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First person: Our new Geriatric Career program at Ovation Communities

First person: Our new Geriatric Career program at Ovation Communities

Posted on: October 11, 2018 | 2 Heshvan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Ovation Communities has embarked on an innovative program that offers a career path to at-risk students, simultaneously addressing our growing need for health care workers to take care of our loved ones. Our Geriatric Career Development Program, launched this summer, is now ready to welcome 20 sophomores from Milwaukee Public Schools to begin a […]

Zymbiotics takes local products kosher

Zymbiotics takes local products kosher

Posted on: October 5, 2018 | 26 Tishri 5779 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – First Fox Point resident Jeff Ziebelman started up a health-conscious condiments business, then he got his Jeff’s Zauerkraut and Jeffs’s Vegan Zimchi into some major supermarkets. Now, he’s taking it kosher. Ziebelman was in sales when he started four years ago. Today, he’s got a business, employing about a half-dozen part-time workers […]

Jewish Film Festival includes Bollywood, Mandela, Perlman

Jewish Film Festival includes Bollywood, Mandela, Perlman

Posted on: October 4, 2018 | 25 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MEQUON – Spend an evening at the theater and watch films rich in Jewish history and Israeli culture. See the films at Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon, Sunday, Oct. 7 – Thursday, Oct. 11. Purchase individual movies for $12; also available are multi-film and VIP packages. Buy tickets at the Harry & Rose […]

More than $433,000 awarded for safety

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Federal and state governments granted more than $433,000 to Wisconsin’s Jewish agencies and schools in recent weeks, for safety upgrades in the wake of the 2017 threats to Jewish community centers nationwide and the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. An arrest was made in Israel regarding the threats to the Jewish community centers. […]

‘Palestinian Neighbor’ to be subject of ‘Milwaukee Jewish Community Read’

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Several local agencies and book clubs are partnering to hold a “Milwaukee Jewish Community Read” of a bestselling book, “Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor,” before the author speaks here in May. The Atlantic has hailed the short non-fiction book, by Yossi Klein Halevi, as “one of the best one-volume introductions to the […]

Poll: Should a professor refuse recommendation for study in Israel?

Poll: Should a professor refuse recommendation for study in Israel?

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Should a professor refuse to make a recommendation for a student who wants to study in Israel? This issue has been in the news lately. At the University of Michigan, Professor John Cheney-Lippold declined to write a recommendation letter. An image of his refusal note was posted to Facebook on Sept. 16 by Club Z, a […]

Hillel Milwaukee to hold sushi event

Posted on: September 28, 2018 | 19 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Hillel Milwaukee is holding a “Simchat Sushi Roll” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at noon. Hillel Milwaukee serves the Milwaukee area’s college students and young adults, ages 18-26. The idea is that participants can learn to roll their own sushi as the Jewish people roll the Torah back to the beginning for Simchat […]

Birthday: Holocaust survivor at 100 years

Posted on: September 27, 2018 | 18 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  SHOREWOOD – Tauba Biterman does regular activities during the day, meeting friends for lunch three times a week and doing tai chi. Yet she is celebrating a milestone birthday and she is a Holocaust survivor. “I don’t feel like a hundred,” she said. Her apartment complex in Shorewood threw her a 100th birthday party […]

First person: A Special Tallis

Posted on: September 27, 2018 | 18 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Several months ago Rabbi Yisrael Lein of Shul East in Milwaukee approached me at the end of morning services and said to me, “Bob, I think it’s time that you bought a new tallis.” I did not need to take a look down to be aware that my tallis was discolored and ripped. I […]

Goodbye: An incredible experience, despite challenges

Posted on: September 27, 2018 | 18 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Before I came to Milwaukee I was so excited to start this new experience, but like every new opportunity I had many questions and concerns for this new chapter in my life. What will my host families be like? Will I feel as though I belong in these families? How will it be to […]