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TERIYAKI MADNESS: OPENING APRIL 3, 2017 (7 Nissan, 5777)

Teriyaki Madness
Address: 1710 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405
Business Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Phone Number (406) 315-3388
Asian Fusion,

Hello Great Falls! Big bowls of Teriyaki Madness here!

Teriyaki Madness is known for its Seattle-style teriyaki, serving big bowls of bold, delicious flavors made-to-order with fresh ingredients. All dishes use all-natural meats that are marinated and grilled with noodles or three kinds of rice and fresh vegetables and served with one of seven home-made sauces. Customers can choose a bowl or plate and then load it with teriyaki chicken, steak or tofu and add yakisoba noodles, white, brown or fried rice. With fresh-cut veggies, the bowls are customized as low-carb and gluten-friendly, with the average price per bowl around $8.

Meet the Business Owner Aaron Weissman

“I am excited to bring big, delicious bowls of teriyaki to Great Falls!  Try our food and I am sure that you will be hooked.”


Takes Reservations No
Take-out Yes
Accepts Credit Cards Yes
Accepts Apple Pay No
Accepts Bitcoin No
Parking Private Lot
Bike Parking Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Yes
Alcohol No
Outdoor Seating Yes
Wi-Fi Free
Has TV Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Waiter Service No
Caters Yes
Offers Military Discount Yes
Gender Neutral Restrooms Yes



If you would like to find out how Elliott Magalnick is doing after his stroke, and perhaps send him a message, please go to


Bill Hinton, who is battling cancer, had a bad fall this last weekend. He broke his hip and is currently in ICU at the hospital in Mississippi. He will be going to a rehab facility after he leaves the ICU. I am sure that Bill and Susan would appreciate thoughts and well wishes from their friends in Montana.


One of the newest members of our congregation, Devorah Werner, has written a book called “Healing Hearts : Inspirational Journey: Coloring Book and Poems for Teens and Adults”, illustrated by her daughter Hannah Ross.

Looking for a place to journal, motivational text and coloring all in one book? Here is a unique book that gives you all of this and more.

This book is an interactive companion to help recover from old or present disappointments and experiences. In today’s world, it is our human nature to carry our burdens alone. Science currently supports improved healing through integration of healing modalities. The platform of this book joins three different levels: reading inspiring words; art therapy; and writing. You will find strength to face your truth and connect to your inner wisdom. Over time, you will move from the depths of your wounds to flourishing in your renewed trust of self. You will transform your life from sadness into joy. Let this book be a source of hope and share it with others who wish to thrive in the universe. — from CreateSpace, an Amazon Company

Here is what Amazon says.

Devorah Werner is a native Texan. As a child, she liked to play sports and was active in her Jewish community. After high school, she lived in Israel where she traveled and attended some University before returning to the United States.

Education and learning is one of her major passions, earning three major degrees. She is a Registered Dietitian, has a Masters of Social Work, and has been a Physician Assistant for several years. Currently, she is working as a Physician Assistant; however, utilizes all of her education in helping patients. “Addressing the emotional/spiritual component seems to be a vital part in one’s healing. In our fast pace world today, it is even more important to help people connect to their inner wisdom and to their communities for support.”

In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and spending time in nature. “It was a true joy to have a mother/daughter experience seeing this book come to life. It has been a dream to help others overcome and thrive from challenging experiences.”

The book in a short period of time has touched many people. It is her intention that it will help many others in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

Her book is available on Amazon for $14.95, or from Devorah herself for $12.00.


Mazal Tov to Stephen Boyd and Laura Merriman, who will be married on Sunday, June 26, 2016 — 20 Sivan, 5776.

The ceremony will be conducted by Rabbi Allen Podet, Stephen’s rabbi from Buffalo, New York. It will take place at 4:00 P.M. behind the boy Scout office at 817 17th Avenue South, with a reception to follow at the same place at approximately 5:00 P.m.


From Francine Lavin Weaver:

Elliott Magalnick is in the ICU at Swedish Hospital in Denver. For those of you that pray, please put him on your Misaberach list.
His Hebrew name is Yitzhak ben Yosave. I think. The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction (9780814340554): Avinoam J. Patt, Mark Shechner, Victoria

From Marjorie Feldman: the book has been released…With My painting on the cover.


To the Congregation of Aitz Chaim

As many of you know, Mark and I have recently relocated to Fayetteville, N.C.

Our 6 years in Great Falls has been wonderful, but now it is time to move on and be closer to family on the East coast. Mark has accepted a position at Fayetteville Technical Community College as an instructor and Dept. Head of the Paralegal program at the school.

From the beginning, meeting all of you and being part of the Jewish community was one of the best parts of living in Great Falls. We will certainly miss your friendship and our participation in functions and services at Aitz Chiam. You have welcomed us into your community and lives, and you have opened your homes to us with your hospitality. You will always be near and dear to us. We would welcome hearing from you from time to time if you care to share any news with us.

I’m hoping to join and/or participate in the local Synagogue. We will be fortunate, indeed, if we find another group of people who will be as inviting into their community as you have been.

With our very best wishes to all of you.

Ann and Mark Grobosky

Obituary – Rose Elizabeth Shaughnessy Gran – Havre Daily News


On Sunday, June 29, Bruce breslauer left with his guide dog Glendale to go to California to retire her and train with a successor dog. Although she is otherwise very healthy, Glendale, who is 9-1/2 years old, has cataracts which are just beginning to be visible to the naked eye. So far, they have not affected her guide work in any way. Although they could technically be surgically removed and thus prolong her working life as a guide dog, Bruce has opted to retire her while she is still at the top of her game, and get a successor dog. He wants Glendale to enjoy a few good years of healthy retirement with the family who raised her as a puppy. She already knows and loves them and they her, so it will be good for all of them all around. Besides living a dog’s life, Glendale also has a promising future as a therapy dog in hospitals and nursing homes, for which she will be very well suited. She will be greatly missed.

Bruce is now in San Rafael, near San Francisco, in training for two weeks with a successor dog, a male yellow lab named Nimbus, who is about eighteen months old. They are getting to know each other, sorting out who is the alpha dog, learning current guide dog training methods, and beginning the bonding process which will only get stronger as their working life develops. There are five others in his training class, four of whom are receiving guide dogs for the first time. Through donations, the school pays for the students’ air fare to and from campus, and provides dormitory housing and meals for them while they are there. Training a guide dog costs somewhere around $54,000.00, and something like sixty percent of them don’t make it through the program. Called “career change” dogs, they sometimes go on to be another type of service or therapy dog, or they may become someone’s wonderful pet. There is no shortage of people who would love to have a career change dog or a retired guide dog in their lives.

Every day the students are expected to study and review several hours of information regarding what-if scenarios and how-to procedures, so that they can use the techniques they are learning in real life situations as they arise. During training, the dog-person team is exposed to many situations that might be encountered in everyday life, such as coping with city traffic; taking busses or other forms of mass transit; crossing busy intersections or those with blended curbs or unusual configurations; walking safely down sidewalkless country roads; navigating stairs and escalators; finding entrance and exit doors; maneuvering through obstacle courses, crowded streets, or shopping malls; going to restaurants or through cafeteria lines while carrying a tray of food and drink; going to grocery stores; finding elevators; finding and activating pedestrian walk signal buttons; learning how to navigate college campuses, office buildings, conference rooms, or medical facilities; going through airport security and boarding airplanes. There are several times during training where the dog will be called upon to maneuver their blind or visually impaired partner out of the way of a silent car coming suddenly and unexpectedly toward them. One of the most fun outings toward the end of training is a trip to Muir Woods, full of wonderful sights, sounds, and smells. In addition to all this, the dog is learning to depend on his new partner for feeding, watering, and relieving, the person is learning to trust and follow their dog and to depend on the dog to follow directions and make intelligent decisions, and they are each learning to trust each other and to communicate with each other.

Toward the end of the training, the emphasis changes from focusing on more generalized life experiences to customizing and fine-tuning the training to the specific environment to which the team will be returning. The point of the training is not necessarily to cover every conceivable situation a dog-person team might face, but to teach them skills and techniques they can use in whatever situation they find themselves to optimize their safety, efficiency, and confidence as a good working team. building the partnership into a well-oiled machine can take several months, often with a few bumps in the road along the way, and in some ways resembles building a marriage. A successful team will continue fine-tuning their relationship throughout the working life of the team.

At the end of two intense weeks of training, Bruce and the others will go through a graduation ceremony, which is open to the public, during which the families who raised the dogs from puppyhood will formally turn the dogs over to their new partners. Then they have the opportunity to receive a new potential guide dog puppy to start the whole thing all over again. The graduation experience is often a time for laughter and tears for both students and puppy raisers alike.

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