Whats Nu? April | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Whats Nu? April

Are you looking for love?

The Chronicle does not have a personals section but we’re considering a one-shot feature to help bring people together. (The possible need for this was suggested to us by a local rabbi!)

If you’re 18 to 180, looking for love and part of the local Jewish community, send an email to Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org. We won’t share anything about you without your permission. We’ll make contact and tell you how we might proceed together!

J-Pride seeks walkers for Pride Parade

MILWAUKEE – J-Pride Milwaukee is looking for walkers to join them in the Milwaukee Pride Parade on June 11 at 2 p.m.

J-Pride is a group of greater-Milwaukee lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jewish people, their friends and allies, wishing to share social, religious, political, educational and cultural activities in supportive environments.

J-Pride Milwaukee is the LGBTQ outreach and inclusion initiative of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. For further information on J-Pride and to add your name to the list of parade walkers, contact Rabbi Hannah Greenstein at 414-390-5764 or HannahG@MilwaukeeJewish.org.

Jewish Family Services holds conference

MILWAUKEE – Jewish Family Services is offering the 2017 Hirsh Larkey Mental Health Conference, featuring a session on depression from the male perspective on May 18 at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St.

The “Real Men, Real Stories” will feature national keynote speaker Mark Meier and panelists Bill Dehkes, Dan Foley and Michael Atkinson

The three hour seminar will help mental health professionals, health care providers, social workers, family and caregivers and individuals who are struggling with depression to better understand the challenges men face in coping, seeking treatment and the efforts needed to support successful recovery.

For more information, contact Donna Triplett of Jewish Family Services at 414-225-1345.

New kosher options at Champaign-Urbana

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – Two restaurants in Champaign-Urbana will receive kosher certification from Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis this spring and summer thanks to a kashering initiative led by Illini Hillel and the Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus.

On the current list of restaurants in negotiation are Cold Stone Creamery in Champaign and the Dancing Dog in Urbana, with another local restaurant hoping to start the process as well.

New book from Rabbi Evan Moffic

Rabbi Evan Moffic, a Fox Point native who now leads an Illinois congregation, released a new book in March.

“Shalom for the Heart: Torah-Inspired Devotions for a Sacred Life” is his fourth book on Amazon.com.

“What if one word could change your life?” reads an introduction to the book. “What if one word made sense of what was missing … and what is possible? That word is God’s promise: Shalom.”

Like some other works by Moffic, the book is written with a Christian audience in mind.

SHARP Literacy offers new programs

MILWAUKEE – SHARP Literacy announced the start of an intergenerational “Read to Me” program in partnership with the Jewish Home and Care Center, Sarah Chudnow Community, and Chai Point Senior Living.

SHARP’s “Read to Me” program includes the participation of students from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School and Victory School for the Gifted and Talented.

“Read to Me,” sponsored by the Gene & Ruth Posner Foundation, combines reading and learning in an outside-the-classroom experience. “Read to Me” focuses on pairing seniors and students together in a meaningful way that benefits both groups.

“Our residents love to read with children,” said Julie Shlensky, Posner chair for intergenerational learning. “Interacting with students brings them joy, makes them feel young again, and gives them a purpose.”

SHARP Literacy nonprofit educational program whose mission is to enhance future life success by energizing urban children, motivating them to identify themselves as confident, capable scholars and lifelong learners by inspiring engagement in reading, writing and research through hands-on interaction and visual arts.