Mark Brickman, a lifelong Jewish community leader who served in countless ways, died on Oct. 5, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 89. He devoted much of his life to the Milwaukee Jewish community. Brickman was board chair for Milwaukee Jewish Federation, annual campaign chair, and Jewish Community Foundation chair, among many, many […]
The World Zionist Organization is asking owners of vacant Israeli properties to lend their apartments to displaced people. The organization pledged to ensure that apartments loaned to Israeli families through its new program, “My Home is Your Home,” are left in their original condition., Contract agreements will help accomplish this, according to the organization’s news […]
She’s a local woman who moved to Israel, is immersed in grotesque tragedy, and wants bridges built to Palestinians. Ma’ayan Oren, 26, is a Nicolet High School graduate who made aliyah eight years ago. Her cousin was among those brutally murdered by terrorists on Oct. 7. Oren is able to explain what happened to her […]
When Avner Porat and Meni Godard met each other as teenage soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces, back in the late 1960s, they would sometimes kick a soccer ball around, blow off some steam. When they weren’t doing that, they were training – in the Golan, soon after the 1967 Six-Day War – to find […]
I witnessed the events of Oct. 7 from afar. That morning I was awakened by my sobbing daughter on the phone from Tel Aviv, bearing the unthinkable news.
Artist Jean Liebau from Thiensville, Wisconsin showcases her “fluid art” at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center’s art festival on Sept. 10, 2023. Several of the pieces she brought to the show featured the word, “Besheret,” and she likes how the Hebrew word can mean, “what will be, will be,” she said.
Hillel Milwaukee is planning a series of themed Shabbats — including events focused on voting, refugees and pride — among other activities, in an effort to reach students more effectively than ever. “Hillel has grown in recent years… and we’ve engaged a lot of different students from a lot of different campuses,” Executive Director Rabbi […]
Avner Tarica-Lechter, or Reb Avner as the students call him, never planned to become a teacher. He studied marketing in college. He says it was divine providence (hashgachat pratis) that led him to the field of education. Years ago in Crown Heights, he and his wife would go to people’s homes for Shabbat, and he […]
Milwaukee will be graced for the next several months with the presence of two young Israeli emissaries, who specifically wanted to come to this city to immerse themselves in the Jewish community. The two 18-year-old shin shins are Tom Ram of Kinneret and Eitan Mizrahi Groiss of Kefar Tavor. They are part of a program […]
You could be contacted by researchers affiliated with Milwaukee Jewish Federation and arms of Brandeis University and the University of Chicago, for a study of the local Jewish community. Milwaukee Jewish Federation is sponsoring the population study of the Jewish community of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Waukesha Counties, according to a news release. Studies like this […]