2610 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
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Mt. Sinai Wish List

Making monetary contributions to the synagogue is a sacred and moral obligation. Deuteronomy 16:16-17 instructs us that we “shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed, but each with his own gift, according to the blessing that the Lord your God has bestowed upon you.”

Our synagogue exists for the benefit of the whole community. It provides worship opportunities, holiday celebrations, social activities, life cycle commemorations, education for adults and children, and a place that every Jew can turn to in time of need. It is a beacon of hope for those searching out a spiritual home and a part of the fabric of life for those who are members and regular attendees. Mt. Sinai congregants are there to celebrate the happy times and provide support and caring during the sad times no matter how much an individual regularly participates. Financially supporting the only Jewish institution in Cheyenne is the responsibility of the entire Jewish community so that it can be there for everyone, both now and in the future. Please consider making regular contributions for the sustenance of this vital resource. Cash or ‘in-kind’ donations in any amount are very much appreciated. Below are several opportunities for giving. Thank you for your support.

Administrative/Building

Toner for copier $150

Intercom $55

Shabbat

Friday night dinner $50

Case of wine for Kiddush $50

Texts

20 copies of Etz Chayim (Torah commentary) $56 each

Do you have additional ideas for our wish list? Please email your suggestions to info@mtsinaicheyenne.org

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STAINED GLASS WINDOWS FUNDRAISING PROJECT- COMPLETED!

 Our Stained Glass Windows Fundraising Project was successfully completed with the installation and sponsorship of our final windows at Mt. Sinai Synagogue. We held a celebration of the completion of the project with the artist who worked on our windows for 50 years, on September 7, 2014.

Our main sanctuary features stained glass windows. The largest one of fifteen panes has a candelabra twelve feet high, a menorah. This was dedicated in December 1972. On the southern wall are twenty windows depicting highlights in Biblical history and a bank of twelve windows showing the twelve tribes of Jacob adjacent to the altar. The opposite wall in the sanctuary has twenty windows depicting the major Jewish holidays. These windows were dedicated in 1977. As the sun illuminates the various colors of the stained glass, it is breathtaking in its beauty. Creating a sanctuary filled with stained glass windows was a project conceptualized by the late George Kaufman and John Veta, and used as a tool to finish some of the building costs. All of these windows, with one exception, were purchased by members of the congregation in honor or memory of family. The one exception, a picture of modern Jerusalem, was dedicated to a Jewish doctor of Scotch descent, K.L. McShane, a long-time friend of the Jewish community. All of the windows were created and installed by the family members of the Watkins Stained Glass Studios of Denver, Colorado.

In an effort to establish financial stability for future expenses of Mt. Sinai, a fundraising projected was created in 2007 for the sale of stained glass windows in other areas of the synagogue. On the east wall of the social hall, there is a grouping of eleven windows which honor and remember the women of the Bible. Each window celebrates either a matriarch or another important female role model. The women include Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Eve, Miriam, Ruth, Hannah, Deborah, Abigail and Esther.

In the small sanctuary we have a grouping of twelve windows titled Moses at Mt. Sinai. These were installed in 2007 as a bequest from long-time member Paul Smith and were dedicated to his memory. As the natural sunlight filters through this outstanding bank of windows and dances in the room, we remember this remarkable man.

Also in the small sanctuary, on the northeast wall adjacent to the altar, we have a grouping of six windows that will be created as the Tree of Life. One of these windows is dedicated to honor Uri Neil, the cantor and religious leader at Mt. Sinai for over eighteen years.

Net proceeds from the donations for the stained glass windows project are deposited into the Mt. Sinai Endowment Fund.