www.jewishcasper.org - POB 50933, Casper, WY 82605 - tel: (307) 237-2330 - email: utopialtd1@aol.com

 

Welcome to Temple Beth-El

Casper, Wyoming

 

The Jewish Community Association of Casper

 

Temple Beth-El warmly welcomes to our synagogue all who wish to attend our religious services and our study groups.

 

Our association formed itself in 1923 for fellowship and worship as a community of Jews. Our synagogue was built in 1957 by the membership and for almost a century we have served Casper, the communities of Central Wyoming, visitors and travelers who are "just passing through".

 

The synagogue is located at 4105 S. Poplar Street, on the easterly side of the street approximately a quarter mile north (away from the mountain) of Wyoming Blvd. and across from the Sunrise Shopping Center in Casper.

 

We conduct Shabbos services, in the sanctuary, every Friday evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Services are followed by Kiddush, motzi and a dinner in the synagogue's community room. We also conduct adult religious study groups weekly on Sunday morning beginning at 9:30. If the weather really appears to be inclement, a cautionary call to the Rabbi (307-472-6839) is suggested.

 

Services are conducted in the normative and traditional Jewish mode, in a combination of English and Hebrew. We generally use the Union Prayer Book (I and II, Classical Reform) as formulated in 1917 and updated through 1950 and, on occasion, draw upon the Orthodox Siddur and Chumash of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

 

We also maintain strong cordial ties with several evangelical Christian churches in Casper in acknowledgement, recognition and strengthening of the ties of those churches with and to the State of Israel and their membership's appreciation of the issues and threats that commonly face Christianity and Judaism in the world today. Their members and ministers often attend and are welcome at our Shabbos and festival services.

 

General annual membership fees (modest by any reasonable measure) are charged and the association welcomes voluntary contributions. Fees and contributions are deductible by the donor under IRC#501(c)3.

HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES AND OTHER FESTIVE DAYS: 2016-2017

 

Rosh Hashana 5777:

Erev Rosh Hashana falls on Sunday the 2nd of October, 2016.  Services commence at 7:15 p.m. 

 

Services on the first full day of Rosh Hashana begin at 10 a.m., Monday the 3rd of October.

 

Yom Kippur:

This year Yom Kippur falls on the 11th and 12th of October, 2016.

 

Kol Nidrei services for the holiday (and the commencement of the Yom Kippur fast) begin at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 11th. 

 

On the following morning, Wednesday, October 12th, synagogue services begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until the closing service concludes at approximately 7:00 p.m. A communal Break-Fast follows.

 

The synagogue is endowed with sufficient funds that it is not considered, at this time, to be necessary to charge for seats at High Holy Day services.

 

Chanukah:

The first night of Chanukah falls on the evening of Saturday, December 24th, 2016. 

 

Here in Casper we will celebrate the 7th night on the Shabbos of December 30th at 7:00 p.m. Our observance consists of the Menorah lighting, selective readings from the Apocrypha together with a bottomless dinner of freshly made latkes.

 

Passover:

This year the first Seder of Passover falls on Monday evening, April 10th, 2017.

 

The Rabbi, all things being equal, holds himself available to answer all your questions, so you need not hesitate to call him.  Contact information is at the heading of the website.

Temple Beth-El  Casper, Wyoming

The Jewish Community Association of Casper

 

David Barahal, M.D.

Director

 

Dan Hill

Vice-President

 

Evelyn Miller

Director

 

Mike Smith

Treasurer

 

Sam Wiseman

General Secretary

 

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