910 W. Randolph Street ∙ Wausau, WI 54401
SATURDAY, JULY 27 NORTHWOODS SHABBAT & TORAH STUDY
at 11:00 AM and CENTURY BIKE RIDE
Jerry and Tara Woolpy are hosting a northwoods Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Dan, followed by Torah study, on Saturday, July 27, at 11:00 am, at their Piney Ridge home in Minocqua. A potluck brunch will also be served. Please bring a dish suitable for a Shabbat Brunch. You are then invited to stay awhile to relax, swim, kayak, scull, and simply enjoy the northwoods.
In celebration of Mt Sinai’s 2014 Centennial, in conjunction with the northwoods Shabbat Service and Torah Study, we will be holding a ‘Century Ride’ from Minocqua back to Wausau. Cyclists should bring their bikes with them on Saturday. At the end of the day, cyclists (only) may overnight at Piney Ridge. Following a Sunday morning breakfast, participants will begin the ride to Wausau at 8:00 am.
The ride (approx 78 miles) is pleasant and scenic, and though there will be significant miles on public roads with traffic, we will do our best to avoid heavily traveled roads. We will also ride many miles along the Bearskin Trail ($4 user fee required) and Hiawatha bike path. Both are packed, crushed gravel paths easily navigated with road bikes and high pressure tires. The plan is for a ‘no drop’ ride (no one gets left behind) at a leisurely pace of about 10 mph, which will get us to Wausau at approximately 4:00 pm.
The ride is open to all Mt Sinai members who are able to make a bicycle ride of 78 miles. Children
under age 18, not riding with a parent, must have a parent’s written permission.
There is no cost for staying overnight** at Piney Ridge, but lodging is available only to cyclists.
A suggested contribution (about $5 per cyclist) to help cover gasoline for the Safety/Gear vehicle.
Additional $$ for dinner Saturday evening in town, or for incidentals along the ride (there are a few
gas stations/convenience stores along the route).
**Please let Jerry and Tara know that you want to stay overnight and how many in your party. Do so by July 20th to reserve a bedroom. Email them at
For more information, please contact Peter Rotter at
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 SHABBAT SERVICE
at 6:15 PM & POTLUCK BBQ
Join us for a BBQ Potluck dinner on Friday, August 23, starting at 6:15 pm, followed by a Shabbat service. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and lemonade will be provided. A small contribution of $3/person would be appreciated to cover the cost of these items. We ask that you please bring a salad, side dish, and/or dessert to share.
There is a retreat planned for Wednesday, June 26, at the Wausau School Forest. The retreat will begin with a cook-out at 5:30 pm with program to follow.
TORAH PORTIONS – JUNE
6/1 Shelach Num 13:1 – 15:41
6/8 Korach Num 16:1 – 18:32
6/15 Chukkat Num 19:1 – 22:1
6/22 Balak Num 22:2 – 25:9
6/29 Pinchas Num 25:10 – 30:1
TORAH PORTIONS – JULY
7/6 Matot – Masei Num 30:2 – 36:13
7/13 Devarim Deut 1:1 – 3:22
7/20 Vaetchanan Deut 3:23 – 7:11
7/27 Ekev Deut 7:12 – 11:25
BOOK CLUB: Wed, June 5, 7pm
No Book Club in July
LUNCH BUNCH: Wed, June 12, 12pm
No Lunch Bunch in July
MAH JONNG: Wed, June 19, 7 pm
Wed, July 17, 7 pm
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
Mitch and Jessie Musicant, in memory of Irving Musicant
Debbie Ginsburg, in memory of Alice Troffer.
TODAH RABBAH (Many Thanks)
Y Mary Maller, Terry & Janet Fagan, and Igor Tuchinsky & Irina Finkler, for hosting the oneg shabbat on April 19.
YAndy & Nancy Jacobs, and Martha Trevino, for hosting the oneg Shabbat on April 26.
YBill & Julee Duessing, for hosting the Tot Shabbat on April 27.
YGabe Ticho, and Jenny Abraham, for hosting kiddish on May 4.
YDan Danson & Julie Luks, for hosting the oneg Shabbat on May 10.
YMark & Andrea Steinberg, and David & Linda Bluestein, for hosting kiddish on May 18.
YRichard Tierney & Marian Greenburg, for hosting the Marshfield Shabbat and Potluck on May 31.
YRachel Levy, Midwest Small Communities coordinator for the Jewish Federations of North America, for coming to Mt Sinai and updating us on the JFNA and its programs.
YLinda Glazner, Ed Miller, Larry & Julia Weiser, Gail Skelton, and Patty Caro and Elizabeth Levine, for staffing the Mt Sinai booth at the Portage County Cultural Fair on May 11.
YBarb Rothweiler, Beth Sennett, Marsha Stella, Jessie Musicant, and Andrea Steinberg, for their administrative work for the religious school this past year.
YJeff Resnick and Shanny Luft: our Hebrew teachers.
YBill Duessing, Marsha Stella, Tara Woolpy, Jessie Musicant, Barb Rothweiler, Joyce Louis, Jerry Goldberg, Debbie Ginsburg, and Rabbi Dan: our religious school teachers.
Out and About in the Community:
☺ Mark Seiler, Director of the Synagogue/Museum in Stevens Point, received the AARP Community Service Award. Included in the list of Mark’s many volunteer activities are his service on the Board of Directors of the Portage County Historical Society. He conducted extensive research on the Stevens Point Jewish community to facilitate the listing of Temple Beth Israel on the National Register of Historic Places. Mark’s research has been published in the book “The Jewish Community of Stevens Point” and is available in the Mt. Sinai library collection and several local public libraries.
☺ On May 18, the Yid Vicious Ensemble performed two concerts at the Temple Beth Israel Synagogue Museum in Stevens Point. The programs were successful with over 130 people in attendance. In addition to great entertainment, the purpose of the concerts was to raise money for the maintenance of the museum, provide information about the history of the Jewish community, and demonstrate the existence of an active Jewish community in central Wisconsin. Thanks to Mark Seiler for hosting the concerts. Thanks to Maggie Weiser for organizing the performances, and a special thanks to Rabbi Danson for his encouragement and support.
NEWS FROM OSRUI
Lehrhaus is open to all adults interested in lifelong Jewish learning and living. New in 2013, participants will have the option to either attend a more intense Jewish living and learning experience Friday through Sunday or spend Saturday only at camp, enjoying a taste of learning and OSRUI. Scheduled faculty include:
MARK J. PELAVIN, Senior Advisor to the President, Union for Reform Judaism
"America's Changing Religious Landscape"
July 5-7, 2013
DEBORAH E. LIPSTADT, Professor, Emory University
HANNAH ROSENTHAL, President, Milwaukee Jewish Federation
"Has Modern Anti-Semitism Attained a New and Dangerous Status or Do We, as Jews, Tend to Overreact?"
July 26-28, 2013
For additional information and to register, see our website: http://osrui.urjcamps.org/yearround/programs/lehrhaus/
A Post-Camp OSRUI Experience for Friends, Families & Alumni
Thursday, August 15 - Sunday, August 18, 2013
Come to OSRUI for a fun-filled weekend of camp activities and Shabbat. Tzofim Dalet is an opportunity for friends and families, adults and children (up to age 12) to experience Tzofim life. For additional information and to register, see our website: http://osrui.urjcamps.org/yearround/programs/familycamp/.
OSRUI ALUMNI DAY
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10 am - 8 pm
OSRUI Alumni (post college and older) are invited to spend Shabbat with Tzofim Dalet! The day includes Shabbat morning T’filot, lunch and a “Lazy Shabbat Afternoon” (sports, the beach, and song sessions) and ends with dinner and Havdalah. For additional information and to register, see our website: http://osrui.urjcamps.org/yearround/programs/familycamp/
JUNE / JULY 2013 23 SIVAN – 24 AV
Contact Information: www.mtsinaiwisconsin.org
Rabbi E. Daniel Danson, ext. 12
Secretary Mary Celing, ext. 11
Summer Office Hours: Tues, Wed, & Thurs
9am to 2pm