Israel

Wisconsin firms can visit Israel 

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Wisconsin businesses will have the chance to spend one week in Tel Aviv to establish or expand their global reach. From Oct. 26 - Nov. 3, businesses can build international relationships in Tel Aviv. During this time, participants will engage in Israeli culture and have meetings with potential partners in the market. Each participant will also receive an Israel market assessment specific to their company. The trip is sponsored by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. “One of the reasons WEDC selected Israel for this trip is because we have complementary strengths in the...

Bader Philanthropies helps in Israel, avoiding politics

Bader Philanthropies helps in Israel, avoiding politics

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  MILWAUKEE — You might think it’s impossible to avoid politics in Israel, but the Bader Philanthropies is determined to do it. The Bader family’s foundation has given $31 million to causes in Israel since the philanthropic origination’s inception in 1992. “We don’t look at Israel through the typical American lens,” Bader Philanthropies president and […]

J Street founder Kohl running for Congress

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WASHINGTON – A founder of J Street and a scion of a famed Wisconsin family is running for Congress as a Democrat in a district seen as solidly Republican. Dan Kohl helped to start J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East lobby.   Kohl is a lawyer who has worked as an executive on the […]

Women of the Wall co-founder to speak here

Women of the Wall co-founder to speak here

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  It’s a little redundant when Anat Hoffman uses the phrase, “I would dare say…” The co-founder and leader of Women of the Wall in Jerusalem is nothing if not daring, regularly grabbing international headlines for smuggling a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Kotel for a monthly Rosh Chodesh prayer service or […]

1967 Editorial: ‘A Chapter in Jewish History’

1967 Editorial: ‘A Chapter in Jewish History’

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The Six Day War was June 5-10, 1967. This June 9, 1967 editorial appeared on the front page of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. These are the days when Jews all over the world are filled with pride. A sense of exhilaration is being felt by all of us. But the fears that two and a […]

News from the Chronicle – from 1967

News from the Chronicle – from 1967

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  Today, Israeli power in the Middle East is well established, but back in 1967, Jewish Milwaukee breathed a sigh of guarded relief as it was sending support to a Jewish state escaping annihilation. The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle was published weekly in 1967. When the Friday, June 9 Chronicle was sent to the press on […]

Milwaukee’s community shaliach returning to Israel

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  When Amit Yaniv-Zehavi led a recent Jewish Federation staff trip to Israel in March, she scheduled a stop at Kibbutz Tzora. “We were on kibbutz and in my own house, the place where I will be sitting in three months and drinking coffee,” she said. Yaniv-Zehavi, her husband Doron and their children Yonatan, Daniel […]

Returning to Israel, I hope for better

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  In 1978, when Israel was 30 and I was 10, my Israeli parents decided to return to Israel after 16 years in New York. I encountered a naïve, un-cynical and optimistic Israel. My peers were very accepting. I spent many hours outdoors, “unattended,” barefoot, climbing trees, playing. I rode my bike to school through […]

After three years in Milwaukee, back to the kibbutz

After three years in Milwaukee, back to the kibbutz

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    I was born on a kibbutz one year after the Six Day War and grew up during the post-war days. I can still remember the atmosphere in the kibbutz on Yom HaAtzmaut then: the colorful bicycle parade, the party into late night hours, with everybody singing and dancing. There was so much pride […]

D’Var Torah: 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War

D’Var Torah: 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War

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  The Jewish community the world over finds itself in a jubilee year, 50 years since the Six Day War. The very existence of the Jewish people, from its very inception – our redemption from Egypt and formation as a people at Mount Sinai, when we received the Torah – and throughout our 3,300 year […]

‘The Wedding Plan’ film to open in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE – “The Wedding Plan” is a comedy about a young woman with an elaborate wedding planned – and just one month to find a groom. The Israeli film, in Hebrew with subtitles, sets the plot in motion with the breakup of an ultra-Orthodox couple. The film opens May 26 nationwide, with showings at the […]