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D’Var Torah: Sacrificing Our Children  

D’Var Torah: Sacrificing Our Children  

Posted on: October 4, 2021 | 28 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  This month’s parashot, starting as they do at the very beginning of Torah, offer some of the most famous stories in the Biblical canon, including the Aqedah, the story of the sacrifice (or near-sacrifice) of Isaac.  But we often forget that this Torah portion contains no less than three separate instances of a father’s […]

Coming events, October 2021

Coming events, October 2021

Posted on: October 3, 2021 | 27 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

    Tuesday, Oct. 5   Chabad growth class  “Onward & Upward: Personal Growth and Positive Leadership.” Six-week class. Delve into the insights of our sages on Jewish ethics and discover their timeless messages. Taught by Mushka Lein via Facebook Live. Facebook.com/ChabadOfTheEastside. Oct. 5. 7:30-8:30 p.m.   Cookbook program  Tapestry: Arts & Ideas at the JCC presents […]

What’s Nu? October 2021

Posted on: October 3, 2021 | 27 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Lloyd Levin teaches Holocaust class  Lloyd Levin is teaching a 2-part Holocaust course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.    “Holocaust: Why, How, Future Implications” is to be held over two sessions, Oct. 20 and 27, 2021, 12:30-1:45 p.m., at the Hefter Center Living Room, 3271 N. Lake Drive.   Issues covered […]

Jewish Social Services to resettle at least 25 Afghans fleeing regime change

Jewish Social Services to resettle at least 25 Afghans fleeing regime change

Posted on: October 3, 2021 | 27 Tishri 5782 by Rob Golub

  Jewish Social Services of Madison is expecting to resettle about 25 refugees fleeing Afghanistan after the rapid regime change in that country.   “The state of Wisconsin is supposed to be receiving 399 Afghans through the crisis that’s currently unfolding. Dane County we will be getting 25,” said Executive Director Dawn Berney, referring the collapse […]

Liza’s book corner: ‘Happy ‘Roo Year’

Posted on: October 3, 2021 | 27 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

Our monthly recommendations from local Jewish educator Liza Wiemer:  ‘Not So Fast, Max: A Rosh Hashanah Visit With Grandma’  By Annette Schottenfeld, illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham, publisher Kalaniot Books.  When Safta comes to visit Max and Emily for the Jewish holidays, she knows just what to do to make their time together special, fun, and […]

Prairie Green had restorations 

Prairie Green had restorations 

Posted on: September 14, 2021 | 8 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Prairie Green, the green burial space at Milwaukee’s Greenwood Cemetery, has bloomed after restorations by Marek Landscaping beginning in 2019.   “This is what we had envisioned,” John Pereles, the president of the Greenwood Cemetery Association, said as he looked over the slice of yellow wildflowers.   In green burials like those done at Prairie Green, […]

Remote journalism internship available for summer 2022

Posted on: September 14, 2021 | 8 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle is offering a remote journalism internship for college students. The Chronicle has one opening for summer 2022. Full-time jobs and other internships often require or prefer previous professional experience. The Chronicle internship is designed to provide you with a good rung on that ladder. You will publish work samples that you […]

Green hair – for the Bucks and kids with cancer  

Green hair – for the Bucks and kids with cancer  

Posted on: September 13, 2021 | 7 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE — Dr. David Margolis used to be known as the arm guy.   With season tickets to the Bucks, the longtime superfan would wave one arm from the fourth row of the stands to show his support for what for years was considered a struggling team.  Years later, as his beloved basketball team began […]

I’m a COVID-19 long hauler and I want my taste and smell to return to normal 

I’m a COVID-19 long hauler and I want my taste and smell to return to normal 

Posted on: September 10, 2021 | 4 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

   My favorite part of a road trip is the pit stops along the way to taste the local culinary delights.  Similarly, as I travel along my Jewish life journey, I make my way through the Jewish calendar using my senses.   You understand, don’t you? There’s the aromatic smell of a grandmother’s chicken soup simmering […]

The Chudnow family project: Timna Park 

The Chudnow family project: Timna Park 

Posted on: September 10, 2021 | 4 Tishri 5782 by Rob Golub

  Does your family have a project? Maybe you do puzzles together, or maybe you work to improve a Wisconsin lake house?  For the Chudnow family, the project is Timna Park, a desert park in Israel offering camping, hiking and archeological finds. No, no, their family project is not just visiting the park. They’re devoted […]