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What to know before saying I do: One recent bride shared her tips for those headed for the chuppah 

What to know before saying I do: One recent bride shared her tips for those headed for the chuppah 

Posted on: May 12, 2022 | 11 Iyyar 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  With wedding season just around the corner, this is a reminder to take a moment and just breathe. Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience filled with lots of emotions. All the preparations lead to what is supposed to be one of the best days of your life; however, sometimes stress and expectations […]

Grandparents Chavurah offers community 

Grandparents Chavurah offers community 

Posted on: May 12, 2022 | 11 Iyyar 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Annette Schwartzman, a retired attorney, said there’s a lot that’s good in her Grandparents Chavurah, which is co-organized by Mequon Jewish Preschool and Ovation Communities.  Ovation Communities is a local Jewish faith-based organization, offering a continuum of senior living and care options. Mequon Jewish Preschool and Ovation Communities have combined efforts to help grandparents […]

The school year saw new Bader Hillel leadership 

The school year saw new Bader Hillel leadership 

Posted on: May 4, 2022 | 3 Iyyar 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Bader Hillel Academy named a new principal and assistant principal, both within the last year.   In September, Rabbi Sholom Ber Munitz was named Bader Hillel Academy’s Judaic Studies principal. Prior to the appointment, he taught fifth and sixth grade Judaic studies at Bader Hillel for 11 years, in addition to serving as the rabbi […]

Milwaukee Jewish Federation representatives traveled to Ukraine border and found a deep need 

Milwaukee Jewish Federation representatives traveled to Ukraine border and found a deep need 

Posted on: May 4, 2022 | 3 Iyyar 5782 by Rob Golub

  As tragedy unfolded at the Ukraine-Polish border, two women from Jewish Milwaukee went there to see it, understand it, and report back.   Representatives of Milwaukee Jewish Federation traveled to the Ukrainian border in Poland to witness what has become the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, in the wake of Russia’s bloody Ukraine […]

Project Pitch It inspired by Jewish values, a positive version of ‘Shark Tank’ 

Project Pitch It inspired by Jewish values, a positive version of ‘Shark Tank’ 

Posted on: May 4, 2022 | 3 Iyyar 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Love watching Shark Tank? Wisconsinites can also view a local, more positive take on the hit television show.  Every week, viewers across Wisconsin can tune in for a new episode of “Project Pitch It,” a show where Wisconsin entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to a panel of leading business moguls and win awards to […]

Walk for Israel will be in-person, after pandemic hiatus 

Walk for Israel will be in-person, after pandemic hiatus 

Posted on: May 2, 2022 | 1 Iyyar 5782 by Rob Golub

  The Milwaukee-area Walk for Israel is back and set to happen in-person again, for the first time since the pandemic abruptly shuttered Wisconsin in March 2020.   The event marks Yom HaAtzmaut, the Israeli Independence Day, and it has historically been the largest annual pro-Israel event in the state.    But the community last walked in-person […]

Congregation to hold concert for Ukraine 

Congregation to hold concert for Ukraine 

Posted on: May 2, 2022 | 1 Iyyar 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun will be hosting a Singing for Ukraine concert on June 2 at 7 p.m. Community members can attend in-person or online through a live-stream on CEEBJ’s Youtube or Facebook.  The evening will feature three acts, each performing a 20 to 30 minute set of music. Performing will be Robin Pluer […]

Nickoll award is expanded, thanks to a grandson;  Federation accolade is renamed, ‘Benjamin and John Nickoll Young Leadership Award’ 

Nickoll award is expanded, thanks to a grandson; Federation accolade is renamed, ‘Benjamin and John Nickoll Young Leadership Award’ 

Posted on: May 2, 2022 | 1 Iyyar 5782 by Rob Golub

  John Nickoll, 87, remembers how fond he was of his grandfather Benjamin. Now, the grandson is building on the grandfather’s local Jewish work.  The Benjamin E. Nickoll Young Leadership Award, an award for young men who lead in the local Jewish community, has been granted by Milwaukee Jewish Federation since 1962. Now, sixty years […]

Coming events, May 2022

Coming events, May 2022

Posted on: April 28, 2022 | 27 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Sunday, May 1  Brewers Game  Cantor Barash from Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun will be stepping up to the plate and singing the National Anthem as well as during the seventh inning stretch at the Milwaukee Brewers game vs. the Chicago Cubs. Tune in to watch! Sunday, May 1 at 1:10 p.m.   Monday, May 2  […]

Historian says history is repeating itself, observing Ukraine

Historian says history is repeating itself, observing Ukraine

Posted on: April 28, 2022 | 27 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Francine Hirsch studies Russia and the Soviet Union, yet even she didn’t know the war in Ukraine would be so arduous.   “It has been a completely brutal war of aggression with all kinds of war crimes and crimes against humanity. I don’t think anyone expected that,” Hirsch said.  In the […]