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What’s nu? January 2018

Posted on: January 19, 2018 | 3 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Grants and scholarships available MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has several grants and scholarship opportunities: One Happy Camper provides grants up to $1,000 for first-time campers at Jewish overnight camps. Scholarships available for Jewish overnight camps and summer Israel programs for young people. Semester or year in Israel from the Sarah B. and Louis […]

New approach to census finds more than 2,800 connections

Posted on: January 11, 2018 | 24 Tevet 5778 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – A census of Milwaukee-area Jewish youth education has found more than 2,800 Jewish connecting points. The study is not comprehensive, in that it does not include summer camps and some other activities. But the census of Jewish schools, youth groups and a reading program found a total of 2,851 touches. In prior […]

Challenge grant could transform breast cancer nonprofit

Challenge grant could transform breast cancer nonprofit

Posted on: January 11, 2018 | 24 Tevet 5778 by Rob Golub

  GLENDALE – “ABCD,” a local nonprofit that seeks to connect people affected by breast cancer with volunteer mentors, has been given a big boost. The organization’s full name is “ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis.” It’s in Glendale but serves patients, families and friends from anywhere at all. ABCD connects them with trained volunteer mentors. […]

As need grows, so does Jewish Family Services’ Mobile Food Pantry

As need grows, so does Jewish Family Services’ Mobile Food Pantry

Posted on: January 10, 2018 | 23 Tevet 5778 by Rob Golub

  BROWN DEER – Jewish Family Services has increased the frequency of its Mobile Food Pantry, in an effort to meet the needs of the 330 residents of JFS Housing, where the average family income is about $18,000 per year. “There is a growing need,” said Daniel Fleischman, vice president of housing and residential services […]

Former skinheads talk with Milwaukee students, express regret

Former skinheads talk with Milwaukee students, express regret

Posted on: January 10, 2018 | 23 Tevet 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  John Daly and Kevin Connell, ex-neo Nazi skinheads, reconnected over social media 20 years after they left the movement. Then, they together visited the Terezin and Auschwitz concentration camps in Prague and Poland. The two men have become friends in their journey to find redemption for their past grievances. Director Daniel Brea showed his […]

Reunion and conference on Madison in the ’60s set for June

Reunion and conference on Madison in the ’60s set for June

Posted on: January 5, 2018 | 18 Tevet 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MADISON – A nonprofit organization, The Madison Reunion, is to hold “The Madison Reunion” and the “Conference on Madison in the ’60s” on June 14-16, 2018, billing it as a “50th anniversary cultural Woodstock.” University of Wisconsin alumni Judy and Ben Sidran, with former UW Chancellor John Wiley and the support of town, gown, […]

Exhibit has Jews, blacks ‘Allied in the Fight’

Exhibit has Jews, blacks ‘Allied in the Fight’

Posted on: January 5, 2018 | 18 Tevet 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

    “Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights” is an exhibit set to open at Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Friday, Jan. 19, part of a Milwaukee-wide initiative commemorating the 50th anniversary of the city’s 1960s open housing marches. The museum exhibit will focus on Black-Jewish cooperation both nationally and […]

For Greece, a record of sorrow and righteousness

Posted on: January 4, 2018 | 17 Tevet 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  During World War II, Archbishop Theophilos Damaskinos was surprised to learn that German-occupied Greece had started to deport Jews from the city of Salonika. An armistice held that all Greeks, regardless of their race or religion, were to be treated equally. In the archbishop’s opinion, the Greek Jews were law-abiding and had sacrificed for […]

Q&A: Meet Betsy Green, longtime Federation leader

Q&A: Meet Betsy Green, longtime Federation leader

Posted on: December 29, 2017 | 11 Tevet 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Betsy Green has served in many leadership roles at Milwaukee Jewish Federation, including president and Annual Campaign chair. Green has been a chair and a committee member of many Federation committees and activities. Green served as chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. She’s served as president of Jewish Family Services […]

Coming events, January 2018

Coming events, January 2018

Posted on: December 27, 2017 | 9 Tevet 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Coming events this month include Wayne Brady at Laugh It Up; “Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” at Jewish Museum Milwaukee; and a “Go Jewish! Fair.” To submit an event for consideration write to Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org by the 15th for the monthly edition arriving in homes about two weeks later. Include date, time, location, […]