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Rebbetzin Twerski writes on finding happiness

Posted on: May 7, 2019 | 2 Iyyar 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

It can be easy to get caught up on pursuits that provide fleeting gratification but ultimately take us further away from true fulfillment. And further away from happiness, which Rebbetzin Feige Twerski defines as “a byproduct of the way we live our lives.” Her fourth book, “The Future of Happiness,” explores how we can reach […]

Man with a swastika near UWM Israel event

Man with a swastika near UWM Israel event

Posted on: May 6, 2019 | 1 Iyyar 5779 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE – A man with a swastika sign paraded back and forth beside a pro-Israel event at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on Monday, May 6, 2019. The event, which attracted 200-250 students throughout the day, celebrated the anniversary of Israel’s birth this month. The celebration was sponsored by Students Supporting Israel at the […]

Survivor to speak at Yom HaShoah commemoration

Posted on: May 2, 2019 | 27 Nisan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Holocaust survivor Eric Blaustein is to speak at the community Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom HaShoah, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. The JCC is holding the event in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust […]

Iconic Kosher Meat Klub to close, but some are pursuing new option for observant families

Iconic Kosher Meat Klub to close, but some are pursuing new option for observant families

Posted on: May 1, 2019 | 26 Nisan 5779 by Rob Golub

MILWAUKEE — The only kosher grocery store in the area is to close, but a new brick-and-mortar store may soon open on the west side to serve the observant community. “I’m fairly optimistic that we will be able to pull it together,” said Rabbi Chaim Twerski, of the renowned Twerski clan that leads the Orthodox Congregation […]

‘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 […]