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Jewish Education Innovation Grants are allocated

Jewish Education Innovation Grants are allocated

Posted on: August 7, 2019 | 6 Av 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Milwaukee Jewish Federation is issuing $20,000 in Jewish Education Innovation Grants for the 2019-20 school year, for programming including a college-level Jewish Bioethics course and a Teen Jewish Art League. In 2017, one of the recommendations of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s newly formed Jewish Education Task Force was to create the innovation grant fund. It’s […]

‘Spiritual remodeling’ at La Crosse congregation

‘Spiritual remodeling’ at La Crosse congregation

Posted on: August 7, 2019 | 6 Av 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

A La Crosse congregation — more than 100 years old — is going through a spiritual remodeling, after the retirement of its rabbi of 37 years. Congregation Sons of Abraham has been a steadfast pillar of Conservative Judaism in La Crosse for over a century, but with the retirement of Rabbi Simcha Prombaum on June […]

Kathy Koltin Blumenfeld is Gov. Evers’ cabinet member

Posted on: August 7, 2019 | 6 Av 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

The only Jewish member of the current governor’s cabinet, Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions Kathy Koltin Blumenfeld is honored to have a presence in Gov. Tony Evers’ administration. Blumenfeld, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, has been involved in the Madison Jewish community for most of her adult life. She […]

Milwaukee native builds community in New York

Posted on: August 6, 2019 | 5 Av 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Rabbi Andy Bachman, a Nicolet High School graduate, draws on the connectedness of the Milwaukee Jewish Community to strengthen his nonprofit in New York City. For the last year he has served as executive director of the Jewish Community Project Downtown, an effort to create a Jewish community within the larger New York City Jewish […]

‘Give Me Liberty’ celebrates Milwaukee; U.S. premier at Oriental Theater on Aug. 22

‘Give Me Liberty’ celebrates Milwaukee; U.S. premier at Oriental Theater on Aug. 22

Posted on: August 2, 2019 | 1 Av 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

MILWAUKEE — Great cities have inspired dozens of memorable films. New York has its “Manhattan,” Rome its “Roman Holiday.” And now Milwaukee has its own cinematic love letter in the form of “Give Me Liberty.” Directed and co-written by Milwaukee transplant and Russian Jewish immigrant Kirill Mikhanovsky, the film follows Vic, a hapless young Russian […]

Friendship Circle to grow, adding a North Shore coffee shop

Friendship Circle to grow, adding a North Shore coffee shop

Posted on: August 2, 2019 | 1 Av 5779 by Rob Golub

FOX POINT – The Brooklyn, New York-based Friendship Circle has programs throughout North America and elsewhere, pairing volunteer teens with kids who have special needs, among other programming. Over the summer of 2017, the local Friendship Circle executive director, Rabbi Levi Stein, and his partner and wife Leah Stein, decided to take that international mission […]

Cantor Berman to ‘complete’ her ‘tenure’

Cantor Berman to ‘complete’ her ‘tenure’

Posted on: July 31, 2019 | 28 Tammuz 5779 by Rob Golub

FOX POINT – Contemplating her life’s work, Cantor Karen Berman said it has been so very “relational.” As in relationships.  “I get to give them a hug in the hall,” she said. “I have loved them and in return they have loved me.” Berman is to “complete” her “tenure” — she’s not a fan of […]

Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan oppose boycott condemnation bill

Posted on: July 26, 2019 | 23 Tammuz 5779 by Rob Golub

House overwhelmingly condemns Israel boycott movement, but local representatives see it differently

‘First 7 Minutes’ training slots open for faith-based workers

‘First 7 Minutes’ training slots open for faith-based workers

Posted on: July 10, 2019 | 7 Tammuz 5779 by Rob Golub

Do you work at a local faith-based institution? Would you know what to do in the first seven minutes of a medical crisis? Milwaukee Jewish Federation has spots available for Magen David Adom’s “First 7 Minutes” training, to be held locally in four-hour slots from July 15-17, 2019. The training provides guidance on what to […]

At Milwaukee’s most frequent egalitarian minyan, women count

At Milwaukee’s most frequent egalitarian minyan, women count

Posted on: July 7, 2019 | 4 Tammuz 5779 by Rob Golub

No disrespect to others intended, minyan attendees find comfort, obligation