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The prize winner who changed the police

The prize winner who changed the police

Posted on: August 10, 2018 | 29 Av 5778 by Rob Golub

  MADISON – The man who changed policing all over the world sat with a cup of coffee in his apartment here, beneath a framed print of four klezmer band players. “I have been trying to become a full time zaidie, a grandfather,” Herman Goldstein said. “I’m 86-years-old. But I’m stuck. I still have a […]

‘A History of Judaism’ reveals diversity

Posted on: August 7, 2018 | 26 Av 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  A Jewish joke exists in which a synagogue’s members dispute what was and should be the traditional practice during their worship service. They ask the only surviving congregational founder to resolve the matter — only to learn that the argument is the tradition. Such divergences permeate the history of the Jewish religion. So contends […]

Federation increases allocations to local agencies

Federation increases allocations to local agencies

Posted on: August 3, 2018 | 22 Av 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Jewish Federation is increasing allocations to local agencies, Israel and other overseas work, thanks to an increase in Annual Campaign results this year. “The pie is growing and for that we’re grateful,” said Hannah Rosenthal, president and CEO of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. “But it’s nowhere near enough to meet community needs, and […]

New rabbi’s near-miss career was English teacher

New rabbi’s near-miss career was English teacher

Posted on: August 3, 2018 | 22 Av 5778 by Rob Golub

  Rabbinical school required Rabbi Jenn Mangold to take a class on clinical pastoral education just once. She took it twice. “It was my favorite part,” she said – not just the class itself, but also the responsibilities that came with it. Mangold, who graduated in May from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of […]

Lippow, a community advocate, dies at 42

Posted on: July 25, 2018 | 13 Av 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Gary Lippow, a 42-year-old community advocate, died July 12. Lippow was a longtime leader for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation and a passionate advocate for justice, according to the JCRC. He died unexpectedly. Lippow was deeply devoted to his family and to his community, demonstrating that devotion through many hours of […]

Poll: What should El Al do when haredi Orthodox men refuse to sit?

Poll: What should El Al do when haredi Orthodox men refuse to sit?

Posted on: July 23, 2018 | 11 Av 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Here’s a recent story on the issue: El Al says haredi Orthodox men delayed flight by minutes, not an hour, for seat switches JERUSALEM (JTA) — El Al said a flight last month on which haredi Orthodox men refused to take their assigned seats next to women was delayed only minutes by the required […]

La Crosse synagogue is active

Posted on: July 12, 2018 | 29 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  La Crosse, with a population of about 50,000, may not be one of Wisconsin’s largest cities, but it has a synagogue with about 50 families and the city takes Holocaust education seriously. Congregation Sons of Abraham is a Conservative synagogue in La Crosse, population 52,000. The synagogue is over 100 years old and a […]

First person: My trip with 20 UWM leaders, inexperienced on Israel

First person: My trip with 20 UWM leaders, inexperienced on Israel

Posted on: July 12, 2018 | 29 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  In the last six months I have gone to Israel three times and in two weeks I will be making it a fourth. My mom always asked me why I continually go on these trips that are in theory all the same – going to Israel to be a tourist and learn the land, […]

Annual Campaign is up, up and away

Annual Campaign is up, up and away

Posted on: July 9, 2018 | 26 Tammuz 5778 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Donations have again increased for the Annual Campaign of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, reaching $6.35 million. “This is a significant increase,” said Caren Goldberg, chief development officer for Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The $6.35 million for 2018 beats the $6.17 million raised for the Annual Campaign in 2017. The Annual Campaign has been rising […]

Three area youth groups are rebuilding

Three area youth groups are rebuilding

Posted on: July 9, 2018 | 26 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Three area youth groups have been rebuilding in recent years, each one representing a major North American religious movement. “MiTY, MUSY and NCSY are all in rebuilding phases,” said Tziporah Altman-Shafer, the Jewish education community planner for the Coalition for Jewish Learning of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, referring to local Reform, Conservative […]