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Poll: Are you in favor of snow in mid-April?

Poll: Are you in favor of snow in mid-April?

Posted on: April 16, 2018 | 1 Iyyar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

OK, we admit it. This is not an exceptionally Jewish question. And yet — isn’t weather an act of G-d? We submit to you that it is dreary. Furthermore, it is snowing on and off. In mid-April. Love it or leave it?

Wisconsin teens represent in Orlando

Wisconsin teens represent in Orlando

Posted on: April 13, 2018 | 28 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Fifty-one teens from BBYO’s Wisconsin region attended the BBYO International Convention 2018 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s convention was held Feb. 15-19. BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences, according to a news release. The teens joined more than 5,000 Jewish teen […]

Nicolet teens on BBYO International Board

Nicolet teens on BBYO International Board

Posted on: April 13, 2018 | 28 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  For the first time in 14 years, the Wisconsin Region has a member on the BBYO International Board. Actually, make that two members. Both from Nicolet High School. Liam McLean and Blair Wales, both Nicolet juniors, have both joined the 12-member board. McLean has been elected a grand aleph shaliach (vice president of Judaic […]

New Mequon rabbi pledges unusual approach will continue

New Mequon rabbi pledges unusual approach will continue

Posted on: April 10, 2018 | 25 Nisan 5778 by Rob Golub

  MEQUON – Rabbi David Korngold is happy with the unusual tradition that’s been handed down to him as the new spiritual leader of Congregation Anshai Lebowitz here in Mequon. It’s a tradition the native New Yorker hasn’t really seen elsewhere. Synagogues don’t typically approach the separation of men and women as Anshai Lebowitz does. […]

Campaign chair inspired by Youth Futures

Posted on: April 10, 2018 | 25 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

“I will never forget our visit to Youth Futures in the summer of 2017. I couldn’t stop crying, hearing the administrator talk about the needs of the Bedouin children and the enormous need for resources for all children in this area. “The social worker who was Muslim said when she went into some homes, she […]

My mission: See where Federation’s Annual Campaign dollars go

My mission: See where Federation’s Annual Campaign dollars go

Posted on: April 4, 2018 | 19 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  The Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Israel and Overseas committee helps make allocation decisions, utilizing funding from the Federation’s Annual Campaign. This year the committee decided to see for itself the effect our dollars have on the ground in Israel. I had the honor and pleasure of visiting five grant recipients in Israel with Rabbi Hannah […]

Three generations of veterans to speak for Yom HaZikaron

Three generations of veterans to speak for Yom HaZikaron

Posted on: April 4, 2018 | 19 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Idan Ben-Yitschak knew he wanted to do something unique after high school. After spending his childhood in Israel and his adolescence in Bayside, he decided he would take a step to solidify his Israeli identity. In August of 2013, he relocated back to Israel to enlist as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. […]

Stitching History returns triumphant

Stitching History returns triumphant

Posted on: April 2, 2018 | 17 Nisan 5778 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – What’s a museum to do when a whole roster of other museums want your exhibit to come for a visit? Make it even better and bring it back. “Stitching History from the Holocaust,” a Jewish Museum Milwaukee exhibit that has traveled to other venues around the nation, and seen coverage in the […]

Entrepreneur connects bus system with riders

Entrepreneur connects bus system with riders

Posted on: March 23, 2018 | 7 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  A Milwaukee-area entrepreneur is part of the team behind Ride MCTS, a free-to-download app that allows people to purchase tickets for rides on the bus. Ride MCTS is a project of area Jewish native and University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate Aaron Redlich, 27, in partnership with Xuan Zhang, 24, and Art Chen, 24, […]

Berger is a Fellow

Posted on: March 23, 2018 | 7 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Lauren Berger has been selected as a Next Gen Jewish Federations Fellow. The 18-month program offers tools and training to enhance the skills of Federation professionals working directly with people in their 20s and 30s. Berger, young leadership director with Milwaukee Jewish Federation, facilitates leadership opportunities at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation for younger adults seeking […]