Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org
Friday - 7:00 PM - Online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders and Rabbi Moshe Halfon.
Monday, September 20 – 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.
Friday, September 24 – Sukkot and Shabbat services combined in person and via Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom meeting at 5:00 so people can chat. Sukkot Services begin at 5:30 in person and via Zoom, followed by a combination of Shabbat and a meal in the Sukkah in the Synagogue back yard, weather permitting. 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, September 26 – 11 AM. Dennis Smith unveiling at the Jewish Cemetery in Cheyenne. Jeff Weinstein will be conducting the service. A small reception will be held at The Rib and Chop House. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to: [email protected]
Monday, September 27 – 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.
Friday, October 1 – Shabbat services in person and via Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00 in person and via Zoom. 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/.
Masks and Social Distancing are Required While You are in the Synagogue.
Weekly Message from the Board President
Sukkot is coming this Friday and we have some special things planned. But before we get to that, one of the key parts of the holiday is building a Sukkah. Work on that has already begun. Tikvah had the best line about the construction of the Sukkah.
“Everyone welcome to come help. You know even putting one screw in means you get the credit as if you built the entire structure. Good deal!!”
We couldn’t agree more! Our Sukkot services will be combined with Shabbat. We’ll start the service in the Sukkah at 5:30 PM on Friday, and then continue with a different version of Shabbat. It will be combined with a meal in the Sukkah, weather permitting. If the weather isn’t good (and this is Wyoming, so who knows) we’ll move the meal inside. So the regular Shabbat service will be different because of the meal.
Everything will be on Zoom, but you are also welcome to attend in person. The Zoom meeting will begin at 5 PM. Here’s the info for it: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. The service will begin at 5:30 on both Zoom and in person.
The Mt. Sinai Board of Directors has decided to continue to require masks and social distancing while you are in the Synagogue. However, no one will be turned away. You are welcome to come to the Synagogue to worship. Masks will be available if you want to wear one.
You may see some changes when you walk in the door to the Synagogue. The Board has decided to get rid of some of the furniture in the lobby and use the space for books or other purposes. We’re looking into finding new homes for the couches. If you would like them, please contact the Synagogue office.
An unveiling for Dennis Smith will be held on Sunday September 26th at 11 AM. Jeff Weinstein will be conducting the service. A small reception will be held at The Rib and Chop House. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to: [email protected]
Unveilings have also been scheduled for Helen Zigmond and Lea Gancz. They will take place on Sunday, October 24. We’ll have more information about them when we get closer.
We haven’t had a music video in a while. Ome Eckhart found one that she thought we might enjoy. It’s called Minyan Man, and its by the Maccabeats.
The Endowment Fund is raising money in September for a chair in the large sanctuary honoring the late Harriet Gardner, beloved wife of Morris Gardner. Here’s excerpts from a previous High Holy Day Journal about her.
“Harriet Gardner lived a life full of Mitzvot…. She inspired and lifted up everyone around with her genuine interest in all around her. She warmly welcomed strangers, family, and friends alike to her home and heart…. Harriet was a valued member of the Chevra Kadisha, served as Sisterhood President, ran the gift shop and helped with the Sunday School.”
A chair with a plaque bearing Harriet’s name is $500 but an anonymous donor has offered to cover half the cost under certain conditions. If you’d like to donate, please use our website or contact the Synagogue office.
Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
A nar ken amol zogen a klug vort.
Even a fool can sometimes say something smart.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
3 Cathy Berdan
5 Liz Wolf
9 Pewaubek Reid
10 Shira Michael
10 Craig Michael
11 Michael Sherman
12 Lou Brownstein
13 Navit Reid
16 Laurie Richmond
19 Rich Nolan
24 Claudio Feler