Exploring Judaism: A 4-part introduction to Jewish worship, text, and culture. Remaining session is Sunday Feb. 14th from 3-5 p.m. $10 for members, $25 for non-members.
Class on Jewish holidays and how interfaith families can enjoy the holidays in their homes and/or with their relatives. Sunday, Feb. 21st from 3:30 to 5 pm. Free to members; $10 for non-members
Adult Hebrew Class. Cantor Martin will be teaching Biblical Hebrew in a series of classes starting on Feb. 21. Learn how to read our prayers and passages from our texts. Sunday, Feb. 21st at 6:30 pm and running for 15 weeks. $100 for members; $150 for non-members
Class on Jewish Life Cycle Observances: Sunday, April 25th, from 3:30 to 5 pm. Free to members; $10 for non-members
For all of these classes please communicate with Cantor Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org by one week before the class. Cantor Martin requires reservations at least a week before each class so she can mail out handout materials. Send checks payable to Deborah Martin to CEEW 830 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188 (attention: Cantor Martin). Please include your contact information as well.
JNF is making it easy for our schools to participate in the Tree Campaign for Tu BiShevat. The CEEW Religious School has a page on the JNF website for direct purchase of trees which will be credited to the school. Cash prizes will be awarded to the school once we meet certain goals.
Please consider buying some trees through our synagogue's page and feel free to share the link with others.
Waukesha County residents can sign up to receive a weekly communication about COVID-19 and vaccination information. These updates will go out every Thursday, after the Vaccine Data tab on Waukesha County’s COVID-19 dashboard is updated.
Uria Roth, our Milwaukee community Shaliach will present, Our New Friends- Israel’s New Peace Agreements on Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm at our sisterhood February Zoom Program. Recently, Israel signed deals that normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan. Bhutan has also normalized relations with Israel. These US-negotiated deals called Abraham Accords Peace Agreement has “been a major policy achievement by the Trump administration.” The Abraham Accords marks the first normalization of relations between Arab countries and Israel since 1994. Uria will help us understand why these agreements are happening now and how the Accords will impact the relationship between the Palestinians and Israel. He will also discuss what the future possibly holds for the Middle East. Please join us for this important, timely and hopeful program. A zoom link will be sent to CEEW Sisterhood members and women who have requested to be notified of programming. Contact Cindy Levy at email@example.com to receive the link.
Tuesday, February 16th | 7 pm via Zoom
Adult Education Presents Milwaukee Jewish Community Relations Council Program on Anti-Semitism
We will be joined by Allison Hayden from the Milwaukee Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to talk about the most recent trends in antisemitic behavior and the 2020 survey which is just about to be released.
Allison Hayden is the Israel and JCRC Program Associate at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Part of her job is to record and research antisemitic incidents and compile a yearly Audit of Antisemitic Incidents for the state of Wisconsin. The 2019 audit showed a 55% increase from 2018 and the preliminary audit for 2020 is showing another jump in incidents. With the concerning changes in trends and the increase of people willing to express hateful attitudes, it has become more apparent how important it is to build community and educate each other. Allison will speak about the current trends in antisemitism here in Wisconsin.
Look for a Zoom link that will be sent to CEEW members and come with some questions.
Join the Cantors of Wisconsin in supporting Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. This incredible collaboration of Cantors & Friends brings together singers from Madison, La Crosse and Greater Metropolitan Milwaukee singing together and giving back to the community.
One of the central themes of Purim is to fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L’evyonim—giving gifts to those in need. The Cantors of Wisconsin aim to raise awareness of this mitzvah and ask you to join them in supporting Hunger Task Force before and during their Cantors & Friends Purim Party online concert on Sunday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time.
CEEW Lively and Magical Purim Celebration on Zoom Saturday night, February 27 at 6:30pm.
There will be Purim songs and megillah reading in English and chanted in Hebrew by Cantor Martin with Garrett Waite. Wear a costume for a contest with prizes in the following categories: Least recognizable, Scariest costume (family friendly), Best Purim character, Best makeup, and Best DIY (do it yourself) costume. Then singer/guitarist, Garrett Waite, will captivate by performing a music and magic show. This is a fun, free, family event.
CEEW will be giving Purim bags (suitable for ALL ages!) to member families who register by February 19th. Bags will include homemade hamantaschen made by Ann Meyers! Drive-thru pickup for the bags will be in the synagogue parking lot on Wednesday, February 24 between 3 and 6:30 pm. And at the same time as pickup, we will be collecting nonperishable foods and/or checks made payable to FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County (FPWC) or Jewish Community Pantry.
The Milwaukee Jewish Community Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for summer camp, young adult Israel trips, and college. Applications for all scholarships are filled out online and can be found on one website: www.milwaukeejewish.org/scholarships.
Scholarships are available to enable young people from the Milwaukee area to participate in recognized Jewish summer overnight camps and summer Israel programs. First-time campers may also be eligible for additional grants through One Happy Camper.
Applications are due April 30, 2021 for programs for the 2021-2022 school year
The JCF Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship program provides $5,000 scholarships to outstanding Jewish high school seniors to help fund their freshman year of college. Awards are based on academic performance, community service and financial need.
Camp Scholarships from the CEEW Sisterhood
If you are a member of the CEEW Sisterhood and have a child or grandchild who will be attending a Jewish camp in 2021, you may be eligible for a camper scholarship. The Sisterhood is taking applications for camp scholarships through March 31st. Any CEEW Sisterhood member as of December 31, 2020 can apply. Notification of awards will be made on or before April 15th. Contact Cindy Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org an application.
The Jewish National Fund is providing a unique opportunity for all of us to explore the water management innovations and techniques developed by Israel. For the modest cost of $100 per Zoom seat, JNF is proud to sponsor “Israel H2O: A Virtual Tour of Israel’s Water Solutions.” Tours are planned for each month of February (8-11), and March (15-18). The four-day tours are 2 hours per day, 11a to 1p (CST), on Monday through Thursday. From the comfort of your home or office, visit and develop an appreciation for a country that has embraced the challenges of providing fresh water not only for the people of Israel, but also for the entire region and is willing to share that expertise with the world. Click here for more information and/or to register.
Students in grades 3-8 and their parents are invited to join each Monday-Thursday through February 2021 for a free series of arts and STEM activities, including Minecraft, 3D design, and paper arts. These sessions, led by URJ camp staff, will give students the opportunity to explore their personal interests and gain new skills in our secure online community.
Members having trouble paying their 2020-21 dues or considering dropping their memberships because of job loss or future uncertainty are encouraged to contact our treasurer, Alan Meyers, to make confidential arrangements.
The Adopt-A-Bill program is a way to help the Congregation meet its financial obligations. Partial payments are welcome. To Adopt a Bill, you may pay using PayPal from our website. Alternatively, checks should be made payable to CEEW with “Adopt-A-Bill” in the memo area. Mail to CEEW Treasurer, 830 West Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188. Please remember, this is in addition to your membership commitment and a one-time payment.
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