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New Jewish Community Relations Council director

New Jewish Community Relations Council director

Posted on: July 3rd, 2024 | 27 Sivan 5784 by Rob Golub

The new director of the local Jewish Community Relations Council brings years of related experience and a recognition that the post-Oct. 7 Jewish world is different.  Roberta S. Clark, the new executive director of the local Jewish Community Relations Council, started May 16. Most recently, Andrea Bernstein had been leading the JCRC, as its associate […]

Milwaukee Jewish Federation mission trip to Poland observed Jewish resurgence

Milwaukee Jewish Federation mission trip to Poland observed Jewish resurgence

Posted on: July 3rd, 2024 | 27 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

This past April a delegation of over 30 people represented Jewish Milwaukee in a visit to Poland and Hungary. Co-chaired by Mark and Sara Hermanoff, and Steven and Robin Arenzon, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation mission participants visited Holocaust sites and experienced the current resurgence of Jewish life in these countries.  Their itinerary included stops in […]

We live in a hyper-partisan world. How we respond can make a difference. 

We live in a hyper-partisan world. How we respond can make a difference. 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2024 | 27 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Perchik: There’s a question… A certain question I want to discuss with you.   Hodel: Yes?   Perchik: It’s a political question.   Hodel: What is it?   Perchik: The question of… marriage.   Hodel: Is this a political question?   Perchik: Well, yes. Yes, everything’s political.  I’ve always loved this moment from Fiddler on the Roof. There is a sweetness […]

Coming Events, July 2024

Coming Events, July 2024

Posted on: June 28th, 2024 | 22 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Monday, July 1  Illumination  The event is in honor of the 30th anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. The Rebbe, as he is known, is remembered as a core, respected leader for the Chabad movement. July 1, 7 p.m. Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Helen Bader Concert Hall, 2419 E Kenwood […]

Obituaries, July 2024 

Posted on: June 28th, 2024 | 22 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Boris Bakalinsky  Passed away on May 25, 2024 at the age of 86.  Beloved husband of Svetlana Bakalinsky (nee Sidelman).  Loving father of Boris (Anna) Bakalinsky. Further survived by three grandchildren, other relatives and friends.  Graveside service held May 26, 2024 at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery, Milwaukee. Rabbi Moishe Rapoport officiated. Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral […]

Liza Wiemer’s monthly recommendation: Moon and seas

Liza Wiemer’s monthly recommendation: Moon and seas

Posted on: June 18th, 2024 | 12 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

“The Schlemiel Kids Save the Moon,” by Audrey Barbakoff, illustrated by Rotem Teplow, published by The Collective Book Studio.  Author Audrey Barbakoff took the spirit of old Yiddish stories of Chelm, which were filled with silly people who thought they were the wisest in the world, and created a modern tale where the smartest people […]

What I learned about Holocaust education (and myself) while in Europe  

What I learned about Holocaust education (and myself) while in Europe  

Posted on: June 11th, 2024 | 5 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

In April, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s mission to Poland and Hungary, in collaboration with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and alongside 30 incredible community leaders. The theme of our trip was Rediscovery, Resilience, and Reflection, and this mission brought us to ghettos, […]

Letter from a Gen-Z Jew: I see the rise in antisemitism

Letter from a Gen-Z Jew: I see the rise in antisemitism

Posted on: June 11th, 2024 | 5 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

In late March, I joined my boyfriend on a cross-country road trip as he decided where to attend graduate school. We paid attention to the usual criteria — best academics, employment outcomes, and cost of living — to narrow down which school would be the best fit. But, at the top of my mind this […]

IN PICTURES: Yom HaShoah commemoration 

IN PICTURES: Yom HaShoah commemoration 

Posted on: June 10th, 2024 | 4 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Holocaust scholar Danny M. Cohen, Ph.D, spoke on Holocaust history and memory. Cohen is a distinguished professor of instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. The Yom HaShoah commemoration on May 5, at the JCC, was co-chaired by Felicia Miller and Leo Kleiner. 

IN PICTURES: Huge crowd for Walk for Israel  

IN PICTURES: Huge crowd for Walk for Israel  

Posted on: June 10th, 2024 | 4 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

For Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, hundreds of people walked from the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, through Whitefish Bay, on May 19. Photos by Rob Golub.