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Friday - 7:00 PM - In person and online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders and Rabbi Moshe Halfon.
Thursday, May 19 – 6:30 PM – Board Meeting via Zoom.
Friday, May 20 – 7 PM – Shabbat services in person and via Zoom. Special guest speaker Rabbi Ed Stafman His topic will be “The Spiritual/Religious Divide Driving the Political Divide” After serving the Bozeman, Montana Jewish community as rabbi for 10 years, Rabbi Ed retired and became the first congregational rabbi in the US to be elected to the Montana legislature, or any state legislature. He will share how Torah provided a lens through which he came to better understand the political divide. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. ZOOM info:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84687533228. Meeting ID: 846 8753 3228. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: –https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/.
Monday, May 23 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer via Zoom & in person at Uncle Charlie’s. Please email Rodger McDaniel at [email protected] so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.
Friday, May 27 – 7 PM – Shabbat services in person and 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/84687533228. Meeting ID: 846 8753 3228. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: –https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/.
Monday, May 29 – 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.
Masks are not required in the Synagogue but are available for anyone who wants to wear one. No one will be turned away or prevented from entering the Synagogue to pray and worship. Please click here for more details about our policy.
Weekly Message from the Board President
We have a guest coming to services this Friday night. He is Rabbi Ed Stafman from Montana. He’s Rabbi Emeritus from his congregation in Bozeman, but was just elected to the Montana Legislature. Rabbi Halfon has invited him to speak to our congregation during Shabbat Services. His topic is “The Spiritual/Religious Divide Driving the Political Divide.”
We’re excited about all of the work going on in the Synagogue to prepare for the Yiddish Food Festival. We’re back, and lots of activities are resuming or starting up again. This Thursday, May 19, our bakers will be preparing apple strudel… Mmmmmm. The oven fires up at 4 PM. Then on Sunday, May 22, it will be Matzo Brittle and Honey Cakes, starting at noon. The good part is that our bakers are always looking for extra hands, so come by the Synagogue, help out, and make some new friends.
The Yiddish Food Festival is June 26, and it will be all hands on deck for that. We’ll need everyone to help us put on a great event for the Cheyenne and Wyoming community.
The Building Committee is also working on repairs ahead of the festival. Some roof tiles have water stains, and we are getting bids for some plaster and drywall work. We’re also talking about possibly repainting the social hall. No decisions have been made yet, but if it comes up, what do you think of the color dayglo pink? Seriously, we’ll let you know if the committee considers a color change for the social hall.
Mt. Sinai movie nights are coming back! The Synagogue has purchased a license that allows us to show movies. We probably won’t do anything until after the Yiddish Food Festival, but we’ll definitely have some movies later in the year.
The Board of Directors has scheduled the Rabbi’s formal installation for the weekend of July 15. Specific details are still being worked out, but it looks like most of the event will take place during Friday night services. Expect a lot of guests that weekend, including Rabbis and other clergy from around the region.
Noam Mantaka is starting a young family and a new business at the same time. You’d think that would keep him pretty busy, but he’s also finding time to volunteer at the Synagogue. Noam is a skilled chef (his business is a food truck called “Noam’s Table), and he has used those skills in the Synagogue kitchen. He prepared our Passover Seder and we’ve all enjoyed tastes of his hummus, sufganiyot, falafel, and other treats.
The Endowment Board wants to acknowledge Noam’s many efforts on behalf of the Synagogue, and raise money for a plaque in his honor on a chair in the large sanctuary. Yes, its also a fundraiser. Remember, the Endowment Fund never spends the money it receives. The Fund invests it, and a portion of the interest comes back to the Synagogue to help with our expenses.
The chairs are $500, and an anonymous donor has offered to cover half the cost under certain conditions. So we’re hoping to raise $250. If you would like to donate, please use our website or contact the Synagogue office.
Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
Verter zol men vegn un nit tseyln.
Words should be weighed, not counted.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
1 Jeremy Bay
5 Zoey Brown
10 Sabrina Reichert
12 Michael Ehrlich
19 Abby Rowswell
15 Doreen Glotzer
21 Stuart Wolf