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More than $433,000 awarded for safety

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Federal and state governments granted more than $433,000 to Wisconsin’s Jewish agencies and schools in recent weeks, for safety upgrades in the wake of the 2017 threats to Jewish community centers nationwide and the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. An arrest was made in Israel regarding the threats to the Jewish community centers. […]

‘Palestinian Neighbor’ to be subject of ‘Milwaukee Jewish Community Read’

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Several local agencies and book clubs are partnering to hold a “Milwaukee Jewish Community Read” of a bestselling book, “Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor,” before the author speaks here in May. The Atlantic has hailed the short non-fiction book, by Yossi Klein Halevi, as “one of the best one-volume introductions to the […]

Poll: Should a professor refuse recommendation for study in Israel?

Poll: Should a professor refuse recommendation for study in Israel?

Posted on: October 3, 2018 | 24 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Should a professor refuse to make a recommendation for a student who wants to study in Israel? This issue has been in the news lately. At the University of Michigan, Professor John Cheney-Lippold declined to write a recommendation letter. An image of his refusal note was posted to Facebook on Sept. 16 by Club Z, a […]

Hillel Milwaukee to hold sushi event

Posted on: September 28, 2018 | 19 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – Hillel Milwaukee is holding a “Simchat Sushi Roll” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at noon. Hillel Milwaukee serves the Milwaukee area’s college students and young adults, ages 18-26. The idea is that participants can learn to roll their own sushi as the Jewish people roll the Torah back to the beginning for Simchat […]

Birthday: Holocaust survivor at 100 years

Posted on: September 27, 2018 | 18 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  SHOREWOOD – Tauba Biterman does regular activities during the day, meeting friends for lunch three times a week and doing tai chi. Yet she is celebrating a milestone birthday and she is a Holocaust survivor. “I don’t feel like a hundred,” she said. Her apartment complex in Shorewood threw her a 100th birthday party […]

First person: A Special Tallis

Posted on: September 27, 2018 | 18 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Several months ago Rabbi Yisrael Lein of Shul East in Milwaukee approached me at the end of morning services and said to me, “Bob, I think it’s time that you bought a new tallis.” I did not need to take a look down to be aware that my tallis was discolored and ripped. I […]

Goodbye: An incredible experience, despite challenges

Posted on: September 27, 2018 | 18 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Before I came to Milwaukee I was so excited to start this new experience, but like every new opportunity I had many questions and concerns for this new chapter in my life. What will my host families be like? Will I feel as though I belong in these families? How will it be to […]

Day schools teach digital literacy

Posted on: September 13, 2018 | 4 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Cyberbullying among adolescents can be tough on kids and has even led to tragedies nationwide. Appropriate use of the Internet is, therefore, a very serious issue. To help kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous World Wide Web, the Milwaukee Jewish Day School and Bader Hillel Academy have been including digital literacy in their curricula. Empathetic literacy […]

Rainbow Day Camp and Children’s Hospital partner for kids

Rainbow Day Camp and Children’s Hospital partner for kids

Posted on: September 13, 2018 | 4 Tishri 5779 by Rob Golub

  They were on the phone. Two old friends who’d grown up together in the Milwaukee area’s North Shore were just talking on the phone. It was maybe 15 years ago. Who knows anymore? During a visit to the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp in Fredonia in August, they were too busy having […]

Professor emeritus publishes poetry

Posted on: September 7, 2018 | 27 Elul 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

DeWitt Clinton, who has been active with Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun of River Hills for many years, has published a book of poems. “At the End of the War” is reflective of Jewish life, including midrashim, poems about conversion, Israel, and a number of poems that look at the Holocaust. The Shorewood resident is holding […]