Whats nu? October 2020 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Whats nu? October 2020

Richard Lux leaves Lux Center 

Richard Lux, founding director of the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish studies at the Sacred Hart Seminary and School of Theology in Franklin, has relocated to the Minneapolis area to be closer to grandchildren 

The center was established in 2010 as a tribute to Lux upon his retirement from the Sacred Heart faculty. The center seeks to instill future Catholic priests and others with the knowledge and skills needed for interreligious dialogue, with assistance from Jewish educators.  

Lux has been involved with the center since it was founded. He has been devoted to educating his fellow Catholics on Judaism and opposing prejudice for many years, said Lux Center Executive Director Bonnie Shafrin, who previously served as director of Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. 

“I would say the one word that describes Richard Lux is mensch,” Shafrin said. 

The Bronfman Fellowship welcomes teen applicants 

The 2021 Bronfman Fellowship in New York is accepting applications.   

The Bronfman Fellowship selects 26 North American teenagers for a year of programming that begins with a free five-week trip to Israel in the summer between the Fellows’ junior and senior years of high school, followed by monthly virtual experiences and a winter and spring seminar in the U.S.  

This past summer, The Bronfman Fellowship conducted a virtual program for its 2020 cohort. It is the Fellowship’s hope that the 2021 Fellowship year will proceed normally, and that Fellows will be able to meet in person and travel to Israel, according to a news release 

Applications are due Dec. 3, 2020, and are available online at Bronfman.org. High school students in the United States and Canada who self-identify as Jewish and who will be in the twelfth grade in the fall of 2021 are eligible to apply. The Fellowship is a pluralistic program for Jews of all backgrounds; prior Jewish education is not required. Students are chosen on merit alone. 

 Betty Brinn instruction at Milwaukee Jewish Day School   

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum staff are delivering in-person instruction at Milwaukee Jewish Day School for students this fall. 

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum class instruction at Milwaukee Jewish Day School started Sept. 1 and will continue through mid-January 2021. The arrangement is a partnership effort of the museum and the school.  

The lessons are to combine the Museum’s STEAM-based maker projects with traditional art education. STEAM education is grounded in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. 

Our educators are excited to offer students face-to-face programming that encourages them to experiment, create and gain knowledge in science, technology, engineering, art and math,” said Museum Executive Director Brian King.  

“Their hands-on approach aligns with our student-led teaching model, and their STEAM focus ensures that the next generation of learners are prepared for the world they will inherit,” said Head of School Aaron Lippman. 

Family seeks assistance 

The California family of an elderly man in the Wisconsin area is looking for someone to help pack up some items – not furniture. 

Contact Jere Berkley of Los Angeles at Mumford59@Gmail.com