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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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Meet the new CSOA Board!

  • Posted on August 30, 2013
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We welcome the following new members to our Board of Directors: Ann Brice Ed Neuman Roger Ziff We thank the following for their service: Irv Balto Richard Strauss Susan Tarm (although she’s back as JWL representative) For a listing of all Board members and officers/committee heads, see the Boad of Directors page.

Maureen Represents CSOA in Madison, 3/14/13

  • Posted on March 18, 2013
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CSOA’s AMOS Representative, Maureen Freedland, attended the “People of Faith United for Justice” event in Madison.  Click here for details and photo.

Extra Effort: Central’s (and CSOA’s) Meredith Wohl

  • Posted on January 14, 2013
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  January 06, 2013 12:05 am • By MATT HOFFMAN |  Reprinted with permission. Meredith Wohl carries a beat-up Star Trek lunch box around with her at Central High School — the 1960s William Shatner version. Reflecting on a decades-old television show depicting the future seems appropriate for Meredith. She, too, has a complicated Continue Reading »

Blockbuster Movie News!

  • Posted on September 4, 2012
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Yes, friends, you saw it here FIRST.  What, you ask?  Why, it’s Jimmy Gillman’s newly-launched website, Jewish Film Guide, which will serve as a comprehensive and authoritative resource on Jewish films for experts and movie lovers of all stripes.

High Holiday Donations

  • Posted on September 2, 2012
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Donations to CSOA funds are welcome any time of the year, but it’s been a tradition for some members to make contributions during the high holidays, and at this time of year with the holidays approaching, there are many ways to contribute to CSOA: You can send a check or use Bill Pay to make a Continue Reading »

Bimah Flower Contributions…

Contributions are being sought for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Floral Arrangements. Please contribute toward the purchase of holiday flowers to adorn our Bimah.  Please sign up below to let Jennifer Short know that you wish to be part of this annual tradition.

New CSOA Board Lineup

  • Posted on August 23, 2012
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We thank outgoing Board members David Hartman, Ed Neuman, and Roger Ziff.  The new board composition may be viewed here.

Maureen Freedland to be honored

  • Posted on January 8, 2012
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Maureen Freedland will receive the MLK Leadership Award during the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration Program scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 16th at English Lutheran Church, 1509 King Street, La Crosse.

Last-Minute Shopping at the Giftshop…

  • Posted on December 8, 2011
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Dear CSOA parents, grandparents, and kids at heart, The last shipment of new merchandise will be on display this Sunday 10AM – Noon, in the synagogue social hall. Candles from Safed, Israel (limited quantities going fast!) … and other more affordable varieties too Dreydels, Gelt, Books, Games, Crafts, … Giftware, Kitchenware, Menorahs, … Decorations, Wrapping Continue Reading »

Mireille “Mary” Rostad: 1924 – 2011

  • Posted on December 1, 2011
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On May 21st, CSOA’s Holocaust Remembrance honoree Mary Rostad (right), and Darryle Clott (2008 honoree) posed by the Tree of Life which bears a special recognition leaf for both women. Mary’s leaf reads: “Mireille Broullard Rostad, Resister, Witness and Teacher. ‘Do not stand idly by’ Lev. 19:16.” Mary passed away on October 13 at the Continue Reading »