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WHAT’S NEW IN THE IMPJ? AV 5778 NEWSLETTER

WHAT’S NEW IN THE IMPJ?

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AN INVITATION FROM HELENA

This coming Sunday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m., we will be dedicating an historical plaque at the Home of Peace Cemetery here in Helena.

Ellen Baumler, the recently retired Montana Historian and an expert on Montana Jewish history, will be officiating, as well as leading a walk through the cemetery to talk about many of the people and families buried there.

All are welcome!
Thank you,
Janet Tatz

(P.S.: I attended the Montana Historical Society seminar in Helena on historic cemetery preservation last month. Ellen Baumler was one of the presenters and led the tour of historic cemeteries of Helena. Home of Peace was featured on the tour. Ms. Baumler was excellent.
BMS)

YAHRZEITS — AV, 5778

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
Natalee Holly Kelman 3 Av, 5773 Daughter of Evelyn Kelman
Miriam Fischer 8 Av, 5713 Mother of Robert Fischer
Harriet Marion Barrett 16 Av, 5765 Mother of Nadyne Weissman
Ann Belfert 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Anne Nagel-Harris 23 Av, 5755 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Walter Greenspan 23 Av, 5772
Sidney Dunaeff 25 Av, 5736 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Dorothy Meyer 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick

JEWISH WEEK END HOSPITALITY

Todah Robah to the following Congregation members who have offered their hospitality to Rabbi Ruz Gulko and to provide the oneg:

  • Friday, 07/27/2018: Airport pickup for Rabbi Ruz Gulko:
  • Weekend hosts: Jerry and Nadyne Weissman
  • Friday Evening Services, 07/27/2018, 7:00 P.M.: Arev Shabbat Services led by rabbi Ruz Gulko at The Bethel. Oneg to follow.
  • Friday Evening, 07/27/2018: Oneg,
  • Saturday morning, 07/28/2018, 10:00 A.M.: Torah study with Rabbi Ruz Gulko.
  • Saturday Noon, 07/27/2018: Lunch with Rabbi Ruz Gulko:
  • Saturday Evening, 07/28/2018, 5:30 P.M.: Fleshig (meat) potluck at the Bethel with adult discussion to follow. Possible topic: The Ten Commandments.
  • The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. Click here for map and directions.

    A RESOURCE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

    http://www.israelemb.org/washington/Speakers-Guide/Business/Pages/Lior-Vaknin.aspx

    My name is Danielle Genin, and I’m reaching out on behalf of Lior Vaknin.

    Mr. Vaknin is a young Israeli guy, who’s currently on a goodwill mission to share some of the good things Israel is doing in the technology and innovation word and why it’s considered “Startup Nation”, in all 50 States! His main goal is to help reduce the antisemitism and Anti-Israel atmosphere around the country through proper education.

    He’s been on the road for 13 months now and is currently in state number #28.

    Lior will be visiting Montana around mid-July and it’s a rare opportunity for the community to gain additional information from someone who’s “been there”, and be part of his special mission.

    I’ll be happy to jump on a call sometime this week and share some more information, and in the meantime you’re welcome to check this short intro video of his –

    • All the talks are donation based •
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    PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

    Rabbi Ruz is coming for the week end of Friday, July 27 — Sunday, July 29.

    YAHRZEITS — JULY, 2018

    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 comfort to all who are bereaved.

    Name of
    Deceased
    English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
    Congregant
    Dorothy Meyer Aug 19, 2017 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
    Ann Belfert Aug 12, 2017 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
    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 Merriman
    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
    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
    Elsie Cook Mother of Helen Auch

    PROJECT TO PRESERVE MONTANA CEMETERIES GETS 25K GRANT

    Project to preserve Montana cemeteries gets $25K grant
    Posted: Aug 23, 2017 4:44 PM MDT
    Updated: Aug 23, 2017 4:44 PM MDT
    By: Melissa Jensen – MTN News

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    HELENA – The Montana History Foundation recently announced it is receiving a grant from the National Park Service – one of just 12 grants given nationwide and the only one in Montana.

    The $25,000 grant will be used for a three-day workshop next spring on preserving Montana cemeteries through education and technology.

    Montana History Foundation CEO Charlene Porsild says they expect to bring up to 50 people from across Montana to Helena for the workshop.

    It will include experts on various types of technology that can aid in grave identification and location, along with traditional methods like archival research.

    Porsild says there are hundreds of historic cemeteries across Montana that can benefit from the workshop.

    “Our community histories are caught up in those burials, whether they stayed in the same place or moved, whether the marker is still there or not,” says Porsild. “So that’s part of what we want to help people recover is the history of who’s in those cemeteries, whose family’s connections are in those cemeteries and how to draw those out and to preserve them for future generations.”

    Porsild says the workshop will be recorded and eventually placed on their website to help continue education efforts for those who are unable to attend in person.

    FROM KRTV

    MAZAL TOV – IT’S A GIRL!

    Dear Friends,

    With immense Gratitude to Almighty G-d we are pleased to announce the arrival of our baby Chana Laya!
    Chana Laya has a registry at babylist and in Bozeman at Baby Logic at the mall or online
    We are very excited to welcome this new addition to our family and look forward to raising her to Torah, Chupah and good deeds.
    May we collectively share in happy occasions together.
    Rabbi Chaim, Chavie, Shoshana, Chaya, Zeesy and Menny

    A HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN MONTANA?

    Isaiah Envisions a Museum!
    By Rabbi Chaim
    I guess you can call it good planning on my part; hiking the M for the very first time on Sunday, meeting amazing trekkers along the way. It allowed me to see how wonderful humanity truly is, despite the horrifying news that we received from Charlottesville after Shabbos. It’s hard to believe the word Nazi is still associated with living beings, it’s even harder to accept that there are those who hate others based on their skin color, religion, lifestyle or philosophical outlook. It is no coincidence that, although Chavie has been meticulously planning this launch since January, it was the week of August 14 that was chosen to announce the campaign to build The Holocaust Museum of Montana. Never Again, means Never Again; is that so hard to comprehend?

    Tonight, is Shabbos Mevarchim, in which we bless the upcoming month of Elul. It is during this month, during the weeks leading up to the High Holy Days, that we take stock of our past year, we seek to return to our Creator with healthy introspection, small positive changes and unbridled enthusiasm to rock on into the New Year. In the Haftorah that we’ll read in Shul from our Prophet Isaiah, we are consoled “O poor tempestuous one, who was not consoled, behold I will set your stones with carbuncle, and I will lay your foundations with sapphires. And I will make your windows of jasper and your gates of carbuncle stones, and all your border of precious stones. And all your children shall be disciples of the Lord, and your children’s peace shall increase. With righteousness shall you be established, go far away from oppression, for you shall not fear, and from ruin, for it will not come near you. Behold, the one with whom I am not, shall fear, whoever mobilizes against you shall defect to you”.

    We, the Jewish community, must not fall into the trap of fighting hatred with even more hatred. We must do everything in our power to uproot Nazism from these United States, but at the same time, we must ask ourselves, privately, am I REALLY helping America? Am I contributing love and peace to our country or am I, perhaps, doing the exact opposite? Elul, is days away, and it’s time to converse with our souls. I’m not a constitutional lawyer and I don’t understand exactly what free speech is and what it isn’t, but I do know how Chaim Bruk could choose to speak, I do know how Chaim Bruk can choose to see things, I do know how Chaim Bruk can be a better person. If I shine light, you shine light and everyone else shines light, the darkness will have a rough time and that is the goal.

    Think it’s impossible? Daryl David disagrees!