CEEBJ Blog

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

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

From Our President June marked the end of the fiscal year for the Woman of Emanu-El (WE). Together we have had many great events over the past year. One thing we have learned in our planning of the year programming included incorporating the following: We think. We question. We design. Read More

From Brotherhood President Garrett Butenhoff – July1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
July 1st, 2017

From Our President As I completed my first year as Brotherhood President, it gave me an opportunity to pause and reflect on what a busy year it was. I cannot say thank you enough to all of our Brotherhood members, Officers, Directors and President’s Council members, for their time, effort, Read More

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

The nightmares haunted me as they haunted Pharaoh. Those two dreams – the seven fat cows being devoured by the seven lean, the seven healthy ears of corn swallowed by the sickly thin. And the dream should haunt us also as we talk not of Egypt 3500 years ago but, Read More

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

June 20th marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For most of us this is a day like any other early summer day. We spend it on vacation or at camp, or maybe we take advantage of the extra sunlight by spending time outside enjoying Milwaukee’s beautiful Read More

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

I had the privilege of attending the annual URJ Scheidt Seminar this April in Atlanta. This was an opportunity to network with and learn from 80 of my fellow Reform congregational presidents and presidentselect from throughout North America. We worked on leadership skills and learned about Torah-based governance. We found Read More

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

From Our President As the Brotherhood’s fiscal year comes to a close, I am able to look back over the last year, and think of how many new faces I have seen at our monthly meetings. I am excited to get a new perspective on current programs, as well as Read More

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