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From montanarightnow.com, 12/02/2022

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALNEDARS FOR THE AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY HANNUKAH CELEBRATION

  • Sunday, 12/18/2022 — Monday, 12/26/2022, 25 Kislev — 2 Tevet, 5783: Hanukkah.
  • Sunday, 12/18/2022, 24 Kislev, 5783: Erev Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center. If you come at 5:30.30, you’ll probably miss it, especially if it is cold.
  • Monday, 12/19/2022, 25 Kislev, 5783: First day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the second candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
  • Tuesday, 12/20/2022, 26 Kislev, 5783: Second day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the third candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
  • Wednesday, 12/21/2022, 27 Kislev, 5783: Third day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the fourth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
  • Thursday, 12/22/2022, 28 Kislev, 5783: Fifth day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the sixth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
  • Friday, 12/23/2022, 29 Kislev, 5783: Fifth day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the sixth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center. From there we will go to the Bethel for services to celebrate Hanukkah as a community. See below.
  • Saturday, 12/24/2022, 30 Kislev, 5783: Sixth day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the seventh candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
  • Sunday, 12/25/2022, 1 Tevet, 5783: Seventh day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the eighth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
  • Monday, 12/26/2022, 2 Tevet, 5783: Eighth day of Hanukkah.

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

Friday evening, 12/23-2022, 29 Kislev 5783 — Aitz Chaim Community Hanukkah celebration at the Bethel, immediately following the menorah lighting at the Civic Center. Bring already made latkes to share, and be ready to play some Hanukkah games! Bring gelt, dreidels, and any other favorite Hanukkah games, and get ready to have some fun!

Reminder: We need volunteers. If you can volunteer at the Mercy Home over Christmas Day, PLEASE let Wendy know. Contact her for more details at wendy@weissman.com

MORE HANUKKAH CELEBRATIONS ACROSS MONTANA

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here are more Hanukkah celebrations around Montana that may interest you.

  • Sunday, 12/18/2022, 24 Kislev, 5783, 4-6pm: Hanukkah party in Helena at the newly purchased synagogue!
    Address: 515 Ewing Street
    Bring your menorah and candles. There will be latkes and treats and crafts for kids of all ages.
  • Monday, 12/19/2022, 25 Kislev, 5783, noon to 1pm: MAJCO (Montana Association of Jewish Communities) annual Hanukkah celebration and Hanukkiyah lighting in the Capitol Rotunda, Helena, MT.
  • Thursday, 12/22/2022, 28 Kislev, 5783, 6:00-7:00pm: Hanukkah Across Montana, with MAOR, Montana Association of Rabbis. Let’s light the fifth candle together, sing Hanukkah songs, and hear a Hanukkah story for the kids! The Montana Association of Rabbis (MAOR)—Rabbis Allen Secher, Laurie Franklin, Ed Stafman, Mark Kula, Francine Roston, and Sonja Pilz—welcome our Montana friends and extended family, wherever you are, to a sweet Hanukkah celebration. Set up your menorah and light it with us! Join Zoom meeting
    Meeting ID: 880 5066 9773.

YAHRZEITS — DECEMBER, 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
Maurice Fluegel Levie Nov 14, 2022 20 Cheshvan, 5783 Grandfather of Wendy Weissman
Abraham Zilkha Sep 17, 2022 21 Elul, 5782 Father of Orly Zilkha
Henry Espelin Dec 1, 1984 7 Kislev, 5745 Father of Dawn Schandelson
Diane Kaplan Dec 3, 2009 16 Kislev, 5770 Mother of Kai Nealis
Beverly Tatz Dec 8, 2015 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Carl Weissman Dec 9, 1960 20 Kislev, 5721 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Irving Tatz Dec 9, 2008 12 Kislev, 5769 Father of Janet Tatz
Joseph Magalnick Dec 12, 1970 13 Kislev, 5731 Father of Elliot Magalnick
Richard Weiss Dec 12, 2000 15 Kislev, 5761 Father of Laura Weiss
Jules Cherry Dec 13, 1972 8 Tevet, 5733 Father of Don Cherry
Louis Eisenberg Dec 17, 1985 5 Tevet, 5746 Father of Sharon Eisenberg
Michael Thorne Dec 17, 2016 17 Kislev, 5777 Brother of Alan Thorne
Molly Dunaeff Dec 20, 1985 8 Tevet, 5746 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
James Levie Dec 22, 2010 15 Tevet, 5771 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Theodore Eichner Dec 30, 1970 2 Tevet, 5731 Father of Jerry Eichner

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, December 2, 2022, 8 Kislev, 5783, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

For in-person services, masks are welcome, but not required.
​Physical distance to your comfort level

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.

YAHRZEITS — KISLEV, 5783

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
Maurice Fluegel Levie 20 Cheshvan, 5783 Grandfather of Wendy Weissman
Abraham Zilkha 21 Elul, 5782 Father of Orly Zilkha
Arleen Heintzelman 3 Kislev, 5781
Dr. Daniel Foxman 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Henry Espelin 7 Kislev, 5745
Irving Tatz 12 Kislev, 5769 Father of Janet Tatz
Joseph Magalnick 13 Kislev, 5731 Father of Elliot Magalnick
Richard Weiss 15 Kislev, 5761 Father of Laura Weiss
Diane Kaplan 16 Kislev, 5770 Mother of Kai Nealis
Michael Thorne 17 Kislev, 5777 Brother of Alan Thorne
Carl Weissman 20 Kislev, 5721 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Don Cherry 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Beverly Tatz 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Sarah Barrett 30 Kislev, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss

CHRISTMAS AT THE MERCY HOME

I hope everyone had) a nice Thanksgiving!

Now THAT Thanksgiving is behind us, we need to start thinking about staffing the Mercy Home for Christmas. For those of you not familiar with this tradition, our Jewish community staffs the mercy home (women’s domestic violence shelter) from 2 PM Christmas Eve through 5 PM Christmas Day to give the staff time with their families. Of course they are on call if an emergency comes up but typically it is just manning the phones, helping kids open presents, helping them prepare a nice Christmas dinner, and letting people in and out to take a cigarette break. It is fairly easy and a good deed that we do to let the staff have a day off. If you are new and want a training, we can do that to make sure you are familiar with the alarm system, key system, etc.

Here are the shifts:

  • 12/24, 2-5pm: JERRY AND NADYNE WEISSMAN CLAIMED THIS ONE
  • 12/24, 5-8pm:
  • 12/24, 8-11pm: If we can’t fill this one we can just set the alarm at 8 PM and go home. That is what we did last year.
  • 12/25, 8-11am: This person will open up with a key and alarm code which they will get ahead of time.
  • 12/25, 11am-2pm:
  • 12/25, 2-5pm:

If anyone is available to help, please text or call wendy at (406) 868-5712 or email wendy@weissman.com.

I will need to get a list of volunteers to the mercy home ahead of time and arrange any training that anyone may need.

Thank you and happy Holidays!

Wendy

CONDOLENCES TO WENDY WEISSMAN AND FAMILY

Maurice Fluegel Levie, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the wee hours of Monday, November 14th, 2022. He was less than one month shy of 105 years old.

Maurice had a voracious appetite for words, text, languages, gadgets of all kinds, and desserts. He subscribed to many newspapers and magazines and thoughtfully clipped articles to send to family and friends he knew would be interested in the topics. He was a veteran who served in India during WWII, a trustworthy stockbroker for most of his career, and a masterful chess player, besting all comers as recently as this summer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth Levie (nee Maleson), with whom he celebrated an 80th wedding anniversary in September. In addition, he is survived by his children, Carolyn Levie Handler, Eleanor Levie (Carl Harrington), Leonard (Bozena) Levie, and Benjamin (Karyn) Levie; he was predeceased by his loving son, James Fluegel Levie. Maurice was a family patriarch dear to niece Judy Tarses Sherr and nephew Mark Tarses, a grandfather to six, great-grandfather to thirteen, and great-great-grandfather to a recent newborn.

A private funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Har Sinai Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road. No flowers, please, but contributions in his memory may be sent to Har Sinai Oheb Shalom Congregation, as Maurice was a member of Har Sinai for almost his whole life, active in the Brotherhood, an usher, a bar mitzvah at 75, and up to a few years ago a regular attendee of Shabbat services and Bible Study.

The Aitz Chaim community extends sincere condolences to Maurice’s family and friends, most especially his daughter Carolyn Levie Handler and granddaughter Wendy Weissman. May his memory be for a blessing.

DAILY KADDISH MINION FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING

EDITOR’S NOTE: This may be useful for some of you.

Did you know that My Jewish Learning has a daily Kaddish Minyan? It’s virtual, and held every Monday-Thursday at 4pm ET, Fridays at 2pm ET and 10am ET on Sundays. Those who are interested can sign up here and they’ll receive email reminders with a link to login:

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/join-a-daily-online-kaddish-minyan-with-mjl/

YAHRZEITS — NOVEMBER, 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
Abraham Zilkha Sep 17, 2022 21 Elul, 5782 Father of Orly Zilkha
Ethel M. Shapiro Nov 1, 2016 30 Tishrei, 5777 Aunt of terry Thal
Leonard Weissman Nov 10, 2007 29 Cheshvan, 5768 Grandfather of David Weissman, father of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann.
Martin Renne Nov 14, 2000 16 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Michael Renne
Dr. Daniel Foxman Nov 19, 2001 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Arleen Heintzelman Nov 19, 2020 3 Kislev, 5781
Norman Handler Nov 20, 2000 22 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Wendy Weissman
Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY