International

Five things to know about the first female rabbi

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Ask most Jews where and when the world’s first female rabbi was ordained, and they may guess 1970s America. But they’d be off by four decades and a continent. The first woman rabbi was not Sally Priesand, ordained by the Reform movement in 1972, but Regina Jonas, who earned the title in 1935 in Berlin. […]

Milwaukee Film Festival rolls out films of Jewish interest

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The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival will be showing a handful of Jewish and Israel-related films at various theaters around the area from Oct. 17-31. “Abe” is about a 12-year-old boy who explores his love of cooking. But with one Jewish grandparent and two Palestinian grandparents, he’s been placed at the center of a conflict. “Abe” […]

My college trip with We Bear Witness Holocaust Student Fellowship

My college trip with We Bear Witness Holocaust Student Fellowship

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reanna West is a former Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle intern and is a 2019 graduate of Marquette University with a degree in sociology.

Local composer wins international competition

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Out of 800 entries for the Best Composition/Score category, Penny Corris ­— a local composer from Hartland, Wisconsin — received first place in an international music competition. The competition, The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, took place in Hollywood, California during April 24-27, 2019. Corris, a classically trained composer with a degree from the […]

We help because we are Jews — My mission trip to India

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India is a country of extreme contrasts and contradictions. One of the first things our local Indian guide told us was “anything you say about India, the opposite is also true!” We found this to be the case throughout our two week journey in India. My husband John Crouch and I joined the Prime Minister’s […]

Werner’s gift: He escaped the Nazis, ran a small store and gave away $2 million

Werner’s gift: He escaped the Nazis, ran a small store and gave away $2 million

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MILWAUKEE – Werner Froehling lived for decades in a modest house on Locust Street, near Oakland Avenue. He never married or had children, just cared for his parents, who’d escaped with him from the Nazis during World War II. He attended Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun regularly for many years. He never got involved much with […]