International

Former Chronicle editor Eglash represents ambassador 

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NEW YORK – Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Gilad Erdan has appointed Ruth Eglash, a past assistant editor for the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, as his chief communications officer for the international media.  Eglash, a daughter-in-law of Judy and Norb Eglash of Glendale, has decades of experience in journalism. For the past eight years, she reported on […]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will make Buchenwald scrip part of its permanent collection 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will make Buchenwald scrip part of its permanent collection 

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  Brian Mielke, 37, Milwaukee, has donated a Buchenwald concentration camp scrip – or stand-in for currency – to Jewish Museum Milwaukee.   Brian has held the scrip, along with other historic currency and coins from his deceased grandfather’s collection, ever since his grandfather died in 2005. Brian’s grandfather, John Mielke, served as a sergeant during […]

Hilde Adler to recall Kristallnacht  in online event  

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  MADISON — Hilde Adler was just 10 years old on Nov. 9, 1938, when German soldiers stormed her family’s home in Nuremburg, Germany.   At home alone with her nanny, Adler wasn’t sure what the soldiers wanted, but she was scared all the same.   “I remember that a man in tall black boots came into […]

First Person: ‘My World’…by the ER doctor who splits between Milwaukee and Israel

First Person: ‘My World’…by the ER doctor who splits between Milwaukee and Israel

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Twenty-five years ago, my wife Anne and I bought a tiny one-bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. We were two working doctors with small children living in the Biblical suburbs where the story of Chanukah took place. The dollhouse of a flat was Anne’s psychiatry clinic. With an Oriental room divider and a coat rack, the […]

Finding resilience during the global pandemic

Finding resilience during the global pandemic

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor E. Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning” We are living in a challenging time as we face the COVID-19 threat and its impact on ourselves and around the world. The extent of harm and death is tragic; therefore, […]

Exhibit is on World War II era painter – Erich Lichtblau-Leskly 

Exhibit is on World War II era painter – Erich Lichtblau-Leskly 

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  Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, has launched its newest exhibit, “To Paint is to Live: The Artwork of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly,” both in-person and online.   “To Paint is to Live” explores the life and work of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly, a Czech Jewish artist who used art and satire as tools for coping […]

How do you talk to kids about the Holocaust?  

How do you talk to kids about the Holocaust?  

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  MILWAUKEE — If you’ve wondered just how, or whether to, discuss the Holocaust with a younger child, Simone Schweber has a workshop that should be able to help you.  The Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Schweber will be working with the Jewish Museum Milwaukee this […]

My Morocco: A journey in search of my heritage 

My Morocco: A journey in search of my heritage 

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  In 2013 when I was in graduate school, I was walking to one of my classes in the business school when I saw a big sign calling to boycott an Israeli–themed lunch scheduled for that week.   I looked at the sign and saw that it alleged the Israeli lunch menu was “expropriating Arab cuisine […]