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Herber leaving Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid

Posted on: July 9, 2018 | 26 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Rabbi Jacob Herber is leaving Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, the Glendale Conservative congregation, for a position with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Herber will be with CBINT through the end of July, said the synagogue’s board president, Rick Strait. “We valued his 15 years of synagogue leadership and wish him all the […]

Musician seeks to form a ‘Cream City Klezmer Band’

Posted on: July 9, 2018 | 26 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Neil J. Zimmerman founded and played in the Lafayette Klezmorim for 33 years, when he was a professor at Purdue University. Now, the Glendale resident wants to again form a klezmer band. “After I retired and moved to Cincinnati, I was a founding member of the Queen City Klezmer Band,” he said. “Now that I’m […]

Leno’s San Francisco race was a close one

Posted on: June 29, 2018 | 16 Tammuz 5778 by Rob Golub

In a nail-biter of a race, it looked at first as though Wisconsin native Mark Leno, the subject of a profile in the June Chronicle, could become mayor of San Francisco. Leno was ahead by 144 votes in ranked-choice balloting at four days after election night in early June, according to the area’s ABC affiliate. […]

Wisconsin’s largest synagogue, Congregation Shalom, sees changes

Wisconsin’s largest synagogue, Congregation Shalom, sees changes

Posted on: June 29, 2018 | 16 Tammuz 5778 by Rob Golub

FOX POINT – Congregation Shalom is seeing some changes among its clergy, just as it’s set to embark on a three-year effort to form and implement a vision for its future. The state’s largest congregation, with more than 900 families, is set for changes in rabbinical staff effective over the July 1, 2018 weekend. Rabbi […]

Family camps build bonds

Posted on: June 20, 2018 | 7 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Overnight summer camp is one of the most pivotal experiences in a young person’s life. When campers return home, as parents can attest, they regale their families with camp-adventure stories for weeks after. For parents who attended overnight camp as youths, their children’s stories often conjure fond memories of their own. For parents who never […]

Holocaust education ramped up at Milwaukee Public Schools

Holocaust education ramped up at Milwaukee Public Schools

Posted on: June 6, 2018 | 23 Sivan 5778 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Shay Pilnik, local Holocaust educator, asked about 35 kids a question: What does “standing by” mean? In the very back of the room, 14-year-old Melissa’s hand flew up, followed by an answer: “To not do anything at all.” Yes, said Pilnik, executive director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of […]

New nonprofit offers activities, socializing for seniors

Posted on: June 1, 2018 | 18 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE — Judy Winnik never imagined she would return to the Milwaukee area after she left for college. But as she neared retirement, her mother was aging, and she decided to return to Bayside to help her. “I just realized it’s in our Jewish values to take care of, to honor, the elderly,” Winnik […]

Author recalls Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball and more

Posted on: June 1, 2018 | 18 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Forty years ago, two Midwestern high-school students got the idea to interview celebrities and the result is a new book of moments with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Lucille Ball, among others. “Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends,” is a collection of 20th century celebrities’ profiles which draws from archives, tapes […]

Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun featured in book

Posted on: May 24, 2018 | 10 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun is featured in a new book about the oldest existing Jewish congregation in each of the 50 U.S. states – plus Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “America’s Pioneer Jewish Congregations: Architecture, Community & History,” recently published by Fonthill Media, is by Julian H. Preisler. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, […]

Artists’ Lab theme: ‘Crossing the Threshold’

Posted on: May 24, 2018 | 10 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

WHITEFISH BAY – The Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Lab is ready to show you its results this year. Art reflecting this year’s theme – “Crossing the Threshold” – will be displayed at a free opening reception for the Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Lab. The reception is slated for Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m., with a program […]