Friday – 7:00 PM – Online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.
Thursday, June 4 – Noon – Torah Thursday. The Rabbi will be running a version of Torah Thursday via Zoom. Based on the text he has at home, he will be beginning at the very beginning, but using the commentaries of Ibn Ezra and Nachmanides as translated by Michael Carasik. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 912 0941 8984 Password: 0nbvK6
Thursday, June 4 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Friday, June 5– 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Meeting ID: 853 3805 5898.
Sunday, June 7 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Sunday, June 7 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.
Thursday, June 11 – Noon – Torah Thursday. The Rabbi will be running a version of Torah Thursday via Zoom. Based on the text he has at home, he will be beginning at the very beginning, but using the commentaries of Ibn Ezra and Nachmanides as translated by Michael Carasik. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 912 0941 8984 Password: 0nbvK6
Thursday, June 11 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Friday, June 12– 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Meeting ID: 853 3805 5898.
Sunday, June 13 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Sunday, June 13 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Hadassah Book Group has been postponed. We will let you know when it is rescheduled.
Weekly Message from our Board President
Sometimes it’s the quiet ones that do the most. They make a huge difference, and they do it without seeking any recognition. They just want to help. Dr. Harlan Ribnik is a good example. For years, has been making substantial donations to the Mt. Sinai Trust. And those large donations come in frequently. Other than getting a receipt for tax purposes, he has asked for nothing in return.
We would like to take this opportunity to give Harlan a very public thank you, and encourage other folks to follow his example. The Mt. Sinai Trust is our oldest and largest fund. The principal stays intact and is never touched. The interest is used to pay a portion of the Rabbi’s salary. Thanks to the efforts of Harlan and others, and a careful investment strategy, the Trust has continued to grow over the years.
We were late getting this started, but we have raised enough money to honor Lea Gancz with a plaque on a chair in the large sanctuary. Georgia Young, who manages our Facebook page (with help from others who also post) found a wonderful picture of Lea with her aunt Helen Zigmond. She posted it last week, but we want to make sure you saw it.
Georgia also just moved to Idaho, although she will still be participating in things at Mt. Sinai through Zoom and frequent visits. Georgia left something behind…. She had purchased 2 dozen hamantaschen and 3 dozen rugelah intended for the Yiddish Festival. They are still in the freezer and are available. Contact the office if you’d like to buy them. The cost is $12 a dozen.
A couple of our people suffered falls last week, and due to age and other issues, they were fairly serious. Sherrie Cohen was hospitalized for a few days but is now home and doing better. She felt bad about missing our Friday night services, and says hello to everyone.
And Rabbi Moldo also suffered a fall and was in the hospital for a couple of days. He is also home and doing better. The fall apparently happened on Friday right before the Rabbi led services. He must have been in pain, but you would never know it from the way he chatted with people beforehand and smoothly led the service.
We’ve just posted our June birthdays on the Mt. Sinai website. Happy birthday in advance to Noam Mantaka, Dennis Coelho, Carol Serelson, and Marv Wolf. If you have a birthday in June, let us know so we can sing to you (or maybe not…. We take requests to not sing frequently).
Let’s go back to the Endowment Fund chairs for a moment. In January, we honored Agnes Weinstein with a chair. For June, we would like to honor her late husband, Lester Weinstein. Lester was very involved in our Synagogue for a long time. He led B’nai Brith and our Board of Directors, and served on the Board for many years. An Endowment Fund chair in the large Sanctuary costs $500, but we have an anonymous donor who is willing to contribute half that number under certain conditions. So we’re going to dedicate the month of June to Lester Weinstein, and raise enough to get a plaque on a chair next to his wife’s.
We’re continuing our online services this Friday. They’ve been very successful, other than some unreliable internet connections. Here’s the info you’ll need:
Click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85338055898
Or go to www.Zoom.us and enter this Meeting ID: 853 3805 5898.
We’ll be using this book: https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/
We start the meeting at 6:30 so people can get together and chat. The service starts right at 7 PM.
Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
Tsum schlimazel muz men oich mazel hoben.
Even for bad luck one needs luck.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
Revelation on Mount Sinai this week. Otherwise known as Shavuot.
I do not anticipate the content of this year’s revelation to be much different than the content of most year’s Revelation. How we are affected, on the other hand, will be much different for most of us.
The first group was very much affected. After nights of celebrating the arrival of Revelation, the morning party person overslept by some amount and so all were aroused by a thunderous round of
Some of the supportive statements were missed by most, but all agreed that the following came through clearly
“DO NOT PRETEND I AM PART OF A TEAM OR HAVE ANY IMAGE!”
“DO NOT EVER THINK YOU CAN MAGICALLY CONTROL ME!”
“I DID SHABBAT. YOU DO SHABBAT!”
“RESPECT YOUR PARENTS!!!!!”
“SAY NO TO MURDER!”
“SAY NO TO DISLOYALTY!”
“SAY NO TO KIDNAPPING!”
“SAY NO TO TELLING LIES IN COURT!”
“LET YOUR NEIGHBOR KEEP THEIR OWN STUFF!”
Everyone also agreed that Moses could go back and figure the rest of the stuff out with God and just report back on the highlights.
Dave Lerner (in this case Rabbi Larry Moldo) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Torah Thursday
Time: Every week on Thu, until Jun 4, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)
May 28, 2020 Canceled this week only.
Jun 4, 2020 12:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 912 0941 8984
Password is not required.
5 Noam Mantaka
26 Dennis Coelho
29 Marv Wolf
30 Carol Serelson
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.