Category Archives: News of our Congregants

SAD NEWS

Donald Neil Cherry, 1933-2021, 5694-5782, 88, of Great Falls, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, December 2nd at 12:00 Noon at Mount Olivet Cemetery with full Military Honors. A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date. A full obituary will be available later.

CONGRATULATIONS AND MAZAL TOV!

Congratulations and mazal tov to Evelyn Kelman on her ninetieth birthday! We hope to see you soon in person when everything settles down.

ARLEEN HEINTZELMAN OBITUARY

Our deepest condolences to the family of Arleen Heintzelman. May her memory be for a blessing from generation to generation. From Schnider Funeral Home

CAROL LEE SILVERSMITH OBITUARY

Carol Lee Silversmith Obituary

SORRY FOR THE LATE NOTICE

Our sincere condolences to Arleen Heintzelman and family.
From the Great Falls Tribune, May 5, 2020

OUR RESOURCES FOR A SAFE AND MEANINGFUL SEDER – HAGADDOT.COM

Dear Great Falls Hebrew Association Aitz Chaim,

As we adapt to new daily routines, it may not seem like the season of freedom is upon us. We know that our seders will look different this year, but one thing is certain: Passover is far from cancelled. We’re here to help you make this holiday one of the most meaningful to date.

So how’s this going to work? Do you host a cozy seder at home? (No guests means less stress!) Or do you host a virtual seder for loved ones from across the country? Join us on Zoom as we discuss these questions and The Art of Virtual Gathering this Friday, March 20 at 12pm EST. Expect tips for feeling connected and inspired at your seder, whatever form it takes.

Ready to be a guest instead of a host? Join Haggadot.com’s first-ever virtual seder on Sunday, April 12 at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT. Why Sunday? So Eileen can join us all the way from London, while our super-special co-host, Esther Kustanowitz can join us from Los Angeles. Plus, some of you prefer to unplug on the first two nights, and we want to include you too. We’d love for you to invite friends and family of all faiths to join us. We welcome everyone. (If you’d like to help us plan our virtual seder, you can join our Seder Planners Facebook group.)

Finally, we can address your ongoing questions in our virtual “office hours” on Friday, March 27 and Friday, April 3 at noon EDT. We’ll help you work on your haggadah and imagine new rituals for celebrating in these uncertain times. Check our Facebook page for ongoing updates.

Remember to check out our 2020 Favorites Haggadah, an ongoing collection of the most up-to-date content for this Passover season that feels… well, oh so different from every other Passover season. Now is a great time to contribute your clips for us to feature in this compilation.

Questions? Email us. We’re here for you and we’re ready to celebrate everything that makes this community special and wonderful.

Wishing you healthy and safe days ahead,
Eileen, Rebecca & Dave
The Haggadot.com Team

MAZEL TOV!

Mazel tov to Don Cherry on his birthday, and to Bruce and Joy Breslauer on their 22nd wedding anniversary.  The Nagel Family

HEIDI JANE BERGER, MARCH 21, 1951 — JULY 29, 2019 — OBITUARY

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greatfallstribune/obituary.aspx?pid=193780385

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fosters/obituary.aspx?n=heidi-j-berger&pid=193773680

BILL HINTON

April 10, 2019

I just got a call from Susan Hinton. Bill and Susan, members of Aitz Chaim, moved to Gulf Shores, Mississippi. Bill contracted stomach cancer and was tolerating it fairly well for almost two years. It came back in October and since January he has just been hanging on. He passed in a hospice last night. He was 87, but anyone who remembers him he acted like he was 40.

Bill and Susan are converts to Judaism and were more Jewish than many people born in our religion. Sad to lose a friend.

There is no rabbi or Jewish presence, according to Susan, in Gulf Shores. She and Bill chose to be interred at the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi. The funeral will be within 24 hours.

Susan’s cell phone number is 601-692-4960

I will find their mailing or home address.

Jerry Weissman

KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE

Internationally acclaimed Israeli violinist and educator Lior Kaminetsky visited Great Falls with Soul Train in 2010 on a tour through rural parts of the United States. One of his passions is to create a documentary about rural Jewish congregations. Here is the trailer for the film, along with some other links that may be of interest.