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

  Reform to fund rabbi slots  The Central Conference of American Rabbis, a Reform group, is offering to fund rabbi positions in communities with declining Jewish populations.   Several rabbis will each sign a three-year contract with a congregation, with a three-year renewal contract possible. These “Heartland Fellows” will be coached and mentored, with funding for […]

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Posted on: April 6, 2021 | 24 Nisan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Beber Camp switches to Friendship Circle challah  Beber Camp, a non-profit Jewish overnight camp in Mukwonago, has contracted with Friendship Bakery to provide all challah each week during Summer 2021.  In the past, the camp baked its own challah, but because of the pandemic and a change in staffing, the camp decided to explore […]

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Posted on: March 2, 2021 | 18 Adar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Museum has 55,800 virtual visitors during pandemic  Since March 2020, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee has seen 55,800 virtual visitors from all over the world.   “Our virtual programs have really taken off,” Curator Molly Dubin said. “We’re tying into very poignant themes with strong parallels to the present day, that we hope will continue to […]

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Posted on: February 2, 2021 | 20 Shevat 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Bar Mitzvah project raises $920  For his bar mitzvah project, Noah Sulman organized a fundraiser to donate books to  Children’s Wisconsin. “The reason why I chose this project is because I wanted to help people feel happy and safe in the hospital,” he said. Noah raised $920, surpassing his own expectations.  His synagogue, Congregation […]

Whats Nu, January 2020

Posted on: January 7, 2021 | 23 Tevet 5781 by Rob Golub

  Two menorahs at war memorial  The War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, has quickly gone from having no menorahs to two.  First, Arleen Peltz, who serves as a holocaust educator and is active in the Milwaukee-area veterans’ community, helped secure a donated menorah for the War Memorial Center from Ovation Jewish Home. […]

What’s Nu, November 2020

Posted on: October 28, 2020 | 10 Heshvan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Senior housing availability   JFS Housing has availability in its assisted living apartments in Brown Deer.  The Deerwood Crossing Senior Residences are for those 55 and older. Available services include housekeeping, linen and laundry service, medication administration, assistance with dressing, bathing or grooming. The facility has 24-hour staff and an emergency call system.  For more […]

Whats nu? October 2020

Posted on: September 29, 2020 | 11 Tishri 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

Richard Lux leaves Lux Center  Richard Lux, founding director of the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish studies at the Sacred Hart Seminary and School of Theology in Franklin, has relocated to the Minneapolis area to be closer to grandchildren.   The center was established in 2010 as a tribute to Lux upon his retirement from the Sacred […]

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Posted on: September 2, 2020 | 13 Elul 5780 by WJC Staff

  A North Shore Library dispute is on  First, the mayor of Glendale wrote on Facebook last month that “Fox Point killed the North Shore Library.” Then, the village of Fox Point issued an Aug. 24 news release in apparent response, stating that Glendale wants to start charging rent to the other communities that share […]

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Posted on: July 30, 2020 | 9 Av 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

New rabbi in Wausau  Rabbi Benjamin Altshuler is the new spiritual leader for Mt. Sinai Congregation of Wausau.    Although new to the Wausau area, Altshuler is a product of the Midwest and many vibrant Jewish communities, according to a news release. He received rabbinic ordination from the Reform Jewish Seminary, Hebrew Union College – Jewish […]

What’s Nu? May 2020

Posted on: May 14, 2020 | 20 Iyyar 5780 by WJC Staff

Hillel Milwaukee awards three scholarships Hillel Milwaukee has awarded $1,800 Bernard & Helen F. Soref Scholarships to Michaela Brooke, Mikayla Eliyha and Ben Stern. Brooke is a freshman in Marquette University’s direct-admit doctorate of physical therapy program. She is Hillel Milwaukee’s student board vice president of Jewish Life and Learning and takes an active role […]