Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org
Friday - 7:00 PM - In person and online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders and Rabbi Moshe Halfon.
Friday, October 15 – 7 PM – Shabbat Services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: –https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/
Sunday, October 17 – 12 noon – Sisterhood meeting, in person, at the Synagogue.
Monday, October 18 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer via Zoom. Please email Rodger McDaniel at [email protected] so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.
Wednesday, October 20 -7 PM – Board meeting via Zoom.
Friday, October 22 – 7 PM – Shabbat services in person and via Zoom, led by Rabbi Halfon. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: –https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/.
Saturday, October 23 – 10 AM – Shabbat services in person, led by Rabbi Halfon, and via Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom meeting at 9:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 10:00 in person and via Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84727935087, Meeting ID: 847 2793 5087.
Sunday, October 24 – 11:00 AM – Unveiling for Helen Zigmond and Lea Gancz. Jewish Cemetery.
Sunday, October 24 – 7 to 9 PM – Rabbi’s Class on “A Book of Books – Torah, Prophets, Writings, Video Prophets, Priests, Paupers. Exile and Return” in person and via Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88341397471, Meeting ID: 883 4139 7471.
The Mt. Sinai Board of Directors has decided to continue to require masks and social distancing in the Synagogue. Masks are available in our front lobby. No one will be turned away or prevented from entering the Synagogue to pray and worship. The Board does not want anyone to get sick after a visit to the Synagogue.
Weekly Message from the Board President
They were wonderful people and we miss them every single day. Helen Zigmond was the heart of Mt. Sinai, and was devoted to our Synagogue since she arrived in Cheyenne after World War II. Lea Gancz, her niece, grew up in our Synagogue and eagerly participated in almost everything we did. We lost them both within weeks. The unveiling for both women is coming up on October 24 at the Jewish Cemetery in Cheyenne.
Rabbi Halfon will conduct the unveiling and says it will take place at 11 AM, which is the traditional time for our unveilings. We have reached out to the family to find out if there will be a reception or meal afterwards. We’ll pass that information along as soon as we know.
Rabbi Halfon will be back in Cheyenne the weekend of October 22. He will lead services Friday night and Saturday morning, and teach a class Sunday night. Everything will be on Zoom and in person.
The class on Sunday night, October 24, will be on: “A Book of Books – Torah, Prophets, Writings, Video Prophets, Priests, Paupers. Exile and Return”
Here’s all of the Zoom info:
Friday night services – 6:30 P.M. Zoom meeting, 7 PM Service (this Zoom info is the same every week): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018 Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018
Saturday morning, October 23 – 9:30 Zoom meeting, 10 AM Service – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84727935087, Meeting ID: 847 2793 5087
Sunday night October 24 – 7 PM Rabbi’s Class – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88341397471, Meeting ID: 883 4139 7471.
It feels like we just finished the High Holy Days, and the nearby holidays… but Hanukah is fast approaching. Everything is early this year. The first night of Hanukah is Sunday, November 28… which is Thanksgiving weekend. We have plans to hold our usual Hanukah party at the end of the holiday, and light dozens of menorahs in the Social Hall. We’ll have more on that when we get closer.
In the meantime, we can take a break. We found a fun music video – the Evolution of Jewish Music, by a group called the Y-Studs. It’s an all-male a capella group made up of former students of Yeshiva University. Their video starts with music from the 900’s and runs through today, with stops at Fiddler on the Roof, Adam Sandler, and others. Take a look:
Morris Gardner served on the Board of Directors, and as Board President. He’s been on the Board of the Trust, and now serves as its President. Morris also spent years volunteering in the office before we hired someone to handle our bookkeeping, answer phones, and conduct other business on behalf of the congregation.
This month, the Endowment Fund wants to thank Morris for his years of effort on behalf of the Synagogue by raising money for the sponsorship of a chair in his honor in the large sanctuary. The sponsorship costs $500, but an anonymous donor has offered to cover half the cost under certain conditions. If you would like to donate, please use our website or contact the Synagogue office.
Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
Besser fun a gratsh a patsh aider fun a nar a kush.
Better a smack from a wise man than a kiss from a fool.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
2 Sue Carlass
2 Hal Ginsburg
6 Judith Clark
18 David Bloch
20 Dorothy Feldman
25 Mark Elliott
23 Ilaine Brown
24 Jaimee Sodosky
25 Stephanie Ehrlich
28 Jeff Weinstein
29 Elsie Reid
31 Namaste Reid