Today is July 5, 2020; 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 |

Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to Irv Balto on his receipt of the MLK Jr. Drum Major Legacy Award of the Coulee Region, in association with the MLK Jr. Community Celebration Organizing Committee, on January 20, 2020.  (Further details can be found at this link.)

Mazel Tov to George and Tabitha Taub of Wisconsin Rapids on the birth of their daughter, Elise Dorothy Taub on September 19, 2019.  She will have her baby-naming in our synagogue, along with her cousin Lucy.

Mazel Tov to Abby Taub and Charlie Koch on the birth of Charlotte’s new baby sister Lucy Eliana Koch, 8 lb. 10 oz., on July 18, 2019.  Both mom and baby are doing well.  Send our love to our newest congregants Lucy and Charlotte!

Mazel Tov to Barb and Steve Nagel on the birth of their beautiful 7 lbs, 9 oz. granddaughter, Claire Lucia Hulsing, to Genevieve and Naren Hulsing, on Saturday, June 22 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.  May G-d bless Claire and her family with good health, abundant love, and happiness always.

Mazel Tov to Ethan Short and Mclaine Schwertfeger on the birth of Jax Hawkins Short  (21 in., 7 lbs. 12 oz.) on June 2nd in La Crosse. Special Mazel Tovs go  to Grandparents: Jennifer and Daniel Short, Leda & Mike Schwertfeger; Aunts and Uncles: Eliana Short, Ben Short, Caitlin & Dan Collins, Ian Schwertfeger, Delaney Schwertfeger and Gunnar Schwertfeger; Great-Grandparents: Robert Scarth, Carrol Hunder, Marshall Short and Richard Schwertfeger.

Mazel to new parents Stephanie and Hillel Prombaum in Atlanta on the brith of their daughter Sophie Louise (20 in., 6 lbs. 14 oz) in Atlanta on June 1, 2019. Special Mazel Tovs go to Grandparents: Keren and Simcha Prombaum and Marcie and Larry Teter.

Mazel Tov to  new parents Jessica and Michael Schonberger on the birth of their son, Jacob Ezra (19.5 in, 6 lbs. 11 oz) on  May 30, 2019.

(A joint blessing for the three newest children):

May G-d  bless, Jacob, Sophie and Jax with health and happiness, the love of family and community, the ability to build bridges of friendship, a passion for learning, and a life of purpose. Believe in yourselves and in your ability to make the world a better place.

Mazel Tov to Angie and Jeff Lawrence, on Dylan’s graduation from UW Medical School.  Dylan begins his Orthopaedic Residency in Erie, PA at the end of June.

Mazel Tov to Dan Gelatt, on the birth of a granddaughter, Alina Berta Gelatt Gurarie, 6 lbs 12 oz, to Andrea Gelatt and Elie Gurarie, on May 24, 2019 in Washington D.C.  Alina Berta, our prayer for you is the same one we offered for your big sister, Mira Liliana, when she was born…  As you begin your life’s journey, may G-d’s blessings of health, happiness and fulfillment always be yours!

Mazel Tov to Ed Lazere, son of Monica Lazere who will be honored by Avodah [Washington] DC as one its three 2019 Partners in Justice on May 22, 2019.  Ed is being honored for living a life dedicated to Jewish Values of Social Justice.  Avodah develops and engages a network of Jewish leaders working to promote social justice and fight domestic poverty.  Every year Avodah brings young leaders to DC to work at local anti-poverty organizations and receive intensive leadership and Jewish Social Justice training. Ed is a partner in this training effort.