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Congregation Sons of Abraham

The heart of Jewish life in the La Crosse area for over 100 years

1820 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-2708 |


TWO CANTORS Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner – Jan. 24

  • Posted on January 1, 2020

    Chazzan Mitch Kowitz of the Twin Cities will join our own Brian Serle in leading a rousing Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by a wonderful Shabbat dinner:6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service 7:00 p.m. Festive Shabbat Dinner and Fellowship Adults:  $10Kids  (under 12):  $5Family maximum: $25 Please RSVP below, including number of adults and children.

Hanukkah Deli Dinner: Sunday, Dec. 22, 5 pm

Dinner will include full cold cut dinner, plus latkes, dreidels, chocolate coins. Adults:  $12Kids  (under 12):  $5Family maximum: $25 Please RSVP below, including number of adults and children.

Ladino Celebration Dinner Nov. 21

Ladino Celebration Dinner 6:30-7:30 PM Thursday, November 21 We will honor Dr. Avraham Haim of Jerusalem. Dr. Haim, President of the Sephardic Council of Jerusalem, will be here in La Crosse to recognize the world-renowned Ladino studies program at Viterbo University. During dinner at CSOA, Dr. Haim will speak for a few minutes about the Continue Reading »

Maggie & Ed are getting married!

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
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Maggie Duford and Edward Boraz would be delighted if our new synagogue family would join us at our wedding on Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Congregation Sons of Abraham. A light kiddush will follow the ceremony. Please RSVP to Maggie.

Double Baby-Naming: October 19th

  • Posted on October 10, 2019
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A double baby-naming ceremony for Lucy Eliana Koch, daughter of Abby Taub & Charlie Koch, and her cousin, Elise Dorothy Taub, daughter of George & Tabitha Taub (of Wisconsin Rapids, WI), will be held during Shabbat services on Saturday, Oct. 19th. Services begin at 10:30 and the ceremony will take place at about 11 a.m. Continue Reading »

Sign up to support Coulee Region Hunger Walk/Run: Oct. 13

Sign up below if you will walk/run, support with a donation, or volunteer to help at that event in the morning or in the afternoon. (Indicate how you plan to participate.) Our area is about to engage in a huge community effort to fight hunger. After determining that Crop Walk no longer met the needs Continue Reading »

Contribute for 2019 High Holiday Bimah Flowers

Each year we purchase flowers to beautify the sanctuary during the High Holidays.  The cost is low, as we divide it among our large number of supporters.  Please sign below to let Jennifer Short know that you wish to be a part of this annual tradition.

Post Yom Kippur Break Fast 2019

Yom Kippur Break Fast – Prepayment appreciated – RSVP below… CSOA’s annual break fast will be held in the evening on Wednesday, October 9th, after Yom Kippur services.  Please respond below by Monday, October 7th.  As we do not collect any money at the end of Yom Kippur, we ask that you pre-pay by sending a Continue Reading »

Recognition Brunch for Simcha & Keren

The Jewish Community League (formerly the Jewish Women’s League) is pleased to announce the Recognition Brunch on Sunday, September 8 for our Rabbi Emeritus and his Rebbetzin! Bagels and lox will be served, along with coffee and other treats. Please bring your stories and share the joy with Simcha and Keren and our whole community. Continue Reading »

Shabbat Dinner & Music by Seth Hoffman

Friday, August 9th–Evening schedule:6:00 Shabbat dinner6:45 Kabbalat Shabbat service7:15 Seth Hoffman, Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller Wisconsin native Seth is a playful singer/songwriter for all ages. Currently living in Israel, he uses his guitar, strumstick, harmonica, voice, and loop pedal to tell musical stories. Seth’s songs are playful, positive, introspective, and sometimes interactive. They reflect many travels throughout the world. Continue Reading »