Religious School Students Lead the Shabbat Service
This Friday night, February 12 at 7:00 pm on Zoom! Cantor Martin, Education Director Carrie Barbakoff and the Kindergarten / second grade and third / fourth grade classes will be leading the Friday night service. We look forward to celebrating Shabbat Shekalim, Rosh Chodesh (beginning of a new month) Adar and the students will be sharing about the Torah portion of the week, Mishpatim, with everyone. Please have your candles and kiddush (grape juice or wine) ready if you would like to participate in these rituals. Those that would like to follow along in the youth friendly prayer book can view the flipbook here: https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-youth/. The service will also be shared on-screen as it has been every week. The Zoom link will be distributed. If you don't get it, contact administrator, Jan Lowell: email@example.com
Adult Education Presents Milwaukee JCRC 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 a Program Associate at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. She compiles a yearly Audit of Antisemitic Incidents for the state of Wisconsin. The preliminary audit for 2020 is showing concerning changes in trends and an increase in people willing to express hateful attitudes. 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 questions.
On Wednesday, February 24, from 3:00 – 6:30 pm we will have a drive-up food drive to collect nonperishable food or checks made payable to FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County (FPWC) or Jewish Community Pantry (maot chittim, donation to the poor) and at the same time we will be handing out mishloach manot, Purim bags (for all ages), to members who sign up for one by February 19th by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bags will include homemade hamantaschen made by Ann Meyers!
Saturday night, February 27 – Purim celebration starts at 6:30 pm on Zoom with Purim songs and megillah reading by Cantor Martin with Garrett Waite.
Everyone is invited to dress up in 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. Lastly, our congregant, singer / guitarist, Garrett Waite, will captivate our audience by performing both music and a magic show.
Please join us for this fun, free, all ages event.
Not Too Late to Buy Trees in Israel for Tu BiShevat
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.