What’s Nu? November, 2016 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

What’s Nu? November, 2016


New at Tikkun Ha-Ir

Sami Stein Avner has been named executive director of tikkun ha-Ir of Milwaukee.

She is a native of Mequon and is a product of Milwaukee Jewish Day School, Camp Interlaken JCC and BBYO.  After graduating from University of Wisconsin ­– Madison in 2008, she earned an MBA in non-profit management and a master’s in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University’s Hornstein Program. Most recently, she lived and worked in Los Angeles running the Diller Teen Fellowship Program, an international program connecting a pluralistic cohort of teens to Tikkun Olam, Jewish identity, leadership and Israel.

Moffic wins for leadership

Steven Moffic, M.D., received the American Psychiatric Association’s highest administrative and leadership award, the Administrative Psychiatry Award, at the group’s annual fall meeting in Washington, D.C.

Congregation donates food

WAUKESHA – Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha donated 783 pounds of food to the Waukesha Food Pantry during its Yom Kippur drive to feed the hungry this year.

Sandy Villa, chairperson of the CEEW Sisterhood’s Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) committee, spearheaded the project.

Tikkun Ha-Ir seeks gifts for homeless

MILWAUKEE – Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee asks your help in gathering gifts for hundreds of homeless families in Milwaukee’s inner city this December.

For the last several years the local social action group has worked with synagogues and Jewish organizations to provide holiday presents to people living in shelters, to those unable to purchase their own gifts.

Needed for adults: toiletries, winter gloves, hats, scarves and backpacks

Needed for children: culturally sensitive toys and books (majority of children are not white and have limited storage), winter gloves, hats, scarves and backpacks

For more information and drop-off location, call Karen Royster at 414-426-4473 or email Kroysterice@gmail.com. All gifts are due by Dec. 20, 2016.