What’s Nu? April 2020

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 in the Jewish Student Union at Marquette University. Brooke is from Evanston, Ill.

Eliyha is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee working toward a degree in information science & technology, with a minor in computer science and a certificate in website development. She is Hillel Milwaukee’s student board vice president of Israel affairs
and is a Taglit-Birthright Israel recruiter. She is from Sturgeon Bay.

Stern is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee working toward a degree as a dual major in journalism, advertising & media studies and communications. He is one of Hillel Milwaukee’s Blue & Gold Community Shabbat co-chairs, as well as holds the leadership
position as brother-at-large for Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Jewish fraternity at UW-Milwaukee.

New date for wellness expo

The Wellness, Body, Mind & Spirit Expo has been rescheduled to June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, 8900 N. Kildeer Court, Brown Deer. For more information, contact organizers at 414-349-4932 or WellnessBodyMindSpirit.com.

Miller follows precautions

Miller Baking Company is continuing to operate while following safety precautions, said owner Brian Miller.

The Milwaukee baking company is kosher certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

“The Miller Baking team has done an incredible job pulling together to continue to produce our delicious Pretzilla soft pretzel buns and bites,” Miller said. “I am very proud of my organization in a time of incredible challenges.”

Saber serves Israeli inclusion program

Jen Saber, a local Jewish education professional, is an educational development consultant or Shutaf Inclusion Programs in Jerusalem. Saber will visit Israel annually for her work.

Shutaf Inclusion Programs receives funding from The Bader Foundation, the local philanthropic group with close ties to Jewish Milwaukee.

The Shutaf Inclusion Programs serve special needs children who do nothave adequate informal educational opportunities in their Jerusalem-area towns. Shutaf is built on an American Jewish camping platform. Founded in 2007 with 10 participants, today Shutaf offers year-round activities to more than 300 children, teens and young adults. Programs include a summer camp, vacation programs, Young Leadership Program for teens and young adults and programming for people ages 21-30, according to Saber.

Donation feeds Madison students for Passover

University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus Jerome Silver donated to support Passover on campus during COVID-19 precautions, through the Silver Family Hillel Engagement Fund, according to Madison Hillel.

The sponsorship supported a virtual Seder led by Rabbi Steinberger from her home, free meals for students, half-priced meals for all eight days of the holiday period and free Passover meals to internal medicine residents on call at the UW Hospital and Clinics.

Hillel distributed approximately 400 box meals over two Seder nights.

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