Mt Sinai Congregation
910 W. Randolph Street
Wausau, WI ∙ 54401
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 [www.pjlibrary.org/wausau].
OCTOBER SERVICE SCHEDULE
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
ADULT HEBREW CLASSES
BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE CLASSES
Religious School News
10/5 3rd Session
10/12 NO CLASS
10/19 4th Session
10/28 NO SCHOOL / FALL BREAK
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.
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
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.
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.
Contact Information: www.mtsinaiwisconsin.org
Office Hours: Tues, Wed, & Fri 9am to 2pm