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Mt Sinai

Yom Rivii, 25 Tammuz 5774



     910 W. Randolph Street ∙ Wausau, WI 54401

JUNE / JULY  2014

SATURDAY, June 28                                                        SHABBAT SERVICE & TORAH STUDY

at 11:00 AM                                                                                    & POTLUCK KIDDISH BRUNCH                     

Jerry and Tara Woolpy are hosting a Northwoods Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Dan, followed by Torah study, on Saturday, June 28, at 11:00 am, at their Piney Ridge home, 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.

**Please let Jerry and Tara know that you want to stay overnight and how many in your party. RSVP by 6/21 to reserve a bedroom. Email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations.



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SATURDAY, JULY 26                                                  SHABBAT SERVICE & TORAH STUDY

at 10:00 AM                                                                                    & POTLUCK KIDDISH BRUNCH

Join us for a Shabbat Service and Torah Study followed by a Kiddish Brunch Potluck on Saturday, July 26, starting at 10:00am at the Schmeeckle Reserve, 2419 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point in the meeting room.



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at 11:00AM                                                                            & VEGETARIAN POTLUCK BRUNCH                                          

Julie Luks and Rabbi Dan are hosting a northwoods Shabbat service, followed by a Torah study, on Saturday, August 16th, at 11:00am, at their cottage, Lac Du Flambeau.  A VEGETARIAN  potluck brunch will also be served.  Please bring a dish suitable for a Shabbat Vegetarian Brunch.  You are invited to stay and relax and simply enjoy the Northwoods.  WEATHER PERMITTING:  There will be a pudgie pie dinner around the fire pit, hosted by the Danson-Luks family.


If you have any questions, contact the office.



There is a retreat planned for Wednesday, June 25, at the Wausau School Forest. The retreat will begin with a cook-out at 6:00 pm with program to follow.


6/7       Behalotecha     Num 8:1 – 12:16

6/14     Shelach            Num 13:1 – 15:41

6/21     Korach            Num 16:1 – 18:32

6/28     Chukkat          Num 19:1 – 22:1



7/5       Balak                    Num 22:2 – 25:9

7/12     Pinchas                Num 25:10 – 30:1 

7/19     Matot                  Num 30:2 – 32:42 

7/26     Masei                   Num 33:1 – 36:13


BOOK CLUB:    Wed, June 4, 7pm

                                                  Wed, July 2, 7pm

LUNCH BUNCH:       No Lunch Bunch in June

                                                 Wed, July 9, Noon

MAH JONGG:   Wed, June 18, 7 pm

                         Wed, July 16, 7 pm




- Melvyn Golden, for Passover Seder.

- Mitch and Jessie Musicant, in memory of Irving Musicant and Marsha Shopsis. In appreciation for MiSheberach for Shari Tighe and in appreciation for “The Little Shul that Could” and MiShebarach.

- Steven Schwartz and Alice Tariot, in honor of Hailey and Anderson Goel Baby Naming.

- Myron & Teresa Silberman, in honor of Rabbi Dan as one of the Inspirational Rabbis of the year, in honor of Dr. Len and Arleen Wurman for saving the day for Myron at the Centennial, and to honor Dr. Murray Brilliant & Leanne Schwartz for hosting the Marshfield Shabbat on 5/16.

In Memory of Peter Wallach:

Herbert Beyer

Louis Close

Syd & Lois Cohen

Edward & Esther Davidson

Gail Fels

Gary & Pamela Frary

Gary Friedman & Bonnie Denmark Friedman

John & Sally Hattenhauer

Andy & Nancy Jacobs

Bradley & Sharon Kahn

Craig Koresian

Kent & Mary Lynn Kretchmar

Barbara Lattimer

Mike & Adrienne Libman

Jerry & Shirley Mortensen

Todd & Carol Naze

James O’Connell

C. Duane Patterson

Marisha Platner

Thomas Riiser

Katherine Rossman

Virginia Sammon

Ronald Schirmer

Lucille Shovers

Bill & Nancy Siebecker

Myron & Teresa Silberman

Jay & Donna Stapleton

Anonymous Donation

G. Lane Ware

Wausau Steel Company

Harvey & Bonita Wendel


Werner Zuleger


Steve & Marlene Resnick, in memory of Peter Wallach.


- Ed & Jeanine Semon, thanking the congregation for thoughts for Ed’s recovery.

-Barry & Sandy Silverman, in celebration of the congregation’s centenary.


- Myron & Teresa Silberman

- Arthur & Jeannie Waldman, in memory of Peter Wallach.


- Janet Cohodas, in honor of Rabbi Dan for teaching Hebrew class.

- Janet Cohodas, in memory of Peter Wallach.


TODAH RABBAH (Many Thanks)

YJanet Cohodas and Syd & Lois Cohen, for hosting the oneg Shabbat on April 25.

YKim & Shanny Luft, for hosting the Point Family Shabbat on April 26.

YJulie Luks, Rabbi Danson & Rochelle Luks, for hosting the oneg Shabbat on May 2.

YJeff Kleiman & Kim Hartley and Max & Marsha Stella, for hosting kiddish on May 10.

YMurray Brilliant & Leanne Schwartz, for hosting the Marshfield Shabbat on May 16.

YCentennial Dinner Committee – Peter Rotter, Steve Resnick, Rabbi Dan, Mike Kolasinski, Paulette Luce, Donna Stapleton & Jenny Gordon.

YCentennial Book Editors – Tara Woolpy, Larry Weiser and Julie Kobin.

Y Tara Woolpy for writing the program for the Centennial Dinner & putting together the slide show.

YGail Skelton for her history article and to all members who submitted articles and photos for the Centennial Book.

YAll who helped staff the Mt Sinai booth at the Portage County Cultural Fair on May 10.

YBarb Rothweiler, Rachel Tate, 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, Melissa Trevino, Jessie Musicant, Barb Rothweiler, Joyce Louis, Jerry Goldberg, Debbie Ginsburg, and Rabbi Dan: our religious school teachers.




White Round Tablecloths


Thank you to the Board and Congregation for asking me to lead the Board these past two years.  Being President has been an honor (and an adventure).  I welcome our new President, Barb Rothweiler, and new Board and look forward to working with each of you.   ~ Donna Stapleton


Portage County Cultural Festival

The Cultural Festival in Stevens Point on May 10, 2014 was very successful.  Mt. Sinai’s exhibit in the North Tent was an ideal location because of the warm spring weather and the many people that visited our table.  Over 10,000 people enjoyed the festival’s ethnic music, food, dancing, and crafts.  This is a great venue for demonstrating the diversity of the people of central Wisconsin.  Aspects of over fifty local cultures were on display.  Our neighboring exhibitors included people representing Peru, India, and Norway.

We displayed Judaica and discussed Judaism all day.  We helped children spin dreidels, answered questions about Judaism and Israel, and provided information about Mt. Sinai Congregation.  We must thank the following members of Mt. Sinai who volunteered to help this year: Gail Skelton, Janet Fagan, Shanny Luft, Simon Luft, Bill Duessing,  Eliana Duessing, Melanie Kuolt, Lorie Dobrzynski, Elizabeth Levine, Mike Kolasinski, and Larry Weiser.

Special thanks to Elizabeth Levine who was able to demonstrate our Shofar with impressive sounds.  Simon Luft clearly led all volunteers in selling dreidels.  We will have to replenish our inventory for next year.

            Mt. Sinai Congregation


            910 W. Randolph Street


            Wausau, WI 54401


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Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00pm


Join us in the study of classic Jewish text


 on the evening of SHAVUOT.


(Bring a Dairy Treat)





JUNE / JULY 2014                                   3 SIVAN – 4 AV


Contact Information:                                                                         


Office:  715-675-2560             Rabbi E. Daniel Danson, ext. 12               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


                                                Secretary Kellie Messman, ext. 11            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Summer Office Hours: Tues, Wed, & Thurs


9am to 2pm