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Mt Sinai

Yom Shishi, 30 Tishri 5775


Mt Sinai Congregation

910 W. Randolph Street  

    Wausau, WI ∙ 54401


                                                OCTOBER 2014



E. Daniel Danson

I’m delighted to announce that Mt. Sinai Congregation is one of 58 Reform Jewish congregations across the United States to receive a grant to offer PJ Library® to local Jewish families.

PJ Library® is an award-winning family engagement program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), which is partnering with us to send the monthly gift of free, high-quality Jewish children's books and music to families raising Jewish children ages six months through eight years. This monthly gift will enable young families to spark Jewish conversations in the home and inspire Jewish choices.

Through a partnership between the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), The Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), Mt. Sinai is able to provide PJ Library subscriptions for local families. The grant opportunity and related resources are made possible by generous funding from the URJ, WRJ, HGF and a variety of Mt. Sinai Congregation Dedicated Funds.

I’m very excited about this opportunity and I hope all of our young families will take advantage of it. The program is also open to any Jewish family in our region that has children between 6 months and 8 years old.

The URJ’s Director of Early Childhood Engagement Cathy Rolland sums up the importance of the program by saying,

 “When children are young, parents are the most open to new experiences that will shape them as a family – and this is reflected in the research,” said. “When a parent reads a PJ Library book with their little one, it turns snuggle time into Jewish time, and opens a conversation about Jewish holidays, values and themes. When many families in a community are sharing this same experience with their children, it creates an opportunity for building relationships between the parents and between the children around the familiar books they love.

To subscribe a child to our PJ Library program, visit [].




                        Fri, Oct 3                               Kol Nidre                               8:00 pm


                        Sat, Oct 4                               YK Morning Service            10:00 am

                                                                        Discussion                            1:00 pm

                                                                        Children’s Service               3:00 pm

                                                                        Afternoon Service                3:45 pm


                                                                        Concluding Service

                                                                        Break the Fast


Saturday, Oct 11                     5:30 pm                      Sukkot Family Service / Havdalah /


            Friday, Oct 17                          7:00 pm                      Simchat Torah Service


            Friday, Oct 24                         - - - - -                                    No Service (School Break)


            Friday, Oct 31                          7:30 pm                      Shabbat Service            





 Beginner and Intermediate Prayer book Hebrew classes will be offered this year. These classes are for people who would like to learn how to read the Hebrew alphabet or to polish up their prayer book reading and comprehension skills. Classes will begin on Sunday, October 12th, and run through early spring. Intermediate classes will be held on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and Beginner classes will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Classes are for synagogue members and the only charge is for the books used in the program.  To register, please call the office at (675-2560) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Religious School News

10/5     3rd Session

10/12   NO CLASS

10/19   4th Session


11/5     5th Session




      10/4            Yom Kippur

      10/11          Chol Hamoed Sukkot

      10/18          Bereshit Gen. 1:1 - 6:8

      10/25          Noach               Gen. 6:9 - 11:32



TODAH RABBAH (Many thanks)

To: Rabbi Dan and Julie Luks, for hosting the Northwoods Shabbat at their cottage on August 16.

To: Marian Greenburg and Richard Tierney,for hosting the Marshfield Shabbat on September 5.

To: Shanny and Kim Luft for hosting the Stevens Point Family Shabbat on September 12.

To: Marsha Stella, Andrea Steinberg and Rachel Tate for getting the Religious School up and running.

To: Kim Luft for organizing all the food for the Teacher’s Inservice.

To: Brenda Mamer, for tuning the piano.


MAH JONGG will meet on Wednesday, October 15, at 7:00pm.

BOOK CLUB will meet Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00 pm.

LUNCH BUNCH   Lunch Bunch is a discussion group which meets the second Wednesday of each month, at noon, at the synagogue.  Each month, we examine a subject of Jewish interest, which might be a topic in the news or an aspect of Jewish tradition, history or culture.  Bring your own lunch.  New participants are always welcome.

 We will meet on Wednesday, October 8, at Noon in the conference room. Please join us!



(a speedy recovery)

Jerry Goldberg, recovering from Cataract Surgery.

Terry Fagan, who is going through Chemotherapy.





Anthony & Rose Quan, in celebration of the marriage of their daughter, Janel Quan to Jonathan Danson.


Mitch & Jessie Musicant, Mi-Sheberachs for: Noah Gordon and Ken Rajek.


Cantorial Fund

Art & Jeannie Waldman, for a speedy recovery to Martha Trevino, Ben Goldberg, Robert Glazner and Jay Stapleton.


Spiritual Leadership Fund

Janet Cohodas, in honor of Ann Cohodas.





OCTOBER 2014                        TISHREI / CHESHVAN 5775


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.


 Office Hours: Tues, Wed, & Fri    9am to 2pm