Category Archives: Kislev

ARE YOU interested in JOINING THE WORLD’S LARGEST BOOK CLUB?

How to participate in the longest-running Jewish book club (even if you can’t read Hebrew).

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder about the lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, December 6, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel, with a milchig (dairy) potluck to follow.

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, KISLEV 5780

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 comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Heidi Jan Berger 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, Wife of William Franklin Raley, Mother of Polly Lorien and Jake Berger
Blanche Stoll Gulko 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
Bill Hinton 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
Roger Reichert 11 Adar I, 5779 Son of Arlyne Reichert
Dr. Daniel Foxman 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Henry Espelin 7 Kislev, 5745 Father of Dawn Schandelson
Irving Tatz 12 Kislev, 5769 Father of Janet Tatz
Joseph Magalnick 13 Kislev, 5731 Father of Elliot Magalnick
Richard Weiss 15 Kislev, 5761 Father of Laura Weiss
Diane Kaplan 16 Kislev, 5770 Mother of Kai Nealis
Carl Weissman 20 Kislev, 5721 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Beverly Tatz 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Sarah Barrett 30 Kislev, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss

MISSOULA: STATEWIDE INVITATION TO CHANUKAH CELEBRATION

The annual city wide Chanukah celebration has become a Missoula tradition. All are welcome to celebrate Chanukah with family, friends, and Mayor John Engen!
Sunday, December 22
4:30-6pm
At the DoubleTree Hotel
100 Madison Street
FREE ENTRY
Enjoy an LED JUGGLING SHOW, as well as the traditional Latkes, Doughnuts, Dreidel games and Arts & Crafts.
Fun for kids, and fun for kids at heart.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MERCY HOME

The holidays are just around the corner, which means we need to start thinking about staffing the Mercy Home for Christmas. If you are interested in helping out, let me know. We may have to combine shifts this year if we don’t have enough volunteers, so let me know if you are able to help and what day and I will figure out what shifts we can do for them.

For those who don’t know what this is, our Jewish community runs the Mercy Home – the domestic violence shelter for women – on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that their staff can spend time with their families. If you are new to volunteering, you will take a quick training – either I can do it or a Mercy Home staff member can do it. Volunteering is easy and a great use of your Christmas Eve/Day. The shelter has been full for the last few years, and it is great to be able to help out these women in crisis on their very special holiday.

Hope to hear back from you! E-mail me at wendy@weissman.com or text or call me at 868-5712. I hope to get both days filled!

Wendy Weissman

JEWISH READING GROUP STARTING IN MISSOULA

We are starting a book club! We will be reading and discussing fiction by and about Jews, and possibly some non-fiction as well. We will meet once a month on Wednesday evenings. You are welcome to attend when you have time and have read the book; no need to commit to participating every month. It’s not all that far from Great Falls to Missoula . . . so I thought I’d let you know.

The address where we will meet is:
Har Shalom
3035 S. Russell Street
Missoula

The first meeting will be Wednesday, January 23rd, and the first book will be Allegra Goodman’s Kaaterskill Falls.

On Wednesday, February 20th we will discuss Leslie Fiedler’s The Last Jew in America, which takes place in a fictional town modeled on Missoula.

If you are interested, write to us at readingjewsmissoula@gmail.com

Thank you, and happy Hanukkah!
– Mona Bachmann

MENORAS IN MONTANA

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PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: CHANUKIOT LIGHTING AT THE CAPITOL IN HELENA AND MAJCO MEETING

2018 MAJCo State Capitol Chanukiot Lighting Event & Meeting

*** Thursday, December 6 ***

Lighting of community chanukiot and address by the Governor, or his representative – noon
(MAJCo meeting to follow in capital conference room to be announced)
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Although having to accept the trickiness of Montana’s weather and shorter days in December, it is hoped that many will be able to attend. It is 683 miles by road from Libby to Wibaux. Lewistown is the geographic center of our state, but the early pioneers did not see it fit to establish the capital there. It certainly would have made driving from Billings, and equally Whitefish, more convenient!

The lighting of the chanukiot (all are invited to bring their own and the five candles needed for the 4th day) will be followed by an address by Governor Bullock or his representative. Afterwards MAJCo spiritual leaders are each welcome to add some brief, hopefully nonpartisan and nonsectarian, remarks.

The one hour MAJCo meeting scheduled for 1:00 PM historically was a winter telephone conference. The yearly physical meeting was instead held at the Shabbaton in the spring/summer/fall. It still seems important to get together at least occasionally in order to maintain a sense of family. One of the major topics we need to discuss is our plans as to future meetings.

But, the most important issue for discussion is our vision as to the future of MAJCo. It was created when we had only six very similar communities with only rare resident rabbi’s and no other statewide organizations. Our congregations were small with few available resources. Communicating with each other, and the outside Jewish world, was more difficult and infrequent then. We were very particular to, within broad bounds, not suggest to others how to think or vote, and certainly not how to pray.

Is there a need any longer for a secular organization like MAJCo, and can it even fulfill its stated purposes?

Please try your best to be there. You are encouraged to bring any MAJCo related items that may have accumulated in your closets for exchanging. All are hoped to be back on the roads heading home around 2:00 PM.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: KABBALAT SERVICE AND COMMUNITY HANUKKAH PARTY

Here are some details about the service and Hanukkah party Friday night.

Friday, December 7th, will not only BE the 6th night of Hanukkah, but ALSO the first of our monthly services (first Friday of each month starting this month) to be led by Devorah Werner, AND our annual Hanukkah party! Join us for menorah lighting in front of the civic center at 5:30 (come early because it is also the Christmas Stroll downtown so parking may be difficult). From there, caravan over to the Bethel Lutheran Church for a Kabbalat Service followed by a Hanukkah party! Several congregants are bringing Latkes (already made) so please bring a side dish or dessert to share (or more pre-made latkes). Should be a great evening for all!

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

Wendy