What’s nu? April 2018 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

What’s nu? April 2018


Write a Mother’s Day poem?                      

Would you like to see your Mother’s Day poem printed in the Chronicle?

Submit your original poem to the Chronicle Mother’s Day Poem Search and if yours is selected, it will appear in the May edition. Submit your poem by Tuesday, April 10, to Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org or postmarked by April 10 to Mother’s Day Poem Search, Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Ari David Rosenthal at Oasis Cafe

The Oasis Cafe at Ovation Communities, 1414 N. Prospect Ave., will show the work of Ari David Rosenthal from April 29-June 30.

There will be an opening reception Sunday, April 29, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The art is a unique and highly saturated blend of graphic design and abstract photography, according to a news release. “His edgy interpretation of his subjects and his fearless use of color set him apart as an artistic force that cannot be ignored,” said Randy Crosby, chief administrative officer for Ovation Communities.

The Oasis Cafe is the only sit-down kosher restaurant in southeast Wisconsin.

Kahn is chair of Interfaith Conference

Elana Kahn, representing the local Jewish community, has been elected chair of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee by its board.

Kahn is director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is an alliance of representatives from faith groups throughout the Milwaukee area. The board roster includes pastors and other faith leaders. The group seeks to uphold the dignity of each and every human being and the solidarity of the human community.

“The Interfaith Conference has a rich history and tremendous potential to do the very holy and critical work of bringing people together to know each other, cultivate empathy and respect, and together create a more compassionate and more just community,” Kahn said. “I am excited, legitimately thrilled, for the opportunity to help lead the IFC as it moves into the future.”

Synagogue members honored

Members of Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah of Glendale will be honored May 15, 2018, at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

Dr. Harry Kanin and Elsie Kanin, Phyllis Lensky, and Yale Tolwin will be recognized as ASKT Lifetime Dedication Award recipients, honoring their hard work, leadership and devotion to the synagogue.  Dr. Simcha Singer and Ariel Singer will also be honored with ASKT’s 2018 Young Leadership Award, given for their hard work, leadership in new projects and devotion to the synagogue.

The evening will include a program, “Re-Awakening Zionism,” featuring a speaker from Israel, Aryeh Green.

Green is a former senior advisor to Natan Sharansky; chief strategy officer of EnergiyaGlobal; director emeritus of Media Central; member of the Israeli embassy’s speaker’s bureau; and an authority on the Middle East and regional affairs, media issues and Israel history. A dessert reception will follow. Tickets are $36. VIP reception tickets begin at $180. For more information, call 414-228-9296 or visit AsktShul.org.