Monday, April 14 - 5:30 P.M. Passover Seder led by student Rabbi Jason Rosner.
Wednesday, April 16 - Rabbi Narrowe's class is cancelled this week.
Thursday, April 17 - 12 noon to 1 PM - Torah Thursday
Thursday, April 17 - 5 to 8 PM - Cooking/Baking for the Yiddish Food Festival. For more information, contact Jeff or Mary Weinstein.
Friday, April 18 - 7 PM - Shabbat Evening Services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Saturday, April 19 - 9:30 AM - Shabbat Morning Services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Sunday, April 20 - 1 to 3 PM - Jewish & Israeli Dancing. For more information, contact Mary Weinstein or Bea Montross.
Monday, April 21 - Sunday, April 27 - Holocaust Memorial Observances of Greeley, UNC and Northern Colorado. Please click here for more information.
Tuesday, April 22 - 10 AM - Yizkor Service
Wednesday, April 23 - 5:30 to 6:30 PM - Dealing w/ Modernity in a Jewish Way 1790's - 1850's, taught by Rabbi Narrowe.
Wednesday, April 23 - 7 to 8:30 PM - Board Meeting.
Thursday, April 24 - 12 noon to 1 PM - Torah Thursday
Thursday, April 24 - 5 to 8 PM - Cooking/Baking for the Yiddish Food Festival. For more information, contact Jeff or Mary Weinstein.
Friday, April 25 - 7 PM - Shabbat Evening Services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Saturday, April 26 - 9:30 AM - Shabbat Morning Services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Sunday, April 27 - 1 to 3 PM - Jewish & Israeli Dancing. For more information, contact Mary Weinstein or Bea Montross.
SAVE THE DATES!
Wednesday, April 30 - 10 AM to noon - Annual Holocaust Remembrance Observance at the Capitol Rotunda.
Monday, May 12 - 7 PM - Shlock Rock will be performing in concert at the Gryphon Theater in Laramie. Find out more and get tickets at: http://www.gryphontheatre.org/event/539167-shlock-rock-laramie
Sunday, May 18 - Yiddish Food Festival!
1 Nathan Weinstein
12 Pat Wolf
23 Mel Wolf
24 Carol Fischer
24 Cheryl Hite
24 Tori Rosenthal
29 Barbara Karz-Wagman
Weekly Message from our Board President
April 14, 2014
We have a Rabbi! Rabbi Larry Moldo and his wife will be moving to Cheyenne and he will be serving our Congregation as Rabbi. Yesterday, the Board of Directors voted to offer Rabbi Moldo the position, and he quickly accepted when we called him.
We asked Rabbi Larry, as he prefers to be called, what his wife thought of the move. He said she wanted to make this the last move they made, and hoped to stay in Cheyenne for a long time. He agreed with her. We do, too!
Details are still being worked out, but we are aiming toward the Rabbi beginning his time as our religious leader on June 1.
We have a separate bank account to pay for the Synagogue’s religious leader. It includes the Rabbi, but also includes a cantor we bring in for the High Holy Days. This past December Phyllis and Jason Bloomberg issued a challenge to match up to $10,000 for donations made to the Religious Leader account. That was in addition to the portion of the dues that is set aside for the account.
Last month we received $1,000 in donations towards their challenge, for a total of $3,500 so far. The Bloombergs have matched those donations and put in their own $3,500. This puts us at 35% of the goal to raise a total of $20,000 beyond what the shul had. Please continue with your pledges. The Bloombergs are matching the money as it comes in, so every dollar you give is doubled. There is still $6,500 left which they will match, let's collect all of it. To donate, please send a check to Mt. Sinai Congregation and indicate it is for the Religious Leader account, or go online to our website, and make your donation there.
Happy Passover! Our Student Rabbi, Jason Rosner, is leading the Synagogue Seder. Dorothy Feldman suggested we add a special message to the newsletter about the holiday. Here it is:
“Generations is the Theme.
It’s always been a Jewish Dream
That Elders will pass on to Youth
Love of Humanity and Truth;
Regard for our unlucky Brothers
Who must depend for bread on others;
Concern for Eretz Yisrael,
Whose constant dangers make us pale.
The torch of Tzedakah must be passed
In order that commitment last.
Though Generations come and go,
One concept remains true
That caring for each other
Is a task we Jews must do.
No matter that the task grows steeper,
We are, indeed, our brother’s keeper.”
There are those who love Passover wine, and those who want something a little different. Jason and Phyllis Bloomberg recently traveled through the California wine country, and found a vineyard that creates marvelous Kosher for Passover wine. They want to share it with the Congregation, and use it as a fundraiser. So there will be silent auction at the Seder where you can bid on the wine.
We have some sad news to report. Susie Cohen passed away over the weekend. Dorothy Feldman announced it at the Congregation meeting on Sunday. The funeral for Susie Cohen will be Monday, April 21, at 1:00 PM at Schrader Funeral Home. Dorothy said that Susie’s family were long time supporters of the Synagogue, and were instrumental in getting the current building built back in the 1950’s. Our condolences and prayers go out to the Cohen family.
The Veta family is making a very generous donation to the Synagogue in honor of their late father, long-time Congregation leader Johnny Veta. Johnny Veta passed away about a year ago. His unveiling will take place on May 16. The Veta daughters are donating $1500 to the Synagogue, to be used, as they put it, where the Synagogue needs it most. We are very grateful for the donation, and will always remember them, and Johnny and Margaret Veta.
A Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony is set for 10 AM, April 30th in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. And there will be Holocaust Remembrance Observance at F.E. Warren Air Force Base on Tuesday, April 29th. Lunch will be served, so they are asking for an RSVP. Please contact Master Sergeant April Borecki at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Our Yiddish phrase of the week is “Du fangst shoyn on?” It means “Are you starting up again?”
We’re Mt. Sinai. We never stopped!
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors