Israel

First Person: Our dollars make an impact in Israel

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Milwaukee Jewish Federation giving supports not just the Jewish community of Milwaukee but and around the world. Living here, it can be hard to feel connected to this philanthropy. One of the responsibilities of the Federation’s Israel and Overseas Committee is to help our community feel the impact of these dollars. Each year, volunteer leaders visit projects in Israel and this year, Pnina Goldfarb and Jennifer Saber made the trip. These volunteers see the projects in action and ask many questions to make sure they are fulfilling their commitments. Most times, not only are projects...

Milwaukee native Alexandra Hart to help recognize women on the front line in Israel — because she was one

Milwaukee native Alexandra Hart to help recognize women on the front line in Israel — because she was one

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Alexandra Hart experienced the stigma of being a woman in combat in the Israeli Defense Forces.   The then 19-year-old Milwaukee native had to prove herself capable of running as fast, lifting as much and being as mentally fit as the men in her combat unit.   “Wow, you’re really good for a girl,” she would hear, […]

Milwaukee to virtually mark Holocaust, plus Israeli Memorial Day and Independence Day

Milwaukee to virtually mark Holocaust, plus Israeli Memorial Day and Independence Day

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Volunteers and staff organizers have decided the coronavirus outbreak will not stop them.   The Milwaukee Jewish community is moving ahead with a digital commemoration of Yamim days – Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).  Presentations of speakers, ceremonies and music can be seen on Facebook beginning […]

Walk for Israel and other events were already planned

Walk for Israel and other events were already planned

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MILWAUKEE – Every year, Milwaukee Jewish Federation and other organizations mark Yamim – three key occasions – with a series of local events. The three Yamim occasions are Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day; Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Day of Remembrance; and Yom HaAtzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day, with its well-attended Walk for Israel. Much for […]

Wisconsin-Israel exchanges are canceled due to coronavirus

Wisconsin-Israel exchanges are canceled due to coronavirus

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  At least four exchanges among Israelis and Wisconsinites have been canceled or postponed, according to the Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The changes are due to worldwide concerns over the coronavirus. Milwaukee Jewish Federation had already been considering or making changes in plans, when the Jewish Agency for Israel announced in early March […]

Jerusalem Marathon is postponed, delaying local runner’s plan  

Jerusalem Marathon is postponed, delaying local runner’s plan  

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  Tanya Mazor-Posner, who was featured in the March edition of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle for planning to run in the Jerusalem Marathon for tzedakah, will not be running in the event. It has been postponed.    The Marathon in Israel had been set for March 20, 2020. “As of now the marathon will be postponed to October […]

Women’s trip to Israel creates bonds

Women’s trip to Israel creates bonds

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  If you’re looking to connect with Israel and a sisterhood of women, a Milwaukee Jewish Federation-sponsored Momentum women’s trip may be perfect for you.  “It was wonderful,” said Marina Chester of Bayside, who went on the trip with the November 2019 group. The best part, she said, was probably just “hanging out with the […]