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Milwaukee Jewish Day School cancels in-person classes

Milwaukee Jewish Day School cancels in-person classes

Posted on: March 13, 2020 | 17 Adar 5780 by Rob Golub

  Milwaukee Jewish Day School is temporarily halting in-person classes, replacing them with an “extended distance learning plan,” starting Monday, March 16, 2020.  The current plan is for a return to classes on Monday, April 20.  “As this is a dynamic situation, our return date may change and we will communicate all changes as they occur,” the school wrote in a […]

Milwaukee Jewish Federation cancels or postpones all large events 

Milwaukee Jewish Federation cancels or postpones all large events 

Posted on: March 12, 2020 | 16 Adar 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  Milwaukee Jewish Federation has canceled or postponed gatherings of more than 30 people through Passover, or April 16, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  In a March 12 letter to the Jewish community, Federation Board Chair Moshe Katz and President and CEO Miryam Rosenzweig said the nonprofit will “remain focused on preventing illness at our programs and events, on our missions and trips and […]

Women’s trip to Israel creates bonds

Women’s trip to Israel creates bonds

Posted on: March 9, 2020 | 13 Adar 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  If you’re looking to connect with Israel and a sisterhood of women, a Milwaukee Jewish Federation-sponsored Momentum women’s trip may be perfect for you.  “It was wonderful,” said Marina Chester of Bayside, who went on the trip with the November 2019 group. The best part, she said, was probably just “hanging out with the […]

Antisemitism audit findings are presented

Antisemitism audit findings are presented

Posted on: March 4, 2020 | 8 Adar 5780 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – We need to keep the youth in mind, according to the authors of the Jewish Community Relations Council’s 2019 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. JCRC Chair Ann Jacobs said that youth can be less likely to report antisemitism, but they need support. “It is our job as the grown-ups in the room to […]

Dr. Moffic’s 10 prescriptions for (Jewish) mental health

Posted on: March 4, 2020 | 8 Adar 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  After alphabetical columns on aging well, prescriptive portraits of some famous Jewish lives can model mental health. Prescription 1. BE LIKE JOSEPH: Dream Big; Resilience; Forgive Well before Freud, Joseph not only interpreted his own (prophetic) dreams, but after his brothers threw him into a pit of life, he reinterpreted them to include the […]

‘Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom’

‘Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom’

Posted on: March 2, 2020 | 6 Adar 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  Note: This event has been canceled. Rabbi Ariel Burger, author of “Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom” published last year, will be the speaker at the sixth annual Edie Adelman Lecture on March 30, 2019. Wiesel saw his core life mission as teaching, according to Burger, and that mission is an inspiration for Burger’s […]

Goldberg to retire from Federation, leaves a trail of accomplishments

Goldberg to retire from Federation, leaves a trail of accomplishments

Posted on: March 2, 2020 | 6 Adar 5780 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – By the numbers, Caren Goldberg’s tenure at Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been inarguably impressive. When she started as an endowment associate in 1996, there was less than $60 million in assets under management at the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation. Now it’s close to $200 million, with Goldberg as executive director of the […]

Young Wisconsinites serve in Israeli military

Young Wisconsinites serve in Israeli military

Posted on: March 2, 2020 | 6 Adar 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  The lone soldier program in Israel is not just for service and adventure – it has changed local young people forever. In an interview, one said you gain a “different understanding of service and sacrifice.” A lone soldier is a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces who does not have family in Israel to […]

Wisconsin responds to Chicago riders

Wisconsin responds to Chicago riders

Posted on: March 2, 2020 | 6 Adar 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  After the Chicago Chaiway Riders put a call out for Wisconsin motorcycle riders in the February edition of the Chronicle, about 10 people made contact with the group and expressed interest in starting a Wisconsin riding club, according to organizers. Efforts are underway. Also, Wisconsin resident Jim Salinsky made contact, representing a group that […]

Author to speak on ‘Breaking Hate’

Author to speak on ‘Breaking Hate’

Posted on: March 2, 2020 | 6 Adar 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE — When Chrisitian Picciolini was just 14-years-old, he was drawn into the violent hate-filled world of the Chicago Area Skinheads. It was 1987 and as an insecure teen with absent parents, Picciolini quickly became emboldened by the neo-Nazi movement’s message. He spent the next eight years of his youth spreading its dogma through […]