Today is November 23, 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 |

Would you like to help with a JCL event?

Or would you like to sponsor a Kiddush in someone’s honor?  Contact Michelle.

The JCL always needs volunteers to coordinate Shabbat dinners, brunches, etc.  The responsibilities are not complicated at all.  Here is how it works for a Shabbat dinner:

  • The caterer comes in on Friday afternoon to prepare the meal
  • JCL volunteers set up, serve, and clean up.
  • JCL covers the cost of the dinner.

Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Create menu.  Sample menu: chicken, vegetable, starch, challah, salad, side dish (fruit), dessert*
  • Shop for groceries
  • Check in with caterer on Friday before services begin (any last-minute things?)
  • Coordinate work of JCL volunteers
  • Bake or buy dessert (Be sure dessert is baked by sundown!

Contact Michelle to choose a date if you want to sponsor a Kiddush

Do you have a special occasion you are celebrating?  Want to honor the memory of someone close to you?  How about someone from history whose values you share or hold dear?  How about a theme that correlates with the time of year or a holiday?  What or who is special in your life?

Host Responsibilities:

  • Create menu
  • Work with Keren for purchasing
  • Purchase items
  • Set up and clean-up in library or basement

Creative Options for any event:

  • Flowers for table
  • Children doing centerpieces, decoration correlating with Torah portion.
  • Share a family ritual
  • Anything else you can think of!