Tuesday, February 24 - 5:30 to 6:30 PM - Continuing Biblical/Liturgical Hebrew - Taught by Rabbi Larry Moldo.
Tuesday, February 24 - 6:35 to 7:35 PM - Introduction to Judaism - Taught by Rabbi Larry Moldo.
Wednesday, February 25 - 5:30 to 6:30 PM - The Origins of the Oral Law - taught by Rabbi Joshua Narrowe.
Wednesday, February 25 - 7 PM - Board Meeting.
Thursday, February 26 - 12 noon - Torah Thursday. We are studying Numbers. Brown Bag Lunch.
Friday, February 27 - 7 PM - Shabbat Services followed by Oneg sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Saturday, February 28 - 9:30 AM - Shabbat Services and Torah Study followed by a light lunch sponsored by the Sisterhood.
Sunday, March 1 - 1 to 3 PM - Jewish & Israeli Dancing. For more information please contact Mary Weinstein.
Sunday, March 1 - Hadassah Book Group will be meeting at Elena Berlinsky's home in Laramie. We will be discussing ‘A Damaged Mirror’ by Ovadya ben Malka. An embittered holocaust survivor cannot speak of what he was forced to do to survive. A young girl in Texas is haunted by a memory of something she could not have lived. Together, they must unlock the gates of memory to find the hope that lies beyond despair. Please contact Phyllis Bloomberg for additional information and to arrange carpooling.
SAVE THE DATES!
Purim Party on Wednesday, March 4 - 6:30 P.M. More information to follow.
March 14 through March 22 - Third Annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival. For more information, please click on this link.
March 28 - 7 PM - The Klezmer Band, Tum Balalaika, will be performing in Fort Collins. Colorado State University, Hillel of CSU, Congregation Har Shalom and Temple Or Hadash have joined forces to bring together the greater Jewish Community in an evening of music and fun. The performance will be held in the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus. Tickets can be ordered in advance at congregationharshalom.org or purchased at the door (for a slightly higher price).
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Weekly Message from our Board President
February 23, 2015
It’s party time! (Does it seem like we say that a lot at Mt. Sinai Synagogue? Sounds like our Congregation likes to get together and have fun…)
Purim is Wednesday, March 4, and we’re kicking things off with a party at the Synagogue, starting at 6:30 P.M. There’ll be food, noisemakers (so we can boo Haman), and some unusual musical numbers. The Rabbi is preparing a special song to celebrate the holiday, with lyrics by Rabbi Larry Moldo. We can’t wait!
Last fall, for the first time in the history of Mt. Sinai, the Mt. Sinai Trust and the Board of Directors held a joint meeting. It was a get to know you meeting, so both groups could learn more about the way each one operated, and their philosophies toward Mt. Sinai. The Trust and the Board were in complete agreement about their desire to improve and grow our Synagogue.
The Trust has asked for a second meeting with the Board, so we can start working together more closely. That will be part of our regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, February 25, starting at 7 PM. Board meetings are always open to our Congregation, so if you would like to come, watch, and participate, you are very welcome.
The Hadassah Book Group is heading over the hill to Laramie this Sunday. They’ll be meeting at Elena Berlinsky’s home and talking about the book “A Damaged Mirror”. Need a ride? Contact Phyllis Bloomberg.
By the way, Jason and Phyllis Bloomberg just returned from vacation in California. The highlight of their trip was their rental of a Tesla electric car. If you’re curious about this brand new technology, Jason and Phyllis are eager to share their experiences.
Do you like Klezmer music? Our good friends at Congregation Har Shalom in Ft. Collins have scheduled a concert with Tum Balalaika, a nationally known Klezmer band from Chicago. The concert is March 28 at the Lory Student Theatre on the CSU campus in Ft. Collins. We’ll have more details as we get closer.
Here’s our Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
Besser a guter soineh aider a shlekhter friend.
Better a good enemy than a bad friend.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
Torah Tidbits from Rabbi Larry Moldo
What gift shall you take from the people? Only that which each person on their own decides is theirs to give for that which is needed to carry out the task.
The task? Building a place which can serve as a religious focus, and as a reminder of God's constant presence.
We have much the same thing today. Our institutions run best when people make their own decisions about how much they can give - where they can best volunteer, in what way and for how long. It is one thing to ask somebody if they would consider helping out in a particular fashion. It is quite another thing to decide somebody would be perfect for a particular job, or to presume that because they have done something specific in the past, that that specific thing will continue to be the gift they should be giving.
The only two questions for us this week are: 1) Have I actually given that which my heart has decided I will give? 2) Have I taken to heart the lesson from the construction of the Ark of the Covenant? Are the things that I do, and the reasons I do them, congruent with each other - or am I cheating myself from being an amazing partner with God?