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‘Independence Corrupted’ – former judge, a product of Jewish Milwaukee, is still concerned for the judicial system 

‘Independence Corrupted’ – former judge, a product of Jewish Milwaukee, is still concerned for the judicial system 

Posted on: December 5th, 2022 | 11 Kislev 5783 by Rob Golub

He’s concerned, so he wrote about it. In 2018, former judge Charles Benjamin Schudson, a Jewish Milwaukee native, published a book exploring the pressures on the independence of judges.  Today, his concerns have only continued, or grown larger.    “Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions,” is a tour of what happens behind the scenes […]

<strong>Rabbi Chertkoff: Wellbeing of the children is key</strong> 

Rabbi Chertkoff: Wellbeing of the children is key 

Posted on: December 1st, 2022 | 7 Kislev 5783 by Rob Golub

  “It is important for families to think about the homes that they want to create for their families before they are married and before raising children,” said Rabbi Noah Chertkoff, Congregation Shalom, Fox Point.   “If they have decided on having a Jewish home in which one parent is not Jewish then they might consider […]

<strong>Rabbi Steigmann: It’s an opportunity</strong> 

Rabbi Steigmann: It’s an opportunity 

Posted on: December 1st, 2022 | 7 Kislev 5783 by Rob Golub

  “I understand why we call it the December dilemma,” said Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, founder and director of the Wisconsin-based Own Your Judaism. “Part of it is, it’s catchy to the ear, the alliteration. There’s a little bit of tension embedded within that heading. I tend to reject the idea that this is a December […]

Rabbi David Cohen: Encourage kids to feel proud

Rabbi David Cohen: Encourage kids to feel proud

Posted on: December 1st, 2022 | 7 Kislev 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  For Rabbi David Cohen, from Congregation Sinai in Fox Point, the composition of an interfaith family can be much more complex than one may initially think, which can impact how to approach the “December Dilemma.”  One of the most common definitions associated with interfaith partnerships are a partner from a Jewish background and a […]

Introduction: Counseling interfaith families 

Introduction: Counseling interfaith families 

Posted on: December 1st, 2022 | 7 Kislev 5783 by Rob Golub

  Forgive us, we are going to touch on another great religion’s core holiday: Christmas.  Some interfaith couples in our community may face a bit more challenge this year. Christmas Eve falls on the seventh night of Chanukah. Christmas is on the eighth night.   How does an interfaith family approach celebration under that circumstance? This […]

Remembering Debbie Friedman, for kids – local author writes a children’s-book tribute to Debbie Friedman  

Remembering Debbie Friedman, for kids – local author writes a children’s-book tribute to Debbie Friedman  

Posted on: November 30th, 2022 | 6 Kislev 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  The legend of Debbie Friedman, the late composer and performer of contemporary Jewish music, was made in part at a pair of summer camps in Wisconsin. Now, a Wisconsin author has written an illustrated children’s book, about Friedman’s life.   The book is “A Place to Belong: Debbie Friedman Sings Her Way Home,” and it […]

Marty Greenberg honored for sports law innovation, and why so many sports law attorneys started with his help 

Marty Greenberg honored for sports law innovation, and why so many sports law attorneys started with his help 

Posted on: November 30th, 2022 | 6 Kislev 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  In 1989, the Brewers were playing in the old County Stadium, the Green Bay Packers were led by quarterback Don Majkowski and the Big Ten conference was, of course, made up of just 10 teams.    That year also saw Marty Greenberg, a real estate professor at Marquette University Law School, launch the National Sports […]

Rabbi Ze’ev Harari, remembered; led Racine synagogue

Posted on: November 30th, 2022 | 6 Kislev 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  Rabbi Ze’ev Harari of Ocala, Florida, age 76, died in October 2022. Beloved husband of Lynn Dennen Harari. Treasured father of Rabbi Carmit Harari. Cherished brother of Aki (Rina) Harari. Fond uncle of Adi (Asaf) Ayalon and Osnat (Amir) Dahan. Proud great-uncle of Tal, Gili, and Or Ayalon, and Roni and No’am Dahan. Dear […]

Peace at the polls: Rabbi Natalie Louise Shribman will be a chaplain at the polls, for a peaceful presence 

Peace at the polls: Rabbi Natalie Louise Shribman will be a chaplain at the polls, for a peaceful presence 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2022 | 9 Heshvan 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

With all the friction over elections in recent years, one rabbi is to bring peace to polling sites on Nov. 8, 2022, Election Day.  Rabbi Natalie Louise Shribman will be a chaplain at the polls, in Eau Claire, for this year’s midterm elections. Chaplains at the polls provide a peaceful presence and, if needed, help […]

Obituaries, November 2022

Posted on: October 27th, 2022 | 2 Heshvan 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  Shirley Langer  Shirley Langer, beloved mother, matriarch, and friend, died on Oct. 12, 2022 in Milwaukee, at age 94.   Timeless and full of life, Shirley maintained a rare poise until the end. She balanced profound devotion to her family, dedication to strengthening the Jewish community of Milwaukee, and ceaseless support for her friends in […]