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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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Welcome Cantor Neil Schwartz to CSOA April 11-13.

The Rabbinical Search Committee has chosen a candidate to visit our synagogue and conduct Shabbat services.  Cantor Neil Schwartz will visit on Friday,  April 11th, Saturday, April 12th, and Sunday April 13.  He will conduct a Friday night service, join us for Shabbat dinner, lead the Saturday morning service and the model Seder on Sunday morning.  Accompanying him on this visit will be his significant other, Miriam.

Cantor Schwartz grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, helped lead congregations in Canada and Tennessee, among others, and currently lives in Minneapolis.  The committee was impressed with his understanding of small town Jewish life and his considerable experience with teaching, leading services, and engaging with the larger community.  He has a beautiful voice too!  He and Simcha know each other, and are working together to coordinate the Shabbat services.

This visit is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our top candidate and observe his skills as a spiritual leader.  Please plan on attending as many of the weekend’s events as you can.  We absolutely need your support with this critical part of the process of selecting a new spiritual leader.

Thank you for helping us welcome Cantor Schwartz to Congregation Sons of Abraham.  I look forward to seeing you on this special Shabbat.

Jane Vandervennet
President, Board of Trustees

RSVP below for April 11 Shabbat Dinner by Monday, April 7
Adults:                 $9.00
Children              $5.00
Special Dietary considerations? Please contact Michelle Hockersmith,

19 thoughts on “Welcome Cantor Neil Schwartz to CSOA April 11-13.”

  1. Maureen and Bob says:

    Bob and I will attend.

  2. Karen and Irv says:

    We will be there.

  3. The Reich Family says:

    Adam, Kristy, Eli and Silvy are planning to attend.

  4. monica Lazere says:

    I will attend

  5. Short Family says:

    We are looking forward to meeting them both.
    Jennifer, Daniel, Ben & Eliana

  6. Alan Krumholz says:

    I will be there!

  7. Cantor Neil Schwartz says:

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

  8. Steve and Kathryn Engber says:

    Kathryn and Steve will be there.

  9. Michelle says:

    Alan, Ash and I are looking forward to meeting both Neil and Miriam!

  10. Michelle says:

    Angie L. Will be joining us, too!

  11. jon cowan says:

    jon and karen cowan

  12. Keren and Simcha says:

    We will be four adults.

  13. Jane Vandervennet says:

    Jane for sure, Michael maybe.

  14. Michelle says:

    2 Neumans will be there!

  15. Roberta Gelatt says:

    I look forward to it

  16. Lori says:

    4 Arndts will be attending.

  17. Barbara Nagel says:

    Steve and Barb Nagel will attend.

  18. Jane Vandervennet says:

    Add Susan and Wayne, Clara, Jason, Isaac and Julian

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