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Important News from CEEBJ

  • Rabbi Berkson’s September Ha-Kol article is available now.  Rabbi Berkson speaks to hatred and racism in America and the president’s failure to firmly and consistently condemn it. You can read the article here or scroll down to our blog section to select it.
  • 2017-5778 High Holy Days and Fall Festival Schedule: This page gives an at-a-glance listing of all High Holy Days and Fall Festival worship services. We also have an online form for ordering guest and student tickets, making childcare reservations, and requesting transportation to services.
  • 2017-2018 Religious School Registration is now in progress. Information and registration forms for K4-6th grade is available online.
  • 2017-5778 Book of Remembrance: Memorialize your loved ones in the congregation’s Book of Remembrance for this year’s Yom Kippur Yizkor service. Use our online form to submit your names.
  • 2017-2018 Annual Commitment: You can use our online system to pledge your annual commitment for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.


From Rabbi Marc Berkson – August 16, 2017 from Ha-Kol
August 16th, 2017

As we near the end of the year, we read from Devarim, the book of Deuteronomy.  The Hebrew name, Devarim, is telling for it means “words.”  And we know how important words are in our tradition.  God creates with words.  And God said, “Let there be light” and there was Read More

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

Tisha b’Av was a date I had heard of. The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is commemorated on that date, we mildly observed at the Jewish summer camps of my youth. Tu b’Av, however, I didn’t know about that one, until I was 30 years old and in rabbinical Read More

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

I am pleased to report that our congregation has been growing over the past several years. This speaks to the fact that what our community provides in terms of spiritual growth, learning, and connection is what many in the greater Milwaukee area are seeking, the Jewish home created by our Read More

From Executive Director Andrew Appel – August 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
August 1st, 2017

I am honored and thrilled to have started my role as the new Executive Director of CEEBJ. First of all, I wanted to join the entire staff and membership in thanking Betty Lieberman for lending her remarkable talents and energy to the role of Interim Executive Director since Spring of Read More

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

From Our President What a joy it was to see so many of you at the Parent/Child Shabbat and Ice Cream Social. We had a wonderful turnout and got to see so many of our friends participate in this great event. It was a great service and celebration of Bruce Read More

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

From Our President August is the month of new beginnings. At CEEBJ we celebrate a fresh start at the Annual Picnic. As we ready ourselves for the New Year in September, the Women of Emanu-El (WE) are excited to welcome current and new members and their family and friends. We Read More

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

Summer has arrived as I write these words; our outdoor services have begun. As I look around our beautiful grounds, nurtured so wonderfully by Cheryl Brickman, I marvel at the growth which takes places during these weeks. Similarly, I marvel at the growth I see in our kids who continue Read More

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

Dear Congregation, By the time you read this note I’ll be gone … to OSRUI for two weeks on the camp’s faculty team! As I write this letter, I am beginning the first of my camp preparations. I have the packing list on the fridge this time I am starting Read More

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

Thank you for a fabulous “Broadway & Beyond” concert! As I think back to the “15th Annual Salute to Song & Spirit” concert with Cantors Shira Lissek and Perry Fine, and accompanist William Hindin, I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who worked so hard to make Read More

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

At our recent Annual Meeting, I had the opportunity to thank the officers and trustees who were completing their terms of service. As I end my first year as President, I would also like to thank all the officers and trustees who continue to serve. Without their dedication and efforts, Read More

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