EDITOR’S NOTE:  This is an e-mail exchange between Aaron Weissman and Garry Kohn (rhymes with John), the President of Leftbridge Hebrew Congregations who, together with his wife Linda, joined us for Rosh Hashanah services this year.

On Sep 24, 2011, J. Garry Kohn wrote:


 This year again here in Lethbridge, I will not be able to gather enough people to have a Minyan for Rosh Hashanah. Our family count is now down to less than 15. Some are away with their families in the eastern U.S., and being a weekday, I could not confirm enough to attend.

My wife Linda and I would like to know if we would be able to join your congregation for Rosh Hashanah. I would rather drive to Great Falls than Calgary. Will you be holding services on two days or just the first day?

L’shanah Tovah

Garry Kohn

President, Lethbridge Hebrew congregations


From: Aaron Weissman
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011


I am very sorry to hear of the decline in population at your shul.  We are facing the same issues.

Of course you would be very welcome at Aitz Chaim for the High Holy Days.

Our services will be for the first day only.  We will hold erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah and Tashlich services.

We will also hold Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services.  A full schedule is online at our website, aitzchaim.com.
L’Shana Tova,

From: Garry Kohn

Sent:  Monday, October 3, 2011

Aaron and members of the Great Falls Hebrew Association,

Linda and I would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all of you for welcoming us to your congregation to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.   The warmth and friendliness was more than we expected, and hope that we may in the future, even though it may be unlikely, be able to reciprocate.  We look forward to being able to join you again, perhaps on a weekend when we are down there , and to get to know each of you better.  The time was  too short to chat with all of you, but most gratifying.

May you all enjoy a good healthy and prosperous New Year, and a good fast on Yom Kippur.

L’Shanah Tovah to all….

Garry and Linda Kohn

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