2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) 634 - 3052
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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, February 27 – 7 to 8:30 PM – Final class!  Judaism 101/201/301 Ritual, Belief, History, and Culture with Rabbi Halfon.  In person or online if you live out of town or due to weather. Please see the flyer for more information. The class meets in person at the Synagogue and on Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83180439331 Meeting ID: 831 8043 9331.
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Thursday, February 29 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday with Rabbi Halfon, In person at the Synagogue. Topics will include weekly Torah portions, stories, laws, commentary, and your requests!
 

Friday, March 1 – 7 to 8:15 PM – Erev Shabbat service led by Rabbi Halfon, 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.

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Saturday, March 2 – 10 AM to 12 noon – First Saturday Shabbat service led by Rabbi Halfon (the Zoom call begins at 9:30). Tim Solon is being honored, so come and help us celebrate him! There’ll be a lunch after the service. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89143353884. Meeting ID: 891 4335 3884

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Sunday, March 3 – 3 to 4:30 PM – Israeli Dancing.  New dancers are welcome.

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Monday, March 4 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer in person at Uncle Charlie’s and via Zoom. For now Paul Everett and Jason Bloomberg will be serving as moderators since Rodger McDaniel is no longer able to participate until September 2024.  Please email [email protected] if you want to be added to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.

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Tuesday, March 5 –  7 to 8:30 PM – Modern Hebrew for Beginners Class.  This will be a 12 week class taught by Matani Ravenna, in person and via Zoom  Please register at [email protected].

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Thursday, March 7 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday with Rabbi Halfon, In person at the Synagogue. Topics will include weekly Torah portions, stories, laws, commentary, and your requests!

Friday, March 8 – 7 to 8:15 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.

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Sunday, March 10 – 3 to 4:30 PM – Israeli Dancing.  New dancers are welcome.

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Monday, March 11 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer in person at Uncle Charlie’s and via Zoom. For now Paul Everett and Jason Bloomberg will be serving as moderators since Rodger McDaniel is no longer able to participate until September 2024.  Please email [email protected] if you want to be added to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Weekly Message from the Board President

We’re not sure if we adopted him, or he adopted us, but the end result is the same.  Tim Solon has been a cherished member of our community for a long time.  He volunteered for years in the Synagogue library, helping Dorothy Feldman grow and expand it.  He comes to services regularly and participates in a lot of our Synagogue activities.  Not bad for a retired minister.  That’s right.  Tim isn’t Jewish.  But we love him, and it’s pretty clear that he loves us.

We’re going to honor Tim Solon at our First Shabbat Saturday service this coming Saturday, March 3.  The services start at 10 AM in the Synagogue, and we’ll also broadcast them on Zoom.  The Zoom call starts at 9:30. We’ll follow that with a luncheon in Tim’s honor.  If you haven’t met Tim yet, you’re in for a treat when you do.  Tim is a great example of someone who “never met a stranger.”

It’s coming to an end.  Back in September, Rabbi Halfon launched his second class about Judaism.  It was called Judaism 101/201/301 – Ritual, Belief, History, Culture, and was designed for people new to Judaism, and those who had taken Judaism 101 the year before.  The class met every Tuesday night, in person and online, and over time, bonded together.  It was more than sharing the education they were receiving.  The people in the class were on their own individual journeys with their relationship with Judaism.  For some, it would result in conversion.  For others, it satisfied their curiosity about the Jewish religion and culture.  And for those who were already Jewish, it helped them learn more about it. 

The class comes to an end tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27.  Rabbi Halfon promises a party at the end of the class, after the final lessons are done.

But wait, there’s more… as they say on the television commercials.  The education doesn’t have to stop with the end of the Rabbi’s class.  The following week, starting Tuesday, March 5, we’ll be launching a new class.  It’s Modern Hebrew for Beginners and will be taught by Israeli native Matani Ravenna.  Matani has been hard at work preparing the curriculum.  It sounds like it will be an interesting and fun class.

You can register by contacting the Synagogue office at [email protected].  The class will run on Tuesday nights for 12 weeks.  The cost is $300 for people who are not members of our congregation, and $150 for members.

The Mt. Sinai Board of Directors met last week.  They set a date for the annual Purim Party (Sunday, March 24), and are looking ahead to the Passover Seder, Yom Hashoah observances, and the Yiddish Food Festival.

Several years ago, the men of Mt. Sinai prepared and cooked a dinner for the women in our community, as a way of saying thank you for all the meals the women had prepared.  Joe Golden led the effort, including providing the recipe and overseeing the cooking (which was quite a task, since some of the men had never seen an oven before…)  He suggested doing it again, and we’re thinking of early September.  So that’s also something that may be coming up.

We have a correction to make.  Last week, we mentioned that Noam Mantaka had won the Kugel Cookoff for the second year in a row.  It’s actually the third year he’s won it.  Now we have a real challenge.  Who will try to dethrone our own King of Kugels next year?

A special thank you to Jason and Phyllis Bloomberg.  They attended a fundraiser for the Comea Shelter, and bought a “Giving Tree” Children’s Table Set.  They are donating the set to the Mt. Sinai Library.  Here’s a picture of it.

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Er zogt nor tsvey mol in yor lign – zumer un vinter.
He tells lies only twice a year – summer and winter.         

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.

 

March Birthdays

2              Sharon Pucillo   

3              Marshall Brown

5              Denise Bendori

7              Stanley Sandick

9              David Silver

              Daniel Hillshafer

14           Max da Veiga

21           Sihaya Reid

26           Esme Reid

28           Jason Bloomberg

28           Rich Menkin

28           Morris Gardner

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