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Flowers for the new year – For Rosh Hashanah flowers, people tend to go very bright or with a classic white 

Flowers for the new year – For Rosh Hashanah flowers, people tend to go very bright or with a classic white 

Posted on: September 11th, 2022 | 15 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Flowers bring joy to any room and it can be lovely to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with some freshly cut floral arrangements to brighten up the event.  With the new year just around the corner, it is hard to know what kind of arrangements are best for a table centerpiece or to send for the […]

JCC and Federation plan ‘Culture of Philanthropy’ event – Oct. 27 symposium is expected to local organizations, lay leaders  

JCC and Federation plan ‘Culture of Philanthropy’ event – Oct. 27 symposium is expected to local organizations, lay leaders  

Posted on: September 11th, 2022 | 15 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle
Five things to know on America and the Holocaust  – A new PBS documentary is scheduled to start Sept. 18 

Five things to know on America and the Holocaust  – A new PBS documentary is scheduled to start Sept. 18 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022 | 6 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Are you planning to watch the Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, “The US and the Holocaust,” Sept. 18-20? Here are five things to know, which could be helpful as you watch.   The Nazis studied Jim Crow. Although legal racism against racial and ethnic minorities in the United States did not make the rise of Nazism […]

Merens: ‘Being written into the book isn’t a final act – it is the first act.’

Merens: ‘Being written into the book isn’t a final act – it is the first act.’

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022 | 6 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  As another High Holiday season is upon us, I can’t help but recall what I thought about as we ended last year’s High Holiday season. “I am so hungry!” We all hunger for “things” in our lives. We have physical hunger – such as after a 24-hour fast. We have hunger for loving relationships; […]

How to help Ukrainians – Experts discuss Welcome Circles, how to help those in need 

How to help Ukrainians – Experts discuss Welcome Circles, how to help those in need 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022 | 6 Elul 5782 by Rob Golub

More than two million people have fled their homes in Ukraine and passed into Poland, as a result of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Tanya Arbit, Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy President, in a webinar last month.    “To put this into context this number is larger than the population of two Milwaukees and […]

Kenosha synagogue assists Afghan refugees, working with Congregations United to Serve Humanity

Kenosha synagogue assists Afghan refugees, working with Congregations United to Serve Humanity

Posted on: August 30th, 2022 | 3 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Volunteer Harriet Lavin recently was driving a female Afghan refugee to a doctor’s appointment when she asked the mother of six whether she would want to learn how to drive in the future.   “Women, no drive, no school. No work, no shopping,” the Afghan woman said to Lavin. “Taliban.”   Her simple answer cast a […]

Few Ukranian Jewish families have needed assistance – Jewish Family Services is available to help

Few Ukranian Jewish families have needed assistance – Jewish Family Services is available to help

Posted on: August 30th, 2022 | 3 Elul 5782 by Rob Golub

  Jewish Family Services has assisted fewer than a dozen Ukrainian Jewish families who have fled to Wisconsin since the outbreak of war, because only that small amount have sought assistance so far.   JFS is available to assist more families and if you’re aware of newcomers, you’re invited to connect them with JFS.   “If you’re […]

Hannah Gold was ‘MVP’ for her team – Mequon competitor’s first Israel trip was for Maccabiah Games 

Hannah Gold was ‘MVP’ for her team – Mequon competitor’s first Israel trip was for Maccabiah Games 

Posted on: August 30th, 2022 | 3 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  “It kind of just fell into my lap one day,” 22-year-old Wisconsinite Hannah Gold said, describing the opportunity to represent the United States in Women’s ice hockey at Israel’s Maccabiah Games, one of the largest sports competitions in the world.   From July 14-28, 2022, the Games hosted 10,000 athletes from 60 countries, in Jerusalem. […]

What’s Nu, September 2022

Posted on: August 30th, 2022 | 3 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Gan Ami selected for accreditation The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education programs selected both campuses of Gan Ami Early Childhood Education, Mequon and Whitefish Bay, for accreditation for a second time.   The re-accreditation process involved administrators, staff and parents evaluating the program in accordance with Accreditation Standards, according to a news […]

Kenosha allies rallied around Jewish community, said Rabbi Dena Feingold, after man caught for delivering antisemitic fliers 

Kenosha allies rallied around Jewish community, said Rabbi Dena Feingold, after man caught for delivering antisemitic fliers 

Posted on: August 29th, 2022 | 2 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  A 56-year-old man got much more than he likely bargained for when, according to police, he decided to drop leaflets containing antisemitic speech on several occasions in Kenosha over the last eight months.   In addition to getting slapped with 23 tickets for littering, which could cost him $4,300, the man who hoped to spread […]