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Shorewood resident is a leader for remote Israeli dance classes 

Shorewood resident is a leader for remote Israeli dance classes 

Posted on: September 3, 2020 | 14 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  Shorewood resident Deb Schermer, who led a local Israeli dance class before the pandemic, is now leading portions of classes for hundreds of people from all over the world.   “Someday, when I go to a dance camp and I see one of them in person, then I’ll be like, ‘Hey, I saw you on […]

Where were you when Wisconsin shut down? 

Where were you when Wisconsin shut down? 

Posted on: September 3, 2020 | 14 Elul 5780 by Rob Golub

  It happened fast.   Wisconsin was largely open, with business humming along during the day on Friday, March 13. Then, late that day, Gov. Tony Evers’ state health department ordered schools closed. Much of the state started shutting down. Things haven’t been quite the same since then.  It has been nearly six months since we […]

Teen philanthropy board is open to applicants 

Teen philanthropy board is open to applicants 

Posted on: September 2, 2020 | 13 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  The Milwaukee Jewish Teen Philanthropy Board is now open to applicants.  Applications are due by Sept. 16. You can find the application on the MilwaukeeJewish.org/Teens website.  This past year, there were 31 board members representing eight schools and six synagogues from throughout the community, according to Anna Goldstein, outreach and teen philanthropy coordinator for […]

A North Shore Library dispute is on 

A North Shore Library dispute is on 

Posted on: September 2, 2020 | 13 Elul 5780 by Rob Golub

  First, the mayor of Glendale wrote on Facebook last month that “Fox Point killed the North Shore Library.” Then, the village of Fox Point issued an Aug. 24 news release in apparent response, stating that Glendale wants to start charging rent to the other communities that share in the library.  The dispute could change […]

Rabbi Dena Feingold, at interfaith event, leads prayer for peace

Rabbi Dena Feingold, at interfaith event, leads prayer for peace

Posted on: September 1, 2020 | 12 Elul 5780 by Rob Golub

  Rabbi Dena Feingold led the prayer at an interfaith gathering at the steps of the Kenosha Public Library today, as President Trump visited the city in the wake of civil unrest after the shooting of Jacob Blake.  About two dozen spiritual leaders and others were present for the interfaith gathering. Feingold is the spiritual leader for […]

D’Var Torah: Rosh Hashanah this year offers a chance for renewal  

D’Var Torah: Rosh Hashanah this year offers a chance for renewal  

Posted on: September 1, 2020 | 12 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  I’ll admit it, there’s been a lot of idle scrolling in my world during the pandemic. I find myself scrolling through the news, stories, COVID-19 numbers, and who’s doing what on Facebook. One of the memes that has caught my eye during this scrolling time warp says, “I’m going to stay awake until midnight […]

Deb Carneol Fendrich will lead Milwaukee Hillel 

Deb Carneol Fendrich will lead Milwaukee Hillel 

Posted on: August 31, 2020 | 11 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  Life is good for Hillel Milwaukee’s incoming executive director.   When asked how excited, on a scale of 1 to 10, she was about her new job, Deb Carneol Fendrich quickly exclaimed, “11!”   “I am honored for the opportunity,” she said. “When I started working for Hillel, I knew this was my home and I […]

Obituaries 

Posted on: August 31, 2020 | 11 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  Darlene J. Ausman  Darlene J. Ausman, of Fox Point, passed away on June 20 at the age of 85 years and was laid to rest on June 23. She was the beloved wife of (the late) Kenneth Ausman and cherished mother of Kraig (Rita) Ausman and Loribeth (Todd) Hutchison. Loving grandmother of Kevin (Robin), […]

Coming events, September 2020

Coming events, September 2020

Posted on: August 30, 2020 | 10 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Six13 is a six-man vocal band performing this month, among other events.

Wisconsin Council of Rabbis: ‘Black lives must matter’ 

Wisconsin Council of Rabbis: ‘Black lives must matter’ 

Posted on: August 30, 2020 | 10 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  The Wisconsin Council of Rabbis issued the following statement today in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake and the aftermath.  Leviticus, chapter 19:16-18, states: “You shall not stand by idly as your neighbor bleeds.” In that spirit, and in recognition that human life is of infinite worth, we stand with the family of […]