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Updated: October 22, 2020 

Dear Shul Family,

With the arrival of cold weather, we have inevitably moved to indoor services. However, this should not be taken as a lessening of a commitment to safety and precautions. We are following all CDC regulations and guidelines with our indoor services. 

  • HEPA filter in the sanctuary to filter air
  • RSVP's are requested to help us plan proper social distancing - please RSVP directly to Rabbi Cheski ([email protected])
  • Services will start promptly at 9:30 am on Shabbos morning for Shacharis
  • All attendees MUST wear masks the entire time. Do not remove the mask to make blessings, kiss your tallis, or to speak more clearly to another congregant, etc.
  • Sanitize hands upon arrival
  • Participants will be spaced 8 feet apart 
  • Siddur and Chumash will be prepared at the table by your seat
  • No children under age 13 (we will revisit this policy in the near future) 
  • No kiddush refreshments this week. Logistics for a safe in-person kiddush are in the works. 
  • Click here to read more about Shabbos Davening.

2. COVID Care Packages - volunteers needed

With the numbers in Wisconsin climbing every day, we are preparing care packages in the hopes that we will never need to use them!!

Care packages will include matzah ball soup, chocolate, electrolyte water, throat lozenges, oranges (Vitamin C!), and a list of helpful Shul family members who can run errands while one is quarantined. 

If you would like to participate in this mitzvah by volunteering to be on an "errand-runner" list, or if you know someone who can use a care package, please contact Nancy Winston at 414-630-9667.

Thank you Nancy for spearheading this project!

If you would like to sponsor the COVID care packages, please contact Chava: [email protected]

3. COVID Question and Answer Session with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt

Monday, October 26th at 7:30pm via Zoom

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is currently Chairman of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist at South Nassau Communities Hospital, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. He is also a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  Rabbi Dr. Glatt has been a frequent speaker and advisor regarding the pandemic for the OU, the Agudah, and is the director of Halacha and Medicine Commission for the Igud Rabbonim.  Rabbi Dr. Glatt has been one of the go-to individuals for the Orthodox Jewish community as it has tried to navigate the re-opening of shuls and schools and now he is bringing his expertise to Milwaukee.

Please submit your questions for Rabbi Dr. Glatt!  Click here to submit a question and/or to register.

4. Zoom Kiddushes Are Back! (And available for sponsorship!) 

The Zoom Kiddushes are back! Save the date for the first Zoom Kiddush pickup date: Thursday, November 5th, sponsored by Alan and TG Levy! With the nice weather and holidays behind us , we are back to our wonderful zoom kiddushes, which give everyone the opportunity to share birthdays, yartzeits, celebrations, milestones, and other important events with the Shul family. 

Please note that the Zooms for kiddushes are moving to SATURDAY NIGHTS (Motzei Shabbos)! Shabbos is getting earlier and earlier each week, which makes Fridays a more challenging day for Zooming.  

To sponsor a kiddush and for information on all the sponsorships options, click here!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us at (414) 228-8000 or e-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Rabbi Cheski and Chava Edelman


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