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First Person: A love letter to my caregiver support group 

First Person: A love letter to my caregiver support group 

Posted on: November 28, 2021 | 24 Kislev 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Can I tell you about my Ovation Communities’ Caregiver Support Group? I have had the great honor and privilege to facilitate a group of delightful, intelligent people, who exhibit sincere kindness and understanding. Incredibly, some members have only just met virtually, while others have connected previously through our services. However, each person has one […]

Liza’s Book Corner: ‘Chunky,’ ‘HAVA’

Liza’s Book Corner: ‘Chunky,’ ‘HAVA’

Posted on: November 28, 2021 | 24 Kislev 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

“Chunky” by Yehudi Mercado, published by Katherine Tegan Books  This middle grade graphic memoir shares the emotional journey of Hudi, a Mexican Jewish boy, growing up in Texas, and addresses the important issues of body positivity.  The chapters are based on Hudi’s various attempts at playing sports while interweaving family issues, prep for sister’s bat […]

World AIDS Day: A Jewish remembrance 

World AIDS Day: A Jewish remembrance 

Posted on: November 28, 2021 | 24 Kislev 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Three months into my first job out of grad school, my boss dressed up as a giant bagel and lay down in the middle of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. The police dragged him away while a crowd of supporters cheered him on. The occasion was Dec. 1, 2009, World AIDS Day, and Mayor […]

JCC to distribute more than 150 Thanksgiving meals at pantry

JCC to distribute more than 150 Thanksgiving meals at pantry

Posted on: November 16, 2021 | 12 Kislev 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, in partnership with the Hunger Task Force and Trader Joes, will distribute more than 150 Thanksgiving meals to community residents from its drive thru/walk up Jewish Community Food Pantry on the corner of 29th and Center.   Each distributed meal will include a whole Thanksgiving turkey, holiday pie, cranberry sauce, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy mix, in addition to fresh onions, sweet potatoes, and green beans.   Leaders scheduled to appear or participate include Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Amy Turim of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development, and JCC President & CEO Mark Shapiro, among others.    WHAT:            Annual distribution of Thanksgiving meals for community residents served by the JCC’s Jewish Community Food Pantry.   WHERE:         Jewish Community Pantry (a program of the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC) 2900 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI53210  WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 18  8-9 a.m.: Exterior set-up and drive-thru preparation   9:00 a.m.-Noon: Meal Distribution & Client Service 

More than 100 menorahs to form parade – again!

More than 100 menorahs to form parade – again!

Posted on: November 4, 2021 | 29 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  More than 100 large menorahs strapped to car roofs will illuminate the Chabad of Wisconsin parade on Nov. 28. The parade helps publicize the miracle of Chanukah.  This year marks the 17th car parade for the greater Milwaukee area and celebrates the first night of the eight-day Jewish festival of Chanukah. The hourlong procession  […]

Israeli athletes play for the Panthers, Wolves 

Israeli athletes play for the Panthers, Wolves 

Posted on: November 3, 2021 | 28 Heshvan 5782 by Rob Golub

  The Israeli woman had only good things to say about her time so far in America, at Cardinal Stritch University in Glendale.   “They call America the land of opportunity, not for nothing,” said Gal Dahan, 24, a junior at Cardinal Stritch University. “They give you the opportunities to be more successful, because of the […]

Judy Guten wins rare Lion of Judah accolade  

Judy Guten wins rare Lion of Judah accolade  

Posted on: November 3, 2021 | 28 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Judy Guten has been selected to receive the 2022 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award, a noted accolade for one woman in a community who exemplifies the spirit of the Lion of Judah.  “I truly appreciate the Jewish community,” Guten said. “I believe in it, trust in its future, and know that it will always remain relevant to […]

Adam Minter, author of ‘Junkyard Planet,’ to speak for Jewish Museum Milwaukee  

Adam Minter, author of ‘Junkyard Planet,’ to speak for Jewish Museum Milwaukee  

Posted on: October 29, 2021 | 23 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

    Adam Minter comes from a family of scrap dealers going back more than 100 years. He is the great grandson of Abe Leder, a Russian immigrant, who echoed the common cry of the turn-of-the-century Jewish peddlers: “Junk man! Any rags, any bones, any bottles today?”   Minter will be speaking 7 p.m. Nov. 18, virtually […]

Jill Wine-Banks, former Watergate assistant prosecutor, to speak live 

Jill Wine-Banks, former Watergate assistant prosecutor, to speak live 

Posted on: October 28, 2021 | 22 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Jill Wine-Banks is a woman of firsts, having blazed a trail in professional positions, all while shattering gender stereotypes.   She took on mobsters as the first female trial attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. And she confronted Watergate criminals on the special prosecutor’s trial team from […]

Wisconsin rabbis: Judaism requires vaccination 

Wisconsin rabbis: Judaism requires vaccination 

Posted on: October 28, 2021 | 22 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

The Wisconsin Council of Rabbis approved the following statement unanimously.   Over and over again, Jewish values and Jewish law prioritize health and life above everything else. As members of the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis, in conjunction with every mainstream rabbinical organization, we believe that Judaism requires all of us to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as […]