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From the archives: The ‘Lone Eagle of Science’

Posted on: November 1, 2018 | 23 Heshvan 5779 by Rob Golub

  This article appeared in a 1936 edition of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. The headline was, “The Lone Eagle of Science,” followed in smaller font by “An Indirect Interview with Sigmund Freud.” Nov. 13, 1936 Sigmund Freud has not granted any interviews for many years. Miss Strauss, Vienna correspondent of the Seven Arts—Worldwide service, succeeded […]

Help get out the vote on Sunday, Nov. 4

Posted on: November 1, 2018 | 23 Heshvan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Tikkun Ha-Ir, the local social action nonprofit, is seeking volunteers to help with its get-out-the-vote effort on Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. Volunteers will pair up and knock on doors in the vicinity of the Mill Road Library, which is part of a network of city libraries offering early […]

Law enforcement steps up attention to Jewish sites

Law enforcement steps up attention to Jewish sites

Posted on: October 29, 2018 | 20 Heshvan 5779 by Rob Golub

  Area law enforcement has increased their presence around local Jewish locations, though a spokesman for the Whitefish Bay Police Department said he was aware of no specific threats in Wisconsin. Officials prefer not to discuss specifics, except to say there has been an increase in presence. People should always remember to be vigilant and […]

Milwaukee Film Festival showing two Jewish interest films in coming weeks

Posted on: October 16, 2018 | 7 Heshvan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – At least two films with themes of interest to Jewish moviegoers are to be shown by the Milwaukee Film Festival this year – “Bye Bye Germany” and “The Cakemaker.” The Milwaukee Film Festival is Oct. 18-Nov. 1. Here are the film descriptions and show times.   Bye Bye Germany. “A post-war comedy […]

Born in a basement, LiteZilla is play through touch

Born in a basement, LiteZilla is play through touch

Posted on: October 16, 2018 | 7 Heshvan 5779 by Rob Golub

  Adam Butlein of Cedarburg has invented something wholesome, a toy that’s bigger than your kids, brighter than a rainbow. A LiteZilla – a mammoth board with holes for colorful “LitePins” which kids (or playful adults) can move around to create giant designs in doctors waiting rooms or anywhere – is exceedingly tactile. People tell […]

First person: Our new Geriatric Career program at Ovation Communities

First person: Our new Geriatric Career program at Ovation Communities

Posted on: October 11, 2018 | 2 Heshvan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Ovation Communities has embarked on an innovative program that offers a career path to at-risk students, simultaneously addressing our growing need for health care workers to take care of our loved ones. Our Geriatric Career Development Program, launched this summer, is now ready to welcome 20 sophomores from Milwaukee Public Schools to begin a […]

Zymbiotics takes local products kosher

Zymbiotics takes local products kosher

Posted on: October 5, 2018 | 26 Tishri 5779 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – First Fox Point resident Jeff Ziebelman started up a health-conscious condiments business, then he got his Jeff’s Zauerkraut and Jeffs’s Vegan Zimchi into some major supermarkets. Now, he’s taking it kosher. Ziebelman was in sales when he started four years ago. Today, he’s got a business, employing about a half-dozen part-time workers […]

Jewish Film Festival includes Bollywood, Mandela, Perlman

Jewish Film Festival includes Bollywood, Mandela, Perlman

Posted on: October 4, 2018 | 25 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MEQUON – Spend an evening at the theater and watch films rich in Jewish history and Israeli culture. See the films at Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon, Sunday, Oct. 7 – Thursday, Oct. 11. Purchase individual movies for $12; also available are multi-film and VIP packages. Buy tickets at the Harry & Rose […]

More than $433,000 awarded for safety

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Federal and state governments granted more than $433,000 to Wisconsin’s Jewish agencies and schools in recent weeks, for safety upgrades in the wake of the 2017 threats to Jewish community centers nationwide and the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. An arrest was made in Israel regarding the threats to the Jewish community centers. […]

‘Palestinian Neighbor’ to be subject of ‘Milwaukee Jewish Community Read’

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Several local agencies and book clubs are partnering to hold a “Milwaukee Jewish Community Read” of a bestselling book, “Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor,” before the author speaks here in May. The Atlantic has hailed the short non-fiction book, by Yossi Klein Halevi, as “one of the best one-volume introductions to the […]