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. Q: Why do you travel between ERs in Israel and Milwaukee? A: He gave us two reasons: One is that he’s got an adult daughter in Israel. The other is his love of Israel. He did some medical school in Israel, and he and his family lived there from 1993 to 1998....

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 […]

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 […]

Milwaukee Film Festival rolls out films of Jewish interest

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The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival will be showing a handful of Jewish and Israel-related films at various theaters around the area from Oct. 17-31. “Abe” is about a 12-year-old boy who explores his love of cooking. But with one Jewish grandparent and two Palestinian grandparents, he’s been placed at the center of a conflict. “Abe” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coming to Milwaukee: The best decision I’ve ever made

Coming to Milwaukee: The best decision I’ve ever made

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What is home? Is it where you sleep? Is it where your family is? Or is it, like the song, where your heart is? I never in my life thought I’d have to answer this question at the age of 19, but I have, and I am so satisfied with the answer. During this year […]

Goodbye Milwaukee! I had the chance to teach about a great passion

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It all started three years ago when I saw a post on Facebook about a youth delegation called teen mifgash, coming to Milwaukee. The delegation was heading to Milwaukee, which is the partnership region of my home, the Sovev Kinneret region of Israel. I applied to join the delegation to Milwaukee and came for two […]

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 […]

Local law students visit Israel

Local law students visit Israel

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Led by Professor Andrea Schneider, Marquette University program is an ‘inspiration’ . . For Cole Altman, Israel has never been a foreign place. A Jewish kid from Fox Point, the 25-year-old had twice been to the country before heading back this March as part of a Marquette University Law School seminar centered around conflict resolution […]

New leader, new life: New rabbi at Congregation Anshai Lebowitz

New leader, new life: New rabbi at Congregation Anshai Lebowitz

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MEQUON – Rabbi Pinchas Levin, 49, was a hard-working teacher at a renowned yeshiva in Israel, called Mir Yeshiva, until the cancer. “I have gone through a resurrection,” he said, no reference to other religions intended. “I’m a different person than I was.” Levin is the new spiritual leader at Congregation Anshai Lebowitz of Mequon. […]