A North Shore Library dispute is on
First, the mayor of Glendale wrote on Facebook last month that “Fox Point killed the North Shore Library.” Then, the village of Fox Point issued an Aug. 24 news release in apparent response, stating that Glendale wants to start charging rent to the other communities that share in the library.
The dispute could change how the library is funded or even how library service is constituted along Milwaukee’s north shore. Glendale has said it will withdraw from the North Shore Library.
The North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale, is a cooperative effort of Glendale, Fox Point, Bayside and River Hills. The communities have been negotiating over a reformulation of their joint library agreement, possible renovations and funding.
Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy charged in a public Facebook post that “Fox Point has no intention of cooperating with its library partners.” This, he wrote, is “after more than a year of negotiating in bad faith and then voting down agreements or refusing to put agreements on the agenda to consider …”
The Fox Point response was less passionate: “The library benefits from a fifty–year, rent–free lease. Glendale will not allow the library to go forward with the renovation unless the funding formula for the library is changed to pay Glendale rent for the library space.”
Fox Point asserts that it is willing to continue to work toward an agreement on a lease and to keep a “much needed” library renovation on track.
Museum is open
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is now open for the public to visit. The museum has various precautions in place for the pandemic.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is at 1360 N. Prospect Ave. Call 414-390-5730 or visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org for more information.
CEEBJ holds Elul project
During the month of Elul, to help in heshbon hanefesh, the accounting of our souls, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun in River Hills is sending videos to congregants with the sounding of the shofar, also by congregants.
“The sounding of the shofar through our Shofar Project will awaken us to the tasks that await,” wrote Rabbi Marc Berkson and others in a letter to congregants. Elul ends with Rosh Hashanah.
Teen philanthropy board is open to applicants
The Milwaukee Jewish Teen Philanthropy Board is now open to applicants.
Applications are due by Sept. 16. You can find the application on the MilwaukeeJewish.org/Teens website.
This past year, there were 31 board members representing eight schools and six synagogues from throughout the community, according to Anna Goldstein, outreach and teen philanthropy coordinator for Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
For more information, contact Goldstein at 414–390-5733 or AnnaG@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Susan Roth is running for judge
MILWAUKEE – Attorney Susan Roth, a partner at Kohn Smith Roth, is a candidate for Branch 30 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
“Over the course of my career, I’ve handled and won all types of criminal cases. I have a statewide practice and appear in both state and federal court,” Roth said in a news release. “I also handle juvenile cases and civil and family-related matters. In addition, I’ve also represented victims of crimes including stalking, sex trafficking, and domestic violence. I’m going to bring this wide degree of experience to the court and apply my diverse background toward justice.”
The election is April 6, 2021.