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Local and Israeli students study together – virtually

Local and Israeli students study together – virtually

Posted on: May 18, 2018 | 4 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  The sixth and eighth graders of Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid in Glendale and the third and eighth graders of Nofei Arbel School in Kibbutz Ginossar, Israel were jumping and singing together on Jan. 18. Well, kind of together. “They had a Skype conference,” explained Lori Abramson. “The Nofei Arbel kids learned a Tu […]

Wisconsin native co-hosts popular Jewish podcast

Posted on: May 17, 2018 | 3 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  While Shorewood native Lex Rofes is not following in his parent’s footsteps, as both are attorneys, his chosen profession does have to do with laws. The promulgations he focuses his life’s work on are those contained in the Torah, not necessarily the Constitution. A third-year rabbinical student at ALEPH, The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, […]

Poll: What is Judaism’s greatest challenge today?

Posted on: May 15, 2018 | 1 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Think about it. What is our greatest challenge? We scoured the Internet for ideas and came up with assimilation, anti-Semitism, Israeli-Palestinian issues, Iran and divisiveness within Judaism as some of the top challenges. What do you think?  

Ben-Gurion visiting Milwaukee. No, really.

Posted on: May 11, 2018 | 26 Iyyar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Carrying the Ben-Gurion name was not a childhood burden for the grandson of Israel’s first prime minister. “For me and my two sisters, it was a normal life,” said Alon Ben-Gurion, who grew up in Israel. “The kids in my neighborhood were like, ‘If you can play soccer, come with us.’ They didn’t care […]

Longtime rock for Israel to speak

Longtime rock for Israel to speak

Posted on: May 4, 2018 | 19 Iyyar 5778 by Rob Golub

  You can’t put Israeli Aryeh Green in one category. He’s many things. He’s the former executive director of a nonprofit devoted to assisting journalists in Israel. He’s chief strategy officer for an Israeli company that works to bring renewable energy production to developing nations. He’s even just published a book on his long walk […]

War veterans dance through trauma

Posted on: May 4, 2018 | 19 Iyyar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  War veterans and company members from the Milwaukee Ballet will share the stage May 12-13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Danceworks, in a performance night called “Moving Beyond the Battlefield: an Arts Collaboration Among Veterans and Artists.” Dance, with its emotional and physical connection to the body, can be healing and liberating, especially for people who […]

Review: ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’

Review: ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’

Posted on: May 4, 2018 | 19 Iyyar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Amy Waldman is a regular writer for the Chronicle. As a librarian with the Milwaukee Public Library, Waldman has led discussion groups on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Here, she shares her thoughts on the book. Perhaps because it’s set in Milwaukee, Matthew Desmond’s immersive study of […]

I never expected what happened at Yad Vashem

I never expected what happened at Yad Vashem

Posted on: May 4, 2018 | 19 Iyyar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Shlomo sent us. The soldiers inquired why we were in the special line for the memorial ceremony at the most solemn place in Israel. Security at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum, was tight. “Shlomo sent us.” Where is your invitation? Your badge? “Shlomo sent us.” So…who is Shlomo? “Shlomo is from Bolechiv.” So… […]

Coming events, May 2018

Coming events, May 2018

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

Nearly 40 of Milwaukee’s best restaurants, chefs, bakers and caterers will come together for the annual celebration of KidShare: Milwaukee’s Finest Culinary Event on May 10 from 6–10 p.m. at The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

Accused anti-Semite has competition for Paul Ryan slot

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

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said on April 11 that he’d not seek re-election and since then the field of candidates for the Republican nomination has been growing. When Ryan announced he was stepping down, his most well-known opponent for the Republican nomination was Paul Nehlen, a far-right candidate known for spreading anti-Semitic tropes. More Republicans […]