2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) - 634 - 3052
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Shabbat Services
Friday - 7:00 PM
Saturday - 9:30 AM
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.

Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org

Coming Up

Tuesday, April 28 - 5:30 to 6:30 PM - Continuing Biblical/Liturgical Hebrew taught by Rabbi Moldo.

Tuesday, April 28 - 6:35 to 7:35 PM - Introduction to Judaism taught by Rabbi Moldo.

Wednesday, April 29 - 7 to 8:30 PM - Cheyenne Interfaith Council (CIC) Spring 2015 Library Series: "Women in Different Faith Traditions".  Topic tonight is "Christianity" presented by Sister Ruth Ann Hehn and Sandi Dillon.  Cottonwood Room Laramie County Library.

Thursday, April 30 - 12 noon - Torah Thursday.  We are studying Deuteronomy.  Brown Bag Lunch.

Friday, May 1 - 7 PM - Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Larry Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, May 2 - 9:30 AM - Shabbat Services and Torah Study led by Rabbi Larry Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Sunday, May 3  - 10 AM to noon - Mt. Sinai Religious School

Sunday, May 3 - 12 Noon to 1 PM - Sisterhood Meeting. 

Sunday, May 3 - 1 to 3 PM - Jewish & Israeli Dancing.  For more information please contact Mary Weinstein.

Tuesday, May 5 - 5:30 to 6:30 PM - Continuing Biblical/Liturgical Hebrew taught by Rabbi Moldo.

Tuesday, May 5 - 6:35 to 7:35 PM - Introduction to Judaism taught by Rabbi Moldo.

Thursday, May 7 - 12 noon - Torah Thursday.  We are studying Deuteronomy.  Brown Bag Lunch.

Friday, May 8 - 7 PM - Shabbat Services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, May 9 - 9:30 AM - Shabbat Services and Torah Study followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Sunday, May 10 - 1 to 3 PM - Jewish & Israeli Dancing.  For more information please contact Mary Weinstein.

SAVE THE DATES!

Sunday, May 17 - Yiddish Food Festival.  Watch for more information, coming soon!

Sunday, May 31 - Hadassah Book Group.  We will be reading In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist.  More information to follow.


APRIL BIRTHDAYS

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 27, 2015

There are folks who say that the rugelach they’ve eaten at the Yiddish Food Festival is the finest they have ever tasted, and we get more people saying that every year. Rugelach is a type of pastry, and is one of the most popular items we have at the Festival.

But the real issue with rugelach is the filling.  Should it be made with raisins, preserves, poppy seed, walnuts, chocolate, or something else?  That’s the challenge facing our Yiddish Food Festival bakers this Thursday night.  They’ll be making rugelach, and trying to decide which varieties to make, and how much of each type to bake.  Want to come help?  The baking, and discussions, start at 5:30 this Thursday.  The Yiddish Food Festival is coming up on May 17.

Our Board of Directors met last week.  One of the major topics of conversation was the Yiddish Food Festival and plans are going well (including the cooking!).  The Festival is on Sunday, May 17, from 11 AM to 4 PM.  We’ve scheduled a work day for the Sunday before that… May 10, at 3 P.M.  We’ll be setting up all of the tables and chairs and getting the Social Hall ready for our big event.  If we get a good group of people, the setup time won’t take very long… so how would you like to be part of a good group of people?  We need folks to help us with the tables and chairs, and a few to act as cheerleaders and tell us what a great job we’re doing.  This also means that classes during the week, and the Onegs on Shabbat, will be working around the setup.

Plans are also underway for renovation of the bathrooms in the Synagogue.  We want to make them more handicapped friendly.  It’s a major reconstruction, since plumbing will have to be redone to take the new layout into account.   We’ve already had an architect in, and have two bids for the work (both around $25,000).  We think it’s important to have the bathrooms easier to use for folks using walkers, wheelchairs, or who need a little extra help.  We’ll keep you posted on this.  Right now we’re going through the Synagogue finances and working out a way to pay for the renovation.

We’re going to give a little space for Day of Giving.  Actually, we’ll be giving a lot more.  Day of Giving is an annual event put on by religious and community organizations around Cheyenne, including the Mt. Sinai Synagogue.  It takes place in the community house in Lions Park on Friday, May 8.  They will be taking donations of food and other items, and asking people to give blood and sign up as organ donors.  It’s a nice event, and Mt. Sinai has supported it since the very first one was organized.

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Mit a lefl ken men dem yam nit oys’shepn.
You can’t empty the ocean with a spoon.

Shalom,

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors


Torah Tidbits from Rabbi Larry Moldo

The modern State of Israel will be 67 this week.  The Jewish people, descended from the ancient Israelites, will be about 4500 years old, give or take a century. Both are worth celebrating. On Wednesday, remember the fallen who have helped preserve this modern protector of the Jews. On Thursday, have a slice of birthday cake (or a special birthday carrot).

Always remember that we are supposed to disagree on tactics and strategy. The bottom line remains the same - a place where people can live without fear and be proud of being part of the Jewish nation.
No matter which side of any disagreement you might be on, always double check the history of an event before using it in an argument. Growing up, while they taught us when each of the wars was and what to call it, they forgot to mention that the 1956 war involved pre-emptive strikes. When people today talk about Jewish villages on the land that Jordan had control of between 1948 and 1967, they sometimes forget that the original purpose by the left-wing parties was to help integrate that area into Israel by creating closer ties between Jews and Arabs.

So, relax and celebrate. We can always argue next week.

50 Years of Watkins Stained Glass Windows at Mt. Sinai Synagogue in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Watkins Stained Glass Studio has spent 50 years creating stained glass windows for the Synagogue. The 80 stained glass windows depict the Old Testament as well as the Menorah, Twelve Tribes of Israel, Moses at Mt. Sinai, the Tree of Life and 11 Women of the Hebrew Bible.
Four generations of Watkins men have devoted their lives to stained glass in Denver and the Rocky Mountain area since 1868. We hope you enjoy the 50 years of lovely Watkins Stained Glass Windows. The music is provided by John Waller, who graciously granted permission to use "Bless Us and Keep Us".

 

Additional Information

Please click here for a podcast of the 2013 Cheyenne Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration.

Check out all the Learning Opportunities at Mt. Sinai!

Check out the photos from our very successful 2012 Chanukah Party

Check out the photos of our other events

Click here to check out our Mt. Sinai Brochure

Mt. Sinai Religious School

Welcome to Mt. Sinai Religious School.  [click here for this year’s calendar] This year, under the direction of Rabbi Larry and the Education Committee, there are three component pieces. The first component piece is most like the traditional Sunday School in that it meets on Sundays from 10 to noon, and is geared towards students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The content covered will depend upon each student’s prior knowledge. The second component piece is Bar/Bat Mitzvah training. This involves weekly sessions with Rabbi Larry and attendance at both Friday night and Saturday morning services. The third component will be for post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age youth, and will be partly designed by the students.

We also offer Adult Education classes on a variety of topics throughout the year. Please click here for our flyer.

If you would like further information, please contact Phyllis Bloomberg or Rabbi Larry. 

 

Mt. Sinai Movie Nights

All movies are shown at Mt. Sinai at 7 PM on the “big screen” and with surround sound. Refreshments and drinks provided. Come join us for any or all of our upcoming movies.

Mah Jongg

Have fun playing this traditional Jewish game combining luck and skill. Don't know how to play yet? Come and learn with Mt. Sinai member Lila Gallensky and other experienced players. Check the calendar section for specific dates.


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