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Family with Wisconsin ties is committed to St. Thomas

Family with Wisconsin ties is committed to St. Thomas

Posted on: November 30, 2017 | 12 Kislev 5778 by Rob Golub

    Rabbi Asher Federman and his wife Henya, a Milwaukee native, were willing to move anywhere in the world after they got married. They just wanted to serve the Jewish people. “We Googled all the places in the world where there were Jews and no Chabad. There was Luxemburg, Vietnam, South Korea. We even […]

Holocaust survivors, former Wisconsinites, celebrated 70 years together

Holocaust survivors, former Wisconsinites, celebrated 70 years together

Posted on: November 30, 2017 | 12 Kislev 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Feiga and Felix Bandos just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, which is quite a feat. Making it even more notable than their 70 years together is that both survived the Holocaust before moving to Milwaukee, then Israel. Melanie Bandos of Bayside said her father-in-law, Felix, was having health issues before 2015 and it made […]

At Economic Forum 2017, a call for Milwaukee to work together

At Economic Forum 2017, a call for Milwaukee to work together

Posted on: November 29, 2017 | 11 Kislev 5778 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Karen Mills, a former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, told an audience of local business leaders that they can work together for a stronger economic future. “How is Milwaukee going to be more competitive and what can the people in this room do to move this city towards more growth […]

Contract extension for Mark Shapiro

Posted on: November 28, 2017 | 10 Kislev 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

MILWAUKEE – The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Board of Directors announced that JCC President & Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro has signed a contract extension to continue serving as the head of the non-profit, social services agency. The extension, which goes into effect immediately, ensures that Shapiro will lead the $13 […]

Poll: Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doing a good job?

Poll: Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doing a good job?

Posted on: November 27, 2017 | 9 Kislev 5778 by Rob Golub

We last ran this poll in April and we’d like to compare results. Tell us how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing for Israel.  

One couple’s interfaith wedding

One couple’s interfaith wedding

Posted on: November 22, 2017 | 4 Kislev 5778 by Rob Golub

  An interfaith wedding may be daunting to plan, but one couple feels they found a happy medium. Becky Bartlein, 34, and Carl Petrillo, 32, married Sept. 18, 2016, with 135 people in attendance at the Milwaukee Yacht Club. It was a religiously liberal Jewish ceremony. “We had the chuppah, Sheva B’rachot, smashed glass; there were a […]

Where’s Addie? A service dog’s story.

Posted on: November 22, 2017 | 4 Kislev 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  In 2000, Donna Luber of Mequon wrote a book in one sitting. After a few failed attempts to get it published, she put it in a drawer and didn’t think about it again. The book was a children’s story about a man and his dog. Luber wrote it shortly after the events it described […]

At Mequon Jewish Preschool, there are alumni

At Mequon Jewish Preschool, there are alumni

Posted on: November 17, 2017 | 28 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MEQUON – Preschool. It’s a place where children learn basic shapes, colors, the alphabet, fine- and gross-motor skills, social skills and independence. At Mequon Jewish Preschool, students learn all that — and more. “We want to see our graduates as leaders and people who can give back to the community,” said Rivkie Spalter, director […]

Federation earns 4-star rating

Posted on: November 8, 2017 | 19 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has granted Milwaukee Jewish Federation a 4-star rating. This is the sixth consecutive time that Federation earned this top distinction. Charity Navigator considers governance, ethical practices, financial health and openness, among other factors, as part of its methodology. “Only a quarter of charities rated by […]

Jewish Federations respond to disasters

Posted on: November 8, 2017 | 19 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

NEW YORK – Jewish Federation of North America, a network that includes Milwaukee Jewish Federation, has been responding to crises in northern California, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida and Houston. The organization funds urgently needed basics like food and medicine. Donations to the 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund will 100 percent go to support those who have […]