Category Archives: Planning
The annual Aitz Chaim community Seder will be held Tuesday evening, April 11, at The O’Haire Motor Inn, 17 7th Street South at 5:30pm. That is in just 2 short weeks! Please get your reservations in ASAP! We need to get the count to the caterer by April 6.
Please send your RSVP to Laura Weiss at email@example.com.
The meal will include all the traditional fixings and a multi course dinner including matzo ball soup, salad, brisket, chicken, potato, vegetable, and dessert. Cost will be $28 per member adult, $38 per non-member adult. Children under 13 are half price. A vegetarian main course can be made available upon advance request. The Seder will be led (by popular demand) by Aaron Weissman.
Payment is preferred in advance unless other arrangements have been made. Please be aware you will be responsible for the cost if you do not attend and have not canceled prior to April 6.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Submitted by Congregation President Laura Weiss
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.
- Saturday-Sunday, 12/24-25/2016, 24-25 Kislev, 5777: Christmas at the Mercy Home. Please see separate article in Ram’s Horn.
- Saturday, 12/24/2016—Saturday, 01/01/2017, 24 Kislev — 3 Tevet, 5777: Chanukkah.
- Saturday, 12/24/2016, 24 Kislev, 5777, 5:30 P.M.: Erev Chanukah. 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.
- Sunday, 12/25/2016, 25 Kislev, 5777: First day of Chanukah. We will light the second candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Monday, 12/26/2016, 26 Kislev, 5777: Second day of Chanukah. We will light the third candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Tuesday, 12/27/2016, 27 Kislev, 5777: Third day of Chanukah. We will light the fourth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Wednesday, 12/28/2016, 28 Kislev, 5777, 12:00 P.M.: Menorah lighting at the Montana State Capitol in Helena, followed by a MAJCo meeting at 1:00 P.M.
- Wednesday, 12/28/2016, 28 Kislev, 5777: Fourth day of chanukah. We will light the fifth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Thursday, 12/29/2016, 29 Kislev, 5777: Fifth day of Chanukah. We will light the sixth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Friday, 12/30/2016, 1 Tevet, 5777: Sixtht day of Chanukah. We will light the seventh candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.m. From there we will go to the home of Jerry and Nadyne Weissman, 2777 Green Briar Drive, for the annual community Chanukah party. Please bring a milchig (dairy) dish to share, and a hearty appetite for latkes and Sufganiyot.
- Saturday, 12/31/2016, 2 Tevet, 5777: Seventh day of Chanukah. We will light the eighth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.m.
- Sunday, 01/01/2017, 3 Tevet, 5777: Eighth day of Chanukah.
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it is time to start thinking about helping out at the Mercy Home this Christmas. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this “minchag,” our Jewish community volunteers to run the 24 hour domestic violence shelter from 2:00 P.M. on Christmas Eve until 5:00 P.M. on Christmas Day while the staff spends time with their families. Anyone is welcome to volunteer – training is provided. The only stipulation is that a male must volunteer with a female due to the sensitive nature of domestic violence toward women. Since this is a “secret shelter”, the location of the shelter will be provided to you closer to Christmas.
Please be aware that this year, Christmas Eve is also Erev Chanukah, and Christmas day is the first day of Chanukah. We will be lighting the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukiah at the Civic Center at 5:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 24, 24 Kislev. This will coincide with one of the shifts at the Mercy Home. Please refer to Calendar of Upcoming Events.
We customarily volunteer for 3 hour shifts starting at 2:00 P.M. on 12/24 through 5:00 P.M. on 12/25. Here is a list of the shifts that I need covered:
- Saturday afternoon, 12/24: 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.
- Saturday evening, 12/24: 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
- Saturday evening,12/24: 8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
- SaturdayOvernight from 11:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. (you can usually sleep as long as you keep the phone nearby in case there is a call)
- Sunday morning, 12/25: 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
- Sunday afternoon, 12/25: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
- Sunday afternoon, 12/25: 2:00 P.m. – 5:00 P.M.
Please contact Wendy Weissman at 868-5712 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up.
Hope to see you there!
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Sunday October 2, 2016
and continues through nightfall on Tuesday October 4, 2016 .
Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday October 11, 2016
and continues through nightfall on Wednesday October 12, 2016 .
Todah Robah to the following Congregation members who have offered their Rosh Hashannah hospitality to Rabbi Ruz Gulko and to provide the oneg:
- Sunday, 10/02/2016, erev Rosh Hashanah, Airport Pickup: Stephen Boyd
- Sunday, 10/02/2016: Dinner hosts: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman
- Oneg: Nadyne and Jerry weissman, Wendy Weissman, Joy Breslauer
The High Holidays are fast approaching. Here is the schedule.
- Sunday evening, 10/02/2016, 7:00 P.M.: Erev Rosh Hashanah Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulco at The Bethel. Oneg to follow.
- Monday morning, 10/03/2016, 10:00 A.M.: Rosh Hashanah Services at the Bethel.
- Noon-ish Tashlich, Giant Springs, 4803 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, MT
- Congregation No host lunch at Maple Gardens following Tashlich, 5401 9th Ave. S.
- Tuesday evening, 10/11/2016, 7:00 P.M.: Kol Nidre Services, led by Rabbi Ruz gulko at The Bethel.
- Wednesday morning, 10/12/2016, 10:00 A.M.: Yom Kippur Morning Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel.
- Wednesday afternoon, 10/12/2016, 12:00-3:00 P.M.: Break
- Wednesday afternoon, 10/12/2016, 3:00-4:00 P.M.: Discussion
- Wednesday afternoon, 10/12/2016, 4:30-5:30 P.M.: Yizkor
- Wednesday afternoon, 10/12/2016, 5:30-6:15 P.M.: Neilah
- Wednesday evening, 10/12/2016, 6:30 P.M.: Break the Fast Potluck, traditionally dairy (milchig.) Please bring a dairy dish to share.
SCHEDULE PENDING APPROVAL BY RABBI RUZ GULKO.
The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.
Here on the Beth Shalom website is information and registration on the Shabbaton in October. A very strong program should be of interest to so many of us.
Please 1) register,
2) tell others,
3) and make a reservation at the Comfort Inn soon, if you need a room. Deadline is 21 of September.
It is homecoming weekend at MSU and rooms will be at a premium if you wait.
Call or email if you have questions or thoughts.
Todah Robah to the following Congregation members who have offered their hospitality to Rabbi Ruz Gulko and to provide the oneg:
- Friday, May 6, 2016, Airport pickup: Jerry or Nadyne Weissman
- Friday evening, May 6, 2016, Dinner hosts: Jerry and Nadyne Weissman
- ONEG: Helen Cherry
- Saturday Lunch with Rabbi Ruz gulko: Terry Thall
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.
- Friday, May 6, 2016: 7:30 P.M.: Erev Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Ruz gulko at The Bethel.
- Saturday morning, May 7, 2016, 10:00 A.M.: Torah study, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel.
- Saturday evening, May 7, 2016, 5:30 P.M.: Milchig (dairy) Potluck at The Bethel, followed by adult discussion. Please bring a dairy dish to share.
Note that we are now meeting again in the newly remodeled Bethel Lutheran Church, 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.
Jews in North Central Montana, and especially in Great Falls, are getting ready for Pesach. Here is a photo, taken yesterday, on Holter Lake. This Gefilte Fish should feed the entire congregation, up to 150 people at the Seder at Clark and Lewie’s this year. It is swimming in Jellied broth until needed.
Address is 17 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana.
Meeting room at the O’Hare Manor.
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Cost is $30.00 for Congregation Members or $40.00 for non Members.
Make your reservation now, and don’t miss your chance to partake of this rare Gefilte Fish.
Submitted by Jerry Weissman