Israel

Young Wisconsinites serve in Israeli military

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  The lone soldier program in Israel is not just for service and adventure – it has changed local young people forever. In an interview, one said you gain a “different understanding of service and sacrifice.” A lone soldier is a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces who does not have family in Israel to support them throughout their service. The program helps the soldiers with everything leading up to the aliyah flight and moving. It is the soldiers’ connection to the army, helping them get the units and jobs they desire. These three young Wisconsinites left their comfort zones...

When I’m not treating Wisconsinites, I’m in an Israeli ER

When I’m not treating Wisconsinites, I’m in an Israeli ER

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Two years ago I took a job as an ER doctor at Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, halfway between Tel Aviv and Gaza, in the first new hospital in Israel in 40 years. I do not know why I am OK with this, far from my comfort zone. Wrestling with language and with life and death […]

Q&A: Jeffrey Green, ER doctor for Wisconsin and Israel

Q&A: Jeffrey Green, ER doctor for Wisconsin and Israel

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Dr. Jeffrey Green was hired at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center as medical director of the Emergency Department, a position he served in from 2010-2014. He then chose to return to full-time patient care. More recently, he’s been flying between Israel and Milwaukee about every two months, a routine he’s fallen into since last year. […]

El-Al to start nonstop flight from Chicago to Israel

El-Al to start nonstop flight from Chicago to Israel

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El-Al has announced their new nonstop flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv beginning in March of 2020. Flights will arrive at O’Hare International Airport on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., according to The Jerusalem Post. When going back to Tel Aviv, flights will depart the same day and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport […]

Classroom twinning joins Wisconsin and Israel

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Kids at part-time religious school and Jewish day school in Wisconsin are skyping, videoing and mailing letters with same-aged students in Israel. Partnership2Gether is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Among other activities, the program pairs classrooms in Milwaukee with classrooms in Israel. This academic year there are […]

For new Israeli emissary, America is a classroom and sports is a passion

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You might say the new shaliach has come to America because, for his family, he wanted to try a whole different ballgame. Uria Roth, an enthused sports fan, arrived in August of 2019 to serve as an emissary from Israel. The sabra, or native-born Israeli, will be here connecting with community and assisting Milwaukee Jewish […]

Six things to know about the shin shinim

Six things to know about the shin shinim

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This year’s young Israeli emissaries have arrived and if you see them at local events, remember that they’re here for you! Two new shin shinim, Khen Alkaslasi and Omer Maatuf, arrived in Milwaukee in late September, 2019. They’re here for a year to connect with Milwaukee. “We really want to get to know everybody,” Alkaslasi […]

Students for Justice in Palestine national conference set for Twin Cities

Students for Justice in Palestine national conference set for Twin Cities

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National Students for Justice in Palestine is set to hold its annual conference at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities from Nov. 1-3, 2019, and some in the Jewish community are expressing deep concern.   National Students for Justice in Palestine accuses Israel of “colonialism.” Dr. Hatem Bazian has incorrectly accused Israel of genocide […]