2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) - 634 - 3052
info@mtsinaicheyenne.org

Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org

Shabbat Services

Friday – 7:00 PM
Saturday – 10:30 AM
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.

Coming Up

Tuesday, March 19 – 6:30 PM – Board Meeting (re-scheduled because of the blizzard last Wednesday)

Wednesday, March 20 – 6 PM – Purim Party and Megillah Reading. 

Thursday, March 21 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105

Thursday, March 21 – 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, March 22 – 7 PM – Shabbat services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, March 23 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Shabbat services and Torah study followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Sunday, March 24 – 10 AM to 12 noon – Religious school.

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

Sunday, March 24 – 1:30 PM to 3 PM – Israeli & Jewish Dancing!! 

Thursday, March 28 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105

Thursday, March 28 – 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, March 29 – 7 PM – Shabbat services led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

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

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

Sunday, March 31 – 1:30 PM to 3 PM – Israeli & Jewish Dancing!! 

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Weekly Message from our Board President

We’ve been talking about the Purim Party for the past couple of weeks, because, well, we’re excited and looking forward to it.  But we’re not the only ones. 

The kids in the Mt. Sinai Religious School have been drawing pictures telling the story of Purim.  Take a look.

The Purim Party is this Wednesday, March 20, at 6 PM at the Synagogue.

 

The Mt. Sinai Board of Directors was scheduled to have its regular meeting last Wednesday.  But due to the blizzard, and the possibly chilling effect of our endless discussions about the budget, we had to postpone.  The meeting will take place tomorrow – Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 P.M. in the Social Hall of the Synagogue.

The other day, someone asked about donations to the Mt. Sinai Trust, and how the money was used.  It’s a great question!  Mt. Sinai has two long-term fundraising tools – the Trust and the Endowment.  The Trust is much larger – it was started about 40 years ago and has been slowly growing.  Any money you donate to either the Trust or the Endowment goes directly to the principal.  Nothing is spent or allocated other than to the principal.  The investments in the Trust generate dividends.  A portion of those dividends are given to the main Synagogue account and are used to pay about a third of the Rabbi’s salary.  Interest and some of the dividends are reinvested. 

The Endowment is much smaller by comparison, but is also growing quickly.  The Endowment works actively on fundraisers.  One of them is the sponsorship of seats in the small and large sanctuaries.  For either $500 or $1000 (depending on which sanctuary), you can have a plaque with your name or someone you would like to remember or honor, installed on one of the seats in the sanctuary.  The Endowment held a fundraising concert last year, and is working on plans for one in 2019.  The Endowment is not large enough to generate interest or dividends to give to the Synagogue yet.  But its Board has a clear benchmark ($250,000), and when it reaches that, it will also contribute earnings from the principal – either dividends or interest to Synagogue operations.

We have a long way to go, but some day, we may have enough money generated by the Endowment and the Trust to cover most of the Synagogue’s operations.  Wouldn’t that be nice!

Bakers and cooks – join the crew Thursday nights.  We’re working preparations for the Yiddish Food Festival, and could use some extra hands… lots of them!

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Oifen ganef brent dos hitl.
A thief always knows he is suspect.

Shalom!

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors

Rabbi’s Column

Purim party on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Feel free to wear a costume and be willing to sing silly songs.

The world insists on intruding. Christchurch, New Zealand, another set of massacres during prayer moments. Remember the dead and follow the prescription for Amalek and avoid mentioning the killer’s name. Here is a link from a New Zealand paper with names and faces of many of the dead or missing. Their ages range from 3 years old through 71, based on my brief glance. 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12213358

Despite having everything basically close down in the middle of the week last week, Wyoming may be among the luckier states in terms of the recent weather. The flooding in many states is almost unbelievable. [I would choose to disbelieve, but there are numerous pictures indicating how bad it is.]

As I write this, yet more news. A terrorist attack near Ariel Junction killed a 19 year old Israeli (Gil Keidan) and wounded a couple of other people.

Some weeks there are fewer words than others.

In counterpoint to all the violence everywhere, please be kind to each other.

March Birthdays

3              Marshall Brown

7              Stanley Sandick

9              David Silver

10           Lea Gancz

17           Bea Montross

21           Sihaya Reid

28           Jason Bloomberg

28           Rich Menkin

28           Morris Gardner

31           Dr Charles Kuckel

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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