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For participants in JCC Chaverim program, yoga is more than exercise

For participants in JCC Chaverim program, yoga is more than exercise

Posted on: June 4, 2019 | 1 Sivan 5779 by Rob Golub

WHITEFISH BAY – Michael Tores said he likes learning yoga because “It helps me stay calm.” At his twice-monthly yoga class, students aren’t just learning yoga — they’re growing friendships and learning coping skills.  Held at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay, the yoga class […]

Chagall’s Le Cirque: After years apart, the series is united and headed for Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Chagall’s Le Cirque: After years apart, the series is united and headed for Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Posted on: May 31, 2019 | 26 Iyyar 5779 by WJC Staff

Artist Marc Chagall was described as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century” by art critic Robert Hughes. On June 14, 2019, you’ll be able to experience Chagall’s quintessentially Jewish art when his Le Cirque series — on loan from the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc — goes on display at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, […]

What’s Nu?

Posted on: May 24, 2019 | 19 Iyyar 5779 by WJC Staff

Jewop takes second place at competition University of Wisconsin – Madison’s culturally Jewish a cappella group, Jewop, won second place at a national a capella competition in Washington, D.C. The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition Kol HaOlam was held at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington D.C. on March 2. In November, Jewop put together an audition […]

Rebbetzin Twerski writes on finding happiness

Posted on: May 7, 2019 | 2 Iyyar 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

It can be easy to get caught up on pursuits that provide fleeting gratification but ultimately take us further away from true fulfillment. And further away from happiness, which Rebbetzin Feige Twerski defines as “a byproduct of the way we live our lives.” Her fourth book, “The Future of Happiness,” explores how we can reach […]

Man with a swastika near UWM Israel event

Man with a swastika near UWM Israel event

Posted on: May 6, 2019 | 1 Iyyar 5779 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE – A man with a swastika sign paraded back and forth beside a pro-Israel event at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on Monday, May 6, 2019. The event, which attracted 200-250 students throughout the day, celebrated the anniversary of Israel’s birth this month. The celebration was sponsored by Students Supporting Israel at the […]

Survivor to speak at Yom HaShoah commemoration

Posted on: May 2, 2019 | 27 Nisan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Holocaust survivor Eric Blaustein is to speak at the community Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom HaShoah, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. The JCC is holding the event in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust […]

Iconic Kosher Meat Klub to close, but some are pursuing new option for observant families

Iconic Kosher Meat Klub to close, but some are pursuing new option for observant families

Posted on: May 1, 2019 | 26 Nisan 5779 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE — The only kosher grocery store in the area is to close, but a new brick-and-mortar store may soon open on the west side to serve the observant community. “I’m fairly optimistic that we will be able to pull it together,” said Rabbi Chaim Twerski, of the renowned Twerski clan that leads the Orthodox Congregation […]

‘The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank’

Posted on: April 9, 2019 | 4 Nisan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  About ‘The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank’ Hardcover. 40 pages. 4-8 years. Children’s picture book. Published Feb. 5, 2019. Told from the perspective of the cat who actually lived with Anne Frank in the famous Amsterdam annex, this poignant book paints a picture of a young girl who wistfully dreams of a better […]

Salute to Jewish Educators award winners – mazel tov!

Salute to Jewish Educators award winners – mazel tov!

Posted on: April 9, 2019 | 4 Nisan 5779 by Rob Golub

  The 2019 Salute to Jewish Educators awards were granted to Rabbi Nachman Levine, Debbie Silberman, Rachael Badt, and other notable individuals on March 11 during a ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Jewish Learning of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The event was held at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in […]

Shlomo Levin publishes ‘The Human Rights Haggadah’

Posted on: April 9, 2019 | 4 Nisan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  For most Jewish families, the Passover Seder is a lively, raucous event. The frivolity easily extends to the recitation of the Ten Plagues, some of which to the modern ear — and certainly the adolescent ear — come off as, well, weird and funny. Lice? Frogs? Heck, a lot of kids think frogs are […]