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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 »
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 »
CSOA continues to be a congregation member of AMOS (Advocating, Mobilizing, Organizing in Solidarity), and on Sunday, November 20, five CSOA families attended AMOS’s fourth anniversary celebration at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. The theme of the dinner, in a talk by LaDonna Redmond, who is from the Institute for Agricultural Trade Policy, was “Food + Continue Reading »
Greg Wegner, was chosen as Wisconsin’s Professor of the Year of 2011 and participated in an awards ceremony on November 17 in Washington, D.C. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education sponsor the annual award. For the past generation, Wegner has worked tirelessly on behalf Continue Reading »
Shuly Natan, Israel’s “Joan Baez,” is pictured with her son Harel Weiss following the November 13 concert she gave in Decorah, IA. Shuly’s signature song is Jerusalem of Gold, which she first sang in 1967 at the age of 19, shortly before the outbreak of the Six-Day War. Harel, representing the Israel Permaculture Organization is Continue Reading »
Thanks to all our High Holiday 5772 “flower people” for beautifying the synagogue with holiday flowers: the Altmans, Bernsteins, Blankes, Ann Brice and Bill Haviland, ViAnn Cabezal, Cagins, Eglashes, Faillaces, Freedlands, Gelatts, Hartmans, Hockersmiths, Cheryl Keeffe, Mark Kastel, Krumholz’s, Lawrences, Sheryl Miller, Neumans, Prombaums, Sartin-Tarms, Shorts, Strauss’s, Vandervennets and Wedro-Shannons.
With the encouragement of CSOA Board president Ed Neuman (“I won’t take up another board meeting with this. We’ve been talking about it for over 10 years.”), cemetery caretaker Leigh Running supervised the construction of a replacement Maintenance shed which was completed in September. The story of the bureaucratic hoops we had to jump through Continue Reading »