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YAHRZEITS — AUGUST, 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
Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Rae Lind Oct 12, 2021 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Sidney Dunaeff Aug 7, 1976 25 Av, 5736 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Ann Belfert Aug 12, 2017 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Walter Greenspan Aug 13, 2012 23 Av, 5772
Diane Sherick Aug 13, 2021 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
Anne Nagel-Harris Aug 19, 1995 23 Av, 5755 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Dorothy Meyer Aug 19, 2017 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
Harriet Marion Barrett Aug 21, 2005 16 Av, 5765 Mother of Nadyne Weissman
Bashe Fagenberg Aug 30, 1925 10 Elul, 5685 Great-Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman

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, August 5, 2022, 8 Av, 5782, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

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.

READY FOR ANOTHER JEW CREW HIKE ON SATURDAY, JULY 30?

Join us on Saturday, July 30th, for a hike to Our Lake near Bynum! If you have never been, it is spectacular.

If you are from Great Falls and want to either carpool or caravan, meet at the Smiths Parking Lot near the gas stations (and come a few minutes early if you need gas) at 715 AM. It is about a 1 hr 45 minute drive so plan on the hike starting at 9. Bring the usual – water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, etc. From some of the recent reviews there are bugs so maybe bring bug spray.

It is a 7 mile hike and according to all trails it should take about 3 1/2 hours. Some of us are slower than others and there will be stops, so plan on probably 5 hours of hiking.

If you are from Helena, you can either meet us in Great Falls or at the trailhead at about 9 AM. I can get you directions or if you have all trails, look for OUR LAKE and there will be directions on the app. If you are meeting us at the trailhead, let me know ahead of time so we know to wait for people there. If I don’t hear from you we will plan on taking off right around 9.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Wendy Weissman

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION AWARENESS

  • WHAT? Presentation by Rev. Al Erickson on Sex trafficking prevention/awareness
  • WHEN? Thursday, 07/21/22, 4:00PM
  • WHERE? Faith Lutheran Church, 1300 Ferguson Drive

Pastor Al Erickson is coming to Great Falls to talk about predators – both on the internet and in person. This is a secular, non-religious, non-denominational talk on awareness. There is no charge and all faiths are welcome.

We in Montana may think we are immune to such things as sexual predators, but we are not! This presentation is intended to inform children/parents and grandparents of the risks and to equip them with the knowledge of how to recognize the red flags. It will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Great Falls on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 4:00 pm.
There is no charge. Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Wendy Weissman

JEWISH IN MONTANA

Rabbi Sonja from Congregation Beth shalom in Bozeman is coming to Helena! – at Montana Wild
Monday, July 11, 10:30AM-1:00PM:

The Montana Jewish Project IN Helena is offering its first online classes and gatherings for Jews and JewISH people all across Montana! Check out their website and subscribe to their newsletter Here

Congratulations to our members in Butte! The B’nai Israel Cultural Center, an initiative to preserve our wonderful building and to fill it with life, HAS OPENED! For more information, please read this article From the Montana Standard

For more information about Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman or to sign up for their newsletter, please visit their web site
For more information about the history of B’nai Israel in Butte and what it is doing today, please read this article.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM, BY RABBI CHAIM BRUK

This is a guest column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle for July 2, 2022.Read Full Article

YAHRZEITS — JULY, 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
Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Rae Lind Oct 12, 2021 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Diane Sherick Aug 13, 2021 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
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 Boyd
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
Blanche Stoll Gulko Jul 12, 2019 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
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
Heidi Jan Berger Jul 29, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779

YAHRZEITS — TAMUZ, 5782

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
Don Cherry 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Rae Lind 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Diane Sherick 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
Lillian Nagel 2 Tammuz, 5759 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Morris Goldberg 5 Tammuz, 5715 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Blanche Stoll Gulko 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
Hilda Schandelson 15 Tammuz, 5722 Mother of Arnold Schandelson
Rachel Foxman 20 Tamuz, 5774 Sister of Marty Foxman
Irving Langsam 21 Tammuz, 5751 Father of Helen Cherry
Alvin Magalnick 21 Tammuz, 5770 Brother of Elliot Magalnick
Gregory Scott Merriman 24 Tamuz, 5767 Father of Laura Boyd
Beverly Espelin 26 Tammuz, 5767 Mother of Dawn Schandelson
Heidi Jan Berger 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, Wife of William Franklin Raley, Mother of Polly Lorien and Jake Berger
Maurice Jacoby 29 Tammuz, 5736

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, July 1, 2022, 2 Tamuz, 5782, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

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.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022

This Sunday, June 26, is International Holocaust Survivor Day.
The International March of the Living is partnering with other organizations with its programming- please see the link below:
https://www.motl.org/holocaust-survivor-day-2022

Holocaust Survivor Day 2022 – International March of the Living
The International March of the Living is proud to be a partner for the second annual Holocaust Survivor Day on June 26, 2022. For the inaugural HSD in 2021, we asked March of the Living alumni, friends, staff and leaders of all backgrounds, ages and ethnicities, to share a brief message, in their own language, elaborating on the impact Survivors had on them.
www.motl.org

The Western Region has been blessed to have many survivors travel on this journey with us, including Mike and Manya Wallenfels and Ben Midler, who often mention the March when they provide their testimonies.

This year, Ben Lesser of Las Vegas plans to travel along with our delegation.

Plans for a robust IMOTL 2023 are under way. This year we will be celebrating the 35th year of the March and Israel’s 75th year of Independence. It will be an experience not to be missed. be a part of this historical moment.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom
Marcia

Marcia Tatz Wollner, MA, MSW
Director, Western Region March of the Living
marcia@motlthewest.org
858-395-3590