Category Archives: Elul

ROSH HASHANAH HOSPITALITY

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

  • Sunday, 09/29/2019: Airport pickup for Rabbi Ruz Gulko: Stephen or Laura Boyd
  • Hosts: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman
  • Sunday, 09/29/2019, Dinner Hosts: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman
  • Sunday evening, 09/29/2019: Oneg: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman

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

shana tova!

Shana Tova to the Aitz Chaim congregation from Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein. http://www.rabbijw.com

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein is currently the Rabbi at Temple Beth David, in Westwood, Massachusetts, having previously served as an Associate Rabbi for Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Temple Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has taught many adult learning courses on basic Judaism, Shabbat Torah study, God and theology, and the Talmud. In addition to having taught courses for beginning learners, he has frequently presented to and hosted diverse church communities, counseled interfaith families, and led an interfaith clergy association. His education includes a certificate in non-profit management for Rabbis, June 2014, from the Hebrew College/Boston University Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership; a Rabbinic Smicha and master in Hebrew Letters, May 2001, from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; a juris doctor, May 1993, from Cornell Law School; and a bachelor of art in history, cum laude, May 1990 from Yale University.

MAZEL TOV!

Mazel tov to Don Cherry on his birthday, and to Bruce and Joy Breslauer on their 22nd wedding anniversary.  The Nagel Family

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: SCHEDULE CHANGE

This event has been moved to Friday, September 13, 2019.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT


This is a reminder about the lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, September 6, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel, with a milchig (dairy) potluck to follow.

Hope to see you there.

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

YOU (AND YOUR DOG(S) ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!

Where: 2712 6th Avenue South, Great Falls.
When: Sunday afternoon, September 22, 2019, at 4:00 P.M.
What: An end-of-summer/welcome-fall/pre-Rosh Hashana get-together and fleshig meal at our home.
Why: A meet-and-greet for Tzimmes, (Tzimmie), the youngest and newest member of the Aitz Chaim Community. Canine members of our Congregation are also welcome.

Our home is a Kosher home. Although we welcome food or drink contributions, they must be Kosher, (NOT Kosher-style.)

Meriam Nagel and Family, including several canine members

ISRAEL AT THE START OF THE NEW YEAR 5779

September 5, 2018

“As Israel prepares to celebrate the 5779th year of the Hebrew calendar, Israel’s population stands at 8,907,000, of whom 6,625,000 (74.4%) are Jews, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday. 175,000 babies were born in Israel this past year, and 25,000 new immigrants arrived – 62% from Russia and Ukraine, 12% from France, and 10% from the U.S. Arabs in Israel number 1,864,000, 20.9% of the population. 89% of Israelis polled said they were happy with their lives, while 84% assessed their health as good.

Amir Weitmann, Head of the Libertarian Caucus in the Likud, and Binyamin Lachkar, Likud Central Committee, speaking at ILTV studio about a new poll by Israel’s Keshet TV that reports that the Likud party with Prime Minister Netanyahu at its head would win 36 seats in the Knesset if elections were held today.

DAWN SCHANDELSON DIES AT AGE 70

FROM THE GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE

Dawn M. Schandelson, 70, of Great Falls, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 of natural causes. A Graveside Service will take place this Friday, September 7th at 1:00 PM at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Born on July 11, 1948 in Great Falls to Henry and Beverly Espelin, Dawn grew up in Columbia Falls and Great Falls. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis on Special Education from the University of MT. She met and fell in love with Arnold Schandelson, an Airman whom she met at the Cart Wheel Bar and they were married in 1971.

Through the years Dawn enjoyed volunteering for the PTA in New York and Great Falls, Toys for Tots, the Aitz Chaim Hebrew Association in Great Falls, and was a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts (Cub) in Lake Grove, NY. She and Arny worked together, although she was really the “Boss”. They did medical billing for over two decades in north central Montana. When she wasn’t going to rummage sales, she loved crocheting, knitting, calligraphy, and reading a good book and she was also an avid collector. She was very proud that she had beaten the game of Tetris on Game Boy and Nintendo.

Survivors include her loving husband of 47 years, Arnold Kenneth Schandelson; sons, Scott Harris (Shannon) and Brett David (Jessie); brother, Theodore “Ted” (Roberta “Bobbie”) Espelin; sister, Nancy Espelin; four grandchildren, Alex, Aidan, Molly and Micah, with one on the way.

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Heidi Espelin; and her beloved grand-dog, Marx.

From Aitz Chaim:
After the graveside service, lunch will be served at Teriyaki Madness, 1710 Tenth Avenue South, a restaurant that Dawn enjoyed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Great Falls Hebrew Association.
Mailing Address:
Congregation Aitz Chaim
C/O Wendy Weissman, CPA
525 Central Avenue, Suite L8
Great Falls, MT 59401-3271

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THE “SPARROW” LUNAR LANDER MAY SOON MAKE ISRAEL THE FOURTH COUNTRY EVER TO LAND ON THE MOON

https://www.businessinsider.com/israel-moon-probe-lunar-landing-2018-8