Arts & Culture

Saber is organizing Poland trip — want to go?

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  Local Jewish educator Jennifer Saber is organizing an educational Poland experience for adults, set to include a trip to Europe and local study sessions. Her “Poland Journey for Adults” with the Ramah Israel Institute is slated for July 22-28, 2019. The Ramah Israel Institute helps plan educational trips to Israel and is affiliated with […]

State’s cantors to come together in Waukesha

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Many of the state’s cantors will bring their voices together on Sunday, April 14, for “A Journey of Jewish Music,” and its influence on popular American music. The concert is in celebration of Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha’s 80th anniversary, and Cantor Deborah Martin will be explaining the diverse Jewish music of our heritage throughout the globe […]

Psychiatrist and rabbi probe Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

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  A Jewish psychiatrist and a rabbi – a father and son duo – will give a talk on their respective books, one on Islamophobia and the other on anti-Semitism, Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave. This event is a “rare opportunity to see how the two subject […]

Play written in Terezin Ghetto – but never performed ­– to see light

Play written in Terezin Ghetto – but never performed ­– to see light

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  The play was written by a prisoner of a Holocaust-era ghetto. Today, its presence is to be felt locally. “The Last Cyclist” is being staged April 4-14 at Cardinal Stritch University in Fox Point. The original version of “The Last Cyclist” was written as a cabaret in 1944 by Karel Svenk, a prisoner in […]

Ovation seeks 7-12 year-old actors

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Ovation Communities has put a call out for 7-12 year-old actresses and actors. Students could be a part of a theater performance on March 31 at Ovation Sarah Chudnow and on April 7 at Ovation Chai Point, directed by Nancy Weiss-McQuide. No auditions required. All that’s needed is a desire to be part of a […]

Bobblehead museum open

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The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum opened to the public on Feb. 1, co-founded by CEO Phil Sklar, a member of Congregation Shalom. The Hall of Fame collection includes bobbleheads of many famous Jews, including Sandy Koufax, Albert Einstein and Mark Cuban. The museum is at 170 S. 1st St., second floor, in […]

Art, writing contest on Holocaust for youth

Art, writing contest on Holocaust for youth

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  Students in grades 6-12 can spend time with a Holocaust survivor and listen to his or her story, then enter a contest with an original written piece or artwork that reflects the survivor’s testimony. Winners will visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at the nation’s capital. Teachers of the winners will receive a […]

At Torah Academy of Milwaukee, it’s not just about the theater

At Torah Academy of Milwaukee, it’s not just about the theater

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  GLENDALE – Blocking, in theater, is when the director tells actors where to stand, to ensure proper dramatic effect and good lines of sight for the audience. It’s one aspect of managing a production. At the Torah Academy of Milwaukee, a high school for girls, the student directors, both 17, meet with adult producer […]

Historic Manitowoc items donated

Historic Manitowoc items donated

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  MILWAUKEE – Hundreds of Manitowoc Jewish documents and items, including a Torah cover, have been donated to the archives of Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue materials were donated in December by Bess Schwartz, an Ovation Chai Point resident and longtime synagogue member. The congregation – […]

Census finds more contacts in Jewish education

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  An annual Milwaukee-area census of Jewish education has found an increased number of contacts with Jewish education over the last year. Participation among children and teens rose from 2,851 instances of contact with major Jewish educational programs in the 2017-2018 academic year to 2,923 in 2018-2019. That’s an increase of more than 2 percent. […]

As ‘Fiddler’ arrives at Uihlein Hall, a Tevye understudy is ready

As ‘Fiddler’ arrives at Uihlein Hall, a Tevye understudy is ready

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  The first time Danny Arnold saw “Fiddler on the Roof” was as a middle schooler in Succasunna, New Jersey. His older brother Adam was one of the Russian soloists in a high school production. “I became hooked on the show and always wanted to do it from that point on,” he said, “and saw […]

Hours Against Hate mural brings together diversity

Hours Against Hate mural brings together diversity

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  MILWAUKEE – Early last summer a friend of Milwaukee-based artist Rozalia Hernandez-Singh told her about an opportunity to help children paint a mural at the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp. Intrigued, Hernandez-Singh was put in touch with Andrea Bernstein, the coordinator of Hours Against Hate, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish […]