2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) - 634 - 3052
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Shabbat Services

Friday - 7:00 PM - In person and online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders and Rabbi Moshe Halfon.

Coming Up

Wednesday, January 19 – 6:30 PM – Board Meeting via Zoom.
 
Thursday, January 20 –  6:30 PM – Shalom Dinner at Tres Amigos, 2414 W Lincolnway.
 
Friday, January 21 – 6:15 PM – Special Tu’Bshevat activity and Seder for young families If you plan to attend, please bring a face front headshot picture of your child printed from a computer or snapshot, 3 inch square, to be used for a planning project.  If you don’t have one, that’s okay.  Your child can make the project a little different.
 
Friday, January 21 – 7 PM – Shabbat services and abridged Tu B’Shevat seder led by Rabbi Halfon, 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/.
 
Saturday, January 22 – 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/89143353884, Meeting ID: 891 4335 3884.
 
Sunday, January 23 – 4 PM – Our next Hadassah book group event will be Rebecca Donner’s All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler.  We will be meeting via Zoom:  https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/93044831267.
 
Sunday, January 23 – 7 PM – Rabbi’s class on Zoom only.  Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85709373278    Meeting ID: 843 3387 6891 Topic: The Early Medieval Period, including the Iberian (Sephardic), Ashkenazi (East European) and Mizrachi (Middle Eastern) Diasporas. Films and primary sources will be included. We will also dispel the notion that there was only suffering during this period. 
 
Monday, January 24 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer via Zoom. Please email Rodger McDaniel at [email protected]ail.com so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.
 
Friday, January 28 – 7 PM – Shabbat services led by Rabbi Halfon, 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/.
 
Saturday, January 29 – 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/89143353884, Meeting ID: 891 4335 3884.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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

Let’s try someplace new!  Several months ago, a new Mexican restaurant opened in Cheyenne.  It’s called Tres Amigos, and is on West Lincolnway near the Interstate 25 exits.  People who have tried it say the food is pretty good.  We talked with their management, and they can handle our group.

So let’s hold our next Shalom Dinner this Thursday, January 19, at Tres Amigos.  We’ll meet at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you all there!

Tu BiShvat was celebrated officially from sunset January 16 to sunset January 17.  It’s considered the Israeli Arbor Day, according to Wikipedia, and a common way to remember the holiday is by planting trees. Another way to celebrate is by holding a Tu BiShvat Seder.  The Seder would feature dried fruits and nuts, such as raisins, figs, dates, carobs, and almonds. Rabbi Halfon has talked about holding a Tu BiShvat Seder, but it won’t happen this year because his move to Cheyenne coincided with the holiday.

But… Gayle Wagner wants to organize a Tu BiShvat event for kids in our community.  Here’s what she said about it:

Special Tu’Bshevat activity and Seder for young families at 6:15 prior to Shabbat Services. If you plan to attend, please bring a face front headshot picture of your child printed from a computer or snapshot, 3 inch square, to be used for a planning project.  If you don’t have one, that’s okay.  Your child can make the project a little different.  I’ll get all the supplies and I’ll figure for 10 kids.  Excited, thanks again, and see you next Friday.

Thanks, Gayle!  It sounds like a lot of fun, and we can’t wait to see what the kids come up with.

Rabbi Halfon has moved to Cheyenne.  Yay!  The Rabbi is holding a class Sunday night at 7 PM in person and over Zoom. Here’s a quick reminder:On Sunday January 23 (snow date January 29 if needed) Topic: The Early Medieval Period, including the Iberian (Sephardic), Ashkenazi (East European) and Mizrachi (Middle Eastern) Diasporas. Films and primary sources will be included. We will also dispel the notion that there was only suffering during this period. 

Zoom info:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85709373278  Meeting ID: 857 0937 3278

As you know, the Endowment Fund’s main fundraising efforts have been through the sponsorship of chairs the large sanctuary.  For $500 you can have your name or the name of someone you want put on a plaque on a chair.

For the month of January, the Fund is focusing on the late Eugene Zigmond, a former President of the Board of Directors, and Helen Zigmond’s husband, among other things. But the Endowment Fund is changing things up – the Fund is now seeking suggestions for new names for plaques. 

If there’s someone you think should get a plaque in our large sanctuary (including yourself), please let the Synagogue office know. They’ll pass the suggestion along to the Fund for its fundraising efforts. Of course, you can always just get a plaque on your own without the Endowment Fund’s help… simply use our website or contact the office.

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Ehren is fil tei’erer far gelt!
Honor is dearer than money!

Shalom,

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors

January Birthdays

 

1              Agnes Weinstein

2              Jacob Westover

11           Stephanie White

12           Laurie Lerner

15           Steve Lerner

25           Donna Pepper

26           Jacob Means

26           David Young

27           Erin Brown

29           Howard Rodack

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