Amy Waldman is a regular writer for the Chronicle. As a librarian with the Milwaukee Public Library, Waldman has led discussion groups on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Here, she shares her thoughts on the book. Perhaps because it’s set in Milwaukee, Matthew Desmond’s immersive study of […]
Shlomo sent us. The soldiers inquired why we were in the special line for the memorial ceremony at the most solemn place in Israel. Security at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum, was tight. “Shlomo sent us.” Where is your invitation? Your badge? “Shlomo sent us.” So…who is Shlomo? “Shlomo is from Bolechiv.” So… […]
Nearly 40 of Milwaukee’s best restaurants, chefs, bakers and caterers will come together for the annual celebration of KidShare: Milwaukee’s Finest Culinary Event on May 10 from 6–10 p.m. at The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said on April 11 that he’d not seek re-election and since then the field of candidates for the Republican nomination has been growing. When Ryan announced he was stepping down, his most well-known opponent for the Republican nomination was Paul Nehlen, a far-right candidate known for spreading anti-Semitic tropes. More Republicans […]
About this photo-story: Israel turns 70 on May 14, 2018, but on the Hebrew calendar, that date falls in April. Fran Assa, a Milwaukeean who winters in Israel, shot these photos over the last few months in Tel Aviv. Just look at how it has developed – Tel Aviv is a central jewel […]
OK, we admit it. This is not an exceptionally Jewish question. And yet — isn’t weather an act of G-d? We submit to you that it is dreary. Furthermore, it is snowing on and off. In mid-April. Love it or leave it?
Fifty-one teens from BBYO’s Wisconsin region attended the BBYO International Convention 2018 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s convention was held Feb. 15-19. BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences, according to a news release. The teens joined more than 5,000 Jewish teen […]
For the first time in 14 years, the Wisconsin Region has a member on the BBYO International Board. Actually, make that two members. Both from Nicolet High School. Liam McLean and Blair Wales, both Nicolet juniors, have both joined the 12-member board. McLean has been elected a grand aleph shaliach (vice president of Judaic […]
MEQUON – Rabbi David Korngold is happy with the unusual tradition that’s been handed down to him as the new spiritual leader of Congregation Anshai Lebowitz here in Mequon. It’s a tradition the native New Yorker hasn’t really seen elsewhere. Synagogues don’t typically approach the separation of men and women as Anshai Lebowitz does. […]
“I will never forget our visit to Youth Futures in the summer of 2017. I couldn’t stop crying, hearing the administrator talk about the needs of the Bedouin children and the enormous need for resources for all children in this area. “The social worker who was Muslim said when she went into some homes, she […]