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SUKKOT

http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday5/htm

THE ASHKENAZI JEWISH FOOD TASTE TEST

Submitted by Helen Cherry

ELECTION RESULTS 2014

Voting was held at the Break The Fast potluck following Neilah. the results were as follows:

  • Bruce breslauer, re-elected first vice President
  • Aaron Weissman, re-elected Treasurer
  • Nadyne Weissman, re-elected Secretary
  • Helen Cherry, re-elected Board Member

So the complete slate of officers up for election were re-elected.
Thank you for your participation.

BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Aitz Chaim Board Meeting Minutes
Sunday, 9/28 at 2pm at Celtic Cowboy

Attending were board members Aaron, Laura, Stephen, and Helen, and Joy, Aitz Chaim coeditor. We thought that the change in venue to a fun restaurant like the Celtic Cowboy was a good idea. However, it turned out that they have live music on Sunday afternoons, which was an impediment to our discussion. We thought another location for future meetings would be preferable.

  • TREASURER’S REPORT
  • 1) Accepted as submitted. However, an additional $650 was still payable to HUC from the rabbi program last year. That check will be sent this week, reducing the income from last year to $200. We noted that the income from the Passover seder was $200, and that profit was almost entirely due to guests and non-members attending the Seder. We decided to continue inviting a smaller group of non-members and guests to the Seder, as long as the majority of attendees are Jewish.

    2) BETHEL BUILDING FUND
    Bethel Lutheran Church is having a building fund and intends to make significant changes to our space, including moving our storage area in the building to an interior wall that will not be as subject to outside cold. We decided to double our annual rent for the year and send Bethel an additional $350. We did this with the understanding that our total income for last year was only $200.

    3) PASSOVER SEDER
    We agreed to continue having the Seder at Clark and Lewies. Due to congregational schedules, we decided to have the seder this year on 4/3/15 (First night) to avoid a conflict with the Showdown Mannequin Jump, which Aaron, Steve and Max are committed to attending. If the Thares are unavailable, we thought that Tuesday, 4/7/15 would be an acceptable alternative evening. Hanna, Sarah and Max have been asked to lead the seder this year.

  • CEMETERY

  • 1) We discussed the desire for a fence at the Mt. Olivet cemetery, and what the congregation might do to facilitate it.

    2) We discussed upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery, and some possible changes concerning future burials there.

    3) What is the correct amount to charge for burials at Eaton Road? We thought that $500.00 was a number which will allow us some funds for ongoing maintenance of the cemetery.

    4) Max Weissman’s eagle project will likely be this Spring, and he would like to do fence repairs at the Eaton Road cemetery, as well as graveling in a parking area, and perhaps the road.

  • HANNUKAH PARTY: We will check with Stuart to find out if he will still host it, and dates that will work.
  • SCHEDULE FOR REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR
  • 1) Rabbi Meriam will come during the weekend of November 21, 2014.

    2) We will not schedule a March service this year due to costs and lack of attendance; however, we will try to have a Friday night Purim party and/or movie night in March. We would like this to be on 3/6/15.

    3) We would like to have a Shavuos weekend during the weekend of 5/23/15. If Meriam is not available, perhaps we could ask Ruz to return.

  • EMPTY SLOT ON BOARD: We agreed to keep this slot open while we wait for a member to ask to join the board.

YAHRZEITS — OCTOBER, 2014

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!
Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Gregorian month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this Yahrzeit list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com

May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Ann Cohn Oct 4, 1987 11 Tishrei, 5748 Mother of Arlyne Reichert
Irving Fineman Oct 12, 1981 14 Tishrei, 5742 Uncle of Jerry Weissman
Vicki Sherick Hawkesworth Oct 12, 2013 9 Cheshvan, 5774 Daughter of Jack and Diane Sherick
Roberto Naduris Oct 14, 1995 20 Tishrei, 5756 Husband of Susan Weissman
Carl Kotler Oct 15, 1993 30 Tishrei, 5754
Hattye Oppenhemer Meyer Oct 16, 1968 24 Tishrei, 5729 Grandmother of Diane Sherick
Pauline Nagel Oct 16, 2000 17 Tishrei, 5761 Mother of Meriam Nagel
Robert Klotzman Oct 17, 1995 23 Tishrei, 5756
Alex Barrett Oct 18, 1990 29 Tishrei, 5751 Father of Nadyne Weissman
Mary Wright Shaugnessy Oct 26, 1976 2 Chesvan, 5737 Mother of Rose Gran
Marvin Langsam Oct 27, 2013 23 Cheshvan, 5774 Brother of Helen Cherry
Celia Ross Oct 30, 1972 22 Cheshvan, 5733 Great-grandmother of Cece Drew
Queenie Crombie Oct 30, 1992 3 Cheshvan, 5753 Mother of Arleen Heintzelman

BREAKING THE FAST

Here is what we have so far for the Break The Fast milchig (dairy) meal next Saturday evening, October 4, 2014, after Neilah. Please let Helen know what you might like to bring, or just bring whatever you think is missing. this is not an all-inclusive list.

  1. A couple of salads
  2. Guacamole
  3. Drinks
  4. at least one pasta dish
  5. Possibly fish
  6. Spanakopita

We still need:

  1. Appetizers
  2. Vegetables
  3. Dairy Main Dishes
  4. Desserts
  5. Drinks

Thank you.

YOM KIPPUR HOSPITALITY

Todah Robah to the following Congregation members who have offered their hospitality to Morah Ruz Gulko for Yom Kippur:

  • Friday, 10/03/2014: Airport pickup for Ruz Gulko: Marty Foxman
  • Friday evening, 10/03/2014: Dinner hosts for Ruz Gulko: Aaron and Wendy Weissman

HOW TO HAVE AN EASY FAST

http://www.jewfaq.org/fasttips.htm

A NEW TAKE ON SEINFELD

“If Seinfeld took place in Montreal and was in Yiddish (with English subtitles).”
I am not sure if it is most funny because they are Yiddish-speaking contemporary Jews or because they are French-speaking Cannucks!

http://yidlifecrisis.com/

Submited by Nancy Oyer

START 5775 OUT ON THE RIGHT FOOT … DONATE TO AITZ CHAIM!

A good way to start the new year of 5775 is to continue or increase your donation to Aitz Chaim. We depend on your continuing support to hold services, reach out to the younger generation of Jewish congregants and mold them into future community leaders, and to build and sustain Yiddishkeit in north central Montana.

For more information about how your tax deductible donations are used, or to find out how to make a donation by mail or online, please click here Thank you.

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