Friday – 7:00 PM – Online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.
Thursday, July 9 – Noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday cancelled..
Thursday, July 9 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Friday, July 10 – 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018 or go to www.Zoom.us and type in the meeting ID of 836 2732 7018.
Sunday, July 12 – Noon to 1 PM – Sisterhood Meeting. We will be meeting outside, social distancing in our lovely backyard. Please bring your own chair and your mask! After the meeting will be the opportunity to help with Gift Shop cleanup and kitchen activities.
Sunday, July 12 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Sunday, July 12 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice..
Wednesday, July 15 – 6:30 PM – Board Meeting via Zoom.
Thursday, July 16 – Noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday cancelled..
Thursday, July 16 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Friday, July 17 – 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018 or go to www.Zoom.us and type in the meeting ID of 836 2732 7018.
Sunday, July 19 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Sunday, July 19 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.
SAVE THE DATE!
We have chosen for our next Hadassah Book Group read Gay Courter’s “Flowers in the Blood. This next meeting will be Sunday, July 26th, more details to follow.
Here is what Amazon has to say: “. . . best selling sweeping saga, beautiful Dinah Sassoon, daughter of an affluent opium trader and pillar of Calcutta’s tight-knit Jewish community, sees her privileged future destroyed when her mother is mysteriously murdered. This tragic event leaves Dinah dishonored and virtually unmarriagable…until Edwin Salem, offering unconditional love, sparks her indomitable spirit and passionate ambition. Exotic and richly textured, Flowers in the Blood brings to life a nineteenth-century India never before portrayed. Irresistible in its storytelling power, it is one of the finest novels set in India. E-book edition extras include author interview and bio plus book club discussion guide.”
Consider joining us as we ensconce ourselves in a look at Jewish India in the 19th century. Happy reading and enjoy some sunshine!
Weekly Message from our Board President
Isn’t technology grand? We get used to using something brand new, but when it doesn’t work perfectly, all of a sudden everything breaks down. Take Zoom, for example. In just a few short weeks, we’ve become accustomed to holding Friday night services via Zoom. We’ve had dozens of people attend, and we get to catch up with people like Donna Pepper in Portland, Sherrie Cohen in Rhode Island, and Georgia Young in Idaho. It’s wonderful and it has been great staying in touch.
But when Zoom doesn’t work perfectly, it becomes a big deal. We had that problem recently. Back in March, we set our Zoom services to run until the middle of June. It seemed unlikely that the coronavirus would still be with us that far into the future. Oops!
So we set up a new Friday night services Zoom meeting, this time to run until December. We’re not as optimistic as we were in March. That meant that the link and the ID code for the Zoom Friday night services changed. Unfortunately we didn’t realize that extending an existing Zoom meeting would mean the link and the meeting ID would change. That caused some frustration when people tried to attend services using the old information. We apologize for that.
Here are the link and numbers we’ll need through December (unless Zoom changes something):
Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018
Here’s the online book we use: https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/
You may not have known John “Chico” Pacheco, but he knew us. Several years ago, Irwin Pasternack paid to have the front doors of the Synagogue refinished. John was hired to do the work. He did an outstanding job, and he apparently was very proud of the results. Mr. Pacheco passed away June 27. According to his obituary, “His favorite projects were the pews at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the doors of Mt. Sinai Synagogue and the Nagle Warren Mansion.”
Our condolences go out to the Pacheco family, and our gratitude for the legacy he left behind in the doors of our Synagogue.
Our Board of Directors meets next week. We’ll be discussing a date for reopening the Synagogue and how to handle the High Holy Day services if the pandemic is still with us in September (which seems likely). The meeting is Wednesday night at 6:30 via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 886 3197 3258
Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
Az Giot vil, shist a bezem.
If God wills it, even a broom can shoot.
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.
4 Lee Moench
5 Paul Saltman
6 Martha Silver
12 Dave Lerner
13 Marie Still
15 Andrea Moldo
16 Georgia Young
20 Hawk McLoud
22 Susan Feldman
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.