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Summer or fall 2019 journalism internship

Posted on: February 7, 2019 | 2 Adar I 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle is offering an unpaid journalism internship for college students who like to write and are curious about news reporting. Interns work directly with the editor of the Milwaukee-based Chronicle, Rob Golub, who is the former editor of The Journal Times, Racine County’s daily newspaper. Golub has won four Milwaukee Press Club […]

Birthright trip for ages 27-32

Birthright trip for ages 27-32

Posted on: February 7, 2019 | 2 Adar I 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Milwaukee Jewish Federation has reserved space for Jewish young adults ages 27-32 on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Jewish Federations of North America has partnered with Israel Outdoors to offer a new and free Summer 2019 Taglit-Birthright Israel trip to Israel: Young Leadership Adventure. Specially crafted for Jewish young adults ages 27-32, this free 10-day trip provides an opportunity to explore Israel’s magnificent natural […]

At Torah Academy of Milwaukee, it’s not just about the theater

At Torah Academy of Milwaukee, it’s not just about the theater

Posted on: February 1, 2019 | 26 Shevat 5779 by Rob Golub

  GLENDALE – Blocking, in theater, is when the director tells actors where to stand, to ensure proper dramatic effect and good lines of sight for the audience. It’s one aspect of managing a production. At the Torah Academy of Milwaukee, a high school for girls, the student directors, both 17, meet with adult producer […]

Alfred Bader remembered as entrepreneur, philanthropist, survivor

Posted on: January 29, 2019 | 23 Shevat 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Alfred Bader, a generous philanthropist, gifted Rembrandt’s “Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo” to his alma mater. Wikimedia Commons photo. Dr. Alfred Robert Bader, a chemist and entrepreneur who co-founded Aldrich Chemical Co. after escaping Nazi-occupied Austria, and later in life a prominent art collector, art dealer and philanthropist, died in Milwaukee on […]

Coming events, February 2019

Coming events, February 2019

Posted on: January 29, 2019 | 23 Shevat 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

In this photo, Israeli women play catchball. A tournament comes to Milwaukee this month!

Historic Manitowoc items donated

Historic Manitowoc items donated

Posted on: January 29, 2019 | 23 Shevat 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Hundreds of Manitowoc Jewish documents and items, including a Torah cover, have been donated to the archives of Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue materials were donated in December by Bess Schwartz, an Ovation Chai Point resident and longtime synagogue member. The congregation – […]

Poll: Is anti-Semitism more a problem on the right or the left?

Poll: Is anti-Semitism more a problem on the right or the left?

Posted on: January 16, 2019 | 10 Shevat 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Do you feel anti-Semitism is a greater problem on the American right or on the American left? We’ve seen reports of anti-Semitism on the American left, some of it seemingly related to the BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) movement against Israel. Intersectionality may also be a culprit, referring to the notion that objects of discrimination can […]

Hours Against Hate mural brings together diversity

Hours Against Hate mural brings together diversity

Posted on: January 10, 2019 | 4 Shevat 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Early last summer a friend of Milwaukee-based artist Rozalia Hernandez-Singh told her about an opportunity to help children paint a mural at the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp. Intrigued, Hernandez-Singh was put in touch with Andrea Bernstein, the coordinator of Hours Against Hate, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish […]

Hillel’s shining star comes from darkness

Hillel’s shining star comes from darkness

Posted on: January 9, 2019 | 3 Shevat 5779 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – She’s a Hillel rock star, livening up events with positive energy, helping to found a new Jewish women’s group and interning at Hillel Milwaukee. “She got the Challah for Hunger program off the ground nearly single-handedly,” said Hillel Milwaukee Executive Director Julie Schack, interviewing in early December. The program has students baking […]

Hebrew class at Nicolet is like family

Hebrew class at Nicolet is like family

Posted on: January 9, 2019 | 3 Shevat 5779 by Rob Golub

  GLENDALE ­– One day, couches just appeared in the classroom. “It was a few weeks back. We came in on Monday to these couches,” remembered Yishay Levin, a 15-year-old freshman at Nicolet High School. “She actually found them on the side of a road.” What happened was that Nicolet High School Hebrew teacher Yael […]