What’s Nu? April 2024 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

What’s Nu? April 2024

Free kit to discuss Israel  

Local Jewish organizations have come together to offer free “A Place to Talk Kit” to help friends and family gather and discuss what is happening in Israel.  

Each kit contains stickers, blue ribbons, discussion questions, an Israeli flag, Israeli chocolate and more. The kits are sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and Milwaukee Jewish Federation, with partners in the Jewish community. 

Kits are available at: 

  • Congregation Emanu-El B’Ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road 
  • Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd. 
  • Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. 
  • Hillel Milwaukee, 3053 N. Stowell Ave. 
  • Milwaukee Jewish Day School, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd. 
  • Ovation, 1400 N. Prospect Ave. 

Gimbel joins Legal Aid board 

Joshua L. Gimbel has been elected to the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee’s Board of Directors. 

He is a partner of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, the Milwaukee-based trial and litigation law firm.  

The Legal Aid Society has been providing free civil legal services to eligible Milwaukee County residents for more than a century. Joshua L. Gimbel has chaired the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation and the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Foundation. He volunteers for the Milwaukee Justice Center.  

He is a current board member of Discovery World, the Greater Milwaukee Committee and the Wisconsin Policy Forum.  

Damage to Golda Meir Library 

Two people were involved with damaging the Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, according to CBS 58. 

Police were investigating the Saturday, March 16 incident, which involved a thrown object and graffiti that read “Free Palestine,” according to the report.  

The library, named after the former Israeli prime minister from Milwaukee, has become a flashpoint for anti-Israel activists.  

Chronicle to win award 

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle Editor Rob Golub is one of three finalists for a 2023 Excellence in Journalism award, for news. 

Excellence in Journalism awards are granted annually by the Milwaukee Press Club.  

The first, second and third place winners for the award, for “Best Coverage of a Single News Topic or Event Including Breaking News,” are to be named in May.   

Golub is one of the three finalists, for his coverage of professional basketball player Meyers Leonard’s meeting with people from Jewish Milwaukee, years after an antisemitic slur that he has repeatedly apologized for. The other two finalists are from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.