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Wisconsin native Rick Perlstein wrote on the rise of the right, creating a roadmap to the present 

Posted on: November 30, 2020 | 14 Kislev 5781 by Rob Golub

  The future of America is up to us, and we’ve got work to do, according to historian and Wisconsin native Rick Perlstein.  Perlstein has written several bestselling books chronicling of the rise of the American right. He was granted the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his first book, “Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater […]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee closing temporarily

Jewish Museum Milwaukee closing temporarily

Posted on: November 30, 2020 | 14 Kislev 5781 by Rob Golub

  Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. is closing its physical facility to the public on Tuesday, because of the pandemic.  The museum will reassess after Jan. 1. The decision was made because the museum has been advised that there could be a surge in COVID-19 numbers after the Thanksgiving holiday, said Executive Director […]

The 1980s Jewish community asked the Milwaukee Public Museum to create the Jewish House, so they did 

The 1980s Jewish community asked the Milwaukee Public Museum to create the Jewish House, so they did 

Posted on: November 5, 2020 | 18 Heshvan 5781 by Rob Golub

  For nearly 40 years, the Jewish House at the Milwaukee Public Museum has been educating visitors about pre-war Jewish life in Europe, thanks to the work of the 1980s Milwaukee Jewish community, and the openness of the non-Jewish museum staff of that era.   Today, it may seem obvious that a tour of old Europe […]

Wisconsin Council of Rabbis: Count every vote 

Wisconsin Council of Rabbis: Count every vote 

Posted on: November 4, 2020 | 17 Heshvan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  The Wisconsin Council of Rabbis issued a statement Wednesday, stating that “recent suggestions that absentee votes not be counted” after Election Day is a violation of the nation’s values.   President Trump has called for votes to stop being counted, and the courts have been used to try to halt ballot counting, according to media […]

Chabad of Waukesha – Brookfield opens in new center

Chabad of Waukesha – Brookfield opens in new center

Posted on: November 3, 2020 | 16 Heshvan 5781 by Rob Golub

  BROOKFIELD – Chabad of Waukesha-Brookfield has purchased, renovated and reopened a former Trinity Broadcasting Network building, at 1275 N. Barker Road in Brookfield.   The new center allows Chabad of Waukesha-Brookfield, which first opened to the public in 2012, to move out of its rabbi’s house. The new center, with 8,400 square feet, is twice […]

Students are attending virtual public school from the JCC 

Posted on: November 3, 2020 | 16 Heshvan 5781 by Rob Golub

  The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center has opened a “Student Center” program to give children someplace safe and supervised to go during virtual schooling.  More than 30 children in kindergarten through fifth grade – taking virtual classes with nine public schools around town – are spending their virtual schooling hours at […]

In Wisconsin, local Jews are helping tomorrow’s Catholic priests understand 

In Wisconsin, local Jews are helping tomorrow’s Catholic priests understand 

Posted on: November 3, 2020 | 16 Heshvan 5781 by Rob Golub

  Catholics have more in common with Jews than they realize, say future priests who are studying Catholic-Jewish relations in a suburban Milwaukee program that may be unique among seminaries worldwide.   “It is very beautiful to understand and to experience how much both religions have in common,” said Pedro Ruiz Aular, who is studying at […]

Analyst: 25 years after death of Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Arabs have changed

Analyst: 25 years after death of Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Arabs have changed

Posted on: November 3, 2020 | 16 Heshvan 5781 by Rob Golub

  Israeli Arabs have changed in the 25 years since the death of Yitzhak Rabin, said Mohammad Darawshe, an Israeli Arab political analyst who met with Jewish Milwaukee by way of Zoom on Oct. 13.  For one thing, Israeli Arabs, who make up about 20% of Israel’s citizenry, have become increasingly likely to go to […]

Hilde Adler to recall Kristallnacht  in online event  

Posted on: October 30, 2020 | 12 Heshvan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  MADISON — Hilde Adler was just 10 years old on Nov. 9, 1938, when German soldiers stormed her family’s home in Nuremburg, Germany.   At home alone with her nanny, Adler wasn’t sure what the soldiers wanted, but she was scared all the same.   “I remember that a man in tall black boots came into […]

Mordecai Lee isn’t a fan of 2020 politics 

Posted on: October 28, 2020 | 10 Heshvan 5781 by Rob Golub

  After serving in the state Legislature during the Carter and Reagan years, leading the Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations through much of the 1990s, and then teaching as a professor at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Mordecai Lee has formed some opinions about 2020.  For one thing, he’d like to see a return […]