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What’s Nu? June 2024

Posted on: June 18th, 2024 | 12 Sivan 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Partnership launches The Talk  A new five-episode podcast titled “The Talk” features conversations between nine Jewish and African American teens from Madison area high schools.  The show is a production of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, a nonprofit working to connect and empower faith communities, and 100 Black Men of Madison, a nonprofit that aims […]

What’s Nu? May 2024

Posted on: May 9th, 2024 | 1 Iyyar 5784 by Rob Golub

Five-star ratings for Jewish Home  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have awarded the Jewish Home and Care Center, of Ovation Communities, with five-star ratings in the areas of quality measures and staffing.   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid created the five-star quality rating system to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes […]

What’s Nu? April 2024

Posted on: April 5th, 2024 | 26 Adar II 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Free kit to discuss Israel   Local Jewish organizations have come together to offer free “A Place to Talk Kit” to help friends and family gather and discuss what is happening in Israel.   Each kit contains stickers, blue ribbons, discussion questions, an Israeli flag, Israeli chocolate and more. The kits are sponsored by the Harry & […]

What’s Nu? February 2024 

Posted on: February 14th, 2024 | 5 Adar I 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Chancellor from controversy is fired  A Wisconsin university chancellor who resisted scheduling classes to accommodate religion, after a Rosh Hashanah scheduling controversy, has been fired for appearing in pornographic videos.  The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow declined to consider religion in class scheduling after the head of the state Board of Regents asked […]

What’s Nu? January 2024

What’s Nu? January 2024

Posted on: January 8th, 2024 | 27 Tevet 5784 by Special to the Chronicle

Spertus offers certificate  Spertus Institute is offering a certificate program in Jewish leadership for professionals, trustees, and lay leaders of Jewish organizations in partnership with Northwestern University. The deadline to apply is Dec. 18.   Spertus Institute is a school of higher education for Jewish studies. Apart from certificate programs, the school offers master’s and doctorate […]

What’s Nu? September 2023

Posted on: September 4th, 2023 | 18 Elul 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Hillel Milwaukee to host ‘reverse tashlich’  During their celebrations of Rosh Hashanah this year, Hillel Milwaukee will be participating in a “Reverse Tashlich” in which they clean up a waterway instead of casting bread into the water to leave sins behind.   Students and community members can register on Hillel Milwaukee’s website for the event on […]

What’s Nu? August 2023

Posted on: August 3rd, 2023 | 16 Av 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Morningstar removes ratings  Chicago-based financial services giant Morningstar removed unfair controversy ratings from over 100 firms operating in or doing business with Israel, after advocacy by Jewish Federations and other Jewish and pro-Israel groups, according to a news release.  “After months of negotiations and discussions with Morningstar about its assumptions, sources, and language, we appreciate […]

What’s Nu? July 2023

Posted on: June 28th, 2023 | 9 Tammuz 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Red Cross encourages donations  The American Red Cross Wisconsin Region is urging people to donate blood and platelets due to a recent drop in donation appointments, according to a statement. Any individual over 17 in good health, who weighs over 110 pounds with either a blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of […]

What’s Nu? June 2023

What’s Nu? June 2023

Posted on: June 1st, 2023 | 12 Sivan 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Tikkun Ha-Ir’s Food Justice Walk  Tikkun Ha-Ir, a Jewish social justice and social action organization, is hosting a Food Justice Walk. The walk is in celebration of the organization’s 20th anniversary.   The walk will be taking place on June 4, 2023, from 9-11 a.m. at Urban Ecology Center-Riverside, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee. The public […]

What’s Nu? May 2023

Posted on: May 5th, 2023 | 14 Iyyar 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Congregation Shalom’s Tikkun Shabbat  Congregation Shalom will be hosting its second annual Tikkun Olam Shabbat on Friday, May 19.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a “green” Oneg Shabat that features speaker Meenal Atre, an advocate for plastic-free communities.   Meenal Atre, the co-founder of Plastic Free MKE, is an […]