Category Archives: Events

CANCER AWARENESS: THE MONTANA JEWISH PROJECT

What’s Jewish about Breast and Ovarian Cancer?

Montana Jewish Project hosts a conversation with Sharsheret, Montana Cancer Coalition, and St. Peter’s Health Cancer Navigators about what Jewish communities should know about breast and ovarian cancer.

  • When: Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time
  • Where: zoom.
  • REGISTER HERE

    YOM HASHOAH — APRIL 27-28, 2022, 27-28 NISAN, 5782

    Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom haShoah, begins on the evening of Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 27 Nisan, 5782, and ends on the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2022, 28 Nisan, 5782.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/04/22/a-proclamation-on-days-of-remembrance-of-victims-of-the-holocaust-2022/

    CHAG PESACH SAMEACH FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS!

    Israel Philharmonic Releases 2022 Passover Video

    AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY PESACH SEDER UPDATE

    • WHAT: Aitz Chaim Community Pessach Seder
    • WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 5:30 PM
    • WHERE: Clark and Lewie’s, the O�Haire Motor Inn, 17 7th. St. S.

    According to Aitz Chaim Treasurer Aaron Weissman, we should be able to break even for the seder if we charge $40 per person. That should allow us to buy the gefilte fish, matzah, etc. that we will supply.

    If you know of anyone coming that isn’t on the list, please let Aaron Weissman know ASAP by phone, 406-868:8982, or by email, aaron@weissman.com
    or use our handy registration form REGISTER HERE FOR OUR AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY SEDER
    Please send your payment to Congregation Aitz Chaim,
    C/O Wendy Weissman, CPA
    525 Central Avenue, Suite L8
    Great Falls, MT 59401-3271. , .

    For more information, please see the article “Please Join Us for our Annual Aitz Chaim Pesach Seder” published on March 10, 2022, in the Ram’s Horn.

    It will be so nice to have a face-to-face community Seder after a two-year hiatus. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    WEAR A YELLOW DAFFODIL ON APRIL 19

    Wanting to share with you this project of the POLIN museum in Warsaw.
    I encourage you to share this information with your community and make a yellow daffodil, and wear it on April 19
    Marcia

    The Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) and its partners will again commemorate the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and will hand out thousands of yellow daffodil pins on the streets of Warsaw and many other cities worldwide. Their volunteers will tell passers-by the history of the Uprising, recalling that it is our common heritage – regardless of nationality or religion.

    Daffodils are associated with Marek Edelman, the last commander of the Jewish Combat Organization. Every year on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising he placed daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland and at other sites associated with the extermination of Jews.

    Daffodils campaign was initiated by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in 2013 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Yellow daffodil became well-recognized and legible symbol of remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. On 19 April over a thousand volunteers will be handing out paper daffodils — a symbol of the memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising heroes — to passers-by in the streets of Warsaw. This year, they plan to distribute 368,000 paper flowers, thus pointing to the number of Jews residing in Warsaw prior to the outbreak of World War Two.

    You too can make and wear a yellow daffodil on/around April 19
    Follow the instructions on the website to make the daffodils:
    https://polin.pl/en/Warsawghettouprising
    You are also invited to post your daffodils on social media and the POLIN site to be a part of they global project

    Thank you for your participation
    Marcia

    Marcia Tatz Wollner, MA, MSW
    Director, Western Region March of the Living
    marcia@motlthewest.org
    858-395-3590

    MONTANA’S EARLY JEWISH COMMUNITIES: A HISTORICAL PRESENTATION

    Award-winning author and historian Ellen Baumler will be talking about “Montana’s Early Jewish Communities” in presentation at the Montana Historical Society in Helena at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

    If you can’t make it in person, you can watch a livestream of the program via the MTHS YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtHistoricalSociety It will also be made available later on the MHTS YouTube channel for viewing at your leisure.

    Submitted by Janet Tatz

    SHABBAT ZACHOR WITH MAOR ACROSS MONTANA

    REMEMBERING AMALEK ON THE SHABBAT BEFORE PURIM AND WHY
    SHABBAT ZACHOR ACROSS MONTANA with MAOR
    When: Friday, March 11, 2022, 2 Adar 8, 5782
    Time: 6:00PM
    Where: Zoom
    JOIN US
    Meeting ID: 850 2153 3831
    Passcode: 48ZzaB

    P P’shat (Literal Sense) – what do these words mean literally? Rabbi Mark Kula
    R Remez (Allusion) – what do these words allude to? Rabbi Ed Stafman
    D D’rash (Interpretation) – what might we take away from this reading? Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz
    S Sod (Secret) – what deeper truth do these words reveal? Rabbi Laurie Franklin

    plus songs and prayers
    Please join us.

    PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY PESACH SEDER

    The annual Aitz Chaim community Seder will be held Saturday evening, April 16, 2022, at Clark and Lewie’s at the O�Haire Motor Inn, 17 7th Street South, at 5:30 P.M. That is in just a few short weeks!

    The Seder will be a multi-media affair, including music and lots of fun, and will be led by Stephen Boyd

    The meal will be a multi course dinner including matzo ball soup, salad, brisket, chicken, potato, vegetable, and dessert. The total price is still to be determined, but will be at least $36 per member and probably more like $50. the more participants we get, the lower the price. We probably have 15 confirmed participants, and if we get ten or fifteen more, we may be able to get a lower price per person. Kids 3 and under are free. A vegetarian entree will be made available upon request one week in advance.

    Payment is expected in advance unless other arrangements have been made. Please be aware you will be responsible for the cost if you do not attend and have not canceled prior to April 8.

    Please get your reservations in ASAP! We will need to get the count to the caterer by no later than April 8.

    Please RSVP ASAP to Aaron Weissman, 406-868-8982, or aaron@weissman.com
    or use our handy registration form REGISTER HERE FOR OUR AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY SEDER

    and your payment to Congregation Aitz Chaim, C/O Wendy Weissman, CPA, 525 Central Avenue, Suite L8, Great Falls, MT 59401-3271. , .

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    GET READY FOR PURIM AND PESACH WITH THE MONTANA JEWISH PROJECT

    The Montana Jewish Project, the non-profit formed to purchase the old Helena Synagogue to use as a Jewish Cultural Center, is hosting three statewide free virtual events to help inspire your Purim and Pesach preparations.

    Baking Hamantaschen — Sunday, March 13, 2022, 10 Adar II, 5782
    On Sunday, March 13 at 2pm, join Montana Jewish Project and Harvest of the Month for a Purim cooking class!
    Montana Jewish Project will lead the hamantaschen baking, and Harvest of the Month will share with us about how to shop for and use the harvest of the month, whole grains.
    You can follow along in your own kitchen; the ingredient list and recipes will be sent in advance.
    We will have gluten free and vegan options!
    REGISTER HERE

    The Ecology of Passover — Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2 Adar 24, 5782
    On Sunday, March 27, from 4-5pm, The Montana Jewish Project (MJP) is hosting Rabbi Ellen Bernstein for The Ecology of Passover, an hour-long online conversation. Rabbi Bernstein will discuss her unique spiritual journey, her teachings on ecology and the Hebrew Bible, and her thoughts on incorporating an ecological perspective into a Seder. Bring your questions! REGISTER HERE

    Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey. Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation Sunday, april 3, 2022, 2 Nisan, 5782
    On Sunday, April 3, from 4-5pm, The Montana Jewish Project (MJP) is hosting a moderated discussion, Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey. (Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation) featuring Rabbi Mark Kula and retired Lutheran Bishop Jessica Crist. Rabbi Kula and Bishop Crist will discuss interfaith engagement around Passover. Many of Montana’s Jews live with partners of another faith tradition (or of none), and many Christians (as individuals or congregations) now incorporate or are interested in including a Seder as part of their Easter preparation. Rabbi Kula and Bishop Crist will explore some of the questions and sensitivities that arise around this topic, and will take audience questions.
    REGISTER HERE

    INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 2022

    The European Parliament, January 27, 2022