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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
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Hmong Community Days: March 19-20

  • Posted on March 11, 2018
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Rabbi Prombaum offers sessions on the Jewish Sabbath at ELC, Feb. 25, Mar. 4

  • Posted on February 22, 2018
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 Pastor Mark Solyst invited Rabbi Prombaum to lead two 45-minute learning sessions on the Jewish Sabbath between services at English Lutheran Church (ELC), on Sunday, February 25 and Sunday, March 4. The sessions begin at 9:45 am. Sabbath is the focus of ELC’s programming for the Lenten season which began on Ash Wednesday (February 14) Continue Reading »

Hanukkah Dinner: “LIGHT, LAUGHTER & LATKES”

Let’s get together and light-up the night with our Menorahs, eat latkes, and spin dreidels to win Hanukkah gelt at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th!  Bring your Menorahs and your funny bone; everything else is covered!  Adults: $10.00, children: $5.00. Hosted by CSOA Families with Young Children.  If you have any questions, call Michelle Hockersmith Continue Reading »

Charlotte Koch Hebrew naming, December 9

Dear Friends, Please join us on December 9 for services as our daughter, Charlotte Pearl Koch, receives her Hebrew name, and for the Kiddush luncheon which follows.  Please RSVP below for the Kiddush by Thursday, December 7, indicating the number of adults and children attending, and if there are any dietary restrictions. Thank you. We look Continue Reading »

Mixing In Too Much Jewish: American Klezmorim in NYC from 1950-1970

Musicologist Clara Byom surveys the history of late 20th century Klezmer music in America and performs examples on her clarinet. Clara Byom is a multi-instrumentalist, musicologist, and educator based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ​Clara performs many genres of music including klezmer, contra dance, Scottish, and contemporary classical music on clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, and accordion.  Continue Reading »

Fran Kaplan: A Passion for the Pursuit of Social Justice

Milwaukee-based social activist Dr. Fran Kaplan will explore the historical and current state of relations between the African American and Jewish communities through the lens of her personal story and life’s work. Dr. Kaplan’s fifty-year career has been spent working against poverty and for social justice and peace locally, nationally, and internationally. She holds a Continue Reading »

Contribute for 2017 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 Roberta Gelatt know that you wish to be a part of this annual tradition.

Post Yom Kippur Break Fast 2017

Yom Kippur Break Fast – Prepayment appreciated – RSVP below… CSOA’s annual break fast will be held in the evening on Saturday, September 30, after Yom Kippur services.  Please respond below by Monday, September 25th.  As we do not collect any money at the end of Yom Kippur, we ask that you pre-pay by sending a Continue Reading »

Sept. 13 discussion: Addiction & the Family

  • Posted on August 28, 2017
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ADDICTION AND THE FAMILY:  A MOM’S PERSPECTIVE A Community Conversation on the challenges and difficulties faced by family members seeking to help those struggling with addiction will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in the Cargill Room of Riverside Center 1, 322 Front Street, La Crosse.  Presentations on clinical Continue Reading »

Your Help Needed for Mobile Meals Delivery, June 25-30

  • Posted on June 12, 2017

Congregation Sons of Abraham will deliver Mobile Meals June 25-30.  Please check your calendar and reserve a date during that week for this mitzvah. Mobile Meals takes about an hour (rarely more than 90 minutes).  Working in pairs speeds things up, so grab a partner.  The process is simple (see video) and perfect for involving Continue Reading »