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Monday, March 14, 2011

Growing up Jewish in Cheyenne, Wyoming

A few weeks ago I got to spend some time with Nathalia Rap as she participated in Jewish youth group activities at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne. Here are a few frames that are part of a story I worked on with reporter Josh Rhoten exploring what it means to be young and Jewish in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, holds hands with her peers as she takes part in a traditional Jewish dance during Hebrew School on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, holds hands with her peers as she takes part in a traditional Jewish dance during Hebrew School on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, helps Zoey Brown, age 5, sound out a letter in Hebrew on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, helps Zoey Brown, age 5, sound out a letter in Hebrew on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, reacts as she takes part in a traditional Jewish dance during  Hebrew School on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, reacts as she takes part in a traditional Jewish dance during Hebrew School on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, listens as the rabbi speaks during a Hebrew School snack on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, listens as the rabbi speaks during a Hebrew School snack on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, takes part in a traditional Jewish dance during Hebrew School on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, takes part in a traditional Jewish dance during Hebrew School on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne. Rap says she along with her brother are the only students at Cheyenne East High School who are Jewish.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, shares a laugh as she listens to Rabbi Harley Kraz-Wagman, not pictured, explain a traditional Jewish prayer on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, shares a laugh as she listens to Rabbi Harley Kraz-Wagman, not pictured, explain a traditional Jewish prayer on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, takes a break on a stack of chairs after a Hebrew School lesson Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne. The class included prayers, a meal and dancing.

Nathalia Rap, age 16, takes a break on a stack of chairs after a Hebrew School lesson Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Mount Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne. The class included prayers, a meal and dancing.

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