Friday, April 12, 2013
Have you been to the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center yet? Review and rate them on Patch!
Here at Whitefish Bay Patch, we're proud to acknowledge our neighbors in the business community. And that's why we're giving a big shout-out to one businesses that claimed their listings on Patch - the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. This Jewish Community Center is a non-profit social service, which was founded over a 100 years ago upon Jewish ethics and values. Today the center provides several businesses/ programs all within a Jewish setting. Those entities include something for the entire family from a family fitness center to the wellness spa. Are you ready to claim your listing? Claiming your listing on Patch shows readers you're watching the reviews that are posted, and that you're ready to update the listing …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Richard Lewis and Susie Essman from HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm will perform at the JCC on Jan. 19 to raise money for anti-bullying education.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Police discovered the vandalism and a Jewish Day School employee is checking to see if surveillance footage caught the identify of the vandal.
Editor's Note: This article was updated Sept. 11 to reflect the appropraite name of the building which was vandalized. A Fox Point police officer stumbled upon some spray painted vandalism near the Jewish Community Center on the Milwaukee Jewish Day School Field House, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd., just after 6 a.m. on Aug. 26. While an officer was completing routine searches around local business, he noticed a large, pink heart with “K+A” written in the middle was spray painted on the north side of the field house just past the front entrance. A surveillance camera attached to the outside of the building was visible just above where the damage occurred. A Jewish Day School employee said he will check to see if the surveillance caught the …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The free event at the JCC on June 9 features a humor workshop and performances from two comedians, including Joey from "Full House"
Cancer survivors and their families are invited to a special evening of laughter on June 9 as Gilda’s Club Southeastern Wisconsin presents “Humor, Health & Hope … Feel Better with Laughter” at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. The free event begins at 4 p.m. with a workshop led by Meagan Brown, a mind-body therapist from Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Following the workshop and light hors d’ouevres, two professional comedians turn on the laughs. Comedian, juggler and cancer survivor Scott Burton takes the stage first, followed by impressionist Dave Coulier, best known for his role as “Joey Gladstone” on the ABC television series Full House. Coulier also hosted “The World’s Funniest Videos” and “America’s …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The board approved all of the proposed changes to the JCC's development agreement except its request to host up to 30 events past the traditional 11 p.m. closing time.
After months of discussion, Whitefish Bay village officials gave the Jewish Community Center permission to expand its hours, hold more special events and snowplow in the overnight hours. The Whitefish Bay Village Board on Monday night unanimously approved the organization's request to modify its development agreement with the village, which was reached in 2002 as a result of its expansion. The board's action comes on the heels of a joint public hearing before the Village Board and Plan Commission in March and the Plan Commission's approval in April. The board OK'ed all of the JCC's requests except its request to hold as many as 30 events per year that would run until 1 a.m., rather than the current closing time of 11 p.m. Instead, trustees…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Plan Commission agreed to eight changes to the organization's development agreement and recommended the Village Board approve the JCC's request at its May 5 meeting.
Extended hours for the Jewish Community Center were approved Tuesday by the Plan Commission, leaving only the Village Board to bless the request. The expanded hours would be as follows: The Milwaukee Jewish Federation asked the village to amend the JCC’s development agreement to allow the extended hours. Also part of the request supported by the Plan Commission on Tuesday: Some neighboring residents on Devon Street and Bay Ridge Avenue have voiced concerns about increased night traffic, so Commissioner Mark Huber suggested an amendment to the petition requesting the JCC be flexible to re-route traffic to meet neighbors' concerns. Huber said the JCC seems receptive to those changes, as they have worked to meet residents' concerns so far. "I…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Milwaukee Jewish Federation's request to amend development agreement includes expanded hours, more events and the construction of two fences.
About 50 people showed up to Monday night's Village Board meeting prepared to speak or listen to the Village Board discuss the merits of a proposal to modify the Karl Jewish Community Center campus' development agreement, but those comments will not be heard by village officials until a public hearing on March 19. The Village Board voted to refer the issue to the village's Plan Commission, which will listen to public comments during a joint Village Board-Plan Commission meeting on March 19 at a location yet to be determined. Instead of taking public comments Monday night, Village President Julie Siegel said a joint hearing allows residents to offer comments at one meeting instead of two and allows both bodies to hear the same testimony. …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A few tickets are still available at Bayshore and through a raffle at the JCC.
He's a comedian and writer for Saturday Night Live. He's even roasted the infamous Donald Trump at a White House Correspondents' Dinner — and he's coming to the North Shore. Seth Meyers will perform for Laugh it Up at the Jewish Community Center Jan. 21 to benefit the JCC and Gilda’s Club of Southeast Wisconsin. Tickets are already sold out, but you can still snag a few at Bayshore Mall and the JCC. Bayshore mall is hosting a sweepstakes for two tickets to the show, along with a chance to meet Seth. Visit the mall through Sunday and pick up a an entry form at the Guest Services desk. You must be 21 years old or older to enter and only one entry per person. Winners will be randomly drawn and contacted by phone or email on Jan. 19. The JCC …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A New York musician helped the JCC celebrate Monday, the night before the eight-day Jewish holiday begins.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Rory Linnane
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Jewish Community Center invited the community to celebrate Hanukkah Monday night with traditional crafts, food, and music. They emphasized the charitable aspect of the holiday with toy donations to Children's Hospital. New York musician ShirLaLa performed interactive songs exploring the history and spirit of Hanukkah, as kids and their parents danced along.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
This week is packed full of musical performances in local schools.
Here's a look at some of the events in our events calendar this week. If we're missing something, you can add it to the calendar. Dominican Christmas Concert: Dominican High School's Christmas concert, "On a Cold December Night" will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school's auditorium. The school's band, chamber choir and concert choir will be performing a variety of holiday songs from classic to jazz. Cumberland Winter Festival Concert: Cumberland's all-school concert will be held in the school's gymnasium from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. All-day kindergarteners and 1st through 5th grade students will perform at both concerts. Morning Kindergarten students perform at 9:45 a.m. and afternoon kindergarten students perform at 1:30 p.m. …