Rabbi Yoseph and Chasha Samuels, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Downtown Milwaukee will be honored by the Joseph and Rebecca Peltz Center for Jewish Life in the northern suburb of Mequon for their nearly three decades of work in Wisconsin.

Community members Pamela and Ron Kohlenberg and Jan and Aaron Katz will also be awarded at the March 4 dinner. While Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Menachem Rapoport, executive director of the Peltz Center, told the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle of Yoseph Samuel’s scholarship and dedication to Jews from all walks of life, dinner co-chair Karen Forman said that she’s counted Chasha Samuels as a friend for more than 20 years.

After moving from Chicago, “she was the first person to welcome me at her home with a Shabbat dinner,” said Forman. “Every conversation I’ve ever had with her has really reflected her gentleness and sincerity, and great faith.” …