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THE UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILY, BY RABBI CHAIM BRUK

From The Huffington Post.

The Unconventional Family

YAHRZEITS — SEPTEMBER, 2016, AV-ELUL, 5776

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 comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Sheldon Maznek May 20, 2016 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
Marion Kelman May 19, 2016 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman Jan 5, 2016 24 Tevet, 5766 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Beverly Tatz Dec 8, 2015 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
William Meyer Sep 6, 1966 21 Elul, 5726 Grandfather of Diane Sherick
Norman Nagel Sep 6, 1976 11 Elul, 5736 Father of Meriam Nagel
Harriet Renne Sep 11, 2009 22 Elul, 5769 Mother of Michael Renne
Joe Barrett Sep 14, 1993 28 Elul, 5753 Uncle of Nadyne Weissman
Paralee Poplack Shapiro Sep 20, 1999 10 Tishrei, 5760 Mother of Jeff Shapiro
Zel Lana Jenings Sep 21, 2006 28 Elul, 5766 Niece of Diane Sherick
Frances Langsam Sep 22, 1996 9 Tishrei, 5757 Mother of Helen Cherry
Alfred Maleson Sep 24, 2009 6 Tishrei, 5770 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Nathan Rapaport Sep 27, 1925 9 Cheshvan, 5686 Grandfather of Nadyne Weissman
Leila Rapaport Green Sep 27, 1967 23 Tishrei, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
William Semple Sep 29, 2010 21 Tishrei, 5771 father of Doug Semple

G-D’S INFERTILITY, BY RABBI CHAIM

From The huffington Post.

G-d’s Infertility

MAJCo SHABBATON OCTOBER 21-23, 2016; 19-21 Tishrei, 5777, BOZEMAN

Shalom Haverim,

Here on the Beth Shalom website is information and registration on the Shabbaton in October. A very strong program should be of interest to so many of us.

http://www.bethshalombozeman.org,

Please 1) register,
2) tell others,
3) and make a reservation at the Comfort Inn soon, if you need a room. Deadline is 21 of September.
It is homecoming weekend at MSU and rooms will be at a premium if you wait.

Call or email if you have questions or thoughts.
Bert Chessin
406.531.5193
Missoula, Montana
bchessin@aol.com

WHAT DO WALL STREET AND JUDAISM HAVE IN COMMON?

Today there is an interesting occasion that may prompt us to ask whether there is a connection between Wall Street and Judaism — no, not the one you may think:

Today the Dow hit 18,613.
18 is also known as Chai (חי), and 613 is the total number of the Commandments (Mitzvoth) in the Torah (365 “Thou shall not” plus 248 “Thou shall”= 613)

Enjoy.

Uri Barnea

TISHA B’AV

http://www.jewfaq.org/tisha-b’av

JEWISH TRIVIA

Q: Who was the first Jewish movie star?

A: Maxwell Henry Aronson aka Bronco Billy Anderson had three minor roles in one of the first movies, the 10 minute 1903 The Great Train Robbery. Soon Max began to write, direct and act in his own westerns. Founding his own studio in 1907, Anderson acted in over 300 short films but gained huge popularity as Bronco Billy in 148 silent western shorts.

Q: Why Did Jack Benny write his Autobiography in the 1960’s
then buy the rights back from his publisher and hide the book?

A: His daughter Joan says she found the manuscript after her mother died in 1983…the story that she heard, was that Jack’s wife
(Sadye Marks) “Mary Livingstone” objected because Jack included
so many stories of his old girlfriends in it! Joan published it.

Q: What Jewish major league baseball player spoke 7 languages,
and was a spy for the OSS ?

A: Moe Berg played 15 seasons in the majors, mostly as a back-up catcher. In the off seasons he traveled extensively around the world, including two trips to Japan . He had been working for the OSS (Renamed the CIA) as a spy for the U.S. on his trips.
In 1943/44, and speaking German like a native he was touring Nazi occupied Europe on a spy mission. He was asked to determine whether the Germans were close to building an A bomb, in which case he was charged with murdering the Nazi scientists who were developing it!

Q: What Jewish performer was the best ventriloquist of his time,
and helped create the first artificial heart?

A: At the time, the most famous ventriloquist was Edgar Bergen
(he was also the worst). The Best was Paul Wilchinsky,
who, as Paul Winchell with his wooden partner Jerry Mahoney
had their own TV Show in the 1950’s and made many appearances
on all the popular variety shows of the time….Paul NEVER moved
his lips! Paul was also an inventor and held many medical patents including the device which was the basis of the Jarvik heart.

Q: What Jewish actor was the FIRST bad boy method actor, and,
at the time, had the largest funeral of any celebrity since Valentino?

A: Jacob Julius Garfinkle aka John Garfield grew up in poverty on the Lower East Side , and later said “If I hadn’t been an actor I might have become Public Enemy #1. On Broadway and in the Movies Garfield was an early proponent of the “Method” which was later adopted by Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando & James Dean. With a bad heart and the stress of possibly losing his career due to being named to the Black List, John Garfield died of a massive heart attack at the age of 39. Over 10,000 people crowded outside the cemetery at his funeral.

Q: What movie of 1942 cast 4 Jews, an Irishman & a German as California Mexicans?

A: “Tortilla Flat”, from the book by John Steinbeck, was a movie about a bunch of poor Monterrey , CA. Mexicans who just sit around and kvetch all day. The cast consisted of 4 Jews: Hedy Lamarr a Viennese Jew with a strong German accent, John Garfield & Sheldon Leonard both Jews with strong New York accents, and Akim Tamiroff a Russian Jew with a strong Russian Accent. In addition, they cast the very Irish Spencer Tracy and the German American Frank Morgan!!! Not a decent Mexican accent in the bunch.

Q: What Film played a N.Y.C. neighborhood theatre in the early 1950’s whose marquee read: Starring Bernard Schwartz
and Rosetta Jacobs?

A: “The Prince who was a Thief” starred Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie. Both were local Jews, born on the lower Eastside of N.Y., and well known in that neighborhood by their real names.

Q: What nice Jewish girl left Darren Aronofsky, also Jewish,
to marry James Bond???

A: Rachel Weisz, who is now married to Daniel Craig.

Q: What 19 year old Jewish girl hung out with Hitler & Mussolini, married a semi-Nazi munitions dealer, made a semi-porno film that got world wide release, then ran off to Paris & London where she met Louis B. Mayer, eventually becoming one of MGM’s biggest stars
(She was called The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, and helped invent a process called Frequency Hopping which was used in military code breaking machines, and later in cell phones).

A: Eva Maria Kiesler aka Hedy Lamarr born November 9, 1914
in Austria .

Q: What famous Jewish stand-up comic saw his first movie,
as a little kid sitting in the lap of singer Billie Holiday
at the Lowes Commodore, N.Y.C.

A: Billy Crystal

Q: What Jewish man was the first & greatest swashbuckling
movie hero known as the First King of Hollywood ?

A: Thomas Ullman aka Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
(I never knew that he was Jewish!!)

Q: What two Jewish stars of the Yiddish stage became movie
super stars playing Italian Gangsters?

A: Emanuel Goldenberg aka Edward G. Robinson
with Little Caesar in 1931 and Muni Weisenfreund aka Paul Muni with Scarface in 1932.

Q: Who was the first Jewish professional baseball player?

A: Emanuel Lipman Pike, in 1866, he accepted $20 a week to play.

Q: What Jewish superstar, as a kid in the 1930’s, would pee off
the roof of his tenement building onto parading American Nazis?

A: Bernie Schwartz, aka Tony Curtis.

Q: What Jewish leading lady missed out on playing Scarlett O’Hara
in Gone with the Wind….over her affair with Charlie Chaplin?

A: Marion Pauline Levy aka Paulette Goddard. Producer David O. Selznick was afraid Paulette’s fooling around with Charlie would hurt the box office of the movie so decided against casting her.

Q: What Jewish TV star, a comedian, hung one of his young writers out of an 18th floor window until he agreed that a joke was funny?
A: Sid Caesar hung writer Melvin Kaminsky (Mel Brooks) out the window until the other writers restrained Sid!

Q: What Jewish comedian once asked Frank Sinatra to stop by his table at a Las Vegas restaurant to help the comic impress a girl…later when Sinatra was leaving he stopped to say hello, the comic said.. “Not now Frank, can’t you see I’m with somebody???

A: Only the impish Don Rickles had the guts!

Q: What Jewish silent film star was the movies’ first Femme Fatale?
A: Known as The Vamp, it was Theodosia Burr Goodman aka Theda Bara.
At the height of her fame she ranked in popularity behind only Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin.

Q: What Jewish movie star had two of the world’s largest and finest privately owned art collections?

A: Edward G. Robinson. In 1956 he was forced to sell his first art collection, as part of his divorce settlement. Missing his art more than his wife of 29 years…He immediately began to build a second collection!

Q: What Jewish movie star he-man wore dresses as a kid?

A: Issur Danielovitch aka Kirk Douglas .
He was the only boy among 4 or 5 older sisters.
They couldn’t afford toys, so they treated him as their own private dress-up doll. then as a teen he muscled up and became macho to prove his manhood…( I am Spartacus!!!)

Q: What famous Jewish symphony orchestra conductor is the grandson of the King & Queen of the Yiddish Theatre…Boris & Bessie Thomashefsky?

A: Michael Tilson Thomas.

Q: What Jewish comedian was TV’s first superstar and was so popular that NBC gave him a 30-year contract?

A: “Mr. Television” was Mendel Berlinger aka Milton Berle.

Submitted by Helen Cherry

YAHRZEITS — AUGUST, 2016, TAMMUZ-AV, 5776

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 comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Sheldon Maznek May 20, 2016 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
Marion Kelman May 19, 2016 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman Jan 5, 2016 24 Tevet, 5766 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Beverly Tatz Dec 8, 2015 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Sidney Dunaeff Aug 7, 1976 25 Av, 5736 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Walter Greenspan Aug 13, 2012 23 Av, 5772
Anne Nagel-Harris Aug 19, 1995 23 Av, 5755 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Harriet Marion Barrett Aug 21, 2005 16 Av, 5765 Mother of Nadyne Weissman

YAHRZEITS — JULY, 2016, SIVAN-TAMMUZ, 5776

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 comfort to all who are bereaved.

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Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Sheldon Maznek May 20, 2016 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
Marion Kelman May 19, 2016 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman Jan 5, 2016 24 Tevet, 5766 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Beverly Tatz Dec 8, 2015 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Irving Langsam Jul 3, 1991 21 Tammuz, 5751 Father of Helen Cherry
Alvin Magalnick Jul 3, 2010 21 Tammuz, 5770 Brother of Elliot Magalnick
Gregory Scott Merriman Jul 10, 2007 24 Tamuz, 5767 Father of Laura Merriman
Natalee Holly Kelman Jul 10, 2013 3 Av, 5773 Daughter of Evelyn Kelman
Beverly Espelin Jul 12, 2007 26 Tammuz, 5767 Mother of Dawn Schandelson
Hilda Schandelson Jul 17, 1962 15 Tammuz, 5722 Mother of Arnold Schandelson
Rachel Foxman July 18, 2014 20 Tamuz, 5774 Sister of Marty Foxman
Miriam Fischer Jul 20, 1953 8 Av, 5713 Mother of Robert Fischer
Maurice Jacoby Jul 27, 1976 29 Tammuz, 5736
Elsie Cook Mother of Helen Auch

THERE’S AN AUTHOR IN OUR MIDST

One of the newest members of our congregation, Devorah Werner, has written a book called “Healing Hearts : Inspirational Journey: Coloring Book and Poems for Teens and Adults”, illustrated by her daughter Hannah Ross.

Looking for a place to journal, motivational text and coloring all in one book? Here is a unique book that gives you all of this and more.

This book is an interactive companion to help recover from old or present disappointments and experiences. In today’s world, it is our human nature to carry our burdens alone. Science currently supports improved healing through integration of healing modalities. The platform of this book joins three different levels: reading inspiring words; art therapy; and writing. You will find strength to face your truth and connect to your inner wisdom. Over time, you will move from the depths of your wounds to flourishing in your renewed trust of self. You will transform your life from sadness into joy. Let this book be a source of hope and share it with others who wish to thrive in the universe. — from CreateSpace, an Amazon Company

Here is what Amazon says.

Devorah Werner is a native Texan. As a child, she liked to play sports and was active in her Jewish community. After high school, she lived in Israel where she traveled and attended some University before returning to the United States.

Education and learning is one of her major passions, earning three major degrees. She is a Registered Dietitian, has a Masters of Social Work, and has been a Physician Assistant for several years. Currently, she is working as a Physician Assistant; however, utilizes all of her education in helping patients. “Addressing the emotional/spiritual component seems to be a vital part in one’s healing. In our fast pace world today, it is even more important to help people connect to their inner wisdom and to their communities for support.”

In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and spending time in nature. “It was a true joy to have a mother/daughter experience seeing this book come to life. It has been a dream to help others overcome and thrive from challenging experiences.”

The book in a short period of time has touched many people. It is her intention that it will help many others in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

Her book is available on Amazon for $14.95, or from Devorah herself for $12.00.