International

Speakers: Once a young Auschwitz prisoner, now to visit Milwaukee, Baraboo

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  For all the truth out there, said Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, there are also plenty of lies. That, she said, is why she and her father, Mike Bornstein, had to write their book. At age 4, Bornstein was imprisoned with his family at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum estimates that among the 2,819 inmates liberated from Auschwitz by Soviet troops in 1945, 180 were children, and 52 were younger than 8 years old. Bornstein was one of them. With one of his four children, who works as a television news producer, he decided to...

Poll: Build a wall?

Poll: Build a wall?

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The federal government remains shut down as President Donald Trump holds out for a $5 billion wall between the United States and Mexico. Democrats say they are happy to support good border security, but not the construction project that the president is seeking. The president, on the other hand, has been consistent in his desire […]

Lubar working to plan international conference

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  As co-chair of the 2019 International Lion of Judah Conference, longtime Milwaukee-area volunteer Joan Lubar has been working to shape a gathering for Jewish women from all over the world. The Jewish Federations of North America is putting on the conference with National Women’s Philanthropy, which is a board of Jewish Federations of North […]

A year abroad – with the Latvian Jewish community

A year abroad – with the Latvian Jewish community

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  For that first job out of college, many people head to the office. One headed for adventure abroad. Molly Kazan, 22, is spending a paid year immersing herself in the needs of a Jewish community overseas as a part of her fellowship with JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps. Kazan graduated from the University […]

Whitefish Bay puts on ‘Anne Frank’

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  WHITEFISH BAY – The play, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” will be performed by the Whitefish Bay High School Theater on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17. Ticketing information is at WfbHsTheater.com. If your high school or college is putting on a local production of Jewish interest, let the Chronicle know at Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org.

Milwaukee Film Festival showing two Jewish interest films in coming weeks

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  MILWAUKEE – At least two films with themes of interest to Jewish moviegoers are to be shown by the Milwaukee Film Festival this year – “Bye Bye Germany” and “The Cakemaker.” The Milwaukee Film Festival is Oct. 18-Nov. 1. Here are the film descriptions and show times.   Bye Bye Germany. “A post-war comedy […]

Talk, exhibit to relay lawyers’ plight in Nazi Germany

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One of the first Jewish lawyers arrested in Nazi Germany, Max Hirschberg, lost his freedom in March 1933. Held for five and a half months, Hirschberg felt that any night the murderers could enter his cell. Now, Hirschberg’s biographer will offer a local lecture on Jewish lawyers in Nazi Germany.  The Sept. 16 lecture marks […]

‘1945’ film at Northshore Cinema

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MEQUON – The film “1945”opened Friday Aug. 24 at Northshore Cinema. The film had a 96 percent rating on the Rotten Tomatoes “Tomatometer” at press time. On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. […]

Poll: What should El Al do when haredi Orthodox men refuse to sit?

Poll: What should El Al do when haredi Orthodox men refuse to sit?

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  Here’s a recent story on the issue: El Al says haredi Orthodox men delayed flight by minutes, not an hour, for seat switches JERUSALEM (JTA) — El Al said a flight last month on which haredi Orthodox men refused to take their assigned seats next to women was delayed only minutes by the required […]

Rabbi Cohen blows shofar at immigration rally

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  Rabbi David Cohen of Congregation Sinai in Fox Point spoke on June 21 at a Voces de le Frontera rally outside a Downtown Milwaukee federal immigration office. The rally was to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Cohen quoted from the Torah, that “you shall … proclaim liberty throughout the land to all of […]