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Michael Levin - President

Michael joined CEEBJ after moving to the Milwaukee area in 2006 with his wife Barb and two sons. Michael attended Yale University and completed medical school and residency at Washington University in St Louis. Michael has been active in the with Temple Brotherhood as vice president, treasurer and president. He is pleased to bring back the CEEBJ variety show and participate as a proud member of the Levin Family Quartet. He has also served on other CEEBJ committees and is on the board of his homeowners association, volunteered with Mequon Jewish Preschool and the Donges Bay School. Besides spending time with his family, Michael enjoys tennis, theater, cooking and reading. He is looking forward to hearing from you with comments, questions and suggestions.

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A personal message from Michael…
I see the synagogue as the essential institution of Jewish communal life, just as it has been for 2000 years. Besides the Shabbat and Seder tables, the synagogue is where we celebrate the holidays of the Jewish year. It is also the location of “lifecycle events,” times that provide our lives with meaning as we carry on the traditions of our ancestors. We celebrate with parents at b’rit milah/b’rit bat and at bar/bat mitzvah, we dance with the bride and groom, and we cry with mourners reciting Kaddish. We pass along our traditions to our children and grandchildren. Our clergy and teachers help us find the moral compass provided by Torah. We work together for tikkun olam, completing the work of Creation. We here at CEEBJ have outstanding clergy to teach and guide us, within a warm, inviting community. My role as President is to be a voice of the congregation to our clergy and professional staff, and a leader as we strive to fulfill our mission: We are a vibrant, spiritual home and place of learning where all individuals can deepen their Jewish identity, engage with our community and give back to our world. I hope to guide lay leadership as we continue to build our congregation for all members, and to inspire greater participation in congregational life. I look forward to hearing from the community with any comments, questions or concerns, as we work together to strengthen CEEBJ for ourselves and the generations to come. “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.” (Perkei Avot 2:21)

-Michael Levin

Mon, January 18 2021 5 Sh'vat 5781