Rob Golub | February 9, 2024 | 30 Shevat 5784 | 30 Shevat 5784
Sunday, Jan. 14 marked 100 days since Oct. 7, when Israelis and others were taken hostage. Volunteers at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah spent 100 minutes on Jan. 14, dedicated to the hostages and the Jewish people. In this photo, volunteers at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah created charity gifts to give to Israeli soldiers, for them to wear or carry. This mitzvah provides extra protection for the soldiers, who will eventually give the Milwaukee charity away.
Rabbi Wes Kalmar, who leads Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, in Glendale, marked 100 days of captivity for hostages held in Gaza, when spoke to congregants about the war and the hostages on Jan. 14. He and members of his congregation dedicated themselves to thinking, praying, learning, calling and doing acts of chesed in an effort to bring them home.
Miryam Rosenzweig, president and CEO of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, at right, and Mark Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, were among the speakers at the JCC’s Daniel M. Soref Community Hall on Jan. 18. They spoke at a session on choosing abundance for about 70 participants from a broad cross-section of the Jewish professional and lay community, according to the JCC. Choosing abundance relates to having a culture of philanthropy.