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Coming events, February 2018

Coming events, February 2018

Posted on: January 29, 2018 | 13 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Former President Barack Obama won’t be coming along this time, but Bud Selig will be speaking at Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Feb. 7.

Milwaukee draws national groups to D.C. rally on Dreamers

Milwaukee draws national groups to D.C. rally on Dreamers

Posted on: January 25, 2018 | 9 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  You might expect national Jewish advocacy groups to sometimes invite Wisconsin Jews to Washington, D.C. This was not that. Instead, it was Wisconsin Jewish activists who invited national Jewish organizations to come to their protest with Hispanic groups at the U.S. Capitol, and to a meeting at Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) office. “It flipped […]

Our new chessed initiative at Torah Academy of Milwaukee

Our new chessed initiative at Torah Academy of Milwaukee

Posted on: January 24, 2018 | 8 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  A normal day at Torah Academy of Milwaukee, located in Glendale, includes many acts of community service, or chessed, done for people in need. This can range from just simply smiling at someone who has had a hard day, to giving someone a hand with a heavy load. Our girls also volunteer a minimum […]

Poll: With which major political party do you most identify?

Poll: With which major political party do you most identify?

Posted on: January 24, 2018 | 8 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  There are several core beliefs that tie the Democratic Party together, according to the party. Democrats believe that we’re greater together than we are on our own — that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. The party reports on […]

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, […]