Today is July 23, 2017; the

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 |csoarabbi@gmail.com

Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to newlyweds Ethan Short and Mackey Schwertferger, who wed on June 16.

Mazel Tov to Rachel Hartman, who was engaged to Mike Bey in January. They will wed this September.

Mazel Tov to Keren and Simcha Prombaum on Levi‘s engagement to Jarden Stern. The couple plans to wed in August 2018 in Israel.

Mazel Tov to Rose Tavas Arndt, Daughter of Laura and David Arndt, who celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on June 10th.  Rose, your CSOA family is very proud of you. May you continue to go from strength to strength.

Mazel Tov to Lyle Peacock, longtime R.S.V.P volunteer, who accepted a unique honor on behalf of himself and Dee from Women in Philanthropy. In April, Women in Philanthropy named its annual recognition of an exemplary R.S.V.P volunteer for their service to others the Myrna “Dee” and Lyle Peacock Award.  A plaque bearing the names of Peacock Award recipients past, present and future hangs in the R.S.V.P. Board Room with the following inscription:  Myrna “Dee” and Lyle Peacock Award.  This award is presented by Women in Philanthropy, a grassroots organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community, including honoring people who make significant contributions. It is in memory of Myrna “Dee” Peacock and in honor of her husband, Lyle. They have exemplified service to others through the Coulee Region R.S.V.P. and many other worthy organizations. Through their volunteer efforts, they have inspired us all.

Mazel Tov to  Class of 2017 Central High School graduate Benjamin Anthony Short. Benjamin, an AP Scholar who graduated Magna Cum Laude, will attend UW-Madison’s Biomedical Engineering Program in the fall.  Benjamin! Your CSOA family is very proud of your achievements. Best wishes for every success in college.

Mazel Tov to Designing Jewelers for being named “Best of the Best” in the Coulee Region by the La Crosse Tribune.  Way to go Alan and Brenda! Designing Jewelers is the “1st Place” (and only  place) for jewelry.

Mazel Tov to attorney Jason Goldstein, Bosshard Parke Ltd., on receiving the ranking of AV- Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, in recognition of his strong legal ability and high ethical standards.  Less than 5% of attorneys nationwide receive this ranking, which is based upon peer reviews from attorneys/judges and reviews from his clients.  Jason, your CSOA family congratulates you on this prestigious, professional recognition by a jury of your peers.

Mazel Tov to Eliana Short on receiving Central High School’s Red Raider Achievement Award in Science for  2016-2017.  (A recognition plaque and certificate were presented on May 10th, 2017.)  Way to go, Eliana! Your CSOA family is proud of your achievements.

Mazel Tov to Rachel Karpinsky and Scott Butler on the birth of a son, Alexander Zev Butler, on May 2nd, 2017.  Alexander weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.  (And a special Mazel Tov to big sister Madeline.)  May G-d grant you health, wealth and naches fun kinder, the pride and joy that comes from watching your children grow up, take on new challenges and succeeding!

Mazel Tov to proud first time grandparents Roberta and Dan Gelatt, on the birth of their granddaughter, Mira Liliana Gurarie, to Andrea Gelatt and Elie Gurarie on March 25, 2017 in Washington D.C.  Mira Liliana, as you begin your life’s journey, may G-d’s blessings of health, happiness and fulfillment always be yours!

Mazel Tov to Isaac Goldstein, Central High School’s February, 2017 student of the month.  Isaac, your CSOA family is very proud of you and your accomplishments.

Mazel Tov to Michelle, Dan and Benjamin Cohen (and to proud Grandparents Sandy and Bruce Perlmutter) on the birth of a son, Jack Hudson, on December 20, 2016.  May G-d bless you with health, wealth, happiness and length of days to enjoy your children.

Mazel tov to Maureen Freedland, who was chosen on December 15 to receive BSJ Corporation’s 2017 Iverson Freking Ecumenical Award in recognition of her impact on the community through strong interfaith relations.

Mazel tov to Stacy Shapiro, honored by YWCA-La Crosse as one of their 2016 Outstanding Women on November 10. The annual tribute dinner included the YWCA’s first-ever award given posthumously to outstanding woman Myrna “Dee” Peacock, z”l

Mazel Tov to Marty Smith and Karol Schlosser on their marriage, October 16.

Mazel tov to Roberta and Dan Gelatt on the marriage of their daughter Andrea to Elie Gurarie in Maryland on October 1, 2016.

Mazel Tov to Steph, David, Tegan, and Hudson Neuman (and to proud Grandparents Corine and Ed Neuman) on the birth of a daughter, Eva Emersen, on August 1, 2016.  May Blessings of good health, wealth, happiness and contentment follow you and your child on her journey through life.

Mazel Tov to Busya Lugovier on the birth of a grandson to Sasha Bobrov and Laura Miller in Ohio on July 1, 2016.  May Blessings of good health, wealth, happiness and contentment follow you and your child on his journey through life.