PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder of the Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Devorah Werner on the first Friday of the month, July 1, 2022, 2 Tamuz, 5782, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022

This Sunday, June 26, is International Holocaust Survivor Day.
The International March of the Living is partnering with other organizations with its programming- please see the link below:
https://www.motl.org/holocaust-survivor-day-2022

Holocaust Survivor Day 2022 – International March of the Living
The International March of the Living is proud to be a partner for the second annual Holocaust Survivor Day on June 26, 2022. For the inaugural HSD in 2021, we asked March of the Living alumni, friends, staff and leaders of all backgrounds, ages and ethnicities, to share a brief message, in their own language, elaborating on the impact Survivors had on them.
www.motl.org

The Western Region has been blessed to have many survivors travel on this journey with us, including Mike and Manya Wallenfels and Ben Midler, who often mention the March when they provide their testimonies.

This year, Ben Lesser of Las Vegas plans to travel along with our delegation.

Plans for a robust IMOTL 2023 are under way. This year we will be celebrating the 35th year of the March and Israel’s 75th year of Independence. It will be an experience not to be missed. be a part of this historical moment.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom
Marcia

Marcia Tatz Wollner, MA, MSW
Director, Western Region March of the Living
marcia@motlthewest.org
858-395-3590

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING CONCERT IN HELENA JUNE 28, 2022

The Montana Jewish Project presents a unique and intimate house concert with Nani Noam Vazana in Helena on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 P.M. Nani composes and sings in the endangered Judeo-Spanish language of Ladino.  Her soundscape bridges this ancient tradition to modern life.  She has performed at the Kennedy Center and is ranked on the Top 20 World Music Charts in Europe.

Please click here to find out more about this Israeli singer/songwriter.
Please click here for more information about the concert in Helena or to purchase tickets.  Seats are limited.
Please click here for information about the Montana Jewish Project.

READY FOR ANOTHER “JEW CREW” HIKE THIS SATURDAY?

After our last service, we calendared a few Jewish community hikes for this summer. Our first one will be this Saturday 6/25. We will be hiking the Sluice Boxes from the upper entrance to river crossing #5, and spending Shabbat in nature. Anyone interested in joining us should meet at the Eastside Walmart near the gas station at 8AM, or the Sluice Boxes upper parking lot by 9AM. Bring water, lunch, hiking poles, and anything else you may need for a day hike. We will arrange carpools and rides that morning at Walmart. You don’t need to RSVP but we will be taking off with whoever shows up by 8 AM.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Submitted by Aaron and Wendy Weissman

WE BURN LIKE THIS — MONTANA TOUR JUNE 9-16, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alana Waksman, Writer/Director/Producer
alanawaksman@gmail.com
Web site: https://www.webburnlikethis.com

WE BURN LIKE THIS MONTANA TOUR
Sponsored by Montana Film Office and Humanities Montana

Filmed in Billings, Butte, and Missoula, Montana in 2019, and following its world
premiere at the 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, international premiere at
Deauville American Film Festival, and year-long film festival tour, WE BURN LIKE THIS
comes home to Montana audiences June 9-16th.

WE BURN LIKE THIS Montana Tour kicks off on June 9th in Billings at the historic
Babcock Theatre, with stops in Livingston, Bozeman, Anaconda, Kalispell, Helena, and
the Roxy Theater in Missoula. Writer/Director/Producer Alana Waksman will be in
attendance for Q&As following the screenings with cast and crew joining her for select
showings.

WE BURN LIKE THIS is a coming-of-age story of Rae (Madeleine Coghlan), a young
Jewish woman living in Billings, Montana and is written, directed, and produced by
Alana Waksman in her feature debut. The film stars Madeleine Coghlan (THE ROOKIE)
and Gotham Award and Indie Spirit Award winner Devery Jacobs (RESERVATION
DOGS). Also featured are Montana-based actors Kendra Mylnechuk, Casidee Riley,
Angelo Rizzo, and Megan Folsom. The film is produced and edited by Billings native
Marshall Granger, produced by Montana native Jeri Rafter, and executive produced by
Peabody and Emmy award winning producer Neda Armian (RACHEL GETTING
MARRIED, THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN) and Eleanor Nett.

When 22 year-old Rae, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, is targeted by Neo-Nazis
in Billings, Montana, her ancestors’ trauma becomes real. Inspired by true events, this
coming-of-age story shows the inherited effects of historical trauma and the strength of
survival and healing.

Waksman’s own family history, as well as the spread of antisemitism in Montana, is
what inspired her to write this story.

WE BURN LIKE THIS is a recipient of the Big Sky Film Grant, Montana Arts Council
Strategic Investment Grant, State Trade Expansion Program Grant from Montana
Department of Commerce, Visit Billings Association Grant, and is now sponsored by
Montana Film Office and Humanities Montana for its Montana Tour. WE BURN LIKE
THIS received the Audience Choice Award at the 2021 Montana International Film
Festival among other noteworthy awards this past year.

For a full list of WE BURN LIKE THIS screening dates and venues, please visit:
https://www.weburnlikethis.com/screenings

YAHRZEITS — JUNE, 2022

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 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 may we be a comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Rae Lind Oct 12, 2021 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Diane Sherick AUG 13, 2021 10 elul, 5782 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
Al Nagel Jun 4, 2010 22 Sivan, 5770 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Ann Magalnick Jun 6, 1987 9 Sivan, 5747 Mother of Elliot Magalnick
Minnie Goldberg Jun 8, 1983 27 Sivan, 5743 Grandmother of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Claire Hochfeld Meyer Jun 10, 1958 22 Sivan, 5718 Mother of Diane Sherick
Samuel Thall Jun 10, 1992 9 Sivan, 5752 Father of Terry Thall
Sigmund Oppenheimer Meyer Jun 11, 1986 4 Sivan, 5746 Father of Diane Sherick
Elsie Dorman Jun 14, 2004 25 Sivan, 5764 Aunt of Marjorie Feldman
Lillian Nagel Jun 16, 1999 2 Tammuz, 5759 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Rhoda Barrett Jun 17, 2000 14 Sivan, 5760 Cousin of Nadyne Weissman
Charles Cohn Jun 21, 1930 25 Sivan, 5690 Father of Arlyne Reichert
Zollie Kelman Jun 23, 2008 20 Sivan, 5768 Husband of Evelyn Kelman
Morris Goldberg Jun 25, 1955 5 Tammuz, 5715 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Regan Holsclaw Jun 27, 1970 23 Sivan, 5730 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Miriam Foxman June 27, 2014 29 Sivan, 5774 Mother of Marty Foxman
Hugh Getzenberg June 27, 2016 21 Sivan, 5776 Father of Anne Getzenberg

YAHRZEITS — SIVAN, 5782

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!
Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Hebrew 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 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 Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to Congregant
Don Cherry 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Rae Lind 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Diane Sherick 10 Elul, 5782 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
Sigmund Oppenheimer Meyer 4 Sivan, 5746 Father of Diane Sherick
Ann Magalnick 9 Sivan, 5747 Mother of Elliot Magalnick
Samuel Thall 9 Sivan, 5752 Father of Terry Thall
Rhoda Barrett 14 Sivan, 5760 Cousin of Nadyne Weissman
Bette Weissman

16 Sivan, 5770 Grandmother of David Weissman, mother of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann
Zollie Kelman 20 Sivan, 5768 Husband of Evelyn Kelman
Hugh Getzenberg 21 Sivan, 5776 Father of Anne Getzenberg
Claire Hochfeld Meyer 22 Sivan, 5718 Mother of Diane Sherick
Al Nagel 22 Sivan, 5770 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Regan Holsclaw 23 Sivan, 5730 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Charles Cohn 25 Sivan, 5690 Father of Arlyne Reichert
Elsie Dorman 25 Sivan, 5764 Aunt of Marjorie Feldman
Minnie Goldberg 27 Sivan, 5743 Grandmother of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Miriam Foxman 29 Sivan, 5774 Mother of Marty Foxman

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder of the Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Devorah Werner on the first Friday of the month, June 3, 2022, 5 Sivan, 5782, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

HOW TO CELEBRATE LAG BA’OMER

How to Celebrate Lag Ba’Omer, from My Jewish Learning

REFLECTING ON TIME, KAVOD V’NICHUM: END OF LIFE CONVERSATIONS AND THE JOURNEY OF GRIEF FOR LIMMUD NORTH AMERICA’S 49 STEPS PROJECT

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since we’re counting the Omer anyway, this seems to me to be a good time to take this deep dive into a subject we rarely talk about and seldom face until we or a loved one are living through it. I think this is worth the trip. Please take the time to click on and read each article, even if you do one once a day for each of the 49 days. Since I am late in finding and posting this, you’ll have to do some fast catching up. But I think it will be worth it.

Kavod v’Nichum Logo
This week, we’re thinking about the passage of time and reflecting on two moments in particular.

We’re remembering one million people in our communities whose lives were claimed by Covid-19 as we solemnly cross a tragic milestone this week in the United States. We hold them close and pray that their memories bring comfort and blessing.

This week also marked the halfway point of counting the Omer, the 49 days between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. Kavod v’Nichum’s wrote on end-of-life conversations, the passage of time, and the journey of grief for Limmud North America’s 49 steps project.

Marking the days helps us to feel time in ways that we don’t normally stop to reflect on. Whether we are counting days toward joy or we are pausing to feel the weight of two and a half years, we allow ourselves to make sacred moments together.

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom.
END OF LIFE CONVERSATIONS