In Memory

Jeff Rubenstein

Jeff Rubenstein

A lot of us remember Jeff from having classes with him, from the music department where he played percussion, but mostly from his radio presence on WNTH (Big Noise From Winnetka). Jeff and I were together (with Lori Levin, Karen Abrams Danenberg and Mike Blum), on the station staff from Freshman through Junior year. He and I used to meet at the tower studio at "East" on Saturday mornings to record PSA's...Public Service Announcements...

He and I lost touch after New Trier, but Nello Lucchesi found this article in the NY Times, which highlights how Jeff went on to a career in business and radio. Click here for a PDF of that article.

Sadly Jeff passed away sometime in 2019, without any obituaries that I could find.

-Rick van Vliet


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08/12/23 09:19 AM #1    

Karen Abrams (Danenberg)

My memories of Jeff was a high spirited sophmore that religiously hung out at WNTH our radio station. I, too, became a groupy there and began to have my first "crush" at Jeff. Throughout high school we remained close friends. He always had radio in mind. He went to Arizona, and again created a career in radio. I saw Jeff at our 10th, and never stayed in touch.  He lived in New York, Connecticut & Florida . He made a name for himself in syndicated radio. We never did connect and on July 22, 2019 from a heart attack. RIP

08/13/23 12:04 PM #2    

Aviva Efrati (Beal)

That's so sad.  I always liked hanging out with Jeff.

08/13/23 07:41 PM #3    

Michael Klinenberg

Jeff and I were close friends in High School as we both had a love for radio and hung out together at WNTH. As the years went on, we were both able to find our careers in Broadcasting. He changed his name to Jeff Craig and created the "60 Second LP", then it became the 60 Second CD".
As the years went on, he reviewed movies and he called it the "60 Second Preview". When he was on the air in Florida, he was known as "Coyote Craig". May his memory be a blessing.

08/14/23 08:05 AM #4    

Lewis Klein

I think I posted this on the reunion Facebook page. This was a holiday card the Rubensteins sent to our home back in the '60's I'm guessing. I assume Jeff was in one of my mom's classes, hence the holiday greetings.

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