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Opinion: We’re not strangers to the plight of strangers – I invite you to join our hard-working grassroots effort 

Opinion: We’re not strangers to the plight of strangers – I invite you to join our hard-working grassroots effort 

Posted on: August 4, 2022 | 7 Av 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Imagine you’re a 17-year-old boy from abroad whose parents have both belief in the value of education and the means to achieve it — sufficient means to send you to a private boarding school in the United States for high school as the first step to an American university education.   As your senior year […]

Teen Philanthropy Board adds site visits 

Teen Philanthropy Board adds site visits 

Posted on: August 4, 2022 | 7 Av 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Justin Hirsch, a Homestead High School senior, says he likes reviewing grant applications and studying projects that need funding.  Justin gets this experience and much more through his membership on the Teen Philanthropy Board, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. For more than five years, the Board has brought Jewish teens together to […]

Rabbi Margulis, after years of advocacy, braced for a post-Roe world 

Rabbi Margulis, after years of advocacy, braced for a post-Roe world 

Posted on: August 4, 2022 | 7 Av 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – While the overturning of Roe vs. Wade took many by surprise, Rabbi Bonnie Margulis saw it coming.   Margulis, with decades of experience as a leader in the pro-choice movement, was preparing for a post-Roe world even before a draft of the Supreme Court decision was leaked. Now, the possibility of a post-Roe […]

Wisconsin native helped President Biden visit Israel 

Wisconsin native helped President Biden visit Israel 

Posted on: July 29, 2022 | 1 Av 5782 by Rob Golub

  Ten years after his Milwaukee Jewish Day School trip to Israel, Zach Sinykin was there again, planning a presidential visit.   Milwaukee-area native Sinykin, a 23-year-old advance associate for the Biden administration, helped organize the President’s recent trip to Israel from July 13 to 15, 2022.   “In Israel, it’s a very big deal for the […]

Tables Across Borders assists refugees 

Tables Across Borders assists refugees 

Posted on: July 26, 2022 | 27 Tammuz 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Tables Across Borders, a local volunteer-led initiative, is featuring Ukrainian cuisine Aug. 8 at the Lazy Susan restaurant in Milwaukee. The event’s family of chefs are the Stanishevkas, from the local Jewish community.   The co-founder of Tables Across Borders, Kai Gardner-Mishlove, runs that initiative to highlight the cuisine of local refugee chefs.   The organization […]

Who do you want for U.S. senator? Vote Aug. 9.  

Who do you want for U.S. senator? Vote Aug. 9.  

Posted on: July 26, 2022 | 27 Tammuz 5782 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – It seems at least plausible that your next U.S. senator could be the current lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, or businessperson Alex Lasry, or, for another six years, Sen. Ron Johnson.   Johnson, a Republican, is expected to succeed in the Aug. 9, 2022, Republican primary in his quest for a third term. The […]

AJ Dillon, on being a Jew of color – Green Bay Packers running back said he’s been lucky to always have support 

AJ Dillon, on being a Jew of color – Green Bay Packers running back said he’s been lucky to always have support 

Posted on: July 18, 2022 | 19 Tammuz 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  BBYO-Wisconsin member Micah Packman prompted AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers running back, to share his experience living as a Jew of color.   The interview took place in February 2022, at the BBYO International Convention in Baltimore.   Packman began the interview by asking Dillon about his engagement in Jewish life throughout his childhood. “Growing up, […]

Quick! Interview a Jewish Packer! Teen Micah Packman found out he was to interview AJ Dillion of the Green Bay Packers 

Quick! Interview a Jewish Packer! Teen Micah Packman found out he was to interview AJ Dillion of the Green Bay Packers 

Posted on: July 18, 2022 | 19 Tammuz 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  About two years ago, right around the time AJ Dillon was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, Fox Point teenager Micah Packman caught the green and gold bug, quickly becoming a big fan of the team and the young running back.   “Once he got drafted, I was watching all of the games and following […]

Rabbi Moishe Steigmann wants you to ‘Own Your Judaism’ 

Rabbi Moishe Steigmann wants you to ‘Own Your Judaism’ 

Posted on: July 14, 2022 | 15 Tammuz 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Rabbi Moishe Steigmann began “The Spark Wisconsin” in 2016 – today called “Own Your Judaism” – from his own home, to give Jews from all backgrounds a voice.   While he began the Wisconsin-based nonprofit for those who were disconnected from Judaism, it has come to include even those who need another connecting point to […]

Teen Ovation fosters relationships among teens and residents 

Teen Ovation fosters relationships among teens and residents 

Posted on: July 7, 2022 | 8 Tammuz 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Eliana Tabak, a junior at Nicolet High School, has visited the elderly since the sixth grade through her synagogue and school. So it’s no surprise she would co-lead a teen advisory board that brings her peers together with residents at Ovation Jewish Home and Ovation Chai Point senior living.  “I think they are so […]