Photos Courtesy of Louis Davidson, Synagogues360.org
Friday - 7:00 PM - In person and online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders and Rabbi Moshe Halfon.
Wednesday, October 20 -7 PM – Board meeting via Zoom.
Friday, October 22 – 7 PM – Shabbat services in person and via Zoom, led by Rabbi Halfon. 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/.
Saturday, October 23 – 10 AM – Shabbat services in person, led by Rabbi Halfon, and via Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom meeting at 9:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 10:00 in person and via Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84727935087, Meeting ID: 847 2793 5087.
Sunday, October 24 – 11:00 AM – Unveiling for Helen Zigmond and Lea Gancz. Jewish Cemetery.
Sunday, October 24 – 7 to 9 PM – Rabbi’s Class on “A Book of Books – Torah, Prophets, Writings, Video Prophets, Priests, Paupers. Exile and Return” in person and via Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88341397471, Meeting ID: 883 4139 7471.
Monday, October 25 – 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.
Friday, October 29 – 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/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/.
The Mt. Sinai Board of Directors has decided to continue to require masks and social distancing in the Synagogue. Masks are available in our front lobby. No one will be turned away or prevented from entering the Synagogue to pray and worship. The Board does not want anyone to get sick after a visit to the Synagogue.
Weekly Message from the Board President
The See’s Candy Sale is back! It’s one of the highlights of the winter season, and the entire Cheyenne community comes to the Synagogue to pick up their goodies. The See’s Candy Sale traditionally starts on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Sisterhood decided on Sunday to bring the sale back canceling it last year due to the pandemic. It’s a major fundraiser for Sisterhood, and the money they earn benefits the Synagogue year round. Sisterhood is currently working on what to stock. We’ll let you know when pre-ordering opens up.
The best part of the See’s Candy sale? When you come to the Synagogue to pick up your orders, there will sometimes be free samples to taste.
A reminder, the unveiling for Helen Zigmond and Lea Gancz is this coming Sunday, October 24, at 11 AM. It will take place at the Jewish cemetery and Rabbi Halfon will be officiating. We have not heard from the family about a reception afterwards. There was talk of having people get take out food from Twin Dragon Restaurant and bring it to the Synagogue to eat. If we hear more, we’ll let you know on Friday in our Shabbat reminder email.
The Board of Directors meets on Wednesday. They’ll be talking about the budget for 2022, and setting the date for the annual meeting. The annual congregation meeting takes place in December, and that’s when elections are held for the Board of Directors. The Board will also continue its monthly review of the policy concerning masks and social distancing in the Synagogue.
The Shalom Dinner a couple of weeks ago was a great success, with more than 18 people showing up. We’ll have another one in a couple of weeks. After that, our next major social event will be the Hanukah party, which is scheduled for the end of the holiday.
Rabbi Halfon will be back in Cheyenne this weekend. He’ll lead services Friday night and Saturday morning, and teach a class on Sunday night. The Rabbi says this weekend will be a little out of the ordinary. Here’s what he has planned:
Friday, October 22 7 PM – In person and over Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018 Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Zoom meeting starts at 6:30.
Spooky Shabbos!! In the mood of Halloween, Rabbi Halfon will lead a regular service, but share three scary Jewish stories: The Golem, The Dybbuk, and the Ba’al Shem Tov vs. the Werewolf!
Saturday. October 23 10 AM Morning Service – In person and over Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84727935087 – Meeting ID: 847 2793 5087. Zoom meeting stats at 9:30.
Parshat Vayera Gen 18:1-22:24
Haftarah: Second Kings 4:1-37
“Story of Isaac”
Sunday, October 24 11:00 AM Unveiling for Helen Zigmond and Lea Gancz. Jewish Cemetery. In person only.
Sunday, October 24 7 to 9 PM – Rabbi’s Class on “A Book of Books –Prophets, Priests, Paupers” Exile and Return. Includes video selections. In person and over Zoom. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88341397471. Meeting ID: 883 4139 7471.
This month, the Endowment Fund has been raising money to sponsor a chair in honor of Morris Gardner. Morris a former Synagogue president, Board member, and active volunteer who ran the Synagogue office for many years. He also has a very unusual sense of humor, as the many people who know him and enjoy his jokes will attest. A plaque on a chair in the large sanctuary is $500, but an anonymous donor has offered to cover half the cost under certain conditions.
By the way, a portion of the interest from the Endowment Fund’s investments goes toward the Synagogue budget. As the Endowment Fund grows, the amount of money coming to the Synagogue also grows… but its important to note that it is only a portion of the interest. The principal is never touched.
Here’s our Yiddish phrase of the Week:
In toch iz yeder tsod gerecht.
In a quarrel every side is right.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
2 Sue Carlass
2 Hal Ginsburg
6 Judith Clark
18 David Bloch
20 Dorothy Feldman
25 Mark Elliott
23 Ilaine Brown
24 Jaimee Sodosky
25 Stephanie Ehrlich
28 Jeff Weinstein
29 Elsie Reid
31 Namaste Reid