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
Tuesday, April 22 - 6:30 PM - Come to the Menschen Hametz party to celebrate the end of Feast of Unleavened Bread. Everyone is welcome. We'll have pizza and dessert. Then a totally hilarious, light and fluffy movie (with lots of Kabbalistic meaning snuck in there - really). If you have never seen Peter Falk, Billy Crystal and Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride, it is time to come and bring a friend. We'll start at 6:30 pm with the food and begin the movie at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.
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.
Wednesday, April 23 - 7 to 8:30 PM - Cheyenne Interfaith Council (CIC) 2014 Religious Roundtable, Part II - Sin, Salvation & Atonement. Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Public Library. Please see attached flyer for more information.
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 led by Student Rabbi Jason Rosner followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Saturday, April 26 - 9:30 AM - Shabbat Morning Services and Torah Study, led by Student Rabbi Jason Rosner, followed by a light lunch sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Saturday, April 27 - 1 to 2 PM - Introduction to the Prayerbook . Learn the structure of the prayer service, when we bow, why we bow, what we pray and why we pray it. The class will follow the structure of the Shabbat morning service. This class will look at multiple prayer books and examine such issues as theology, gender, and universalist versus particularist ideas in prayer. Led by Student Rabbi Jason Rosner.
Sunday, April 27 - 10 AM to 12 noon - Mt. Sinai Religious School.
Sunday, April 27 - 12 noon to 1 PM - Sisterhood Meeting.
Sunday, April 27 - 1 to 3 PM - Jewish & Israeli Dancing. For more information, contact Mary Weinstein or Bea Montross.
Wednesday, April 30 - 10 AM to noon - Annual Holocaust Remembrance Observance at the Capitol Rotunda.
Wednesday, April 30 - 5:30 to 6:30 PM - Dealing w/ Modernity in a Jewish Way 1790's - 1850's, taught by Rabbi Narrowe.
Wednesday, April 30 - 7 to 8:30 PM - Cheyenne Interfaith Council (CIC) 2014 Religious Roundtable, Part III - Life After Death and Why We Pray. Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Public Library. Please see attached flyer for more information.
Thursday, May 1 - 12 noon to 1 PM - Torah Thursday
Thursday, May 1 - 5 to 8 PM - Cooking/Baking for the Yiddish Food Festival. For more information, contact Jeff or Mary Weinstein.
SAVE THE DATES!
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 21, 2014
Passover is a time for celebration… and we’re adding something new to celebrate the end of Passover! Our Menschen are holding a Hametz party on Tuesday, April 22, starting at 6:30 P.M. in the Social Hall at the Synagogue. There will be pizza (which is a tasty form of Hametz), followed by a showing of The Princess Bride.
Why that movie? Because after one of our local Seders concluded, participants sat around the table for an hour afterwards quoting lines of the movie to each other and laughing a lot. And yes, it does star several prominent Jewish actors, such as Mandy Patinkin and Billy Crystal, and was directed by Rob Reiner. So join us for Hametz and laughs Tuesday night.
There was a great round of applause when Rabbi Larry Moldo was announced as the Synagogue’s new Rabbi at the community Seder last week. Things are moving quickly. The Board created a Contract Committee to work on the details of his contract. They expect to finish their work in the next day or two, and present it to the full Board of Directors Wednesday night. If the Board approves the wording, the contract could be presented to the Rabbi by the end of the week.
In the meantime, Rabbi Larry has been preparing for his move to Cheyenne. He also sent us a biography, which we added to the website. Here it is:
Rabbi Larry Moldo was born and raised on the Minneapolis side of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he worked in Peoria (Illinois), Omaha (Nebraska), Kansas City (Kansas), Elmwood Park (New Jersey), Buffalo (New York), Modesto (California), Baldwin, (Long Island, New York) before coming to Mount Sinai Congregation here in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Prior to Ordination at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York City, Rabbi Larry had written materials on Torah notes and liturgy in the religious realm, and on management and tutoring in the secular world. As part of the Ordination process, he wrote for his senior thesis a large document called Unsuccessful Pregnancies and Neonatal Deaths: Pastoral Care for the Rabbinate and Cantorate.
An avid reader, he is especially fond of Science Fiction & Fantasy while dabbling in mysteries and philosophy for fun.
He is joined in Cheyenne by his wife Andrea. Their son Samuel continues his studies in Occupational Therapy in Buffalo, New York.
On Wednesday, April 30, starting at 10 AM, the state will hold its annual Holocaust Remembrance Observance in the Capitol Rotunda. Governor Matt Mead will be there. The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Joshua Narrowe of F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and members of our Synagogue will be participating.
The day before that, on Tuesday, April 29, there will be a Holocaust Remembrance Observance at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Lunch will be served, so they are asking for an RSVP. Please contact Master Sergeant April Borecki at email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Now that the preparations for the Seder were successfully completed, we are in full cooking and preparation mode for the Yiddish Food Festival. It’s coming up fast. The festival is May 18, and we’ll expect hundreds of our close friends and neighbors to show up.
Student Rabbi Jason Rosner still has a few visits coming up, but his final weekend in Cheyenne will be the weekend of the festival, and we’ll have to bid him a fond farewell as he continues to pursue his studies, and then his career as a Rabbi.
We’re cooking every Thursday evening, from about 5 PM to 8 PM, and more volunteers are always welcome. Come and join the fun, and get a tasty preview of what we’ll be offering at the Festival!
That's My Pan has quite a few nice gifts for Mother's and the deadline to get orders in and have them back for Mother's Day is April 30th. You can shop online at thatsmypan.biz/frwy10009. Checks are made out to Mount Sinai with a memo indicating it is for the Thats My Pan fundraiser.
Our Yiddish phrase of the week is “Es shtait dokh geshribn: khokhme – shtikeh.” It means “It is written: silence is wisdom.”
We can’t say anything after that, except:
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors