Category Archives: Events

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

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder of the Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Devorah Werner on the first Friday of the month, February 4, 2022, 3 Adar I, 5782, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

Please be aware that the church choir will be having a rehearsal on the Gathering Place side of the building Friday evening. They should not disturb your worship service.

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

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Remember

FROM INTERNATIONAL MARCH OF THE LIVING

As International Holocaust Remembrance Day is upon us- I want to share this information about the#CantBeCompared – Learn About & Act Against Rising Holocaust Trivialization campaign of the March of the Living
Marcia

LEARN ABOUT AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST RISING HOLOCAUST TRIVIALIZATION

TROUBLED? RECITE PSALMS, FROM RABBI RUZ GULKO

Fellow Jews & others:
It is customary in times of distress to recite Tehilim/Psalms. I invite you to send strength to the hostages, including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, at Beth Israel in Colleyville – and call upon Hashem for their support and deliverance to safety.

Am Yisrael Chai.
RABBI RUZ GULKO

Tehilim 142

Tehilim 20

Tehilim 121

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder of the Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Devorah Werner on the first Friday of the month, January 7, 2022, 5 Schevat, 5782, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

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

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MERCY HOME

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and are enjoying the early Hanukkah this year!

It is time to start thinking about helping out at the Mercy Home for Christmas Eve and Day. As you may or may not know, our Jewish community volunteers to staff the women’s domestic violence shelter in town for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that the staff can have a day to celebrate with their families. If you have never done this before, we can get you a brief training. It is really easy, rewarding, and a great Mitzvah for the staff at the Mercy Home. Just keep in mind that, because it is a women’s domestic violence shelter, men are welcome if they are with a female. Due to the sensitive nature of the situation, we just can’t schedule males by themselves at the facility.

Please text, call or email Wendy Weissman to sign up for a shift.

Shifts are as follows:
12/24 2-5 PM
12/24 5-8 PM
12/24 8-11 PM
12/25 8-11 AM
12/25 11 AM to 2 PM
12/25 2-5 PM
These hours may be rearranged as needed to cover the necessary shifts.

Hope to see you at the Mercy Home. And thank you for your time and dedication to this worthy project.

Submitted by Wendy Weissman
Phone or Text: (406) 868:5712
Email: wendy@weissman.com

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HANUKKAH ACROSS MONTANA

  • Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1 Tevet, 5782
    5:00 P.M.: Hanukkah Across Montana, on Zoom:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83887591318?pwd=cXJhb2tDSVBEKzZYQnZPNlJiZ3R5QT09
    Dial-in: 1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 838 8759 1318
    Passcode: 778258