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New nonprofit offers activities, socializing for seniors

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  MILWAUKEE — Judy Winnik never imagined she would return to the Milwaukee area after she left for college. But as she neared retirement, her mother was aging, and she decided to return to Bayside to help her. “I just realized it’s in our Jewish values to take care of, to honor, the elderly,” Winnik […]

Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. visits Milwaukee with messages

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MILWAUKEE – The scuttled Iran nuclear deal was a threat to Israel, moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem was good for peace, Israel is an important ally for the United States and Israel is the historic Jewish homeland. These were among the key messages of Israel’s ambassador to the United States on Tuesday, June 5, […]

Bathroom excitement in Kenosha

Bathroom excitement in Kenosha

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  KENOSHA – Beth Hillel Temple here has new, spacious bathrooms – a major improvement over what the 1928 building originally had to offer. They’re part of the synagogue’s costly renovations that started soon after the High Holy Days. “If you can be excited about a bathroom, we are,” said Rabbi Dena Feingold, during a […]

Kenosha synagogue’s $1 million renovation

Kenosha synagogue’s $1 million renovation

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  KENOSHA – When much of the local Jewish community doesn’t live near its 1928 synagogue building, when most rooms have no air-conditioning, and when there’s no elevator for older congregants to get to the second-floor sanctuary, what else can you do? It’s time to move to a modern facility, right? Not in Kenosha. After […]

Holocaust education ramped up at Milwaukee Public Schools

Holocaust education ramped up at Milwaukee Public Schools

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  MILWAUKEE – Shay Pilnik, local Holocaust educator, asked about 35 kids a question: What does “standing by” mean? In the very back of the room, 14-year-old Melissa’s hand flew up, followed by an answer: “To not do anything at all.” Yes, said Pilnik, executive director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of […]

Wisconsin native could be next San Francisco mayor

Wisconsin native could be next San Francisco mayor

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  Social justice advocate Mark Leno could become the next mayor of San Francisco, but he got his start on the Milwaukee area’s North Shore. The 1969 Nicolet High School graduate has been awfully busy since he moved out of town. After a stint in rabbinical school, he started a business in California. Then, a […]

Author recalls Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball and more

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  Forty years ago, two Midwestern high-school students got the idea to interview celebrities and the result is a new book of moments with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Lucille Ball, among others. “Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends,” is a collection of 20th century celebrities’ profiles which draws from archives, tapes […]

At annual meeting, ‘digital Nazi hunter’ to speak

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  For all its value as a medium of global connection, the Internet can also be an inhospitable and sometimes menacing place. Just ask Yair Rosenberg, senior writer at Tablet Magazine, whose bailiwick is the intersection of religion, politics and culture. A 2012 summa cum laude graduate of Harvard, Rosenberg has written for The Wall […]

Pros come together for Emanu-El

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  Bill Hindin has performed under the bright lights of New York and on large cruise ships, but the Shorewood native seems just as happy playing the piano at Ovation Chai Point, 1400 N. Prospect Ave. “That’s the greatest job I have now,” said Hindin, who has lived and worked as a musical director/arranger/conductor/pianist in […]

Model of leadership in the Torah    

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The 38th weekly Torah portion, “Korach,” tells the story of a rebellion against Moses, led by a man named Korach. What can we learn from Korach? A small child measures everything by how it makes him or her feel, how it satiates their momentary needs.  Fulfill their desires and you’re “my friend.”  Spurn them, and you’re not. […]

Chronicle Friends campaign seeks your support

Chronicle Friends campaign seeks your support

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  MILWAUKEE – You’re invited to become an annual Friend of the Chronicle! As a Friend, you’ll help the Chronicle deliver stories and information that can’t be found anywhere else to local homes. You help the Chronicle reach new audiences – thousands of people who engage with the state’s Jewish newspaper digitally through Facebook, Twitter, […]

Nita Corré, matriarch to Jewish Home, dies at 80

Nita Corré, matriarch to Jewish Home, dies at 80

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  MILWAUKEE – Nita Levy Corré, former president of Ovation Jewish Home, died at the home on May 25, 2018. She was 80. Corré served the home in different roles for decades under its prior name, the Jewish Home and Care Center. She was in her 20s when she began volunteering at the old Milwaukee […]

Poll: Which metro area would you choose?

Poll: Which metro area would you choose?

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If you had to move to one of the metro areas with the most Jewish residents in the US, which would you choose? We’re giving you the top four choices: New York City. This is the big daddy with 2 million Jewish residents. We hear the subway is a disaster and housing is ridiculously expensive, […]

Shalom offers free summer music

Shalom offers free summer music

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Congregation Shalom in Fox Point is again offering “Summer Evenings: A Musical Kaleidoscope,” a series of free concerts. Each year, several hundred guests attend the concerts. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. On Friday, June 8, local musicians will come together as The Soleil Quartet with classical music from Beethoven to Brahms. On Friday, July […]

Two classes offered at Waukesha synagogue

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Cantor Deborah Martin, the spiritual leader at Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, will be teaching two classes this summer. Cantillation Class:  Students, who must know Hebrew before beginning the class, learn how to easily learn a Torah portion by themselves, and students will work on the chant for the Veahavta in the class (it uses Torah […]