2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) - 634 - 3052
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Shabbat Services

Friday - 7:00 PM - In person and online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders and Rabbi Moshe Halfon.

Coming Up

Thursday, July 7 – 12 noon to 1 PM, The return of Torah Thursday! Rabbi Moshe will meet in the Social Hall with anyone who wishes for Torah study and discussion. Topics will include weekly Torah portions, stories, laws, commentary, and your requests!   Feel free to bring your own lunch.  A microwave is available for use in the Social Hall.  The kosher kitchen will be closed.
 
Friday, July 8 – 7 PM – Shabbat services led by Rabbi Halfon, in person and 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/84687533228. Meeting ID: 846 8753 3228. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: –https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat
 
Monday, July 11 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer via Zoom only this week. Please email Rodger McDaniel at [email protected] so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.
 
Thursday, July 14 – 12 noon to 1 PM, The return of Torah Thursday! Rabbi Moshe will meet in the Social Hall with anyone who wishes for Torah study and discussion. Topics will include weekly Torah portions, stories, laws, commentary, and your requests!   Feel free to bring your own lunch.  A microwave is available for use in the Social Hall.  The kosher kitchen will be closed.
 
Friday, July 15 – 7 PM – The formal installation of Moshe Halfon as Mt. Sinai’s Rabbi. Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav, chaplain at Kavod Senior Life in Denver, will serve as the installing officiant.
 
Saturday, July 16 – 7 to  9 PM – Free concert featuring Rabbi Halfon and friends in honor of Rabbi Halfon’s Installation.  Israeli, Ladino, Yiddish, Yemenite, and American folk music.  
 
Monday, July 18 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer in person at Uncle Charlie’s and via Zoom. Please email Rodger McDaniel at [email protected] so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.
 
SAVE THE DATE!
Hadassah Book Group – Helen Wecker’s The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinn.  This is a sequel to her previous novel The Golem and the Jinni which we read in 2020.  The date of our discussion will be in August; more details to follow.
 
 
 
 
 
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Weekly Message from the Board President

We’ve got cabbage rolls!  We’re sending out our weekly newsletter early today, to let you know we will be serving cabbage rolls at the annual Mt. Sinai 4th of July picnic.  The cabbage rolls are in the oven, and will be hot and ready at 11:30 when our picnic begins.

We’ll also be grilling meat and vegetarian hot dogs, and enjoying whatever you bring. Yhe Synagogue is providing the hot dogs, cabbage rolls, and soft drinks.  The rest is a pot luck, and we always enjoy wonderful food prepared by the folks who come.  We have one request.  This is a meat meal, so please don’t bring anything made with dairy products.

The fun starts at 11:30 in the back yard of the Synagogue.  We’ll have tables and chairs set up, and we have a new canopy to use for shade.  Join us!

Rabbi Halfon’s installation weekend is coming up.  It’s next week and starts on Friday, July 15.  The installation will take part during Friday night services.  The service will be led by Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav, the chaplain at Kavod Senior Life in Denver.  Unfortunately, Rabbi Jack Gabriel, who had been scheduled to lead the service, has a medical procedure coming up and won’t be able to make it.

The installation will be Friday night and we expect a good crowd.

The following evening, on Saturday, July 16, Rabbi Halfon will present a free concert to celebrate the installation. He’ll be joined by his good friend Dr. Amnon Goodman.  They will be singing in a variety of styles, including Israeli, Ladino, Yiddish, Yemenite, and American folk songs.  The concert will take place in the Synagogue starting on 7 PM on July 16.

This coming Friday, July 8 (we know, we’re not talking about things in order), we’ll have some guests at services from the Wyoming Interfaith Network.  So don’t be surprised if you see some new faces in the Synagogue on Friday.

We are sure having a busy few weeks.  Fortunately, there’s nothing big going on in Cheyenne for the rest of the month…. (we want to see if Rabbi Halfon dresses up like a cowboy during Cheyenne Frontier Days.  What’s “yee ha” in Hebrew?)

Welcome to July!  One of our most successful and consistent fundraisers has been the Endowment Fund.  The Endowment Fund has been offering the sponsorships of seats in the large sanctuary.  For $500, individuals can have a plaque placed on a chair in the sanctuary.  The name on the plaque can be an individual, a group, or an idea… there are no limits on what the plaques can say.

The Endowment Fund invests the money, and uses just 18% of the interest for the Synagogue (that’s the interest… the principal is not touched).  The other 72% of the interest is reinvested.  When the Endowment Fund reaches $500,000, the amount of interest coming to the Synagogue will increase to 36%, and the rest will be added to the principal.  The fund is getting close to $500,000… it could reach that target this year.

Every month, the Endowment Fund highlights an individual and raises money for a chair in that person’s honor.  For the month of July, it’s Stu Wolf.  Stu is a long time member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Synagogue’s Treasurer.  Stu’s family is very active in the Synagogue – Simon, Ben, and Stu’s wife Liz were very busy helping people during the Yiddish Food Festival, and do that every year. Stu’s son Ben celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at the Synagogue a few years ago, and Simon’s Bar Mitzvah is scheduled for August (Simon’s was delayed by the pandemic, but he’s been working hard with the Rabbi and is ready).  We would like to say thank you to Stu Wolf for all he and his family does for the Synagogue by getting a plaque with his name on it on a chair in the large sanctuary.

The chairs are $500 but an anonymous donor has offered to cover half the cost under certain conditions.  If you would like to donate, please use our website or contact the Synagogue office.

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

A mentsh iz a mol shtarker fun ayzn un a mol shvakher fun a flig.
A person is sometimes stronger than iron and sometimes weaker than a fly. 

Shalom,

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors

 

 

July Birthdays

4             Lee Moench

5             Paul Saltman

6              Martha Silver
               Howard Levine
               Sabrina Wilcox

12           Dave Lerner

13           Marie Still

15           Andrea Moldo

16           Georgia Young

20           Hawk McLoud

22           Susan Feldman

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