What’s Nu? December 2019 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

What’s Nu? December 2019

All invited to rabbi welcome dinner

All are invited to welcome Rabbi Pinchas Yehuda Levin – spiritual leader of Congregation Anshai Lebowitz – to the Milwaukee area and enjoy a communal celebration dinner (kashrut observed) on the last night of Chanukah, Sunday, Dec. 29, at 5 pm.

Event to take place at Congregation Anshai Lebowitz, 2415 West Mequon Road, Mequon. The community is invited to light candles and enjoy music, fine food, libations, games of dreidel and lively conversation.  

The event is free, though donations are graciously accepted. RSVP by Dec. 20 to 262-512-1195; leave a message if no answer. For more information, call Ruth Ann Guthmann, 262-777-0097 or Maggi Treager, 262-853-3897.

Congregation Shalom seeks tutors

Congregation Shalom is in need of volunteer tutors.

The synagogue partners with Our Next Generation to tutor inner city children at the shul.

Students arrive at Shalom between 4:20 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons during the school year. The shul tutors them until about 5:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Tutoring involves helping with their assigned homework, reading with them and various other activities. The students generally range in age from 3rd-6th grade.

Have a math phobia? No worries, the synagogue has volunteers who are available to assist other tutors with math.

Generally, tutors are paired with the same student throughout the year, which allows relationships to develop. Many of the students are Muslim, and many of their parents were refugees from Somalia.

If you’d like to be part of this program contact Debbie Eder at debbie@ederfamily.com or 414-699-9545, or contact Jen Gilbert at gilbertfam@me.com or 414-614-7064.

You can also arrange a time to watch the program in action, if you’d like to do that prior to committing.