Chanukah in Chelena
Below, please find an email from Helena Jewish Community organizer Janet Tatz, about the upcoming MAJCO Menorah lighting in the State Capitol building in Helena and the Chanukah party being held in Helena on the evening of December 22.
From: Janet TatzSubject: Chanukah in ChelenaDate: November 27, 2011 8:17:31 AM MSTDear Helena Jewish Community,Below you will find a recent posting from our MAJCO president, Josh Burnim. Please plan to attend this special, annual event that will take place at The Capitol on Thursday, December 22nd:Dear MAJCO Communities and Friends,Please mark your calendars for the following MAJCO events on Thursday, December 22, 2011.Candle Lighting at the Capitol in Rotunda with Lt. Governor Bohlinger at
2:00 pmMAJCO Business Meeting in Legislative Room 335 at 3:00 pmHere is how the events will flow:
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm set-up
- 2:00 – 2:30 pm Candle-Lighting at Capitol with Lt. Governor Bohlinger
- 2:30 – 3:00 pm clean-up
- 3:00 – 4:00/4:30 pm MAJCO Business MeetingI will send out more details as we near the events. Please email or call
with any question/concerns/ideas etc.Shalom!Josh Burnim
In addition, we are fortunate to have Rabbi Ed Stafman, from Beth Shalom, in Bozeman, staying over in Helena the night of the 22nd to help us celebrate Chanukah. We’ll plan to begin at 5:30 pm at Touchmark on Saddle Dr. ( formerly, The Waterford on Saddle Dr.) in The Forum, on the 2nd floor of that facility. We’ll light our menorahs (please bring something to place under your menorah, if you are planning to bring one, in order that wax does not drip on the tables or tablecloths), enjoy a vegetarian potluck meal ( if someone is willing to bring the latkes, please let me know in advance!), sing songs, enjoy a holiday teaching or story from Rabbi Ed, spin the dreidel, and enjoy being in each others’ company at this time of year.
The annual Solstice celebration, hosted by St. Paul’s Methodist church and always in conjunction with the Helena Jewish Community, will take place on Wednesday, December 21st starting at 7pm. This year, for the first time, Rabbi Ed will be presenting the Jewish seasonal teaching. Please plan to attend. This event is open and free to everyone and is a relaxing, enjoyable hour well spent.
Looking forward to seeing you at these Festival of Light celebrations.
P.S. Checkout www.menorahmate.com to learn about a wonderful holiday ( and Shabbat) product that I have available to sell right here in Helena. These Menorah and B’rachah mats/”mates” make a great gift or personal home item. The mats are a great way to catch those wax drips and to learn the Chanukah or Shabbat blessings ( printed in Hebrew, English and transliteration). If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these items, please contact me, as these are a fund-raiser for our Montana statewide chapter of Hadassah. Thanks!
- Majco Candle Lighting at the Capitol Thursday, December 22, 2011 (aitzchaim.com)