2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) - 634 - 3052
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Shabbat Services
Friday - 7:00 PM
Saturday - 10:30 AM
Shabbat Services are led either by Rabbi Larry Moldo or by lay leaders.

Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org

Coming Up

Monday, December 10 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Tuesday, December 11 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Wednesday, December 12 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Thursday, December 13 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Thursday, December 13 -  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105 

Thursday, December 13 - 12 noon to 1 PM -  Torah Thursday.  Join us on Thursday at noon as, with the help of Rashi, Sforno and Rabbi Steinsaltz we look at how Isaac changed the family dynamics for Abraham and Sarah and the eventual repercussions. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Friday, December 14 - 7 PM - Shabbat services  followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, December 15 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM -  Shabbat services and Torah study followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Sunday, December 16  - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Sunday, December 16 -  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105. 

Sunday, December 16 - 1:30 PM to 3 PM - Israeli & Jewish Dancing!!  New dancers welcome!  Contact Mary Weinstein (or any of the dancers) if you have any questions. 

Monday, December 17 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Tuesday, December 18 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Wednesday, December 19 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Thursday, December 20 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Thursday, December 20 -  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105 

Thursday, December 20 - 12 noon to 1 PM -  Torah Thursday.  Join us on Thursday at noon as, with the help of Rashi, Sforno and Rabbi Steinsaltz we look at how Isaac changed the family dynamics for Abraham and Sarah and the eventual repercussions. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Friday, December 21 - 7 PM - Shabbat services led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, December 22 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM -  Shabbat services and Torah study led by Rabbi Moldo followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Sunday, December 23
  - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Sunday, December 23 -  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105. 

Sunday, December 23 - 1:30 PM to 3 PM - Israeli & Jewish Dancing!!  New dancers welcome!  Contact Mary Weinstein (or any of the dancers) if you have any questions. 

Monday, December 24 - 10 to 4 PM - See's Candy Sale.

Monday, December 24 - Join us for our "traditional" Christmas Eve dinner at a Chinese Restaurant.  We'll be at the China Buffet on Dell Range Blvd. starting at 6 PM.

Thursday, December 27 -  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Library Open. Other times by request. Call Tim Solon, 632-4105 

Thursday, December 27 - 12 noon to 1 PM -  Torah Thursday.  Join us on Thursday at noon as, with the help of Rashi, Sforno and Rabbi Steinsaltz we look at how Isaac changed the family dynamics for Abraham and Sarah and the eventual repercussions. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Friday, December 28 - 7 PM - Shabbat services  followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Saturday, December 29 -10:30 AM to 11:30 AM -  Shabbat services and Torah study followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood..

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

Sunday, December 30 - 1:30 PM to 3 PM - Israeli & Jewish Dancing!!  New dancers welcome!  Contact Mary Weinstein (or any of the dancers) if you have any questions.


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

6              Rabbi Larry Moldo          
9              Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman
13           Harlan Ribnik
19           Andi Coelho
21           Steve Borin
28           Heather McLoud
28           Joe Golden


               


        

 



 

Weekly Message from our Board President

They’re in!  The three candidates running for election to the Mt. Sinai Board of Directors – Dave Lerner, Judith Clark, and Lou Brownstein, were all re-elected to new terms at our annual Congregation meeting Sunday.  There were several proxy votes that came in, also supporting the three candidates.  But the best comment about the Board of Directors election came from Babs Klein.  Here’s what she wrote:

So, in spite of your personal greeting,
I just can’t manage making your meeting.
Pretty much where I’m at
Is inside of my flat;
And I’m hopeless at congregate eating.
(Plus, I know that you make all you minyans,
And I’m no good at having opinions.
)

After the Congregation meeting, the Board met to elect officers.  Dave Lerner was re-elected President, Phyllis Bloomberg Vice President, Stuart Wolf Treasurer, and Jonathan Savelle was name Secretary.  So there are no changes in the Board membership or duties.

There doesn’t seem to be a way to pass along this next bit of news without it being misunderstood.  So we know you’ll get it wrong at first, but there’s a surprise ending, and we’re going to milk it for all its worth.

Mt. Sinai lost a beloved member over the weekend.  Helen Zigmond is gone and many people in our Congregation are upset about it.  Everyone says they will miss her. 

Let’s clear up the confusion – Helen is doing quite well.  She has moved to Portland, Oregon to be closer to family and says she is enjoying her new place.  Everything we said about her is true – we lost her… to Portland and family, and members of our Congregation are upset about not seeing her at the Synagogue, and everyone will definitely miss her.  We wish Helen all the best in her new life, and we hope she comes back to visit often.

We lit up the Synagogue Sunday night with Menorahs at our annual Hanukah party.  Latkes were frying, dreidels were spinning and everyone had a great time.  Here are a couple of pictures thanks to Dr. Jason Bloomberg.

Pledge forms are going out for 2019.  You should receive one soon.  They are signed by most members of the Board of Directors, and some of our signatures will be a challenge to decipher!  We’re asking you to give generously to support our Synagogue in 2019. We are a small Congregation.  We watch every penny, but we need your help.  And remember, everything you give to Mt. Sinai is tax deductible.

Next on the agenda, our Jewish tradition of going out for Chinese food on Christmas Eve.  We started out doing it for fun, but it’s turned into our annual Shalom Dinner for December.  Join us at 6 PM on Monday, December 24, at China Buffet on Dell Range Blvd. We always get a good crowd at this one… the only thing missing is you!

Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:

Dem bitersten mazel ken men farshtellen mil a shmaichel.
The bitterest misfortune can be covered up with a smile.   

Shalom!

Dave Lerner
President
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors


Rabbi's Column

Vayigash Yehudah - so Judah approached. He approached, only partially because doing so would benefit himself. He approached, during the moments when it seemed that his youngest sibling was in danger of permanent slavery - and when he had earlier argued that permanent slavery was not all that bad. He approached, to ask of a person with power that the power be exercised in a kindly manner, so that the elderly father (who was not present) would not be harmed.

Over thousands of years, during those brief moments when portions of the world would cease our oppression, (and sometimes even when we were oppressed) we have copied Judah's actions and extended them. We call the world's attention to other attempted genocides, asking that power be used in a kindly manner. We partner with others who are oppressed in varying manners in their fight to be treated fairly, without hatred or disgust being the primary emotion exhibited during many interactions. We yearn for the day when we will understand where the other is coming from, and when all will treat each other in an appropriate manner.

May the world, and all of us, treat each other fairly and with kindness.

More than 50 Years of Watkins Stained Glass Windows at Mt. Sinai Synagogue in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Watkins Stained Glass Studio spent 50 years creating stained glass windows for the Synagogue. The 80 stained glass windows depict the Old Testament as well as the Menorah, Twelve Tribes of Israel, Moses at Mt. Sinai, the Tree of Life and 11 Women of the Hebrew Bible.
Four generations of Watkins men have devoted their lives to stained glass in Denver and the Rocky Mountain area since 1868. We hope you enjoy the 50 years of lovely Watkins Stained Glass Windows. The music is provided by John Waller, who graciously granted permission to use "Bless Us and Keep Us".

 

Additional Information

Check out all the Learning Opportunities at Mt. Sinai!

Check out the photos of our events

Mt. Sinai Religious School

Welcome to Mt. Sinai Religious School. [Click here for the 2018-2019 calendar] This year, under the direction of Rabbi Larry and the Education Committee, there are three component pieces. The first component piece is most like the traditional Sunday School in that it meets on Sundays from 10 to noon, and is geared towards students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The content covered will depend upon each student’s prior knowledge. The second component piece is Bar/Bat Mitzvah training. This involves weekly sessions with Rabbi Larry and attendance at both Friday night and Saturday morning services. The third component will be for post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age youth, and will be partly designed by the students.

Religious School will start up again on Sunday, September 16 from 10 to noon. We operate in a one-room schoolhouse format - everyone who attends is in the same classroom, taught by the Rabbi. Membership in the congregation is not a requirement of attending classes, and there is no tuition fee involved. If you anticipate that children you are responsible for on Sunday mornings will be attending, please let Rabbi Moldo know sometime soon.

We also offer Adult Education classes on a variety of topics throughout the year. Please click here.

If you would like further information, please contact Phyllis Bloomberg or Rabbi Larry. 

 

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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