Article on the Challenges of Rural Judaism featuring Butte’s B’nai Israel
The most recent edition of the Forward contains a fascinating article on the challenges faced by small, rural Jewish communities. The article features an interview with Janet Cornish of Butte, Montana.
As the article notes, smaller rural communities like Aitz Chaim and B’nai Israel are facing extreme demographic changes that are reducing our sizes. Keeping yiddishkeit alive in the face of these demographic pressures remains a challenge.
Aitz Chaim will be holding Jewish services this coming Friday evening, July 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel, 1009 18th Ave SW. We will also be holding torah study at 10 a.m. and an adult discussion and milchig (dairy) potluck at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday morning, July 23.
Please join us as we attempt to fly in the face of these demographic pressures and continue to offer yiddishkeit to Northcentral Montana!