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Whitefish Bay puts on ‘Anne Frank’

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  WHITEFISH BAY – The play, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” will be performed by the Whitefish Bay High School Theater on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17. Ticketing information is at WfbHsTheater.com. If your high school or college is putting on a local production of Jewish interest, let the Chronicle know at Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org.

Oct. 5 was Raoul Wallenberg Day

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MADISON – Gov. Walker proclaimed Oct. 5, 2018 to be Raoul Wallenberg Day in Wisconsin. While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Hungary during World War II, Wallenberg issued passports to protect Jews and sheltered them in housing designated as Swedish territory. He is generally believed to have died in a Soviet prison and is now considered one of […]

Mequon Jewish Preschool changed gala date

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  MEQUON – Mequon Jewish Preschool has rescheduled its Annual Dinner Gala to Sunday, Nov. 18, 5-9 p.m. This replaces a previously announced date. “With the compass of communal collaboration and supporting each other as organizations that are serving the greater good, we have decided to move the date of our Dinner Gala that was […]

Aly Raisman speech to launch local ‘SHOFAR’ effort

Aly Raisman speech to launch local ‘SHOFAR’ effort

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  Aly Raisman will speak at Congregation Shalom on Nov. 13, at a free event to kick off the launch of SHOFAR, a new initiative grounded in the idea that Jewish families are not exempt from trauma. SHOFAR will address child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and domestic violence within the Jewish community. It is spearheaded […]

When Pittsburgh and Milwaukee are both home

When Pittsburgh and Milwaukee are both home

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  It’s like Whitefish Bay, but it’s not. It’s a place of tragedy but also a place of joy. It’s home, but so too is Milwaukee. Local Pittsburghers are still reeling from the Tree of Life massacre, but fond memories of Squirrel Hill and its Jewish community there are forever cemented. Joan Kazan, a Milwaukee-based […]

Poll: Does President Trump bear any responsibility for the massacre in Pittsburgh?

Poll: Does President Trump bear any responsibility for the massacre in Pittsburgh?

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  This is, we admit, a divisive question. But that’s where America is right now — divided. This past Shabbat morning,  a gunman massacred 11 congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Can the president be connected with this heinous act? Some will argue that President Trump’s rhetoric has overheated the current political climate, […]

Milwaukee Jewry turns out, to be with ‘family’ after Pittsburgh horror

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  GLENDALE — About 1,800 people filled the room, with hundreds standing at the edges for the lack of empty seats. There were Reform and Orthodox, young and old. They came to be with their michpacha — family. Jews of all stripes came out Monday night in droves, to hug, to be in the same […]

Gathering tonight to include teens, clergy

Gathering tonight to include teens, clergy

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  A community-wide gathering set for tonight, Oct. 29, is to include teens reading the names of those killed and representatives from all major Jewish denominations. The community gathering is slated for 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Road, Glendale, to mourn after the murder spree in Pittsburgh this […]

Law enforcement steps up attention to Jewish sites

Law enforcement steps up attention to Jewish sites

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  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 […]

Q&A: Hal Linden on ‘The Samuel Project’

Q&A: Hal Linden on ‘The Samuel Project’

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  Hal Linden, a stage and screen actor best known for playing the lead character in “Barney Miller” in the 1970s and ‘80s, chatted with the Chronicle about his new film, “The Samuel Project.” “The Samuel Project” was part of the Milwaukee Jewish Film festival in October and it was set to show daily at […]

Milwaukee Film Festival showing two Jewish interest films in coming weeks

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  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

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  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

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  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 […]

Ovation Chai Point residents to letter Torah

Ovation Chai Point residents to letter Torah

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  Ovation Chai Point residents will fulfill a mitzvah with an event called “Lettering in the Torah.” Ovation Chai Point is welcoming a brand new Torah at the Kohl Family Synagogue. “Torah is the heart of the community,” Rabbi Levi Emmer said. This Torah, to debut in December at the Kohl Family Synagogue, will be […]

Hours Against Hate offers up to $500 to educators, students

Hours Against Hate offers up to $500 to educators, students

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  MILWAUKEE – Hours Against Hate, an initiative to stop bigotry, is offering grants of up to $500 to local teachers, school administrators and even students. Hours Against Hate, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, seeks to encourage people to put time towards promoting respect across lines of culture, religion, race, tradition, class, sexual orientation […]