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

Friday – 7:00 PM – Online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders.

Coming Up

Monday, September 14 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer 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.

Thursday, September 17 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Friday, September 18 – 6:30 P.M.  A group of non-Jewish friends is getting together to blow the Shofar near the water tower off Storey Blvd.  Meet at 6:30 PM at 6305 Elk Avenue in Western Hills to carpool.  Call Sharon Pucillo – at (307) 575-3385 or (307) 777-6952 for more information.

Friday, September 18  – 7:30 PM – Erev Rosh Hashanah.services live streamed from Temple Emanuel.  No Shabbat or Erev Rosh Hashanah Services at Mt. Sinai, either by Zoom or in person.

Saturday, September 19 – 10:30 AM – Rosh Hashanah services live streamed from Temple Emanuel.   Tashlich at 1:30 PM, in person at Martin Luther King Park in Cheyenne  Masks are mandatory.  We will try to offer a Zoom option as well.

Sunday, September 20 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Sunday, September 20 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.

Monday, September 21 – 5:30 PM –  Bibles and Beer 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.

Thursday, September 24 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Friday, September 25 – 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, September 27 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.

Sunday, September 27 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.

Sunday, September 27 – 7:30 PM – Kol Nidre services live streamed from Temple Emanuel.

Monday, September 28 – 10:30 AM – Yom Kippur services live streamed from Temple Emanuel.  Mt. Sinai Yizkor Service at 1:30 PM Monday September 28, 2020 will be live streamed via Zoom so that we can include all the names to be remembered as have  done previously.  The program and services at Temple Emanuel continue through the afternoon.

Thursday, October 1 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed 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

This week’s Newsletter was written by Dr. Jason Bloomberg.  It has been edited for length and clarity.

This year, we will officially be guests of Temple Emanuel in Denver for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services they are hosting.  The Laramie Jewish Community has also invited Mt. Sinai members to attend their services.

Mt. Sinai is not holding High Holy Day services this year out of an abundance of caution based on the recommendations of physicians in our community.  One of the last things Rabbi Moldo did for our community was to give his blessing to do this for this year.

We will have our own Tashlich service after the morning Rosh Hashanah service.  We also will have our own Yizkor service in the afternoon of Yom Kippur.

The following is the information you will need to connect for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with Temple Emanuel in Denver this year.

Temple Emanuel’s worship services will be live streamed through their website (not on Zoom).  Temple Emanuel is offering additional programs via Zoom. If you want to participate in them, please register  with Temple Emanuel.  You do not need to register for the live streamed worship services.

Livestream worship. All worship services will be available as live streamed content both on our website here and on our Facebook page. We’re excited to launch our new home for livestream: www.EmanuelDenver.org/Livestream.

Zoom Meetings. Many sessions, including study sessions and targeted youth experiences, will be hosted over Zoom. Just like we’ve been doing for Torah Study, participation in the Zoom session will require registration. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you would like to watch the session without participating, you are welcome to do so and can find it streamed on our website and Facebook Live.

Password Protection. For security purposes, we have password protected several registration forms and session links. If you are a member in good standing, you will receive this password in the mailed High Holy Day Bulletin as well as in your email. It is imperative to the security of our community that this password is not shared. We thank you in advance for your discretion and effort to keep our virtual gatherings safe.

Here is the worship schedule for Rosh Hashanah:

Friday Evening September 18, 2020

Rosh HaShanah Family Experience – Sep 18, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Rosh HaShanah Zoom Dinner – Sep 18, 2020 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Erev Rosh HaShanah Worship – Sep 18, 2020 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday September 19, 2020 Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Program 

Rosh HaShanah Morning Worship – Sep 19, 2020 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Mt. Sinai Tashlich Service Sep 19, 2020 1:30 PM (weather permitting) at Martin Luther King Park Bridge in Cheyenne.

Social Distancing and properly wearing masks at all times will be mandatory for anyone attending in person.   We will also attempt to live stream via Zoom.

Saturday September 20, 2020 Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Program from Temple Emanuel

More information at: https://www.emanueldenver.org/calendar/2020/9/20/rosh-hashanah-morning-worship

A more intimate and explanatory version of worship for the High Holy Days. Join the clergy for a service that explores more deeply the themes behind our most famous High Holy Day prayers. Watch on our website or Watch on Facebook Live

The Laramie Jewish Community Center is also extending an invitation for anyone from Mt. Sinai to join them for their services:

All services will have the same Zoom meeting ID.

If you need help with Zoom please contact Wendy ([email protected]) to arrange a time preferable a few days before services.  You will need to contact LJCC in order to receive the specific invitation and access via Zoom.

Erev Rosh Hashanah:  Friday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.  (Zoom open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing.)

Rosh Hashanah Morning:  Saturday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.  (Zoom open at 9:30 a.m. for socializing.)

Shofar Blowing:  Sunday, September 20, 12:00 noon until 3:45 p.m. at Simcha Pollard’s at 2304 Rainbow Avenue.

Tashlich:  Sunday, September 20, at LaPrele Park; meet at Simcha’s at 3:45 p.m. and walk over.

Green Hill Cemetery Visit:  Thursday, September 24, 5:00 p.m.

Kol Nidre:  Sunday, September 27th, 7:00 p.m.  (Zoom open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing.)

Yom Kippur Morning:  Monday, September 28th, 10:00 a.m.  (Zoom open at 9:30 a.m. for socializing.)

Yizkor and Nehila:  Monday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.  (Zoom open at 5:30 p.m. for socializing.)

Yom Kippur Services information:

Kol Nidre worship on Sunday September 27, 2020 starting at 7:30 PM via live stream

Yom Kippur evening worship, named for the haunting melody which begins the Day of Atonement. We enter this day of repentance and reflection with a service that emphasizes memory, tradition, introspection, and honesty. Watch on our website or Watch on Facebook Live

Yom Kippur Day worship on Monday September 28, 2020

  • 9a Early Learning Yom Kippur Worship
  • 9a Meditation and Mindfulness: Listen and Lift Your Soul
  • 10:30a Yom Kippur Worship
  • 1p Middle School Yom Kippur Experience: Explore Your Own Journey Through Storytelling (Part 2)

Mt. Sinai Yizkor Service at 1:30 PM Monday September 28, 2020 will be live streamed via Zoom so that we can include all the names to be remembered as we have done previously.

The program from Temple Emanuel continues, including study sessions and the remainder of the Yom Kippur worship services:

  • 2p Elementary School Family Worship
  • 2p Study Session: Becoming an Anti-Racist Congregation
  • 3p Reflections on 50 Years in the Rabbinate
  • 3p High School Yom Kippur Experience: Exploring Policy Change to be an Advocate for Anti-Racism
  • 4:30p Mincha, Yizkor, N’ilah, Havdalah

Additional details regarding Yom Kippur services will be available with the newsletter for the week of September 20, and on the Temple Emanuel website.

September Birthdays

3              Cathy Berdan

5              Liz Wolf

9              Pewaubek Reid

10           Shira Michael

10           Craig Michael

11           Michael Sherman

12          Lou Brownstein

13           Navit Reid

16          Laurie Richmond

19           Rich Nolan

24         Claudio Feler

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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