2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) - 634 - 3052
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Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org

Shabbat Services

Friday – 7:00 PM
Saturday – 10:30 AM
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.

Coming Up

Wednesday, July 17 – 6:30 PM – Board meeting. 

Thursday, July 18 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105

Thursday, July 18 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday – Join us on Thursdays at noon as we look at Isaac’s adult life with the help of Rashi, Sforno and Steinsaltz. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Friday, July 19 – 7 to 8 PM – Shabbat services led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, July 20 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Shabbat services and Torah study led by Rabbi Moldo  followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Sunday, July 21 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105.

Thursday, July 25 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105

Thursday, July 25 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday – Join us on Thursdays at noon as we look at Isaac’s adult life with the help of Rashi, Sforno and Steinsaltz. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Friday, July 26 – 7 to 8 PM – Shabbat services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, July 27 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Shabbat services and Torah study followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Sunday, July 28 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105.

SAVE THE DATE!!

The next Hadassah Book Group will be on Sunday, August 25, 4 PM, at Wendy Berelson’s house in Laramie.  We will be discussing Henna House: A Novel by Nomi Eve.  Here’s what Amazon has to say about this book: “An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century, from the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard.. In the tradition of Anita Diamant’s The Red TentHenna House is the enthralling story of a woman, her family, their community, and the rituals that bind them.” Please contact Phyllis if you want a ride.

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Weekly Message from our Board President

We start today with something very serious.  Mt. Sinai Synagogue is facing a possible security threat.  You may recall that we met with representatives of the Cheyenne Police Department, the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago.  We gave them a tour of the Synagogue and discussed when the building was in use, especially the schedule of our services.  Because of that meeting, those agencies were well aware of our Synagogue.

Last Thursday, the FBI notified Wyoming’s Department of Homeland Security that a man was due to be released from the V.A. Hospital.  The man had talked about joining far-right groups and shooting up a synagogue, but not specifically Mt. Sinai.  The FBI also said he owned a gun, but was not specific on what type.  The first call Homeland made was to us… we were notified before the Cheyenne Police.

After numerous emails and phone calls back and forth, we arranged for the Cheyenne Police to have officers sitting in marked police cars outside the Synagogue during our services Friday night and Saturday morning.  The officers were parked in the parking lot across the street, and a second car parked right in front of the building.  They stayed the entire time services were underway.

Here’s a photo of the man in question.  His name is James Anthony Bauman, and he drives a Green 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, previous registered Colorado License Plates, (QCQ375).

The Board of Directors meets Wednesday night and security issues are at the top of the agenda.

 

 

 

On to other news.  The Jim McKinnon Annual Food Drive is underway and will run until August 11, to coincide with the fast of Tisha B’Av.  Tikvah McKinnon is coordinating the drive and will have a table set up to collect donated food.  The food will be given to local charities.

We had a wonderful surprise from Leslie Klein a couple of weeks ago.  She sent a check in memory of Harriet Gardner, and some documents from the history of the Synagogue.  They included Passover guides and recipes from the 1960’s and 1970’s.  But the most memorable item was her father’s Yarmulke from the dedication ceremony of the Synagogue on June 20, 1951.  Here’s what it looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be putting the Yarmulke in our safe deposit box which includes important items such as the original articles of incorporation of Mt. Sinai from 1910.

We have a couple of new books going into the Synagogue Library this week.  There is My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok.  The second book is for young people and is called The Christmas Revolution by Barbara Cohen.  It tells the story of a young Jewish boy who refuses to sing Christmas carols or draw Christmas pictures.

 

 

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Vos tut zich?
What’s cooking?

Shalom!

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors

Rabbi’s Column

A very quick note, as I find my stamina has decreased massively:

Todah Rabbah to all who expressed wishes for my recovery, came to visit, offered to help Andrea out while I was in the hospital, or helped cover things happening at the synagogue that I would have otherwise been doing.

Briefly, without going into too many details: I was in the hospital for a few days. As part of the procedure that was done (sort of an emergency situation) I was intubated, so my voice is not yet back to normal. The procedure has appeared to drain my reserve battery, so everything is far more tiring than normal for me. The procedure is part of a process which is slightly unclear to me at the moment, so there may be more procedures in the future – although hopefully none that are of an emergency nature.

Modified from Pirkei Avot: You cannot do everything, yet you are still required to do what you can. Judge everyone as if there is a good reason for what they are doing, and do not even begin judging until you have been in the same situation.

July Birthdays

6              Martha Silver

12           Dave Lerner

13           Marie Still

15           Andrea Moldo

16           Georgia Young

20           Hawk McLoud

22           Susan Feldman

Mt. Sinai Movie Nights

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

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