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THE AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY HANUKKAH SCHEDULE
Please mark your calendars for the Aitz Chaim Hanukkah schedule.
- Sunday, 11/28/2021 — Monday, 12/06/2021, 24 Kislev — 1 Tevet, 5782: Hanukkah.
- Sunday, 11/28/2021, 24 Kislev, 5782: Erev Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center. If you come at 5:30.30, you’ll probably miss it, especially if it is cold.
- Monday, 11/29/2021, 25 Kislev, 5782: First day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the second candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
- Tuesday, 11/30/2021, 26 Kislev, 5782: Second day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the third candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
- Wednesday, 12/01/2021, 27 Kislev, 5782: Third day of Hanukkah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the fourth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
- Thursday, 12/02/2021, 28 Kislev, 5782: Fourth day of Hanukkah.
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: Menorah lighting and Chanukkah celebration at the Capitol Rotunda, Helena. **(See separate article in Ram’s Horn.**)
- 5:30 P.M.: We will light the fifth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
- Friday, 12/03/2021, 29 Kislev, 5782: Fifth day of Hanukkah.
- 5:30 P.M.: We will light the sixth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
- 6:00 P.M.: From there we will go to the Bethel for services led by Devorah Werner and to celebrate Hanukkah as a community. **(See separate article in Ram’s Horn.**)
- Saturday, 12/04/2021, 30 Kislev, 5782: Sixth day of Chanukah. 5:30 P.M.: We will light the seventh candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
- Sunday, 12/05/2021, 1 Tevet, 5782: Seventh day of Hanukkah.
- 5:00 P.M. MAJCO Hanukkah Across Montana, on Zoom. **(See separate article in Ram’s Horn.**)
- 5:30 P.M.: We will light the eighth candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center.
- Monday, 12/06/2021, 2 Tevet, 5782: Eighth day of Hanukkah.
**The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.
Hope to see you there.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATIONS IN MONTANA
Is anyone planning to attend the Holocaust program at the Civic Center on Tuesday night? Perhaps it would be prudent for members of the Jewish community to get together afterwards to discuss the pros and cons of the program over dessert and coffee. Please offer a suggestion for an appropriate venue.
Also, if anyone is planning to attend the Eva Schloss presentation on Sunday, November 3, it might be worthwhile convoying to Bozeman for safety’s sake, depending on the weather and the roads.
SEVEN STEPS TO AN EASY FAST: GIVING NEW MEANING TO THE TERM FAST FOOD, BY RABBI SHRAGA SIMMONS
SAVE THEIR STORIES KICKSTARTER UPDATE: ALL OR NOTHING
We’re halfway through our Kickstarter campaign to Save Their Stories: cataloging and publishing online more than 200 diaries of Holocaust victims and survivors. I’ve seen your heartfelt comments, tweets, and posts about our project, and I’m so inspired by the outpouring of support we’ve received already—so far over 3,396 people have come together to make sure these important accounts of the Holocaust are brought to the public. But this is all or nothing—if we don’t meet our goal, we don’t get any funding at all. And there are just two weeks left!
I’m excited to share that at 2 p.m. ET today, I will be giving a live video presentation about this project that you can watch from the Kickstarter Project Page
I’ll also be answering your questions about the project and our work. Be sure to let your friends know—getting the word out is critical to meeting our goal! We can only do this together. Please back this project today with whatever amount you can chip in—every pledge makes a difference. Plus, when you support the project, you can choose from rewards exclusive to this Kickstarter, like a Save Their Stories t-shirt, tote bag, poster, limited-edition watercolor print painted by Holocaust survivor Simon Jeruchim, behind-the-scenes experiences, and so much more.
Check out the Kickstarter Project Page for more details about the meaningful difference you’ll make—and the rewards available exclusively to project backers. Some of these have run out already, so don’t delay!
I hope you’ll join us and help Save Their Stories today.
Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
P.S. If you’ve already backed this project, thank you! Help us reach our goal by sharing the project with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Image: A watercolor made by Holocaust survivor Simon Jeruchim depicting a road in France near the home of his rescuer. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Simon Jeruchim
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW,
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Submitted by Meriam Nagel