The May 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an opinion article by four policy leaders representing faith communities across the state — including Michael Blumenfeld, executive director of the Wisconsin Jewish Conference.
The May 4 Jerusalem Post contained an editorial titled “Reviving Wisconsin” that called for bringing back Israel’s “Wisconsin Plan.”
On May 3, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) released a statement marking Jewish American Heritage Month.
The family of the late Larry Hurwitz, M.D. and Judaic teacher and commentator, gave the original manuscript of his “Torah La-Am” (“Torah for the People”) to Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun’s Rabbi Dudley Weinberg Library on April 12, according to the May issue of the synagogue’s bulletin.
Phil Himmelfarb, chair of Hand in Hand, is this year’s winner of the contest for Senior Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. He was one of 17 candidates in Wisconsin.
Temple Menorah marked its 94th anniversary at its annual meeting on May 19. In addition, spiritual leader Rabbi Gil-Ezer Lerer consecrated new officers, who were elected to serve one-year terms.
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation recently announced that it has hired Jeff Jones as its new marketing project manager.
According to an email from Jacob Stein, “For the first time in almost a decade, BBYO is back in Madison.”
According to the May bulletin of Mount Sinai Congregation in Wausau, the Madison-based Yid Vicious Klezmer Ensemble was slated to give two performances at the Beth Israel Synagogue Museum in Stevens Point on May 18.