Monday, May 6, 2013
Twelve incidents were reported in the Milwaukee area last year, but a Jewish community organization believes the problem may be bigger than expected.
“Get used to it. You’re Jewish.” That’s what Dave was told by a classmate who repeatedly pushed him to the ground in a gym class basketball game his sophomore year at Whitefish Bay High School. Dave – not the student’s real name – said he felt that same surge of emotions return the following year during study hall, when he overheard another boy bragging about throwing coins at people’s feet. If they picked up the coins, the boy would ask them if they were Jewish, feeding the stereotype of Jewish people being cheap. Although he didn't witness the boy's actions, Dave said he felt a mix of anger and embarrassment in hearing the story and seeing other students laugh along with it. “I was pretty upset by it. I didn’t expect that at the high …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Center hosted a daylong celebration for Israel's 65th Independence Day on Sunday.
Hundreds took to the streets of Fox Point with Israeli and American flags to celebrate Israel's 65th birthday Sunday afternoon. The Walk for Israel event was just one piece of a daylong Israel Independence Day celebration organized by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation at the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay. The event, titled "Israel at 65: Then, Now and Tomorrow," also featured an Israeli flag dance performed by Milwaukee Jewish Day School students, camel rides, food demonstrations by Israeli chefs, coffee and conversation with Lt. Colonel Yonayan about Israel and an opportunity to write a letter to Israeli soliders. Did you take photos of the celebration Sunday? Upload them to this article!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Grant program provides significant tuition grants to all current and new students at the K-8 school located on the Whitefish Bay-Fox Point border.
Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, Milwaukee Jewish Day School is able to offer tuition assistance to new and returning students. The Building Our Future grant program will completely pay for the first year of tuition for new students entering grades 1-7 and will also provide sizeable tuition grants to help pay tuition in future years at the school. All other students, both current and new, are eligible for grants to help make tuition more affordable at the school, which is located at 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd. In a news release, Brian King, Head of School at MJDS, said he was humbled by the unprecedented donation. ”It is encouraging and humbling that this local donor believes so deeply in the value of MJDS that the individual is making…