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‘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 […]

Letter to Milwaukee from the catchball delegation

Letter to Milwaukee from the catchball delegation

Posted on: April 1, 2019 | 25 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  A Mosaic of a Thousand Magical Pieces. How do we begin to describe a weeklong of emotional, spiritual and magical experiences, through which we feel that we gained ten-fold what we planned to offer? We met as a group of players and coaches without knowing each other before, and we return home with a […]

Repairing Together asks, if different cultures grow up together, what happens?

Repairing Together asks, if different cultures grow up together, what happens?

Posted on: April 1, 2019 | 25 Adar II 5779 by Rob Golub

  What happens if young children from different cultures – who were perhaps not destined to see much of each other or even meet in America’s most segregated city­ ­– spend 10 years growing up together? Elsie Crawford plans to find out. Crawford is the founder of Repairing Together, a project of Milwaukee Jewish Day […]

Kindergarteners’ letter of love leads to a Milwaukee Jewish Day School visit

Kindergarteners’ letter of love leads to a Milwaukee Jewish Day School visit

Posted on: April 1, 2019 | 25 Adar II 5779 by Rob Golub

  WHITEFISH BAY — After a Chicago-area school district saw two high-school suicides in November of 2018, Milwaukee Jewish Day School teacher Rona Wolfe’s kindergarten class sent them a letter. “Dear Friends,” it said, in the sort of giant-size print you’d expect from a kindergarten class. “We heard you are feeling sad. We hope you […]

At anti-Semitism town hall, trends cited and a call for vigilance

Posted on: March 26, 2019 | 19 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Wisconsin saw a 166 percent increase in anti-Semitic vandalism in 2018, according to a recent audit by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council. That’s one of the findings in a report that raises the alarm regarding rising anti-Semitism. Incidents overall are up by 20.5 percent from the prior year. On an annual basis, […]

Abayudaya Jewry: Riches without wealth

Abayudaya Jewry: Riches without wealth

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Rob Golub

  The chief Rabbi of Uganda is to speak in Milwaukee on Monday, April 8, a visit hastily arranged to fit into his already-planned American tour, after local music professionals visited Africa in January and February. Wisconsin’s visitors to Africa found a small but highly engaged community, with commitment to tzedakeh, plus a desire to […]

Saber is organizing Poland trip — want to go?

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Local Jewish educator Jennifer Saber is organizing an educational Poland experience for adults, set to include a trip to Europe and local study sessions. Her “Poland Journey for Adults” with the Ramah Israel Institute is slated for July 22-28, 2019. The Ramah Israel Institute helps plan educational trips to Israel and is affiliated with […]

State’s cantors to come together in Waukesha

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Many of the state’s cantors will bring their voices together on Sunday, April 14, for “A Journey of Jewish Music,” and its influence on popular American music. The concert is in celebration of Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha’s 80th anniversary, and Cantor Deborah Martin will be explaining the diverse Jewish music of our heritage throughout the globe […]