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At public hearing, Holocaust bill has support from speakers, legislators

Posted on: February 12, 2020 | 17 Shevat 5780 by Rob Golub

MADISON — Legislators on a key committee expressed support for a Holocaust education bill at a hearing Wednesday, despite some admitted misgivings about imposing mandates. They were also riveted as Holocaust survivor Eva Zaret spoke. She told members of the Assembly Committee on State Affairs that she saw “babies thrown to the wall.” She told […]

School funding to jump, thanks to Bader Philanthropies

School funding to jump, thanks to Bader Philanthropies

Posted on: February 5, 2020 | 10 Shevat 5780 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE – Local religious education is to see a big cash boost, thanks to Bader Philanthropies. At the same time, school funding calculations are to be simplified in a way that could increase a feeling of privacy for families. Bader Philanthropies has been funding local religious day schools for many years, but thanks to a […]

‘What Unites Us’ brings Jews of all stripes together

‘What Unites Us’ brings Jews of all stripes together

Posted on: February 4, 2020 | 9 Shevat 5780 by Rob Golub

Orthodox families, secular families and everyone in-between gathered in September 2019 for a “What Unites Us” art program. About 50-60 kids attended and more are welcome to the next event, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. “What Unites Us: Bringing Jewish Families Together Through the Arts” will have kids and families working on art projects at […]

How will you vote in World Zionist Congress elections?

Posted on: February 3, 2020 | 8 Shevat 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

All American Jews over 18 are eligible to vote for representatives to the 38th World Zionist Congress. This vote takes place every five years. Those elected from the U.S. will join delegates from around the world at the World Zionist Congress in October 2020 in Jerusalem. Delegates will make decisions regarding the allocation of nearly […]

Employees own Chicago’s beloved kosher spot

Posted on: January 29, 2020 | 3 Shevat 5780 by Rob Golub

  A group of longtime employees is taking ownership of Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed, the popular kosher restaurant in Chicago that has been donating its profits to support local charities for seven years. The restaurant is north of Downtown, close to Wrigley Field. Within months of opening in 2013, Milt’s menu of home-smoked meats […]

Nominations open for social justice award

Posted on: January 29, 2020 | 3 Shevat 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  The Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award, an effort of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is open for nominations. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate courage, passion, dedication and leadership while working to eliminate discrimination and injustice in the greater Milwaukee area. Recipients need not be Jewish. The previous winners […]

At least 45 legislators co-sponsor Holocaust education bill

At least 45 legislators co-sponsor Holocaust education bill

Posted on: January 28, 2020 | 2 Shevat 5780 by Rob Golub

A bill to require Holocaust education in Wisconsin middle schools and high schools is gaining steam in the state Legislature. The bill is strongly tied to the local Jewish community. The bill comes at a moment when, according to recent research, Americans are sorely uninformed on the Holocaust as antisemitism is growing.    At least […]

Poll: Who do you support for president?

Posted on: January 22, 2020 | 25 Tevet 5780 by WJC Staff

The race for president is heating up, with candidates increasingly drawing contrasts with one another. The first vote will be the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. The New Hampshire primary is Feb. 11.  Wisconsin votes April 7, after many other states will have already held their primaries, but the cheese state is a swing state. Wisconsin […]

What do our senior adults fear?

Posted on: January 8, 2020 | 11 Tevet 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

What do our senior adults fear? What do they fear and seldom share? A fictional Tom Booker in “Horse Whisperer” reluctantly replied “Getting old and getting useless.” But we know there is more. Much more. I have spent the last 30 years treating and mentoring senior adults with physical and emotional losses, written and published […]

Four things to know about Whitewater and students with disabilities

Four things to know about Whitewater and students with disabilities

Posted on: January 7, 2020 | 10 Tevet 5780 by Rob Golub

  The Chronicle reported on University of Wisconsin – Whitewater as part of a pair of stories on the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund. Here are four things to know about Whitewater: Special role. Back in 1973, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater was designated the key school to work with disabled students. Other schools […]