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COMMEMORATING THE REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM, ISRAELI NATIONAL HOLIDAY MAY 21-22

YAHRZEITS, SIVAN 5780

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
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Heidi Jan Berger 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, Wife of William Franklin Raley, Mother of Polly Lorien and Jake Berger
Blanche Stoll Gulko 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
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
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

MONTANA ZOOM HADASSAH SHABBAT: JUNE 12,

Dear All,

Our planned June 12 Hadassah Shabbat at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Bozeman is still on… but it’s VIRTUAL! Now the whole chapter has an opportunity to enjoy the Shabbat service in Bozeman.

The rabbi has 6 readings available for Hadassah members who want to participate – please email me directly at Nancy Oyer neogeo@montana.com by May 31st if you would like to be honored with a reading in English or the Shema in Hebrew.

RECAP:

What: Zoom Shabbat Service (Link to come in a couple of weeks)
When: Friday night June 12, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MST
Why: Honor Hadassah, Connect, Engage (old and potential new) Members in Bozeman

Our chapter planned to sponsor (buy the food and drinks) for the oneg Shabbat (the “joy of Shabbat”) after services. There will, of course, be no oneg this time, but we can still get the word out about Hadassah, reach out to the Beth Shalom community, and connect with one another. We will host an oneg there in the future.

Look forward to hearing from you soon, and stay tuned in the next few weeks for the Zoom link to participate in the Hadassah Shabbat at Beth Shalom in Bozeman.

Nancy Oyer
President
Hadassah Montana
Butte, Montana
406.490.8989
neogeo@montana.com

MONTANA HADASSAH: PRAYERS AND CARDS NEEDED

From Nancy Oyer, Butte, MT

Dear All,

I just got a call asking for prayers for our lovely life member Donna Johnson from Philipsburg – who you may remember meeting if you were at our annual event in Big Sky. She was there with her husband Richard – they are members of Congregation B’nai Israel in Butte. Another of our members who called me said all she knew was that Donna just came home from the hospital against medical advice, so she could be with her husband, and called asking for prayers tonight. I don’t know many details as I didn’t even know Donna was in the hospital. Please keep Donna in your prayers and if you can send a card immediately, please send it to:

Donna Johnson
PO Box 795
Philipsburg, MT 59858

Thank you.

Nancy Oyer
Butte, MT
406.490.8989
neogeo@montana.com

FUTURE PLANS, BY RABBI RUZ GULKO

First of all, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

I miss all of you, and it seems unreal that I won’t be able to actually come there for a long time! We are living in the strangest time ever, right?

But I want to share with you my thoughts moving forward.
Regarding monthly study sessions: I think it would be wonderful to designate the first Saturday of each month for a 60 minute class/workshop. Y’all can suggest any topic you want, or leave it up to me, or some hybrid thereof.

Now, I hate to say this, but you’ve probably already figured out that I won’t be able to come for the HighHolydays. Flying just won’t be safe enough for me until there is a vaccine. Given that fact, I’d love to brainstorm with y’all about doing Zoom services of some kind. Taking the proverbial lemon and turning it into lemonade! 😁
Let me know what y’all think about these ideas soon, please.

Sending hugs to everyone!
💜😘

Sent from my iPhone

YAHRZEITS — MAY, 2020

May, 2020

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
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Heidi Jan Berger Jul 29, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, Wife of William Franklin Raley; Mother of Polly Lorien and Jake Berger
Blanche Stoll Gulko Jul 12, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
Ada Handler May 1, 1980 15 Iyyar, 5740 Grandmother of Wendy Weissman
Donald Goldman May 14, 2018 29 Iyyar, 5778 Father of Abby Drew Syrovatka, Grandfather of Ceecee Drew
Marion Kelman May 19, 2016 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
Sheldon Maznek May 20, 2016 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
Bessie Stiegler May 23, 1998 27 Iyyar, 5758 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Bette Weissman May 27, 2010 16 Sivan, 5770 Grandmother of David Weissman, mother of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann.

YAHRZEITS — IYYAR, 5780

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 may we be a comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Heidi Jan Berger 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, Wife of William Franklin Raley, Mother of Polly Lorien and Jake Berger
Blanche Stoll Gulko 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
Maurice Weissman 2 Iyyar, 5751 Father of Jerry Weissman
Marion Kelman 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
Sheldon Maznek 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
Ada Handler 15 Iyyar, 5740 Grandmother of Wendy Weissman
Bessie Stiegler 27 Iyyar, 5758 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Donald Goldman 29 Iyyar, 5778 Father of Abby Drew Syrovatka, Grandfather of Ceecee Drew

TODAY WE COMMEMORATE THE MILLIONS OF JEWS WHO PERISHED IN THE HOLOCAUST, BY RABBI GILAD KARIV, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF IMPJ

Dear Friends,

In Hebrew years that do not have the extra month of Adar II, such as the present year, “Memorial Day for the Shoah and Heroism” takes place close to the Shabbat during which we read from the Torah, Parshat “Shemini”.

This Torah portion opens with a description of the day of dedication of the Holy Tabernacle and how it became a tragedy and disaster when Aaron’s two sons, Nadav and Avihu, die in front of his eyes after they sacrificed “strange fire” on the altar (which they had been commanded not to do). Only two words are used to describe the reaction of Aaron their father, when the day of joy became one of sorrow: “and Aaron became silent” (Leviticus: 10; 3).

For many long years, most of the refugees and survivors of the atrocities of the Holocaust chose silence. Moses, Aaron’s brother, did not try to penetrate the silence of his brother on that day. Today we have the mission of respecting the silence of those survivors who chose to continue that path, but at the same time to invite them with love and sensitivity, to find the key to their hearts and memories and end their silence. Unlike Moses, we have to convince them that we are more attentive than ever and that their experiences and stories will be treated as a rich treasure, rather than a mere footnote of history.

Throughout the book of Leviticus, the ritual and spiritual role of the Kohanim (High Priests) is described. At the same time, we learn about the material remuneration they receive for carrying out their mission. This teaches us that we cannot ask the survivors of the Holocaust to raise their voices, to bear witness, and to bestow their legacy, without being totally committed to their wellbeing and dignity.

Yom HaShoah is commemorated this year in the shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic. Not all of the senior citizens who lost their lives in assisted living facilities and homes for the aged were Holocaust survivors; but many were and are. Regardless of this terrible crisis that we are all dealing with, it has had an increased impact on the elderly.

The lack of effective measures in those locations, especially at the beginning of the pandemic (and, to a great degree, to this day) must be prominent in our minds this week when we remember the Shoah. Holocaust survivors are living the past months with heightened anxiety and are in significant danger. The same is true of their cohorts, the generation who founded the state of Israel who didn’t suffer the terror of the Holocaust, but who laid the foundation for life here in Israel for all of us. Like Aaron HaKohen, many of them cannot raise their voices – it is our responsibility to do it for them.

Reform Rabbi and Professor Emil Fackenheim, coined the phrase: “the 614th Mitzvah” – the commandment obligated by all Jews not to give the Nazis victory after their defeat, to guarantee the continuation of the Jewish people, to renew our ability to give hope and to act towards Tikkun Olam; and most of all not to be silent and close off our hearts.

We must maintain the ability to listen to what the survivors have to tell us during their last years of life and have the wisdom to help them and their counterparts escape the silence and feel protected and respected during normal times, and especially during days of crises – this is the foundation of the 614th Mitzvah. Regardless, this terrible crisis has had a devastating impact on the elderly. We must each do our part to take the lessons of past generations into future ones.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this unsure time.

Sincerely,
IMPJ President & CEO Rabbi Gilad Kariv

PASSOVER RECIPES

Our Best Passover Recipes – The New York Times
67 Passover Recipes Everyone Will Actually Want to Eat | Bon Appetit

WHY IS THIS YEAR DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER YEARS?

How families gather for Passover seder amid coronavirus outbreak, The Indianapolis Star
Passover 2020: This year, the plague is real, cnn.com
Passover 2020 in Isolation || Mayim Bialik, from April 3
Passover in Seven Minutes with Mayim Bialik and Friends!