Category Archives: Iyyar

HOW TO CELEBRATE LAG BA’OMER

How to Celebrate Lag Ba’Omer, from My Jewish Learning

REFLECTING ON TIME, KAVOD V’NICHUM: END OF LIFE CONVERSATIONS AND THE JOURNEY OF GRIEF FOR LIMMUD NORTH AMERICA’S 49 STEPS PROJECT

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since we’re counting the Omer anyway, this seems to me to be a good time to take this deep dive into a subject we rarely talk about and seldom face until we or a loved one are living through it. I think this is worth the trip. Please take the time to click on and read each article, even if you do one once a day for each of the 49 days. Since I am late in finding and posting this, you’ll have to do some fast catching up. But I think it will be worth it.

Kavod v’Nichum Logo
This week, we’re thinking about the passage of time and reflecting on two moments in particular.

We’re remembering one million people in our communities whose lives were claimed by Covid-19 as we solemnly cross a tragic milestone this week in the United States. We hold them close and pray that their memories bring comfort and blessing.

This week also marked the halfway point of counting the Omer, the 49 days between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. Kavod v’Nichum’s wrote on end-of-life conversations, the passage of time, and the journey of grief for Limmud North America’s 49 steps project.

Marking the days helps us to feel time in ways that we don’t normally stop to reflect on. Whether we are counting days toward joy or we are pausing to feel the weight of two and a half years, we allow ourselves to make sacred moments together.

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom.
END OF LIFE CONVERSATIONS

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

    YAHRZEITS — IYYAR, 5782

    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 may we be a comfort to all who are bereaved.

    Name of Deceased Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to Congregant
    Don Cherry 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
    Rae Lind 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
    Diane Sherick 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
    Maurice Weissman 2 Iyyar, 5751 Father of Jerry, Irving, Toby Jane, Lauren, and Susan Weissman
    Marion Kelman 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
    Gary Ray Holsclaw 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
    Sheldon Maznek 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
    Ada Handler 15 Iyyar, 5740 Grandmother of Wendy Weissman
    Florence (Flo) Barrett 19 Iyyar, 5756 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
    Toby Jane Weissman 23 Iyyar, 5701 Daughter of Maurice and Perle Weissman; Sister of Jerry, Irving, Lauren, Susan Weissman
    Bessie Stiegler 27 Iyyar, 5758 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
    Donald Goldman 29 Iyyar, 5778 Father of Abbee Drew, Grandfather of Ceecee Drew

    YAHRZEITS — MAY, 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
    Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
    Rae Lind OCT 12, 2021 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
    Diane Sherick Aug 13, 2021 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
    Ada Handler May 1, 1980 15 Iyyar, 5740 Grandmother of Wendy Weissman
    Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
    Florence (Flo) Barrett May 8, 1996 19 Iyyar, 5756 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
    Donald Goldman May 14, 2018 29 Iyyar, 5778 Father of Abby Drew, Grandfather of Ceecee Drew
    Marion Kelman May 19, 2016 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
    Toby Jane Weissman May 20, 1941 23 Iyyar, 5701 Daughter of Maurice and Perle Weissman, Sister of Jerry, Irving, Lauren, and Susan Weissman
    Sheldon Maznek May 20, 2016 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
    Bessie Stiegler May 23, 1998 27 Iyyar, 5758 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
    Bette Weissman May 27, 2010 16 Sivan, 5770 Grandmother of David Weissman, mother of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann.

    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, May 6, 2022, 5 Iyyar, 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.

    YAHRZEITS — APRIL, 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
    Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
    Rae Lind Oct 12, 2021 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
    Diane Sherick Aug 13, 2021 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
    FRANCES WALTMAN Apr 1, 2018 16 Nisan, 5778 Mother of Marjorie Feldman
    Sherri Estil Hopperstad Apr 4, 2003 2 Nisan, 5763
    Sandra Albachari Apr 4, 2005 24 Adar II, 5765 Mother of Julie Nice
    Margaret Slate Breslauer Apr 6, 1969 18 Nisan, 5729 Mother of Bruce Breslauer
    Sid Kelman Apr 6, 2003 4 Nisan, 5763 Brother-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
    Naomi Bay Kaplan Apr 8, 2007 20 Nisan, 5767 Grandmother of Kai Nealis
    Bill Hinton Apr 9, 2019 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
    Heidi Espelin Apr 11, 1986 2 Nisan, 5746 Sister of Dawn Schandelson
    Esther Nagel Lyndon Apr 12, 2012 18 Adar, 5772 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
    Elaine Thall Apr 15, 2006 17 Nisan, 5766 Mother of Terry Thall
    Maurice Weissman Apr 16, 1991 2 Iyyar, 5751 Father of Jerry Weissman
    Janet Woodcock Getzenberg Apr 16, 2005 7 Nisan, 5765 Mother of Anne Getzenberg
    Gary Cohn Apr 17, 1984 15 Nisan, 5744 Brother of Arlyne Reichert
    Harry Wasserman Apr 19, 2003 17 Nisan, 5763 Father of Miriam Wolf
    Irving Greenfield Apr 28, 2000 23 Nissan, 5760

    UPDATE: CEMETERY CLEANUP

    Since the weather forecast is predicting rain or snow on Sunday, May 2, we have postponed the cemetery cleanup for two weeks. We are tentatively planning it for Sunday, May 16, at 10:00 A.M. weather permitting. So bring a lawn mower or a weed whacker or the willingness to run one, or trash bags or a rake or whatever you have around, plus a sack lunch and something to drink for yourself.
    Eaton Road Cemetery Driving Directions
    Satellite view of Eaton Road Cemetery

    YAHRZEITS — MAY, 2021

    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
    Arleen Heintzelman Nov 19, 2020 3 Kislev, 5781
    Ada Handler May 1, 1980 15 Iyyar, 5740 Grandmother of Wendy Weissman
    Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
    Florence (Flo) Barrett May 8, 1996 19 Iyyar, 5756 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
    Donald Goldman May 14, 2018 29 Iyyar, 5778 Father of Abby Drew, Grandfather of Ceecee Drew
    Marion Kelman May 19, 2016 11 Iyyar, 5776 Sister-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
    Toby Jane Weissman May 20, 1941 23 Iyyar, 5701 Daughter of Maurice and Perle Weissman, Sister of Jerry, Irving, Lauren, and Susan Weissman
    Sheldon Maznek May 20, 2016 12 Iyar, 5776 Brother of Evelyn Kelman
    Bessie Stiegler May 23, 1998 27 Iyyar, 5758 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
    Bette Weissman May 27, 2010 16 Sivan, 5770 Grandmother of David Weissman, mother of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann.

    PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: RESUMING MONTHLY SERVICES

    Due to the pandemic, monthly services were temporarily suspended. Now we are taking tentative steps toward resuming some activities in an effort to get back to more “normal” life.

    With this in mind, we would like to resume the lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, May 7, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel, with the caveat that if the weather is inclement we will postpone it to the second Friday of the month. We would like to hold our first gathering outside in the courtyard behind the Bethel. There are some picnic tables out there, but you may prefer to bring your own folding chair. We request that you observe state and CDC guidelines regarding the pandemic protocol — wear masks, social distance, do not bring food or drink to share.

    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.