Whats nu? November, 2018 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Whats nu? November, 2018

Jewish community well-represented in ‘8 over 80’

The Jewish community was well represented in a list published by the Milwaukee Business Journal, “8 over 80.” Several on the list published this summer are longtime local Jewish philanthropists.

The newspaper sought to give recognition to “older business executives who remain active in our community, making a difference at a time when others have retired to Arizona, Florida or other warmer climates.”

Names include Herb Kohl, Steve Marcus, Shel Lubar, Marianne Lubar and Alan Marcuvitz. These five longtime Jewish philanthropists actually add up to a majority of the “8 over 80.” The other three on the list were philanthropists Willie Perkins Sr., Hilda Perkins and Roy Reiman.

Hillel Milwaukee to hold sushi event

MILWAUKEE – Hillel Milwaukee is holding a “Simchat Sushi Roll” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at noon.

Hillel Milwaukee serves the Milwaukee area’s college students and young adults, ages 18-26.

The idea is that participants can learn to roll their own sushi as the Jewish people roll the Torah back to the beginning for Simchat Torah. The event is to be held at Hillel Milwaukee, at the Joseph & Vera Zilber Building Hillel Student Center, 3053 N. Stowell Ave., Milwaukee. HillelMke.org.

The day after the sushi event, Hillel Milwaukee will hold a Sukkah take down event on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

Have you got a latke recipe?

The Chronicle is already thinking about our Chanukah edition. Have you got a great latke recipe worth sharing with our local Jewish community?

Let us know! Contact the Chronicle at Chronicle@MilwaukeeJewish.org

Chronicle starts offering text alerts

The Chronicle is offering a text alert service, effective Oct. 1.

To get started, text “WJC” to 51555. You’ll start getting news alerts by text message. You’ll also be texted an option to sign up for other kinds of alerts. Some of the other alert options include news about Israel, the arts, people or things to do.

“With this new service, we’re trying to stay cognizant of the fact that people don’t want to get text messages all the time about absolutely everything,” said Rob Golub, editor of the Chronicle. “We’re going to reserve text messaging for our most immediate or need-to-know items. So when you sign up, please know that we’re really not looking to overwhelm you and you can text to stop the service at any time.”