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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 […]

At anti-Semitism town hall, trends cited and a call for vigilance

Posted on: March 26, 2019 | 19 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Wisconsin saw a 166 percent increase in anti-Semitic vandalism in 2018, according to a recent audit by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council. That’s one of the findings in a report that raises the alarm regarding rising anti-Semitism. Incidents overall are up by 20.5 percent from the prior year. On an annual basis, […]

Abayudaya Jewry: Riches without wealth

Abayudaya Jewry: Riches without wealth

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Rob Golub

  The chief Rabbi of Uganda is to speak in Milwaukee on Monday, April 8, a visit hastily arranged to fit into his already-planned American tour, after local music professionals visited Africa in January and February. Wisconsin’s visitors to Africa found a small but highly engaged community, with commitment to tzedakeh, plus a desire to […]

Saber is organizing Poland trip — want to go?

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Local Jewish educator Jennifer Saber is organizing an educational Poland experience for adults, set to include a trip to Europe and local study sessions. Her “Poland Journey for Adults” with the Ramah Israel Institute is slated for July 22-28, 2019. The Ramah Israel Institute helps plan educational trips to Israel and is affiliated with […]

State’s cantors to come together in Waukesha

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Many of the state’s cantors will bring their voices together on Sunday, April 14, for “A Journey of Jewish Music,” and its influence on popular American music. The concert is in celebration of Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha’s 80th anniversary, and Cantor Deborah Martin will be explaining the diverse Jewish music of our heritage throughout the globe […]

Local author takes on Trump

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Dr. H. Steven Moffic, an occasional contributor to the Chronicle, is one of 10 authors added to a new edition of the book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.” The full title of the new edition is “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President – Updated and […]

Jewish Community Relations Council reports rise in incidents

Jewish Community Relations Council reports rise in incidents

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Wisconsin is experiencing an “alarming” rise in anti-Semitic incidents, announced the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, as it released its 2018 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents in March of 2019. Mirroring the rise of white supremacy, racism and anti-Semitism in the U.S. and across the globe, new data shows an unprecedented […]

Psychiatrist and rabbi probe Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  A Jewish psychiatrist and a rabbi – a father and son duo – will give a talk on their respective books, one on Islamophobia and the other on anti-Semitism, Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave. This event is a “rare opportunity to see how the two subject […]

How to host your own Passover Seder

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

For links to recipes from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency story on page 24 of the April, 2019 Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, click here.

Play written in Terezin Ghetto – but never performed ­– to see light

Play written in Terezin Ghetto – but never performed ­– to see light

Posted on: March 25, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  The play was written by a prisoner of a Holocaust-era ghetto. Today, its presence is to be felt locally. “The Last Cyclist” is being staged April 4-14 at Cardinal Stritch University in Fox Point. The original version of “The Last Cyclist” was written as a cabaret in 1944 by Karel Svenk, a prisoner in […]