Friday – 7:00 PM
Saturday – 10:30 AM
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.
Thursday, May 16 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105
Thursday, May 16 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday. Join us on Thursdays at noon as we look at Isaac’s adult life with the help of Rashi, Sforno and Steinsaltz. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Friday, May 17 – 7 to 8 PM – Shabbat services led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood..
Saturday, May 18 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Shabbat services and Torah study led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Sunday, May 19 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105..
Sunday, May 19 – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Israeli & Jewish Dancing!!
Sunday, May 19 – 3 to 5 PM – Flydragon Fundraiser Paint Party!! You can sign up here. if you’d like to join us for a fun afternoon. You’ll paint a portrait under the guidance of a professional artist and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Thursday, May 23 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105
Thursday, May 23 – 12 noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday. Join us on Thursdays at noon as we look at Isaac’s adult life with the help of Rashi, Sforno and Steinsaltz. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Friday, May 24 – 7 to 8 PM – Shabbat services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood..
Saturday, May 25 -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 PM to 3 PM – Israeli & Jewish Dancing!!
SAVE THE DATE!!
Sunday, June 2 – 11 AM to 3 PM – Annual Yiddish Food Festival!!!
Weekly Message from our Board President
Do you shop at the King Soopers supermarket on Dell Range Blvd.? If you do, you could help out Mt. Sinai very easily (and without any extra cost). King Soopers offers loyalty cards, and if you use one to make purchases, King Soopers will donate to the Synagogue. The donation comes from King Soopers. 100% of the money you put on the loyalty card is yours to use.
Here’s some information from King Soopers about it:
“Congratulations on your enrollment into the King Soopers Community Rewards Program. Your participants may begin enrolling upon receipt of this email. You have been assigned a new NPO (Non-Profit Organization) number UM503. To use the King Soopers Community Rewards Program, visit http://www.kingsoopers.com. Once logged into your King Soopers account, search for Mount Sinai Congregation either by name or UM503 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a loyalty card.”
The Board of Directors is meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Social Hall of the Synagogue. They have a couple of big items on the agenda. One is fixing the heating system in the small Sanctuary, and it may tie in with a tuneup to our furnaces. The heater is out at the moment, so the Rabbi is conducting Shabbat services in the Social Hall. We should have everything fixed very soon.
The other is security for the Synagogue. We met last week with representatives of the Cheyenne Police Department, the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They made some recommendations on improving security in the building and we’ll be going into them in detail at the Board meeting.
Last week, the Rabbi and Andrea Moldo sat Shivah in honor of her father, who had passed away at the end of Passover. She asked us to put this message of thanks into the newsletter.
“Andrea Moldo appreciated the help with making minyans, providing meals of comfort and the many other thoughtful gestures from the community.”
It’s hard to imagine, but we are only a couple of weeks away from the Yiddish Food Festival. It takes place Sunday, June 2, starting at 11 AM. Our volunteer cooks and bakers are hard at work Thursdays at 5:30, cooking up all of the goodies we’ll be offering. They could use a hand or twelve… so if you can make it Thursday evening you will be warmly welcomed, and put to work.
It’s time to say farewell to someone who worked very hard behind the scenes at the Synagogue. Jerry Hicks, our custodian since 2015, had decided to move on to other opportunities. Jerry worked for us for four hours a week, on Friday’s, vacuuming and cleaning the Synagogue. He did a great job and we’ll miss him. If you know someone who would like a part-time job cleaning the Synagogue, please contact the office.
This Sunday is our Flydragon painting party and fundraiser. You’ll be painting and enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres along with other folks from the Synagogue. Click here to sign up.
Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
Vos vainiker med redt, alts gezinter ix.
The less said the better.
Literal translation: The less you speak, the healthier you are.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
Acharei Mot Kedoshim Emor – The titles of the Torah portions we are currently reading, when put together in this fashion, mean “After death one should tell things that are unique and sacred” about a person who has died. These are the only words I remember from the Rabbi’s eulogy for my Zaydie, whose Yahrzeit was on Mother’s Day this year. I am surprised I remembered that much, as this was over 40 years ago – but some things do stick in the memory.
These past few weeks have been a time for remembering the masses who have died, and for mourning those who have newly been killed. May what we and the world says about them remain in the realm of the sacred.
On a more pragmatic note, a while ago there was a leak in the boiler unit that supplies heat for the Small Sanctuary, the bathrooms, the main office and my office. The part needed to fix that leak may soon be available – what it has meant for us is that services have been held in the social hall for the past two weekends.It should warm up before the Festival, so we can be back in the Small Sanctuary and the social hall can be prepped properly for the Yiddish Food Festival.
Please keep the world as a whole in your thoughts and prayers – there is a lot going on, and some of it is downright scary and dangerous.
5 Zoey Brown
15 Doreen Glotzer
21 Stuart Wolf
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.