Category Archives: 2022

SHANNAH TOVAH!! FROM RABBI RUZ GULKO

Shalom, friends!

I’m sad not to be joining you yet again for HH. I hope everyone is doing well!! Such strange and challenging times we live in!

Wishing you all a healthy, sweet year, one where we continue to grow, learn, and heal ourselves and our world.
❤️💜💙

Rabbi Ruz Gulko

LAST-MINUTE DINNER NOTICE: TOMORROW EVENING … PLEASE COME!

  • WHAT? Dinner tomorrow evening, September 19, 2022, 23 Elul, 5882, 6:00PM
  • WITH WHOM? Patricia Salkin, the Provost at the new Tuoro medical school being built in Great Falls
  • WHERE? Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant, 116 1st Ave. S.

She would like to meet as many members of our Jewish community as possible. Yes this is last minute, but we did mention it at the last service.

Submitted by Aaron Weissman
aaron@weissman.com

PLEASE JOIN AITZ CHAIM FOR A COMMUNITY SUKKAH PARTY!

  • WHAT? Aitz Chaim Community sukkot party
  • WHEN? Sunday October 9th, 2022, Tishrei 14, 5783, 4:00PM
  • Where? At Colleen Lemon’s house, 285 North Main St., Simms, 59477.
    • If anyone would like to carpool there, please let Wendy know at (406) 868-5712, or wendy@weissman.com and we can arrange a carpool. Driving time is about 30-40 minutes.

      If you would like to build a sukkah or similar structure (there are talks about building a teepee) please show up about 4 PM to build your sukkah. Bring materials that you will need to build it.

      Colleen and her family are building a sukkah. If you are not building a sukkah and don’t want to watch or help others build one, show up about 5 PM. At that time, we will finish decorating the sukkah, recite prayers and have a light dinner.

      Please bring the following if you can, (but nothing is required to bring, just yourself):

      1. Sukkah decorations. We will all be decorating the sukkah!
      2. Food to share. We will have a traditional Israeli menu so bring items such as figs, dates, nuts, grapes, pomegranates, pineapple, challah (wendy will make this), pita chips, tabbouli, hummus, apples and honey and salat (which I found out is basically tabbouli without the wheat). Other food is also welcome. Or if you just want to show up and eat that is great too!

      Please call or text Colleen at ‭(412) 584-1973 with any questions you may have. The more the merrier, so please join us!!!

      Submitted by Wendy Weissman

THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST PREMIERES TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, ON PBS

The U.S. and the Holocaust premieres Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 8:00PM, 7:00PM Central, on PBS.

This 3-part, 6-hour Ken Burns series examines America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.

The new film from Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, immigration and eugenics in the United States, and race laws in the American south. It is inspired in part by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s “Americans and the Holocaust” exhibition and supported by its historical resources.

For more information, click here.

AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY ROSH HASHANAH SCHEDULE 2022, 5783

The following is the Aitz Chaim community Rosh Hashanah schedule 2022, 5783.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Please bring your reading glasses if you need them.

  • 9/25/2022, 29 Elul, 5782, 7:00PM: Erev Rosh Hashanah services, led by Wendy weissman and Devorah Werner at the Bethel. Oneg with apples and honey to follow (thanks Nadyne!)
  • 9/26/2022, 1 Tishrei, 5783, 10:00AM: Rosh Hashanah Morning Services led by Wendy Weissman and Devorah Werner at the Bethel. Tashlich to follow ON THE *WEISSMAN BRIDGE. (Note change in location).

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

    *The Weissman Bridge is part of the Rivers Edge trail connecting the 2 sides of the river next to Central Ave West. You may park at the Federal Courthouse, 125 Central Ave. West.

    Shana tovah u’metukah!

THE LITTLE NATION THAT COULD

From WSJ

BRETT SCHANDELSON IN THE NEWS

Congratulations, Brett! From the helena Independent Record

READY FOR ANOTHER JEW CREW HIKE? Devil’s Glen, Augusta

Our next north-central Montana hiking adventure will be Devil’s Glen. We will be caravanning from the Smith’s parking lot on September 10, meeting there at 8:00 AM and leaving there no later than 8:30 A.M. For anyone who wants to meet us at the trailhead, please make a point to be there by 10:00 A.M.

The Dearborn 206 trail, also called Devil’s Glen, is a spectacular hike at the headwaters of the Dearborn River and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The hike, which will total about six miles there and back, is considered to be easy, but features incredible views of limestone cliffs and waterfalls.

  • Please make a point to bring your own lunch, sunscreen, water, and bear spray.
  • dogs are welcome, but must be kept under the owner’s control at all times.
  • There are latrine facilities at the trailhead.
  • Aaron will prepare an appropriate adult discussion for Elul during lunch.
  • Those interested may also decide to gather for a beer after the hike in Augusta.

Please get in touch with Aaron at aaron@weissman.com or phone: (406) 868:8982, with any questions, or for directions to the trailhead.

Devil’s Glen, Dearborn 206, Guide, Montana

TO ACCOUNT FOR OUR ACTIONS, NURTURE OUR SOULS, AND SEEK HEALING, DR. ANDREW REHFELD, PH.D., PRESIDENT, HUC

Dear HUC Community,

The month of Elul is traditionally a time of reflection, preparing us for the Jewish New Year. It is a time to account for our actions, nurture our souls, seek healing, and prepare for the possibilities of the future. These days provide an opportunity for personal self-study, repair within ourselves and our communities, and reconciliation with others.

HUC-JIR is proud to be joining the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), American Conference of Cantors (ACC), Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE), and the Women’s Rabbinic Network (WRN) in presenting a meaningful learning program on the theme of teshuvah as we enter this season.

“On Repentance and Repair: A Reform Movement Program for the High Holy Days and Beyond,” available for free download, will explore our understanding of teshuvah, as we continue to grapple with the hard legacies of our past. This program includes a 45-minute video resource and discussion guide featuring Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, author of the forthcoming book, On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World, in conversation with Rabbi Jill Maderer, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia. It is introduced by Rabbi Mary Zamore, WRN Executive Director; and includes closing reflections by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President, Rabbi Hara Person, CCAR Chief Executive, and me. I hope that you will find this program a source of support during this period of reflection and growth.

I also encourage you to explore the HUC Connect High Holy Days Playlist, comprised of College Commons podcasts and HUC Connect webinars, in which our faculty scholars and other experts illuminate significant contemporary themes and issues related to this season of study, introspection, and repentance. The programs range from discussing optimism in a time of uncertainty, gender and liturgy, and Jewish thought and reparations, to reflections on freedom and social justice, and guiding the emotional needs of children and one another. They will enrich your understanding and support your aspirations for the New Year.

May our learning together prepare us for the hard work of the weeks ahead. My wishes to you and your family for a New Year of blessing and peace.

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.
President

YAHRZEITS — SEPTEMBER, 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 November 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Ray Lind October 12, 2021 6 Cheshvan 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Dawn Schandelson Sep 3, 2018 23 Elul, 5778 Wife of Arny Schandelson, Mother of Brett and Scott Schandelson
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 Tishrei, 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