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Local cantor to sing at Brewers-Cubs game 

Local cantor to sing at Brewers-Cubs game 

Posted on: April 28, 2022 | 27 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

When the Brewers beat the Cubs on May 1, as they most surely will, it will be with the singing support of Cantor David Barash.  Cantor David Barash from Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun will be singing the National Anthem at the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs baseball game on Sunday, May 1 at 1:10 p.m.  […]

A Milwaukee mensch: Al Rosen worked for others so they could celebrate 

A Milwaukee mensch: Al Rosen worked for others so they could celebrate 

Posted on: April 27, 2022 | 26 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Al Rosen loved people. When he passed away, his family received letters and condolences from all over the world, a testament to the impact of his life. Al was not rich or famous or superhuman. He was a man from Milwaukee, husband, father, door-to-door salesman, and Jewish man of faith whose mother had cultivated […]

From Superior to Manhattan – Wisconsin native’s journey to cantor at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 

From Superior to Manhattan – Wisconsin native’s journey to cantor at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 

Posted on: April 14, 2022 | 13 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Daniel Singer, a Wisconsin native, has been a cantor at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, a historic place of worship, for 16 years. His journey has taken him from growing up without Jewish community to serving a synagogue in Manhattan.   “All of my formative years were in Superior, Wisconsin. I was […]

Mimouna celebration to fuse cultures, music 

Mimouna celebration to fuse cultures, music 

Posted on: April 8, 2022 | 7 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  A joyous north African tradition is celebrated by many in Israel, on the day after Passover, and this year, Milwaukeeans can get a taste of the Jewish-Muslim celebration known as Mimouna.  The origins of Mimouna, a tradition dating back to the mid-18th century, are unknown. Some say that the Jews of North African descent, […]

I’m searching for Jewish Civil War Soldiers from Wisconsin – I’ve found 27, but I think there’s a lot more 

I’m searching for Jewish Civil War Soldiers from Wisconsin – I’ve found 27, but I think there’s a lot more 

Posted on: April 8, 2022 | 7 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Many people may not be aware that Jews fought in the American Civil War. Searching for Jewish soldiers has become my retirement project. That period of American history was probably the most transformative period of our country. I believe that combining Jewish and Civil War histories of Wisconsin is of interest to the Jewish […]

Book Corner: Set in Iran, ‘A Persian Passover’ 

Book Corner: Set in Iran, ‘A Persian Passover’ 

Posted on: April 8, 2022 | 7 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  ‘Sydney A. Frankel’s Summer Mix-up’ by Danielle Joseph, published by Kar-Ben. Middle grade novel.  When Sydney Frankel’s best friend, Maggie Stein, begs Sydney to switch summer school classes with her, it seems like a win-win for team Frankelstein. Sydney takes the reading class Maggie’s mother signed her up for — it’s Sydney’s ideal summer […]

For Passover, the Chronicle asked, how do you feel about having the same name as Moses’ spouse?  

For Passover, the Chronicle asked, how do you feel about having the same name as Moses’ spouse?  

Posted on: April 5, 2022 | 4 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  At birth, I was given an English name along with the Hebrew name Tziporah. The English name (ask me sometime) was a name my parents liked. I always hated it. Tziporah was after my paternal great-grandmother, Faigel Weinberg. Faigel and Tziporah both mean bird.  I always felt connected to my Hebrew name. I heard […]

We asked/educators answered: Which symbol on the Seder plate is most meaningful to you and why? 

We asked/educators answered: Which symbol on the Seder plate is most meaningful to you and why? 

Posted on: April 5, 2022 | 4 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  With Passover right around the corner, Jewish educators across Wisconsin are looking forward to their seder meal. The Chronicle asked some winners of the Teacher Impact Awards which symbol on the Seder plate is the most meaningful to them and why. The awards are given annually to recognize impactful educators, sponsored by Milwaukee Jewish […]

Why are these jammies different from all other jammies? 

Why are these jammies different from all other jammies? 

Posted on: April 5, 2022 | 4 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  With the third pandemic Passover approaching, some families are still deciding to have their Seder meal at home with immediate family members. Instead of dressing up in dresses and button-up shirts, some could opt for a more comfortable option: pajamas.   Rabbi Yael Buechler, who owns the New York-based Jewish fashion company Midrash Manicures, has […]

High and middle school incidents are up 80%; Annual audit on state antisemitism found increases and decreases in categories 

High and middle school incidents are up 80%; Annual audit on state antisemitism found increases and decreases in categories 

Posted on: April 5, 2022 | 4 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE — Antisemitic incidents at Wisconsin high schools and middle schools increased 80% from 2020 to 2021, while incidents on social media went up 30%, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation.   The findings of the JCRC’s 2021 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents included:  High school and middle school activity (80% […]