Israel

As Weinstein fellows, we are at the beginning of our journey

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The George Weinstein Fellowship is the leadership development program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The latest Weinstein Fellowship group returned from Israel on March 12, having enjoyed a week of learning, touring, relationship building and fun. What does it mean to be Jewish? What does it mean to be a leader? For the past eight months, more than a dozen Jewish leaders from Milwaukee have gathered under the guidance of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation to participate in the George Weinstein Fellowship. The Weinstein Fellowship brings together a diverse group of young professional...

Local and Israeli students study together – virtually

Local and Israeli students study together – virtually

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  The sixth and eighth graders of Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid in Glendale and the third and eighth graders of Nofei Arbel School in Kibbutz Ginossar, Israel were jumping and singing together on Jan. 18. Well, kind of together. “They had a Skype conference,” explained Lori Abramson. “The Nofei Arbel kids learned a Tu […]

Israel’s ambassador to the United States to speak in Milwaukee

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Israel’s ambassador to the United States will speak in Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 5. The Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee have joined together for a special lunch program with Ambassador Ron Dermer. The June 5 luncheon is set to take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the War Memorial […]

Ben-Gurion visiting Milwaukee. No, really.

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  Carrying the Ben-Gurion name was not a childhood burden for the grandson of Israel’s first prime minister. “For me and my two sisters, it was a normal life,” said Alon Ben-Gurion, who grew up in Israel. “The kids in my neighborhood were like, ‘If you can play soccer, come with us.’ They didn’t care […]

Visiting doctors treat Syrian children

Visiting doctors treat Syrian children

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  MILWAUKEE – When a community group from the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul visited Israel in November 2016, they visited the Kinneret College, a winery, a water management installation and a hospital, among other spots. When the group of about a dozen from the St. Paul Jewish community visited Baruch Padeh Medical Center, […]

Longtime rock for Israel to speak

Longtime rock for Israel to speak

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  You can’t put Israeli Aryeh Green in one category. He’s many things. He’s the former executive director of a nonprofit devoted to assisting journalists in Israel. He’s chief strategy officer for an Israeli company that works to bring renewable energy production to developing nations. He’s even just published a book on his long walk […]

Walker signs bill against Israel boycotters

Walker signs bill against Israel boycotters

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  Gov. Scott Walker signed an Israel-related bill into law on April 3, in the presence of several activists and political figures. The legislation bars the state from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel. The law applies to companies, not people, and only to contracts in excess of $100,000. Pictured from left to […]

Tel Aviv 2018: The nation we built in Israel

Tel Aviv 2018: The nation we built in Israel

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  About this photo-story: Israel turns 70 on May 14, 2018, but on the Hebrew calendar, that date falls in April.   Fran Assa, a Milwaukeean who winters in Israel, shot these photos over the last few months in Tel Aviv. Just look at how it has developed – Tel Aviv is a central jewel […]

Annual Campaign: Why I loved Heart to Heart

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  Growing up in Milwaukee with my parents, brothers and grandparents and living in different parts of the country ever since, I truly value every moment I get to spend with my family. I looked forward to this week together with my mom from the moment she asked me if I wanted to join her […]

Three generations of veterans to speak for Yom HaZikaron

Three generations of veterans to speak for Yom HaZikaron

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  Idan Ben-Yitschak knew he wanted to do something unique after high school. After spending his childhood in Israel and his adolescence in Bayside, he decided he would take a step to solidify his Israeli identity. In August of 2013, he relocated back to Israel to enlist as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. […]