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  • The Barash’s are off to Israel.  They’ll be posting stories and pictures about their travels to the CEEBJ blog (see below). Watch for their next blog update soon!
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Cantor Barash’s Sabbatical – Updated 11/20/17
November 20th, 2017

Debra and I are off to Israel. We’ll be there for 5 weeks and we’ll be posting stories and pictures about our travels to the CEEBJ blog. Click on the link above to see where we’ve been!

From Rabbi Marc Berkson – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

I write as our Cantor is on the way to Israel for a well-deserved sabbatical. He will be riding from Jerusalem to Eilat as part of the 2017 Israel Ride sponsored by the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon. Many of us were introduced to Hazon’s great work creating Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

With everything going on in the world and our community as I sit down to write for Ha-Kol this month, I have decided that rather than sharing an article that I’ve written I would instead like to share one of the best articles I’ve read this month. Why get wisdom Read More

From Cantor David Barash – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

Thanks for Beautiful Days of Awe Hopefully you had a meaningful and awe inspiring High Holy Days experience this year. I want to thank our outstanding High Holy Day choir and much appreciation goes out to our proficient Torah and Haftarah Readers who helped make our services so beautiful. We Read More

From President Michael Levin – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

On Rosh Hashanah, I discussed the importance of tzedakah. This is an obligation and a tradition of our people, to increase justice and righteousness in the world. I would like to thank those of you who have contributed to our High Holy Day appeal. As many of you know, our Read More

From Women of Emanu-El President Ruth Treisman – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

From Our President Taking care of the Woman of Emanu-El Sisterhood and CEEBJ requires the efforts of dedicated employees, partners and volunteers who contribute greatly to the successful management of our community. Without these efforts by our great partners, some of our work would be difficult to complete. The Woman Read More

From Brotherhood President Garrett Butenhoff – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

From Our President This year, we experienced an exciting, and unexpected Brewers season which falls just short of the playoffs. For the 13th year, the Brotherhood volunteered at Miller Park, working in the concessions, to raise money. The Brotherhood also had an exciting and unexpected year. We raised more money Read More

From Rabbi Marc Berkson – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

I mention Kohellet, the Book of Ecclesiastes, and what comes to mind? The words of the song. In short, the extent of most of our knowledge surrounding Ecclesiastes reflects the teaching of Pete Seeger as interpreted by The Byrds: “To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

I love that my job allows me to do such a variety of tasks. From teaching to preaching to spending time with teachers and teens. No day as Rabbi-Director of Lifelong Learning is the same as the one before. Of all the many parts of my job, one of my Read More

From Cantor David Barash – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

Sabbatical time in Israel from mid-October to mid-December It is with sincere appreciation and gratitude to this congregation that I begin my sabbatical this month. I will be traveling to Israel with Debra on October 17 and plan to study at the Agron St. synagogue in Jerusalem. I will also Read More

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