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 …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The JCC is partnering with Nicolet School District and WEA Trust to offer a unique wellness program that includes exercise, dieting and camaraderie.
Andi Winkle has tried to lose weight before, but eventually, those lost pounds returned. This time it's different for the Nicolet chemistry teacher, who is one of 32 Nicolet employees in their fourth week of a 12-week exercise program called "The Big Melt Down." The program brings Nicolet staffers together outside school hours to exercise in the Nicolet gymnasium or at the Harry and Rose Samson Jewish Community Center. "This time it's a lifestyle change for me," Winkle said at the end of a recent workout. "I'm not so focused on losing 25 pounds in 12 weeks. For me, it's asking myself if I ate healthy this week and if I feel good about what I did workout-wise, knowing the rest will follow. This is the first time in my life I can say that…
Stillwaters, a Waukesha-based cancer support organization, now has an office at the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay.
Waukesha-based Stillwaters Cancer Support Services is now offering cancer support services at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay. Stillwaters began offering services at the JCC in January as part of its commitment to expand its programming in Milwaukee and continue some of the previous services offered by Gilda’s Club. Through the partnership, the two organizations strive to provide patients and families with support to deal with the anxiety and fear that is common with a cancer experience. During Tuesday’s special celebration marking the new partnership, the JCC presented Stillwaters with a $5,000 check in proceeds from the JCC’s Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2013 fundraiser in January. At the JCC, Stillwaters…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Jewish "Festival of Lights" begins in early December this year, running for eight days.
Hanukkah, the Jewish “festival of lights,” begins Dec. 8 in 2012 and continues through Dec. 16. The eight-day celebration commemorates the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom. The Jewish Community Center in Fox Point celebrated Hanukkah last year with a public event that included traditional crafts and food, plus music from a New York-based musician. Also in 2011, Fox Point Patch introduced readers to the “Jewish Santa,” who delivers toys each Christmas Eve to children at a Milwaukee emergency shelter. Other local resources include:
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 …
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, March 20, 2012
With proposed increases to hours and traffic, some residents voiced opposition at a public hearing Monday, while others supported the JCC.
Residents were divided Monday night as they delivered passionate cases to village officials at a packed public hearing about proposed modifications to the Jewish Community Center. Representatives with the JCC called the changes “minor,” but some neighbors were concerned about potential increases in traffic and noise, and one group hired a lawyer to represent them at the joint Village Board-Plan Commision public hearing. Resident Scott Wirig said he worried the changes could be a harbinger of expanding use of the JCC as a regional center, bringing more traffic to the neighborhood. When Seth Meyers spoke at the JCC Jan. 21, Wirig said one car parked on his lawn when street parking filled up. “That’s not a common occurrence, but as you start …
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 …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Youth sports grant will support JCC scholarships and new athletic equipment.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Sports Authority at Bayshore Town Center has donated $2,500 to the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center to support JCC scholarships for children attending year-round youth recreation and sports programs. The grant will also defray the cost of some new equipment for JCC youth sports programs, said Aaron Miller, JCC Recreation Director. “We are grateful to the Sports Authority," Miller said. "Their generosity will allow us to offer more scholarships for children who might not have been able to spend their afternoon learning new skills with us."