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Wedding, February 2022

Posted on: January 31, 2022 | 29 Shevat 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

Rotter-Bensman  Lily Rotter and William Bensman were married Nov. 20, 2021.  Lily is now Lily Bensman, a 2013 graduate of Drake University, employed by Skai. William is a 2008 graduate of Indiana University, employed by Google.   Rabbi Noah Chertkoff was the officiating clergy. The brothers of the bride and groom, Noah Rotter, Cal Bensman and […]


Posted on: December 1, 2021 | 27 Kislev 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Merar-Nelson  Mardee Jo Merar and Adam James Nelson were married at The Pavilion at Discovery World, Milwaukee, October 2021.  The parents of the bride are Barrie and Bob Merar. Parents of the groom are Kim and Jim Nelson.  The grandparents of the bride are Maxine and Ron Cohn. The grandparents of the groom are Betty […]

Wedding, November 2021

Wedding, November 2021

Posted on: October 28, 2021 | 22 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

Goldstein-Koenig   Anna Goldstein and Joey Koenig are to wed Nov. 13, 2021.   The bride will become Anna Goldstein Koenig. Her parents are Amy and Brad Goldstein of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. Joey’s parents are Cathy and Joe Koenig of Shorewood, Illinois.  Anna is a 2017 graduate of Marquette University, employed by Hillel Milwaukee. Joey is a […]

B’nei mitzvah  

Posted on: October 28, 2021 | 22 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

    Julianna Franklin  Julianna Abigail Franklin was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 30. She is the daughter of Alla and Andrew Franklin and sister of Alexander Franklin; she is also the granddaughter of Marilyn and David Franklin and Tatyana and Edmond Shapunov. Julianna is in 8th grade at […]


Posted on: October 6, 2021 | 30 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Kazan-Grodsky  Kate Kazan and Scott Grodsky married Aug. 22, 2021.   Rabbi Marc Berkson officiated. Kate is a public relations account supervisor at STIR Advertising & Integrated Messaging. Scot is a sports anchor and reporter with CBS 58.   Mother of the bride Cindy Cooper is in Mequon. Parents of the groom Debbie and Irl Grodsky […]


Posted on: June 2, 2021 | 22 Sivan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Susana Osorio Cardona and Adam Louis Kane were married Feb. 9, 2021, in Antioquia, Columbia. The ceremony was broadcast on Zoom for the bride and groom’s immediate family and the officiating clergy was Paulina Gómez González (notary public). Susana graduated from Universidad de Antioquia and Université de Genève in both 2015 and 2020. He […]


Posted on: May 2, 2021 | 20 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Elizabeth Rosenberg and Benjamin Holzman were married on March 15, 2021, by Rabbi Sharon Cohen at the Apiary of Lexington, Kentucky.    Parents of the bride are Ricki and Joe Rosenberg of Lexington, Kentucky. Parents of the groom are Judy and Chuck Holzman of Glendale.  Elizabeth obtained her B.A. in general and special education as […]

Weddings, April 2020

Posted on: April 30, 2020 | 6 Iyyar 5780 by WJC Staff

Riley & Bello Chelsea Jenna Riley and Alfredo Vargas Bello were married on April 6, 2019 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Parents of the bride are Robin Gerson and Tim Riley of Glendale, Wisconsin. Parents of the groom are Enedina Bello González of Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico and Alfredo Vargas Moctezuma of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico. Chelsea graduated from […]

Wedding, February 2020

Posted on: January 28, 2020 | 2 Shevat 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Miller-Backer Lila Rebecca Miller and Jonathan Backer married Nov. 10, 2019. Mother of the groom Rabbi Dena Feingold officiated in Tomales, California. Feingold is the spiritual leader for Beth Hillel Temple in Kenosha. The father of the groom is Brad Backer. Parents of the bride Mary Kelly and Larry Miller live in Piedmont, California. The […]

7 tips for tying the knot in Milwaukee … host a wedding without breaking the bank

Posted on: November 26, 2019 | 28 Heshvan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

It’s difficult to plan a wedding without experiencing sticker shock. The average cost of a 2018 wedding was $23,680 in the state of Wisconsin  and $28,798 in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area , according to surveys conducted by the wedding market research firm, The Wedding Report. So how can you keep costs down while hosting a […]