Category Archives: Av

DON’T MISS PART II OF THIS SPECIAL ZOOM PROGRAM FROM ISRAEL 8:00AM SUNDAY MORNING, 08/16/2020

Don’t miss Part II of this special program from Israel by Rabbi Ervin Birnbaum, a 92-year-old passenger who survived the journey of The Exodus in 1947.

Eye Witness Testimony
The amazing story of “Exodus 1947” – the ship that launched a nation

Part II: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 8:00AM MDT, 10:00AM EDT, 5:00PM IDT
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Submitted by Natalie Fisher Guerin

A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO DEBBIE FRIEDMAN

Exodus Survivor Rabbi Birnbaum’s daughter-in-law, Bat Ella Birnbaum, Pays Tribute to Debbie Friedman

HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY, ELLIOTT MAGALNICK!

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is condensed from a post on Caring Bridge, where Elliott’s son Joel has been posting updates about his dad from time to time. (see article on past rabbis in The Ram’s Horn.) It would be nice to send a card.

Elliott’s got a big birthday coming
Journal entry by Joel Magalnick — August 10

Hi everyone,

I realize it has been over a year and a half since I last posted, so I thought I’d give an update. Overall he appears to be doing quite well. He has been largely stable for the past couple years with some ups and downs here and there. With the onset of Covid, he has been more or less in lockdown in his room at Brookdale, but starting to venture out a little more for meals in a physically distanced cafeteria.

Since visitors aren’t allowed in the building he has gotten a few visits from friends through the window, where they chat with masks on at a six-foot distance.

… Believe it or not, the old man turns 75 next Wednesday, August 19th. It would be great if you could call or stop by. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as just picking up the phone and reaching him. He has trouble using his phone, even if it does ring, so to have a chat you’ll need to reach out to Brookdale directly at 303-364-7149 and have them come to the room with the phone. They prefer that you set up time to do the call or you even set up a Zoom chat, which the front desk can facilitate.

…Brookdale is at 150 Quebec St. in Denver, 80230.

He would love to have visitors! Stay healthy everyone.

Joel

DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL ZOOM PROGRAM FROM ISRAEL at 8:00AM SUNDAY MORNING, 08/09/2020

Shalom,

Here is Zoom information for an incredible program on Sunday. My 92-year-old Rabbi was on the Exodus and this program will talk about it. Rabbi Birnbaum is beyond incredible as is his entire family. He is originally from Slovakia and was liberated at the age of 14 – he’ll tell the story on Sunday. It will be fun to see you if you join in on the Zoom. Here you go.

Eye Witness Testimony
The amazing story of “Exodus 1947” – the ship that launched a nation

Part I: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 8:00AM MDT, 10:00AM EDT, 5:00PM IDT
Part II: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 8:00AM MDT, 10:00AM EDT, 5:00PM IDT
Join Zoom Meeting. Use this same link for both days.

Submitted by Natalie Fisher Guerin

HARRY AND EDDIE

From the AIPAC Initiative

Before there was AIPAC, before there was Israel, one man’s friendship with President Truman helped change history.
Harry and Eddie

Submitted by Jerry Weissman

AN OPEN INVITATION TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS FROM CONGREGATION BETH AARON, BILLINGS

Shalom CBA Members and Friends,

COVID-19 has affected us all in ways we couldn’t have guessed when this year started, but I want to tell you about Hannah Simkovic-Kitterman.

Hannah and I have been working together for a while now, and at the beginning of the year, the excitement was building for her to invite her family and friends, and fill the synagogue with people excited to welcome her into the Jewish community as a Bat Mitzvah, a “Daughter of the Commandments”. We had a date set, we had plans for what it would look like, and the party was being thought about.

And then COVID-19 happened.

At first, we decided to postpone it to late summer, in the hopes that things would normalize and we would be able to do it “right.” Unfortunately, things once again did not work out according to plan. Undaunted, but a little demoralized, we pressed on.

I personally can’t imagine what it is like to have any lifecycle event during this time, let alone one as important and central to a Jewish teenager’s life journey than a B’nei Mitzvah in a time where social distancing and Zoom meetings are a regrettable necessity.

It is with that in mind that I would like to invite you to Emily’s Bat Mitzvah on Zoom, which will take place on Saturday, August 15th @ 10:30am. I am personally sending an all-call to the community to join in to watch the service and her Torah reading. Even though we can’t come together in the synagogue, we can still come together virtually for this important event.

You can join the service with this link:

Erik Uriarte is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah
Time: Aug 15, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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We will also be tentatively planning for an event next year, where we can gather for her to read Torah with a (safe) room full of people, and a real, honest-to-G-d party afterwards.

Respectfully,

Erik L Uriarte, MAHL
Student Rabbi and Director of Religious Programming
Congregation Beth Aaron – Billings, MT
Cell: (406) 413-5367

HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN REGION COOKBOOK: SUBMIT A RECIPE!

Dear All,

The fun opportunity to build a cookbook (as a fundraiser for our Hadassah Region) is still ongoing. The deadline to submit a recipe has been extended and the email address for submitting the recipes has been updated to desertmountain@hadassah.org Thanks Nadyne Weissman from Great Falls for submitting a recipe. Who else will join Nadyne?

Details:

The Desert Mountain Hadassah Region Cookbook will be “sold” for $25 and emailed to those who purchase it, so there will be no production costs.

How to participate:
1. Please submit a recipe with a story. For example, you could submit a recipe with a “Dor v’ Dor” – “from Generation to Generation” – type story, such as, “This fruit pie recipe was from my amazing mother who made this every Shabbos. When we traveled to Bainbridge Island every year for summer vacation, I would make this and my kids loved it.”
2. Recipes can be in any category: Appetizers, lite meals, breakfast, dinner, veggies, desserts, special holiday meals, miscellaneous!
3. Please submit easy recipes!
4. Please include a selfie or another picture of your choosing. If the recipe is from your Mom for example, please include a picture of your Mom, or of the two of you together.
5. Please email the recipe and photos to desertmountain@hadassah.org by August 16

HADASSAH NEWS
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

YAHRZEITS — AUGUST, 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
Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
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
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

FROM THE MARINES TO MONTANA: RABBI-TO-BE EMBRACES CHALLENGES

“Being a Jew of color in a rural environment in an incredibly white state is really difficult at times, and yet it’s exactly where I want to be.”

By Andrew Esensten
July 31, 2020

THIRTY YEARS OF ADA TODAY, BY RABBI CHAIM BRUK

CELEBRATING THIRTY YEARS OF THE PASSAGE OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Rabbi Chaim Bruk
Director/Spiritual Leader
Chabad Lubavitch of Montana
8755 Huffman Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-585-8770