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Less than two years later, QuicKosher is thriving 

Less than two years later, QuicKosher is thriving 

Posted on: May 6, 2021 | 24 Iyyar 5781 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – He started in July 2019, making kosher deliveries out of his car. Now, he’s got a storefront, two employees, and dreams of offering sit-down service with pizza-by-the-slice.  “I love it. I absolutely love it,” said the Milwaukee-born member of Congregation Beth Jehudah. “I get to deal with people every day.”  Mordechai Bates […]

RUACH presents virtual violinist  

RUACH presents virtual violinist  

Posted on: May 4, 2021 | 22 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  RUACH, a Milwaukee-based Jewish arts and music organization, is presenting “Jewish Voices,” a high-quality virtual presentation by French violinist Arnaud Sussmann.  The presentation combines about 60 minutes of Holocaust-inspired recital with a brief personal and educational discussion based on Sussmann’s grandfather’s experience in the Shoah.   A live post-concert question and answer session with Sussmann […]

What’s Nu? 

Posted on: May 4, 2021 | 22 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  National Council of Jewish Women celebrates anniversary, Bernstein, Avner  The National Council of Jewish Women – Milwaukee Section is continuing its 125th anniversary celebration with an Installation and Awards Program, to be held virtually on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend. For more information, go to NcjwMke.org.    Andrea […]

With antisemitism on the rise, the Jewish community worked to make Holocaust education a state requirement 

With antisemitism on the rise, the Jewish community worked to make Holocaust education a state requirement 

Posted on: May 4, 2021 | 22 Iyyar 5781 by Rob Golub

  If not for the advocacy of the Wisconsin Jewish community, there would likely be no Holocaust education legislation.  Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed the bill April 28, after years of discussion, planning and lobbying by an array of people.   Key players included the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, also known […]

Governor signed Holocaust education bill at Milwaukee Jewish Federation building 

Governor signed Holocaust education bill at Milwaukee Jewish Federation building 

Posted on: May 4, 2021 | 22 Iyyar 5781 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Gov. Tony Evers signed a Holocaust education bill into law on April 28 at the Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee.  The Helfaer building is the site of Milwaukee Jewish Federation offices, including the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The governor signed […]

Coming events, May 2021

Coming events, May 2021

Posted on: May 2, 2021 | 20 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Saturday, May 1  Sinai anniversaries  Join Congregation Sinai in celebrating Sinai’s 65th and Rabbi David Cohen’s 25th anniversaries on Saturday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. The Fox Point congregation will also be honoring the Lubar family for their contributions to the Campaign for Tomorrow.  Sunday, May 2  Blood drive  The Peltz Center for Jewish […]

Get a bagel box for Mother’s Day 

Get a bagel box for Mother’s Day 

Posted on: April 29, 2021 | 17 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Ahava BBG, a girls’ chapter of BBYO–Wisconsin Region, will deliver bagels to local moms just before Mother’s Day.  On May 9, six bagels of your choice along with a tub of cream cheese, a flower, and other goodies from the community can be delivered to your door, to support the chapter. The cost, including […]

In Pictures: Lauren Fox

In Pictures: Lauren Fox

Posted on: April 22, 2021 | 10 Iyyar 5781 by Rob Golub

Lauren Fox of Shorewood, a member of Congregation Sinai, is in her home writing space in March 2021. Her latest novel, “Send for Me,” is a Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick.  Penguin Random House describes it as “an achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present-day Wisconsin, unspooling […]

Partnerships are bedrock of Sinai social justice  

Partnerships are bedrock of Sinai social justice  

Posted on: April 22, 2021 | 10 Iyyar 5781 by Rob Golub

FOX POINT — In a time when social injustices and racial inequalities have been increasingly laid bare by police violence and the COVID-19 pandemic, a local synagogue is forging new partnerships that it’s hoping will have a positive impact.  Congregation Sinai of Fox Point has long been involved in social justice causes, but those efforts got a boost in 2018, when a vicar from […]

Holocaust education bill is approved by state Assembly

Holocaust education bill is approved by state Assembly

Posted on: April 13, 2021 | 1 Iyyar 5781 by Rob Golub

  The state Assembly approved the Holocaust education bill on Tuesday, after state Senate did so last month.  Political observers expect that the governor will sign the bill shortly.    On the floor of the Assembly, before the vote, Rep. Jon Plumer of Lodi told a story of the only time he ever saw his father cry – when he talked […]