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Wisconsin Supreme Court: One candidate admires Scalia, the other respects RBG

Posted on: March 22, 2018 | 6 Nisan 5778 by Rob Golub

  Judge Michael Screnock admires Justice Antonin Scalia, while Judge Rebecca Dallet takes a liking to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In the race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to be decided at the polls on Tuesday, April 3, the opposing candidates have been naming as their heroes two of the most disparate figures […]

Jewish Family Services to host ‘Evicted’ author

Posted on: March 15, 2018 | 28 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

MILWAUKEE– Jewish Family Services is bringing Professor Matthew Desmond to Milwaukee on May 16 for a luncheon event: “Home and Hope: A Community Call to Action,” focusing on the urgent need for safe and affordable housing in the city, and celebrating the nonprofit’s 150th year. This event will be Desmond’s first public lecture in Milwaukee […]

When the opioid epidemic hits home

When the opioid epidemic hits home

Posted on: March 15, 2018 | 28 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day from opioid-induced overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that around 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016 — a staggering statistic. Although the opioid epidemic disproportionally affects small towns in rural America, there are no […]

Building childhood memories through crafts

Building childhood memories through crafts

Posted on: March 14, 2018 | 27 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my family’s Passover seders. I recall the fierce competition over the afikomen, yummy food and lots of laughs. The fun was always deeply intertwined with the beautiful lessons that the seder inspired. The Passover seder is meant to be a highlight of the year and a […]

What happens when Hillel takes non-Jewish students to Israel?

What happens when Hillel takes non-Jewish students to Israel?

Posted on: March 8, 2018 | 21 Adar 5778 by Rob Golub

  Last year, University of Wisconsin – Madison student Katrina​ ​Morrison helped lead an effort to criticize Israel on campus. She helped schedule a vote targeting Israel in student government, despite requests from Jewish students to not hold it over Passover. But when you’re a college student, what a difference a year can make. “I […]

Local Jewish educators pursue professional development  

Local Jewish educators pursue professional development  

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | 20 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  The recent Education Task Force of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation asked the community about the state of Jewish education in the Milwaukee area last year and learned that a top funding priority is professional development for educators. While more professional development could certainly be implemented, there is already a lot being done in area […]

Making Jewish life work with sports

Making Jewish life work with sports

Posted on: March 2, 2018 | 15 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Eido Walny remembers the first time his son Ilan skated on ice. Ilan was 2-years-old in November of 2008 when Eido took him to a rink. He didn’t expect to be there long, just enough to give alone time to his wife Michelle, who at the time was pregnant with Ilan’s sister. How much […]

Student artist lives in retirement community

Student artist lives in retirement community

Posted on: March 2, 2018 | 15 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Ovation Chai Point offers an unconventional program where one college student lives in the senior living center for a whole year, with free room and board, to connect with the residents through arts and crafts. The artist-in-residence program, in its third year, is open to art students from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and […]

First person: An unexpected meeting

First person: An unexpected meeting

Posted on: March 2, 2018 | 15 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  The year was 1948 and I was 12. We lived in a remodeled upper duplex on 15th Place and Scott Street on the near south side of Milwaukee. My dad owned and ran a drug store two blocks away on the southeast corner of 16th Street and Greenfield Avenue. This ethnically diverse neighborhood was […]

Community Passover Food Drive

Posted on: March 1, 2018 | 14 Adar 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

    MILWAUKEE – Food donations for the Community Passover Food Drive (Ma’ot Chittim) will be collected March 6-20 at several collection sites, including Milwaukee Jewish Federation, the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and local synagogues. Products needed, which must have kosher certification for Passover: matzo, canned gefilte fish, chicken soup/matzo ball […]