What’s Nu, June 2019

CQ: Laeh

Chronicle staff

Laeh McHenry art show

A retrospective art show, “Visual Ideas from a Life Long Lived,” with the works of Laeh McHenry, is on through June 29, 2019.

It is offered at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library, Mequon, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road.

Edelman creates Negev-inspired sculpture for Ben-Gurion University

Artist Richard Edelman has created a new, Israel-inspired bronze work called “Cyberglyph,” for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel. 

The artist is donating the sculpture. 

Edelman was inspired to create “Cyberglyph” by Negev desert petroglyphs made by ancient peoples and the symbolic logic used in Ben-Gurion University’s cybersecurity labs that helps keep Israel safe from cyberattacks, according to a news release. He found the idea of a sculpture themed on the relationship between the coded languages of the two intriguing.

“In considering a sculptural project for BGU, my wife Nina and I toured the Negev for five days seeking images, symbols and materials to incorporate into a prospective work,” Edelman said. “Visiting Sede Boqer, I encountered petroglyphic images that appear on rocks throughout the Negev, including beautifully rendered natural figures of horses, camels, ibexes, ostriches, as well as abstract symbolic representations of men, gods, astronomical maps, and meeting places. While touring BGU, I was inspired by BGU’s expertise in cybersecurity and viewed the University’s world-class sculpture collection.”

Local women each granted award

Women’s Philanthropy of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation held its annual meeting on May 23, 2019 at Congregation Shalom where they presented the Ann Agulnick 2019 Young Jewish Professional Award to five recipients.

The award honors young women who work as Jewish communal professionals and have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, deep awareness and commitment to the challenges of Jewish communal life, and a dedication to ensuring the continuity of the Jewish people.

The recipients are: Rachael Badt, regional director of BBYO Wisconsin Region; Jori Broidy, dean of students at Milwaukee Jewish Day School; Deborah Carneol Fendrich, assistant director of Hillel Milwaukee; Sarah Siegel, engagement director at Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; and Rachel Wagner, a psychotherapist at Jewish Family Services.

“We were thrilled to recognize these five remarkable women for their impact on Jewish life in Milwaukee,” said Sharyl Paley, Women’s Philanthropy president. “They are an inspiration for all of us.”

Co-chairs of the event were Jill Zimmerman and Michele Berman.

Chronicle staff wins awards

The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle took home four awards at the annual Milwaukee Press Club gala in May.

Breanna West, a Marquette University college student who once attended Jewish day school in Atlanta, won a first-place collegiate award. West was able to collect the “gold” award for Best Short Soft Feature Story within weeks of graduating from college. It was on a local Holocaust survivor turning 100.

West also earned a collegiate bronze award in the same category, on war veterans who dance through trauma. Other collegiate award winners included students writing for the Daily Cardinal and Curb magazine of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Media Milwaukee of University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Editor Rob Golub took home a second and third-place award for the third year in a row. This included a second-place award in the Best Short Hard Feature Story category for an article on Rabbi Dena Feingold making local marriage history and a third-place award for his Editor’s Desk column. Other award winners included the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Cap Times and Milwaukee Magazine.