2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) 634 - 3052
[email protected]

 

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Shabbat Services

Please join us for Shabbat services every Friday evening at 7 PM.  Shabbat Services are also held on the first Saturday of every month at 10 AM, when we honor someone special in our Congregation. Our services are in person and online through Zoom.  At the conclusion of services, enjoy our Oneg Shabbat.

Shabbat Services are led by Rabbi Moshe Halfon and lay leaders.

Coming Up

Tuesday, May 21 – 7 to 8:30 PM – Modern Hebrew for Beginners Class. This is a 12 week class taught by Matani Ravenna, in person and via Zoom. This class will be Zoom only.   Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87204213079 Meeting ID: 872 0421 3079
 
Thursday, May 23 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday led by Rabbi Halfon, in person at the Synagogue. Topics will include weekly Torah portions, stories, laws, commentary, and your requests!
 
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 PM – Shalom Dinner at Tres Amigos on West Lincolnway.
 
Friday, May 24 – 7 PM – Women’s Erev Shabbat service, in person and via Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom 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.
Sunday, May 26 – 3 to 4:30 PM – Israeli Dancing.  New dancers are welcome.
 
Monday, May 27 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer in person at Uncle Charlie’s and via Zoom. Paul Everett and Jason Bloomberg are serving as moderators.  Please email [email protected] if you want to be added to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.
Tuesday, May 28 – 7 to 8:30 PM – Modern Hebrew for Beginners Class – Final Class!. This is a 12-week class taught by Matani Ravenna, in person and via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87204213079 Meeting ID: 872 0421 3079).
 
Thursday, May 30 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday, In person at the Synagogue. Topics will include weekly Torah portions, stories, laws, commentary, and your requests!
 
Friday, May 31 – 7 PM – Erev Shabbat service, in person and via Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom 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.
Sunday, June 2 – 3 to 4:30 PM – Israeli Dancing.  New dancers are welcome.
 
SAVE THE DATE!!

Sunday, June 23, from 11 AM to 3 PM – YIDDISH FOOD FESTIVAL

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Weekly Message from the Board President

 

We are beefing up security at the Synagogue.  In recent months, a Cheyenne Police Officer has been stationed outside the Synagogue during services and special events.  That’s not a coincidence.

Mt. Sinai has always had an excellent relationship with the police, and the Synagogue is just nine blocks away from the police station.  Current and previous police chiefs and officials have come to the Synagogue and attended some of our events.

The police respond very quickly if there is any kind of incident.  However, we felt that stationing an officer in a marked police car would serve as a deterrent and stop anything before it began.

Our security committee is making plans for the Yiddish Food Festival.  Jeff Weinstein, the chair of the committee, sent us this note about it:

You may have noticed some changes at the synagogue recently.  Due to the increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the US and abroad, we are taking measures to ensure the safety of our members and guests.  The first change you may have noticed is the presence of Police, Sheriff, or Highway Patrol officers at our services.  These on duty men and women are now familiar with our building and security operations.  We often pair an officer with a greeter, who is a member of our community.  The greeter knows the regulars attending services and welcomes visitors who may be attending for the first time.  One other change you may have already seen is dogs helping the officers or greeters.  Did you know these amazing animals can be trained to smell five different smells at one time?  Our featured dog this week is Jesse, the Golden Retriever shown in the picture below.  Jesse is 50 pounds of pure muscle with an incredible nose, marking ability, and physical prowess.  Her owner recently completing his training for a concealed carry permit.  Our Security Committee is working with the Cheyenne Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit to develop a safety plan for our Yiddish Food Festival next month.

We are consulting with law enforcement experts on other techniques and equipment to improve security at the Synagogue.  We want you to feel safe at the shul.  In fact, we want you to feel so secure that you don’t even think about it, and instead focus on our services, parties, classes, and other special events.

Unfortunately, none of this is free (and some of it is pretty expensive).  We have a separate fund just for security at the Synagogue, and we would appreciate any help you could provide.  Please use our website or contact the Synagogue office and indicate you would like your donation to go toward our security fund.

For the last couple of years, our Shalom Dinner in May has taken place at the Tres Amigos Restaurant on West Lincolnway, near I-25.  It’s been a coincidence, but it looks like it’s becoming a tradition.  So let’s meet at Tres Amigos this Thursday at 6:30 PM, and enjoy some Mexican food.  If you are new to our community, the Shalom Dinner takes place at a different restaurant almost every month.  Everyone pays their own way and we get together to talk and enjoy each other’s company.  It’s a great way to new people to meet members of our community.

Cooking for the Yiddish Food Festival is underway, and we need volunteers!  We’re cooking on Wednesdays at 5:30 and Sunday afternoons. Here’s the schedule for the next few weeks:

Wednesday, May 22 – Kugel and Honey Cake

Wednesday, May 29 – Knishes – potato and possible hot dog knishes

Wednesday, June 5 – Strudel

Sunday, June 9 – Rugelah

Sunday, June 16 – Challah

Wednesday, June 19 – Mandelbrot and Biscoches

Saturday, June 22 – Cabbage Rolls, Israeli salad, and hummus

The women are back! This coming Friday night, Shabbat services will be led by the women in our community.  We’ve done this before and it’s always been a successful event.  Come to services Friday night (or tune in via Zoom).  We’re looking forward to it!

On Sunday, Chabad of Laramie is holding a barbecue to celebrate Lag B’Omer.  It begins at 4 PM.  Rabbi Yaakov Raskin is inviting members of Mt. Sinai and the Cheyenne community to attend.  Please contact him at 307-920-2613 or [email protected] if you would like to attend.

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Az di moyd iz mies zogt zi, der shpigl iz shuldik.     
If a girl is ugly, she blames it on the mirror.

Shalom,

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors

 

Donations to Israel

If you would like to send money to Israel, here are some options:

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From Hadassah:  If you would like to donate to Hadassah during Israel’s time of great need the link is below. Hadassah Medical Organization acted swiftly after the assault by Hamas and is treating many of the injured as well as deploying emergency measures to protect and heal the people of Israel.  https://hadassah.gospringboard.com/secure/israelatwar?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Crisis+Email+Gaza+Attack+100823&utm_id=101878&sfmc_id=60158851
 
From Rabbi Halfon: I urge you support the Sheba Medical Center’s on the ground in Israel, by donating HERE.https://give.afsmc.org/give/525518/#!/donation/checkout
 

From Temple Emanuel: JEWISHcolorado donors have stepped forward to offer a dollar-for-dollar match up to $200,000 for donations to the Israel Emergency Fund. All emergency dollars will go to support efforts on the ground in Israel, aiding victims of terror, addressing trauma issues, and assisting with emergency medical and infrastructure needs. The match was launched by Barry and Gay Curtiss-Lusher from a shelter in a Tel Aviv Hotel and JEWISHcolorado Board Chair Ben Lusher and his wife Nicole.

 

May Birthdays

1              Jeremy Bay

5              Zoey Brown

8              Tyler Sterling

10           Sabrina Reichert

13           Micah Young

19           Abby Rowswell

                Benjamin Vavra

15           Doreen Glotzer

21           Stuart Wolf

22           Laura Silliman

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