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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 |


Hanukkah Deli Dinner:  Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 pm

  • Posted on November 28, 2018

On Hanukkah’s eighth night, Our menorahs we will light, Together as one family at CSOA! PLEASE RSVP BELOW Hanukkah Deli Dinner  Sunday, December 9 at 5 pm PLEASE RSVP BELOW Adults:  $10 Kids  (under 12):  $5 Your RSVP by  THURS. DECEMBER 6  is greatly appreciated Please include number of adults and childreen DIETARY CONCERNS? EMAIL Continue Reading »

Kiddush Luncheon on Sat. Nov. 17

Kiddush Luncheon on Sat. Nov. 17 — RSVP here  Date:           This coming Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 When:         Following Shabbat morning services Cost: Adults                    $8.00 Children                    $5.00 College students          Free Please RSVP below no later than Thursday, Nov. 15.  In your RSVP please indicate the number of adults and children. Special Dietary concerns?  Email Keren Prombaum at The JWL Continue Reading »

Sukkot Community Service & Dinner, Sun., Sept. 23

Sukkot Community Service and Dinner, Sunday, September 23 Services          6:00 pm Dinner             6:30 pm           RSVP below by Thursday, September 20 Adults:             $12.00 Children:          $5.00 College Students attend as guests of the synagogue. Dietary concerns. Please call Keren Prombaum at 784-7648.

Join Us for Tashlich Service…

  • Posted on September 5, 2018
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Happy New Year!  Let’s Celebrate Together! Anyone is invited to join us for our Tashlich service down at the river on Monday, September 10, 2018, 11:00am.  We meet at the synagogue (1820 Main Street).  Please bring old bread, an umbrella/rain jacket if necessary and, just in case, rainboots for puddle-jumping!  Hosted by Families with Young Children Continue Reading »

“RG Friends” High Holiday Flowers for the Bimah… Your donations make them possible.

  • Posted on August 31, 2018

It is our honor and privilege to continue Roberta Gelatt’s tradition of soliciting contributions for High Holiday flowers. We thank our “veterans” who donate faithfully year after year, and welcome new member contributions for the floral arrangements which grace our Bimah on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Please sign up below. All contributions are welcome Continue Reading »

Post Yom Kippur Break Fast 2018

  Yom Kippur Break Fast – Prepayment appreciated – RSVP below… CSOA’s annual break fast will be held in the evening on Wednesday, September 19th, after Yom Kippur services.  Please respond below by Monday, September 17th.  As we do not collect any money at the end of Yom Kippur, we ask that you pre-pay by sending Continue Reading »

Take the Trail Trek Challenge, Sun. June 10

  • Posted on May 23, 2018

Join the CSOA team, “The Wanderers,” on Sunday June 10 from 8 am to 1 pm for a nature hike to benefit the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. We will be a spirited, semi-sprightly Synagogue team walking, exploring, and supporting some of the unique trails protected by the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. In our Jewish religious tradition we share common goals with the MVC of conserving and Continue Reading »

New Budapest Orpheum Society to Perform in Madison on May 6

  • Posted on April 27, 2018
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 What is the New Budapest Orpheum Society? That’s a good question.  The new Budapest Orpheum Society (NBOS) is an Ensemble-in-Residence in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.  The self-styled Jewish Cabaret was founded in 1998, and it’s eight classically-trained musicians tour widely, having performed at Symphony Space, the Café Sabarsky and the YIVO Institute Continue Reading »

CANCELLED: Klezmer Concert on Sunday, April 15th

  • Posted on April 13, 2018
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Maritza Klezmer Band and Clara Byom will perform in our social hall on Sunday, April 15th, at 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Admission is $5.00 and all are invited.  For further information, contact Michelle Hockersmith.

Holocaust Remembrance Service, Sun. April 8

  • Posted on April 8, 2018
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Busya Lugovier plays a 1762 Gvarani violin at the Isaac Fernandez Blanco Museum of Spanish–American Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   Every year, La Crosse’s synagogue, Congregation Sons of Abraham (CSOA), holds its annual Holocaust Remembrance service at the beginning of the Holocaust Week of Remembrance established by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Continue Reading »