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‘Last Jewish Gangster’ event Feb. 13 

‘Last Jewish Gangster’ event Feb. 13 

Posted on: February 9th, 2024 | 30 Shevat 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Chabad of Glendale & River Hills is hosting Myron Sugerman, the son of Jewish mobster Barney “Sugie” Sugerman, for a men’s night on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.   Sugerman worked as a manager for Meyer Lansky’s organization operating slot machines in the 1970s. He reintroduced the slot machine business into New York City, where […]

Thank you, Herb Kohl

Thank you, Herb Kohl

Posted on: February 5th, 2024 | 26 Shevat 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

You might say Senator Herb Kohl’s breathtaking record of service to Jewish Wisconsin, and beyond, started when he was a boy.  In 1948, the Chronicle reported, in the tiniest of tiny articles, that a teenaged Herb Kohl “turned over the money he recently received as Bar Mitzvah gifts … to the campaign for the Milwaukee […]

Coming Events, February 2024

Coming Events, February 2024

Posted on: February 2nd, 2024 | 23 Shevat 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Sunday, Feb. 4  Bagels, Books & Babies  Families with babies two and under are invited to meet for a story, music and play. All are invited to attend. Feb. 4, 10-11 a.m. Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. Contact Brian Avner at Brian@Cong-Shalom.org or 414-352-9288, Ext. 122.  Create a photo estate  Cover […]

NextGen Chanukah party

Posted on: January 11th, 2024 | 1 Shevat 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

NextGen held a Chanukah party at the Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee, on Dec. 12. There were drinks, appetizers, three craft vendors, a typewriter poet, and a live musician! Attendees also got to make Chanukah candles. NextGen is a Milwaukee Jewish Federation program for people in the community ages 22-45. For more information about NextGen, […]

Liza Wiemer’s monthly recommendation: A story of Hassan and Jacob

Liza Wiemer’s monthly recommendation: A story of Hassan and Jacob

Posted on: January 11th, 2024 | 1 Shevat 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

“The Promise,” by Bridget Hodder and Fawzia Gilani-Williams, illustrated by Cinzia Battistel, published by Kar-Ben Publishing   This touching story is about two friends—a Muslim boy named Hassan and a Jewish boy named Jacob—and their respect and love for one another. Set in Morocco during World War II, this book is inspired by true events. Jacob […]

Teacher at Milwaukee Jewish Day School and Torah Academy of Milwaukee 

Teacher at Milwaukee Jewish Day School and Torah Academy of Milwaukee 

Posted on: January 11th, 2024 | 1 Shevat 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

“Judaism wants us to have the joy of becoming our best selves, and the Torah is the handbook to help us get there.” Yonina Schlussel’s fifth through seventh grade students say those words every morning as class begins. She teaches her students that learning Torah is a privilege, and through study, they can gain a […]

CEEBJ band to perform 

CEEBJ band to perform 

Posted on: January 10th, 2024 | 29 Tevet 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

The CEEBJ Band will perform at its first-ever “Shabbatpalooza” worship service on Friday, January 12, 7 p.m., at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills.  The service will be in the style of the shul’s former Torahpalooza services that it held from 2004 through 2013, said Cantor David Barash.   The community […]

The Women’s Philanthropy campaign chair traveled with other mothers, including those who are grieving

The Women’s Philanthropy campaign chair traveled with other mothers, including those who are grieving

Posted on: January 10th, 2024 | 29 Tevet 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Rebecca Guralnick became the new chair of the Women’s Philanthropy campaign of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, in the weeks before the attacks of Oct. 7.   Since then, some things have remained the same, like her desire to have honest conversations with people in the community about their priorities and the needs of the Jewish people. Some […]

A message from the Israel Economic Mission

A message from the Israel Economic Mission

Posted on: January 10th, 2024 | 29 Tevet 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Israel the “Startup Nation,” has long cultivated values of entrepreneurship and resilience as a nation. Home to over 2,000 startups founded in the last decade alone and with the highest R&D expenditure as share of GDP worldwide in 2022, the country attracts hundreds of global corporations.   With the horrific attacks on Oct. 7 and the […]

Glendale Torah scroll ceremony 

Glendale Torah scroll ceremony 

Posted on: January 8th, 2024 | 27 Tevet 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

The Dec. 3 Torah scroll dedication at Chabad of Glendale, sponsored by Lubavitch of Wisconsin with participation from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, was a profoundly emotional experience.   I flew in from Florida with family. Hundreds of Wisconsin Jews, spanning religious, secular, atheists and agnostics, were present at Chabad, symbolizing how the Torah transcends denominational differences.  […]