2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
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Shabbat Services
Friday - 7:00 PM
Saturday - 10:30 AM
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.

Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org

Click here to buy tickets for the Sally and George Concert at the Synagogue,
Sunday, June 17, starting at 7 PM.

 

Coming Up

Monday, May 21 - 11 AM -  Shavuot Yizkor Service led by Jeff Weinstein.

Thursday, May 24 -  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105    

Thursday, May 24 - 12 noon to 1 PM - Torah Thursday. Take a few moments out of your week and join us at noon on Thursdays as we begin uncovering more about Abram and family with the help of commentators Rashi, Sforno and Steinsaltz. Feel free to bring a lunch. 

Friday, May 25 - 7 PM - Shabbat services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.    

Saturday, May 26 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM -  Shabbat services and Torah study followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.   

Sunday, May 26 -11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105    

Sunday, May 26  - 1:30 to 3 PM - Jewish & Israeli Dancing.  For more information, please contact Mary Weinstein.  

Thursday, May 31 -  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105    

Thursday, May 31 - 12 noon to 1 PM - Torah Thursday. Take a few moments out of your week and join us at noon on Thursdays as we begin uncovering more about Abram and family with the help of commentators Rashi, Sforno and Steinsaltz. Feel free to bring a lunch. 

Friday, June 1 - 7 PM - Shabbat services led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.    

Saturday, June 2 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM -  Shabbat services and Torah study led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.   

Sunday, June 3 - 11 AM to 3 PM - YIDDISH FOOD FESTIVAL!

SAVE THE DATE!!

Sunday, June 17 - 7 PM - Sally & George Concert!!


MAY BIRTHDAYS

5             Zoey Brown
               Micah Young
15           Doreen Glotzer
21           Stuart Wolf


Like to cook? Want to get together with some great people? Here is the schedule for cooking for the Yiddish Food Festival. We generally start around 5:30 on Thursdays, in the Kosher kitchen in the Synagogue. Come join us! There are free tastes for anything you cook.

Yiddish Food Festival Cooking Schedule

May 24 Challah
May 31 Cabbage Rolls, Israeli Salad, Hummus and Kugels
June 3 Yiddish Food Festival!

 

          

               


        

 



 

Weekly Message from our Board President

She’s first!  Babs Klein is the first person to sponsor a chair in the large sanctuary.  She donated $500 to the Endowment Fund.  A plaque will be created and placed on one of the chairs.  Her generosity will be remembered for a long time to come. 

Remember, the Endowment Fund is trying to build up the principal so that the Synagogue can get the benefits of the interest.  One of the ways it is growing is through the sponsorship of the chairs in the Sanctuaries.  Another is the concert coming up on June 17, featuring Sally and George.  Tickets are on sale through our website.  They are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Here’s another one of their music videos.

Tickets for the concert will also be on sale at the Yiddish Food Festival.  We’re just two weeks away, and final preparations are underway.  Advertising should kick in next week.  There will be another cooking session this Thursday, and then cooking throughout next week.  The Klezmer band is confirmed, and the Boy Scouts have been lined up to help as they always do.  Phyllis Bloomberg is busy working on the volunteers (we need you!!!) and the schedules and placement.  We bought new shekels this year because our supply was running low.  The extra refrigerators have been ordered and will arrive next week.  Howard Rodack will emcee again this year.  Jason Bloomberg will be sounding the shofar and leading tours, and the Rabbi will be answering questions.  It feels like things are taking shape, but we won’t know for sure until the doors open and hundreds of our closest friends walk in.

The Yiddish Food Festival is Sunday, June 3, from 11 AM to 3 PM, and we definitely need your help!

You would think that two major events in a month would be enough.  But we actually have three… kind of.  The Israeli Scouts are returning to Cheyenne for the first time in a couple of years.  They’ll be arriving Saturday  afternoon June 30.  Then on Sunday, July 1 (which is out of June, we know), they’ll be performing during our annual Summer Picnic.  We haven’t worked out the details yet, but it should be a fun afternoon.

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

An eyzl derkent men in di lange oyern, a nar in der langer tsung.
An ass is recognized by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.

Shalom!

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors


Rabbi's Column

We can hope that this week will be more like "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" - tragedy (always) tomorrow, comedy tonight. No matter what, it is a momentous week, as it contains anticipation and participation in each of these moments of transition.

This past weekend, Netta Barzilai's rendition of the song "Toy" (sung in English with some interesting vocal sound effects) won the 2018 Eurovision song contest. [full disclosure - upon hearing it was in the finals, I listened to it. Not my style, but the content is worthy of some attention.] Next year in Jerusalem might be a reality for fans and groups in competition in 2019.

This year in Jerusalem is the theme for the US Embassy in Israel. They are opening it up this week.

We begin a new book of the Torah on Shabbat - BaMidbar (in the wilderness). 

Immediately after Shabbat ends, Shavuot begins. The commemoration of Revelation on Mount Sinai on an annual basis brings an opportunity for us to review what we have learned (and how much more there is to learn).

The point of Revelation (the event, not the book) is that God communicates. Not only with a select few, but with everyone. Let's hope that more of the world starts switching to God's channel, the one concerned with peace and life.

More than 50 Years of Watkins Stained Glass Windows at Mt. Sinai Synagogue in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Watkins Stained Glass Studio spent 50 years creating stained glass windows for the Synagogue. The 80 stained glass windows depict the Old Testament as well as the Menorah, Twelve Tribes of Israel, Moses at Mt. Sinai, the Tree of Life and 11 Women of the Hebrew Bible.
Four generations of Watkins men have devoted their lives to stained glass in Denver and the Rocky Mountain area since 1868. We hope you enjoy the 50 years of lovely Watkins Stained Glass Windows. The music is provided by John Waller, who graciously granted permission to use "Bless Us and Keep Us".

 

Additional Information

Check out all the Learning Opportunities at Mt. Sinai!

Check out the photos of our events

Mt. Sinai Religious School

Welcome to Mt. Sinai Religious School.  [Click here for this year’s calendar] [Click here for the 2018-2019 calendar] This year, under the direction of Rabbi Larry and the Education Committee, there are three component pieces. The first component piece is most like the traditional Sunday School in that it meets on Sundays from 10 to noon, and is geared towards students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The content covered will depend upon each student’s prior knowledge. The second component piece is Bar/Bat Mitzvah training. This involves weekly sessions with Rabbi Larry and attendance at both Friday night and Saturday morning services. The third component will be for post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age youth, and will be partly designed by the students.

We also offer Adult Education classes on a variety of topics throughout the year. Please click here.

If you would like further information, please contact Phyllis Bloomberg or Rabbi Larry. 

 

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.


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