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

Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org

Shabbat Services

Friday – 7:00 PM – Online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.

Coming Up

Thursday, August 6 – Noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday cancelled..

Thursday, August 6 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Friday, August 7 – 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Zoom info:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: – https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/

Sunday, August 9 – Noon to 1 PM – Sisterhood meeting in the Synagogue backyard.  BYO chair and mask.  Virtual meetings are good, but being able to see each other in person is even better!

Sunday, August 9 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Sunday, August 9 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.

Thursday, August 13 – Noon to 1 PM – Torah Thursday cancelled..

Thursday, August 13 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Friday, August 14 – 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Zoom  info:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: – https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/

Sunday, August 16 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Sunday, August 16 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.

SAVE THE DATE!!

The next Hadassah Book Group will be on Sunday, November 8 at 4 PM via Zoom .The link will be provided in a future email. Here is what Amazon has to say about the book:  In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland.  Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.  Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvellous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker’s debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

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Weekly Message from our Board President

He’s coming back to Cheyenne.  Rabbi Moldo is being transferred from the hospital in Denver to Davis Hospice in Cheyenne.  That means he will be able to see visitors.  However, the family asks that all visits be scheduled through the Rabbi’s wife, Andrea.  Andrea Moldo also sent us this email:

Rabbi has had some good days and some bad days. He wants to be back in Cheyenne no matter what. All of us want to thank the whole Cheyenne community for everything they have done and still doing to assist us.

Love, The Moldos

The Moldo’s son, Samuel, posted a message on the Synagogue’s Facebook page, along with some photos.

My father, Rabbi Larry Moldo, has been battling Stage IV gallbladder cancer since last year. Three weeks ago he suffered a stroke and was air-flighted to Denver, CO where he is currently recovering. It is his wish to return home to Cheyenne WY and pursue the hospice route to be close to family, friends, and the comforts of his community. The Mount Sinai Congregation of Cheyenne where he has served for six years as rabbi has generously created the WE CARE FUND. This fund was created to assist with his medical expenses, now including medical transport back to his home of Cheyenne and all the home/inpatient hospice costs not covered by insurance.

https://www.mtsinaicheyenne.org/online-dues-and-donations

If you make a donation through the website, please be sure to put in the comments “WE CARE FUND” or if you send a check, please put in the memo “Donation to We Care Fund”, so the contribution will be routed as you intended.

For those who feel more comfortable donating on an official fundraising platform, I created a GoFundMe page with the same sentiments in mind which can be accessed below.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rabbi-larry-moldo

Additionally, for those who are or would like to pray for him, his Hebrew name is צבי לייב בן נחמה (HaRav Tzvi Leib ben Nechama)

My family is incredibly grateful for all of the support we have received thus far from the Cheyenne community and beyond. This has made a meaningful impact on all of us during this difficult time. Thank you.

We would like to mention that a donor has pledged to match any donations to the We Care fund up to $1800.  And since the fund was created last week, we have received 29 separate donations through the Mt. Sinai website.

Do you need a face mask?  Through a combination of donations, the Synagogue has 15 face masks, which we are making available for free to anyone who needs one.  The fabric is covered with a variety of Jewish symbols and there are several different styles. The material was donated by LaDonna from Chugwater. Carol Fischer took the fabric to a shop she knows and paid to have the masks made up.

Every month, the Endowment Fund selects an individual to honor by raising funds to sponsor a chair in their name for the large Sanctuary.  For the month of August, it is Dorothy Feldman.  Dorothy has been quarantining at Pointe Frontier since the pandemic began, and has been unable to work on her beloved Synagogue Library or attend services.  She’s in good spirits and staying in contact with friends and family, but not being able to come to the Synagogue has been tough.  Our goal is to raise $500 this month, but an anonymous donor has offered to cover half that amount under certain conditions.

If you make a donation through the Mt. Sinai website, please write in the Comments box where you would like the money to go.

Here’s the details for Friday night services.  Our Zoom meeting starts at 6:30, for schmoozing time, and then the services begin at 7.

Zoom info:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018.
Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018.
Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: – https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Di shtileh vasserlech reissen ein di breges.
Quiet streams tear away the shores.

Shalom!

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors

Rabbi’s Column

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

“I AM!”

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91209418984

Meeting ID: 912 0941 8984
Password is not required.

August Birthdays

4              Rosalyn Baker

6              Ashley Ginsburg

                Ali Weinstein

13          Rick Wagner

14           Jill Zarend-Peebles

15           Logan McLoud

16           Michael Rosenthal

18           Howard Schneider

20           Katie Lerner

22           Warrie Means

24           Jenny Coelho
               Jacklyn Humphrey

25           Tim Solon

27           Priscilla Golden

28           Babs Klein 

29          Chris Humphrey

31           Nate Breen

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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