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The Pasta Dinner originally scheduled for January 22, 2017 has been cancelled. 

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From Rabbi Marc Berkson – January 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 30th, 2016

I write these words as 2016 nears an end taking them from the words I offered to the congregation over several Sabbaths, words of hope and prayer for our President-Elect. I originally spoke of the power of words, how words can create and how words can destroy. As I did, Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – January 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 30th, 2016

From Our Director of Lifelong Learning By the time I graduated the 8th grade, my religious school class of three had dwindled down to just me. My sister had long been the solo kid in her grade and had been forced to join in the grades above and below until Read More

Cantor David Barash – “Musical Happenings” – January 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 30th, 2016

A hearty thank you to the members of our Children’s Choir: Hazel Alpren, Alex Berg, Alan Cohen, Isaac Feiges, Julianna Franklin, Lucy Girton, Ahlena Jacobsohn, Will Jacobsohn, Benji Kane, Hailey Kane, Eli Levin, Elliot Lippman, Sam Lippman, Brian McMahon, Logan McMahon, Ashtyn Michael, Adelyne O’Connor, Benjamin Raphael, Nathan Raphael, Hailee Read More

From Debbi Carter Berkson (Social Action Chair) – January 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 30th, 2016

This last year our nation has been through an election cycle that has been far more bitter and filled with messages of hate and intolerance than our country has experienced in more than a generation. This month we will be remembering Martin Luther King’s Birthday. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke Read More

From CEEBJ President Michael Levin – January 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 30th, 2016

I have heard from many congregants worried about the recent election and its aftermath. We have witnessed the voices of hatred unleashed in this country in a way that none of us can remember ever hearing before. Many of us wonder what we can do to fight against what is Read More

From Women of Emanu-El President Ruth Treisman – January 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 30th, 2016

At our last meeting we had a discussion on communication. The Sisterhood has always prided itself on work that is open, transparent and respectful. In any group there is the need to work cooperatively which requires not only the skills and knowledge needed for the task at hand, but skills Read More

From Brotherhood President Garrett Butenhoff – January 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 30th, 2016

As we do every December, the Women of Emanu-EL and the Brotherhood sponsored the Staff Appreciation Luncheon. This was our opportunity to say “thank you” to all of the CEEBJ staff for helping make sure our synagogue runs smoothly. I wanted to bring this to your attention, so the next Read More

Rabbi Berkson – Ha-Kol – December/2016
December 1st, 2016

Torah teaches the profound power of words. How does God create? God speaks. "Let there be light-and there was light." And, created in God's image, we create with words. So often we speakand it becomes so. The opposite is also true. And just as God could destroy with words, so, Read More

Rabbi Schaller – Ha-Kol – December/2016
December 1st, 2016

I can’t wait for my family’s first Hanukkah in Wisconsin. This year my son is old enough to appreciate a good party. Arvie and his four Midwest cousins will help to light their own menorah, they will each receive a small Hanukkah gift, each have a chance to play with Read More

Cantor Barash – Ha-Kol – December/2016
December 1st, 2016

Musical Happenings Please come to our Children’s choir Hanukkah performance at the Sarah Chudnow campus on Sunday, December 18 at 11:30 am. There, our CEEBJ Children’s Choir will treat you to some beautiful Hanukkah songs accompanied by Bill Hindin on piano. You will have another opportunity to hear our Chilren’s Read More

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