Israel

For your bucket list: The Wall during Days of Awe

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When thousands of Jews stand in front of the Western Wall during the Days of Awe, it shows “the beauty of the diversity of Judaism,” according to Israeli Rakefet Ginsburg. During the 10 Days of Awe, from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, Jews seek atonement and at the Wall worshippers can feel a tremendous sense of connection. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins Sept. 29 at sundown, with Yom Kippur on Oct. 8 at sundown. There is a ripple effect that can be felt each night during the Days of Awe at the Wall. The crowd stands shoulder to shoulder. “Be prepared to be pushed by many, many...

Dov Lipman, former Knesset member, to speak locally

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Dov Lipman, who served in the Israeli parliament from 2013 to 2015, is to speak in Milwaukee this month. A minimum contribution is required to attend the 7 p.m., Sept. 10, 2019 event put on by the Jewish National Fund at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, 39 E. Kilbourn Ave. Contact Kim R. Levy […]

Rep. Bryan Steil to speak on Israel; Kenosha invites Milwaukee

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Beth Hillel Temple is inviting the Milwaukee Jewish community to a Tuesday, Sept. 3 , 2019, conversation with Rep. Bryan Steil, the Republican representing Wisconsin’s first district in Congress. He holds the seat previously held by Rep. Paul Ryan, the former Speaker of the House. Steil recently visited Israel. He will speak about the visit […]

The challenges of Israel education — how some schools are approaching Israel

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I want to tell you about Israel education initiatives at several North American day schools, two years into the Center for Israel Education’s Day School Initiative, with the support of the Legacy Heritage Fund. At this time, the Atlanta-based program does not include any Wisconsin schools. (Editor’s note: We happen to know that many of […]

Federation offered ‘First 7 Minutes’ training

Federation offered ‘First 7 Minutes’ training

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Would people at local faith-based institutions know what to do in the first minutes of a medical crisis? Now, thanks to local training offered through a partnership between Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Magen David Adom, many have been given training for a good foundation in initial response. The training made the Federation the first organization […]

Editor’s Desk: On Israel, the truth takes a beating in local media

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I’m usually a passionate defender of the media. I’ll be with friends or family or out in the world somewhere, or on the phone with a reader. I’ll be told the New York Times or some other media organization is anti-Israel. They say it to me in particular because I’ve worked in the media most […]

Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan oppose boycott condemnation bill

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House overwhelmingly condemns Israel boycott movement, but local representatives see it differently

‘First 7 Minutes’ training slots open for faith-based workers

‘First 7 Minutes’ training slots open for faith-based workers

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Do you work at a local faith-based institution? Would you know what to do in the first seven minutes of a medical crisis? Milwaukee Jewish Federation has spots available for Magen David Adom’s “First 7 Minutes” training, to be held locally in four-hour slots from July 15-17, 2019. The training provides guidance on what to […]

Twenty years later, back at the Tiberias marathon

Twenty years later, back at the Tiberias marathon

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In 1999, Heather Polan Berken of the Milwaukee area’s North Shore ran the International Tiberias Marathon on a whim. It was three years after her first, the Madison Marathon. She ran that one on impulse, clutching the race receipt and change in her hand for the entire route. The ensuing years haven’t dampened Berken’s enthusiasm […]