Category Archives: Elul

YAHRZEITS — NOVEMBER, 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
Abraham Zilkha Sep 17, 2022 21 Elul, 5782 Father of Orly Zilkha
Ethel M. Shapiro Nov 1, 2016 30 Tishrei, 5777 Aunt of terry Thal
Leonard Weissman Nov 10, 2007 29 Cheshvan, 5768 Grandfather of David Weissman, father of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann.
Martin Renne Nov 14, 2000 16 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Michael Renne
Dr. Daniel Foxman Nov 19, 2001 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Arleen Heintzelman Nov 19, 2020 3 Kislev, 5781
Norman Handler Nov 20, 2000 22 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Wendy Weissman
Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY

HAVE A MEANINGFUL FAST

Having a Truly Meaningful Fast — Religious Action Center, September 14, 2018
How to Prepare to Fast on Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur Fasting

SHANA TOVA

L’ Shana Tova

G’mar Chatimah Tovah

A Sweet and Happy New Year

Nadyne and Jerry Weissman

Judaism Lives in Montana

TYPES OF BREAD FOR TYPES OF SINS

SOME SUGGESTED TIPS FOR PROPERLY EXECUTING TASHLICH

You may find this list useful.

  • For ordinary sins, use – White bread
  • For dark sins – Pumpernickel
  • For truly warped sins – Pretzels
  • For sins committed in haste – Matzah
  • For committing arson – Toast
  • For silliness – Nut bread
  • For excessive use of irony – Rye bread
  • For hardening our hearts – Jelly doughnuts
  • For speed-limit violations – Russian bread
  • For exotic sins – French or Italian bread
  • For complex sins – Multigrain bread
  • For sins of indecision – Waffles
  • For substance abuse – Poppy seed rolls
  • For being ill-tempered – Sourdough bread
  • For not giving full value – Shortbread
  • For continual bad jokes – Corn bread
  • For excessive curiosity – Wonder Bread
  • For usury – dough

OBITUARY: ABRAHAM ZILKHA, 21 ELUL, 5782

Abraham Zilkha Obituary

Our sincere condolences to Orley Zilkha from the Aitz Chaim Great Falls Jewish Community on the death of her father, Abraham Zilkha. May his memory be for a blessing.

MUSIC MUCH DEEPER THAN WORDS

Return Again
Who By Fire — Leonard Cohen
Who By Fire — Leonard Cohen Live in London

MAY THE CALL OF THE SHOFAR CALL US TO ACTION! BY Sarit Wishnevski, Kavod v’Nichum

Dear Chevra, Friends,

Along with festive meals, sweet round challah, and the sound of the shofar being blown, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, brings with it infinite possibilities.

Every year, as the Hebrew month of Elul comes to a close, I wonder if I’ve done enough – if I’ve used the time I’ve been granted to prepare adequately for the Days of Awe. Have I reflected, planned, and taken stock enough for the days ahead?

Once Yom Kippur is over, we will have fully transitioned into a new year. Am I ready?

This gift of time to prepare and ready ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be seen as a parallel to our lives. The U¬netanah Tokef prayer that we read on both holidays reminds us of the liminal space the 10 days in between the holidays exist. We read:

“…On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed,
And on Yom Kippur it is sealed.
How many shall pass away and how many shall be born,
Who shall live and who shall die,
Who shall reach the end of their days and who shall not…”

What if we viewed the month of Elul as a microcosm of the journey that is our lives and the Days of Awe as the end of that journey, a space of transition? We might then see every day of our lives as an opportunity to live intentionally and fully. To connect spiritually and with those we love. To check-in, take stock, amend, and plan.

Because so many of us are engaged in thinking about end of life, serving others, and connecting deeply with the Jewish end-of-life framework, this community is filled with awareness and curiosity about living a full and meaningful life.

With gratitude for all that you do to bring honor and comfort to others, I wish you a Shanah Tovah, a good year. May we continue to provide support, care, and teach others the power of end-of-life rituals, so that all may access them when they are most needed.

In sweetness,
Sarit Wishnevski
Executive Director
Kavod v’Nichum

WHERE TO STREAM ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES FREE, FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING

A Guide to Free Virtual Rosh Hashanah Services, from My Jewish Learning

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