, 2022 | 5 Tishri 5783 by Rob Golub

Greetings from my home’s front foyer in Mequon. I’m staring quizzically deep into the bowels of my work bag.   What do I need to pack in order to tackle today’s adventure I affectionately refer to as Jewish education?    Today, I know what to pack in my school bag. An olive branch. One that I will […]

Isabel Bader remembered as generous, caring 

Isabel Bader remembered as generous, caring 

Posted on: September 28th, 2022 | 3 Tishri 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  For decades, Isabel Bader was a well-known figure and prominent philanthropist in Milwaukee who, along with her husband Alfred, gave away millions of dollars to charities across the city and around the globe, including to many Jewish organizations.   So when Isabel Bader died on Aug. 28, 2022, at age 95, it was natural that […]

Coming events, October 2022

Coming events, October 2022

Posted on: September 28th, 2022 | 3 Tishri 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022  Family Fun Day  Family Fun Day (ages 2-5), at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. It will include a ninja obstacle course and sukkah decorating.  $8 members/$10 community, per family. Oct. 2, 11-1 p.m.  Israeli archeologist  The Milwaukee Area Biblical […]

After organizations condemn antisemitic chalkings, UW-Madison administrators report they are working to educate Students for Justice in Palestine 

After organizations condemn antisemitic chalkings, UW-Madison administrators report they are working to educate Students for Justice in Palestine 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2022 | 27 Elul 5782 by Rob Golub

  University of Wisconsin-Madison administrators are working to educate members of Students for Justice in Palestine on the harm caused by their antisemitic messages, after the messages were chalked around campus overnight before the first day of the fall 2022 semester, according to officials.  Administrators revealed their efforts with Students for Justice in Palestine in […]

Yom Kippur: How do I atone?  Local Jewish educators talk about how to think about atonement and related concepts 

Yom Kippur: How do I atone?  Local Jewish educators talk about how to think about atonement and related concepts 

Posted on: September 12th, 2022 | 16 Elul 5782 by Rob Golub

Atonement: Reparation for an offense or injury.   – Merriam-Webster   Forgiveness: To cease to feel resentment.   – Merriam-Webster   Teshuva: Repentance or, literally, “return.”   – Brandeis University  You’ve done someone wrong and you know it. Yom Kippur is approaching. What now? Here’s a quick guide to get you thinking.   As we reflect on the year behind us, […]

Tiger camp for the win – I’ve learned that parenthood is on-the-job training   

Tiger camp for the win – I’ve learned that parenthood is on-the-job training   

Posted on: September 11th, 2022 | 15 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  The pandemic has presented significant challenges to everyone – seniors, children, adults and for us, young families. Being transplants into a city with no family members or relatives, surrounded by a community of friends, we embraced our first child amid everything being shut down, Eli Levy, born October 2020.   While there were exceptional benefits […]

Jewish influence on Broadway, great American music – Bill Hinden offers tour of historic connection

Jewish influence on Broadway, great American music – Bill Hinden offers tour of historic connection

Posted on: September 11th, 2022 | 15 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle
Flowers for the new year – For Rosh Hashanah flowers, people tend to go very bright or with a classic white 

Flowers for the new year – For Rosh Hashanah flowers, people tend to go very bright or with a classic white 

Posted on: September 11th, 2022 | 15 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Flowers bring joy to any room and it can be lovely to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with some freshly cut floral arrangements to brighten up the event.  With the new year just around the corner, it is hard to know what kind of arrangements are best for a table centerpiece or to send for the […]

JCC and Federation plan ‘Culture of Philanthropy’ event – Oct. 27 symposium is expected to local organizations, lay leaders  

JCC and Federation plan ‘Culture of Philanthropy’ event – Oct. 27 symposium is expected to local organizations, lay leaders  

Posted on: September 11th, 2022 | 15 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle
Five things to know on America and the Holocaust  – A new PBS documentary is scheduled to start Sept. 18 

Five things to know on America and the Holocaust  – A new PBS documentary is scheduled to start Sept. 18 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022 | 6 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Are you planning to watch the Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, “The US and the Holocaust,” Sept. 18-20? Here are five things to know, which could be helpful as you watch.   The Nazis studied Jim Crow. Although legal racism against racial and ethnic minorities in the United States did not make the rise of Nazism […]