Dear Friend,

This week we are announcing the launch of our dedicated virtual learning site, see below for more information.

While we cannot yet get together in person, we are finding alternative ways to celebrate traditional holidays. For Lag Ba' Omer, a holiday celebrating Jewish unity, Lubavitch has organized a car parade with participation from multiple communities, see the link below.

For those who wish to decorate their cars, please contact [email protected].

Our shul remains closed as a precaution to protect the health of all the members of our community. This is an unfortunate situation, and we hope and pray for this pandemic to end and for all those who are sick to be speedily healed.

Shabbat is an amazing opportunity. Your home is your synagogue. You are the Rabbi, Rebbetzin, Cantor and Torah Reader. If you don't usually keep Shabbat fully, try to do it this Shabbat.

Here is what to do:

  • Before candle lighting time (see above), light your Shabbat candles (a special time for prayer).
  • Preceding your Shabbat meal make Kiddush, a blessing over wine declaring Shabbat holy.
  • Enjoy your Shabbat meal (share a Jewish thought, story or lesson).
  • Experience Shabbat's holiness by refraining from cooking and using electronics.
  • Use a Siddur or take a moment to pray from your heart. Make your home a place to connect with G‑d.

We've included links below for more tips and guides on how to celebrate Shabbat at home - we hope you find it useful!

While you have been away, we are working on doing some projects that have been put off for too long.  

With heartfelt prayers for a happy and healthy Shabbat for all,

Rabbi Mendel Shmotkin

We are very excited to announce the unveiling of our new Lubavitch Jewish Academy!

With the current times, we have been faced with bringing our Jewish learning to you online only and now we are bringing you even more free, online content. 

The Lubavitch Jewish Academy site brings learning from Chabad Lubavitch of Wisconsin institutions throughout the state to one central access location. This online learning site hosts 30+ courses and classes for you to choose from (with more yet to come). Find courses on topics such as Jewish History, Kaballah & Mysticism, Law & Ethics, Living Torah, and Living with the times. Whatever your interests, there is something for everyone!

We invite you to check out our new learning site and find a course that piques your interest. Visit to view our courses. All you need to do is sign up once with your name and email and you will have access to all of our courses in one central spot, under one login!

Pre-Shabbos Community Get-Together
Join us at 4p today and be inspired as we head into Shabbos. Join Rabbi Mendel live for a pre Shabbos community get together.

This weeks kiddush did not have a sponsor.  Let's all raise a l'chaim high in honor of our CLTC family, until we can all be together again.

Lag Ba' Omer Car Parade
Tuesday, May 12 | 4:00pm | Click here to register
The holiday of Lag Ba' Omer is around the corner, and we're getting ready to celebrate! While the holiday is usually celebrated with outdoor activities and gatherings, we are changing it up this year with a city-wide car parade to spread the joy of the holiday to the entire Jewish community. Be a part of it and get in on the festivities!
Decorate your car to win a prize!  Let your imagination run wild as you decorate your vehicle to help promote Jewish unity in Milwaukee!

Begins at Peltz Center for Jewish Life - 2233 West Mequon Road
Ends at Chabad of the East Side - 3030 East Kenwood Boulevard

Spectators are also welcome to wave and cheer as we drive by! Click here to see the route. During this current public health situation, please observe safe social distancing as you watch the Grand Lag Ba' Omer parade.

Click here to register, receive your car decorating kit, and for more information.  Click here to learn more about Lag Ba' Omer.

How to Daven
Unsure of the how, what, when or where of daveneing while you are home alone on Shabbat? Click Here for the 10 Commandments for davening alone on Shabbat.

Chabad CARE's - Community Assistance and Relief Efforts -COVID 19 Help
Lubavitch of Wisconsin is taking protective measures to provide our community with support. We will be available to deliver food and supplies and make welfare checks for those in need. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please fill out this form to get help, if you would like to volunteer to help, click here.

You may not be able to go to Shul, but look at these turkeys trying to get in!

10 Tips for Preparing for Shabbat While Social Distancing

10 Tips for Preparing for Shabbat While Social Distancing

Coronavirus got you quarantined? Here’s how you’re gonna make it through Shabbat like a pro!

By Menachem Posner

How to Pray the Shabbat Prayers at Home

How to Pray the Shabbat Prayers at Home

While you may be unable to attend services due to quarantine or canceled services, you can still pray.

By Mordechai Rubin

How to Cook for Shabbat While Social Distancing

How to Cook for Shabbat While Social Distancing

Whether you’re in official quarantine or social distancing to stay safe, your Shabbat may look very different from usual this week.

By Miriam Szokovski


Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim

Following the deaths of  Nadav and Avihu, G‑d warns against unauthorized entry “into the holy.” Only one person, the kohen gadol (“high priest”), may—but once a year, on  Yom Kippur—enter the  innermost chamber in the Sanctuary to offer the sacred  ketoret to G‑d.

Another feature of the Day of Atonement service is the  casting of lots over two goats, to determine which should be offered to G‑d and which should be dispatched to carry off the  sins of Israel to the  wilderness.

The Parshah of Acharei also warns against bringing  korbanot (animal or meal offerings) anywhere but in the Holy Temple, forbids the consumption of  blood, and details the laws prohibiting incest and other deviant sexual  relations.

The Parshah of Kedoshim begins with the statement: “You shall be  holy, for I, the L‑rd your G‑d, am holy.” This is followed by dozens of  mitzvot (divine commandments) through which the Jew sanctifies him- or herself and relates to the holiness of G‑d.

These include: the prohibition against  idolatry, the mitzvah of  charity, the principle of  equality before the law,  Shabbat, sexual  morality honesty in business, honor and awe of one’s  parents, and the sacredness of  life.

Also in Kedoshim is the dictum which the great sage Rabbi Akiva called a cardinal principle of Torah, and of which Hillel said, “This is the entire Torah, the rest is commentary”— “Love your fellow as yourself.”


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