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Shorewood eruv could be done soon

Shorewood eruv could be done soon

Posted on: April 2, 2020 | 8 Nisan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

A new eruv for the Milwaukee area could be completed soon, bringing to fruition a project that has been about 30 years in the making. The new eruv will serve the east side of the Milwaukee region; it is primarily in Shorewood but will also cover portions of Milwaukee and Whitefish Bay. It generally will […]

Remote internship available

Remote internship available

Posted on: April 2, 2020 | 8 Nisan 5780 by WJC Staff

The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle is offering a remote journalism internship for a college student. This is an unpaid position that will give you writing and reporting experience. You will publish work samples that you can show to prospective employers. Journalism employers tend to prefer published work samples. If you join us, your supervisor will be […]

At 82, Fox Point resident is serious about horseradish

At 82, Fox Point resident is serious about horseradish

Posted on: April 1, 2020 | 7 Nisan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Eighty-two-year-old Beverly Ugent of Fox Point takes her horseradish seriously. Not the store-bought kind, but the homemade recipe she jars, labels and gifts to a growing list of eager recipients who slather it on matzo, gefilte fish and brisket. Ugent has been making it since the 1980s — first with her late husband, Aaron, and […]

Orders for free Passover food bags due by tonight

Orders for free Passover food bags due by tonight

Posted on: April 1, 2020 | 7 Nisan 5780 by Rob Golub

Despite the complications present for all endeavors in the coronavirus era, volunteers have been working to continue the annual Community Passover Food Drive (Maot Chittim) this year.   Food bags are being created Thursday, April 2, so orders are needed by tonight, Wednesday, April 1.  While the collection of Passover food donations is over, distribution of the free Passover food bags is set for Sunday, April 5 at multiple distribution sites, according to Sami […]

Don’t forget! You have until Thursday at 5 p.m. to request absentee ballot

Don’t forget! You have until Thursday at 5 p.m. to request absentee ballot

Posted on: April 1, 2020 | 7 Nisan 5780 by Rob Golub

Are you a Wisconsinite who would like to vote in the presidential primary and the state Supreme Court race? You can ask to have an absentee ballot mailed to you until Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m.   To request your ballot, visit MyVote.Wi.Gov. Many municipalities have made absentee voting by appointment available, too. Contact your city or village clerk for more information.  If you would like to request […]

Making a newspaper during a pandemic

Making a newspaper during a pandemic

Posted on: April 1, 2020 | 7 Nisan 5780 by WJC Staff

MILWAUKEE — This month’s print edition of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle was produced with both safety and responsibility in mind. “We have a duty. We have a responsibility to operate,” said Tony Smithson, Regional Director of Printing Operations for APG Printing Solutions, which prints the Chronicle in Janesville. APG Printing Solutions is in the niche […]

I loved Paris. Now I’m home and optimistic.

I loved Paris. Now I’m home and optimistic.

Posted on: March 31, 2020 | 6 Nisan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

“Bonjour, gut morgn” is the typical greeting at La Maison de la Culture Yiddish Bibliothèque Medem in Paris (MCY). Studying through Smith College’s Junior Year in Paris, I had the privilege to immerse myself in both Yiddish and French. While any time spent in Paris feels too short, the program ended suddenly due to COVID-19. […]

Lifecycle planning is disrupted

Lifecycle planning is disrupted

Posted on: March 30, 2020 | 5 Nisan 5780 by Rob Golub

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted human behavior both monumentally and at a breakneck pace in recent weeks. Local lifecycle planning has been no exception. Even before Gov. Tony Evers issued a “Safer at Home” order in late March, local synagogues largely shut down buildings and in-person activities. Meanwhile, lifecycle events including shivas and b’nei mitzvahs […]

Our self-imposed quarantine story

Our self-imposed quarantine story

Posted on: March 27, 2020 | 2 Nisan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

If we have learned anything so far about the coronavirus, it is that things are changing very quickly. I do not know if what I am writing will still be relevant when you read it, and yet, I have been asked to share my story. I hope it is helpful to some of you.

Thinking about God and humanity

Thinking about God and humanity

Posted on: March 27, 2020 | 2 Nisan 5780 by Rob Golub

The global pandemic has local rabbis sharing thoughts of God and the human condition. “I believe our faith in God will help us through these difficult times,” said Rabbi Marc Berkson of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun. “We’re forced to recognize our own humanity. For all that we think we have control over, we really don’t.” […]