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Friday - 7:00 PM - In person and online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders and Rabbi Moshe Halfon.
Tuesday, August 9 – 6 PM to 8 PM – Rabbi Halfron will speak on: “They Fought Back: Stories and Songs of Physical and Spiritual Resistance” in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library as part of the traveling exhibit Americans and the Holocaust which is at the library from July 18-August 29, 2022, including talks by professors and other experts. The exhibit will be on display on all three floors of the library for visitors to engage with and learn about this time period. For more information about this exhibit, please click on this link: https://lclsonline.org/americans-and-the-holocaust/
Thursday, August 11 – 12 noon to 1 PM – 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, August 12 – 7 – 8:15 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/.
Saturday, August 13 – 10 AM – Simon Wolf’s Bar Mitzvah!! Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Halfon, in person and via Zoom We’ll open the meeting at 9:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 10 AM. Zoom info: Meeting ID: 891 4335 3884. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89143353884
Sunday, August 14 – 2 PM to 5 PM – Four Congregation Inter-Congregational Gathering at Roland Moore Park in Ft. Collins. This is a great opportunity to interact with our neighbors to the South. Please contact Phyllis if you are interested in carpooling.
Monday, August 15 – 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.
Wednesday, August 17 – 6:30 PM – Board meeting via Zoom.
Thursday, August 18 – 12 noon to 1 PM – 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, August 19 – 7 PM – Shabbat services 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/.
Sunday, August 21 – 4 PM – Hadassah Book Group. We will be discussing \ 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 meeting will be via Zoom (https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/97749622748) and, weather permitting, in person at Wendy Berelson’s residence. We will confirm the in person happening a few days beforehand.
Masks are not required in the Synagogue but are available for anyone who wants to wear one. No one will be turned away or prevented from entering the Synagogue to pray and worship. You may want to consider wearing a mask when in the Synagogue. Please click here for more details about our policy.
Weekly Message from the Board President
Congratulations and Mazel Tov to Simon Wolf! Simon celebrates his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, and the entire congregation is invited. This has been an unusually long road to the Bima for Simon. He began preparing and studying for his Bar Mitzvah under Rabbi Moldo, and was just a few months away from completing his studies when Rabbi Moldo fell ill and passed away. Then the pandemic hit in full force, and we stopped holding in-person events at the Synagogue.
Simon resumed his studies earlier this year with Rabbi Halfon, and is fully ready (and not nervous at all – we hope!). Simon’s Bar Mitzvah will begin Saturday morning at 10 AM at the Synagogue. It will also be on Zoom. The Zoom meeting will start at 9:30.
Zoom info: Meeting ID: 891 4335 3884.
Come help us celebrate this remarkable young man.
The Laramie County Library has been holding a series of special programs about the Holocaust last week and this week. Tomorrow evening, Rabbi Halfon has been asked to speak and sing some songs. His presentation is called “We Fought Back: Stories and Songs of Physical and Spiritual Resistance During the Shoah (Holocaust).” It runs from 6 to 8 PM in the Cottonwood Room of the Library.
It may seem like we are the only Jews in the region, but that’s not the case. There are synagogues and congregations in Northern Colorado. They have invited us to join them at a park in Ft. Collins, for a friendly meet and greet. Mt. Sinai will be participating, along with folks from Temple Or Hadash, Congregation Har Shalom, and Beth Israel Congregation. The event takes place at 2 PM, Sunday, August 14, at Rolland Moore Park in Ft. Collins, 2201 S Shields St. Come and meet our Colorado brethren.
Rabbi Halfon is holding a housewarming at his home, on Sunday, August 21, starting at 11 AM. He doesn’t want to publicize his address, so if you’d like to come, please email the Rabbi at [email protected]. The Rabbi will be hanging mezuzahs and says all members of the congregation are welcome.
We have a small congregation, as you know. So a Bar Mitzvah is a very special event. In large cities, it can be routine, with B’Nai Mitzvah happening every weekend. But it’s unusual for us. Simon’s Bar Mitzvah is the first one we will have had in several years.
The Endowment Board wants to honor Simon with a plaque on a chair in the large sanctuary. It’s a fundraiser, but the money raised will benefit the Synagogue for years to come. The plaques 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:
Di kats zol leygn eyer, volt zi geven a hun.
If a cat laid eggs, it would be a hen.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
Four Congregation Inter-Congregational Gathering at
Rolland Moore Park
Temple Or Hadash, Congregation Har Shalom,
Beth Israel Congregation, and Mt. Sinai Congregation
are joining forces to host an
at Rolland Moore Park.
Hike, Schmooze, and engage in meaningful dialogue,
bring your own dinner.
Our congregations are working together to build a vibrant
Jewish culture in Northern Colorado and Wyoming.
Those interested in a relaxed hike along the Spring Creek Trail
can meet at Pavilion #2 in Rolland Moore Park at 2:00PM
Rabbi Lynn Goldsmith, Or Hadash,
Rabbi Sally Finestone, Har Shalom,
Rabbi Moshe Halfon, Mt. Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne,
Rabbi Sara Gilbert at Beth Israel Congregation in Greeley.
For those who would like to stay for a picnic dinner,
please bring your own meal.
Water will be provided.
We are eager to bring the congregations together
with more social activities.
Don’t miss this opportunity to interact
with other like-minded Jews in the area.
4 Rosalyn Baker
6 Ashley Ginsburg
9 Jonathan Make
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
25 Tim Solon
27 Priscilla Golden
28 Babs Klein
29 Chris Humphrey
31 Nate Breen