CEEBJ Blog

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

As your Rabbi- Director of Lifelong Learning, I spend a lot of time on the internet reading. I know I’m not alone. I flag articles and memes and video links, I save them, and I file them away for future reference. There’s one recent article I’ve gone back to again Read More

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

How appropriate that school starts back up again during the month of Elul. While our children and grandchildren return to their studies, we start to become more reflective, preparing for the High Holy Days. Just as the school bell announces that the time for learning has begun, the sound of Read More

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

From Our President We often find that peace of mind and increased productivity come from an organized workspace. Clutter has multiple dimensions. Clutter can be physical, digital, mental, emotional or spiritual, and each type can be overwhelming. If you are in the need to lighten you “clutter”, there are a Read More

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

From Our President Love On The Rocks… or a brandy old fashioned? Either way, it was another fun filled evening at the Brotherhood’s Supper Club Event. Kudos to the Supper Club event committee for putting on another great event. The Neil Diamond performer had the over 100 attendees singing and Read More

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

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