Category Archives: 2020

YAHRZEITS, ADAR 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 may we be a comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
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
Elizabeth Orphal 3 Adar, 5769 Grandmother of Karen Semple
Benjamin Barrett 13 Adar, 5728 Grandfather of Nadyne Weissman
Judith Lenore Astrin 15 Adar, 5774
Fanny Drellich 17 Adar, 5690 Grandmother of Arlyne Reichert
Edith Semple 17 Adar, 5770 Mother of Doug Semple
Sylvia Fineman 18 Adar, 5769 Mother of Robert Fineman; Aunt of Jerry Weissman
Esther Nagel Lyndon 18 Adar, 5772 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Allan B. Silverstein 22 Adar, 5772 Father of Errol Silverstein
Pauline Eichner 28 Adar, 5751 Mother of Jerry Eichner
Sophia Weissman 30 Adar, 5727 Grandmother of Jerry Weissman
Marcia Eisenberg 10 Adar II, 5752 Mother of Sharon Eisenberg
Roger Reichert 11 Adar I, 5779 Son of Arlyne Reichert
height=”14″>Harry Crombie 19 Adar II, 5727 Father of Arleen Heintzelman
Bernadette Nice 21 Adar II, 5774 Mother-in-law of Julie Nice
Sandra Albachari 24 Adar II, 5765 Mother of Julie Nice

MAJCo: AN INVITATION FROM BETH SHALOM, BOZEMAN — A WEEK END WITH THE RABBIS KULA

Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman invites you to celebrate Rabbi Mark Kula’s Installation with a weekend of special events, March 5-7

“Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life” presented by Rabbi Irwin Kula
Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm
Montana State University, Strand Union Building, Ballroom D

Our desires for love, happiness, truth, goodness, creativity, and self-awareness define our lives. These yearnings, never fully realized, drive us, disappoint us, push us, frustrate us, elevate us, distort us, damage us, propel us, energize us and inspire us. How can our yearnings become sources of wisdom to help us know ourselves better, live more fearlessly and joyfully, act more ethically and purposefully, and love more passionately and unconditionally?

Rabbi Irwin is a disruptive spiritual innovator and rogue thinker. A 7th generation rabbi, he is Co-President of CLAL, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a do-tank committed to making Jewish a Public Good. Named one of the leaders shaping the American spiritual landscape, he received the 2008 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award for his work “toward equality, liberty and a truly inter–religious community” and has been listed in Newsweek for many years as one of America’s “most influential rabbis.” Learn more about Rabbi Irwin here.

Installation, Shabbat Service, and Purim Celebration
Friday, March 6th at 6:00pm
Congregation Beth Shalom, 2010 W Koch St.

Join us in a celebration of our new Rabbi, Rabbi Mark Kula, with a service officiated by Rabbi Irwin Kula, followed by a catered dinner hosted by Beth Shalom. “The Sanctuary” open bar with live music and Purim festivities kicks off at 8pm. Give a “l’chaim” toast to our Rabbi with a “Kula-tini”!

RSVP to amber@bethshalombozeman.org by Friday, February 28.

Torah Study led by Rabbis Mark and Irwin Kula
Saturday, March 7th at 9:30am
Congregation Beth Shalom, 2010 W Koch St.

Join us for great conversation and company. Bagels and coffee provided.

For more information, visit www.bethshalombozeman.org.

Rabbi Irwin Kula: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life
Rabbi Irwin Kula: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life
Editorial Review from Amazon
“This sagacious book will be a blessing to all who read its teachings on the value of spiritual yearning.”

“At a time when religion is too often associated with absolutism and extremism, Kula combines ancient Jewish teachings and contemporary insights to articulate a practical, spiritual path that embraces uncertainty, complexity and tolerance.”

“This wonderful book does what so many like it fail to do: it embraces the magic of day-to-day living, the spirituality that can be found in our questions, our mistakes, our passions and our doubts. Life is indeed messy, but as Rabbi Irwin Kula shows us, sorting through it is what transforms us to higher ground, and there is wisdom in how the heart approaches what it yearns”

“Provocative, engaging and transforming, Yearnings is a shofar blast of a book that will open your eyes and stir you, inspiring you to break free of inertia and move forward in your spiritual evolution.”

“Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life” was selected by Spirituality and Health Magazine as one of the 10 Best Spiritual Books of 2006.

About The Book
The host of PBS’s Simple Wisdom and The Wisdom of Our Yearnings explores life’s most defining human experiences.

A perfect love, enduring happiness, discovering our purpose. Yearning for these experiences accompanies us through life, leading us to both joy and disappointment, and to a powerful vision of who we are, and who we can become. Far from being a burden, our yearnings can themselves become a path to blessing, prompting questions and insights, resulting in new ways of being and believing.

In Yearnings, renowned Rabbi Irwin Kula explores and celebrates seven of our deepest desires. He opens the spiritual toolbox of Jewish wisdom — it has much to teach about the ambiguities and uncertainties we all encounter — and takes us on an excursion into our age-old questions, merging ancient wisdom and stories with contemporary examples and insights. Whether it’s a woman struggling with a breach in her marriage, a child wondering about the tooth fairy, or Moses yearning for answers in the story of the burning bush, Yearnings offers a broader perspective to enrich our search for meaning.

The practices and insights in this book are based on teachings that have evolved for over three thousand years, as generations have wrestled with the messiness and complexities of the human experience. Rabbi Kula invites us to do the same, urging us to seek answers to our deepest questions, to search for spiritual and personal fulfillment while knowing we will never finally get there, and to celebrate the discoveries we’ll make along the way.

About the Author
Rabbi Irwin Kula has appeared on Oprah and Frontline and serves as a consultant to corporate and family foundations, as well as to federations, synagogues, and agencies on issues of leadership and change. Fast Company has named Rabbi Kula as one of the new leaders shaping the American spiritual landscape and he has been featured in national publications such as the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

Rabbi Irwin Kula is an eighth-generation rabbi, nationally known speaker and teacher, and the president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. A repeat guest on Oprah, he is also the host of the public television broadcast called The Wisdom of Our Yearnings. Rabbi Kula lives with his wife and daughters in New York City.

TAKE ACTION! NEVER AGAIN BILL

Dear Members,

Good News: The house passed the Never Again Education Act.

Now we need the Senate to pass the bill. Join me in filling out the form. Takes one minute.

1. CLICK THIS LINK
2. Scroll down
3. Click the red TAKE ACTION button
4. When you fill in the form including your zip code and click submit, you’ll see your letter will be addressed to your senator(s).

Montana senators Tester and Daines are cosponsors of the bill, so if you are in Montana the letter will say thank you for cosponsoring the bill. If you are one of our beloved out of state members, your letter will be addressed to your senator(s).

THANK YOU!

Nancy Oyer
Butte
406.490.8989
neogeo@montana.com

HAPPY TU B’SPVAT! IMPJ

“May it be God’s will that all of the saplings produced by your roots become just like you:” (Ta’anit, 5b; 12)

Dear Friends,

The month of Shvat and the holiday celebrated during it signifies the Zionist aspiration of translating the longing for a return to Eretz Yisrael into a pioneering effort of building and planting trees in the Land of Israel. In 1949, the Constituent Assembly (the first Knesset) had its first meeting on the 15th of Shvat, connecting the holiday of Tu B’shvat with the historical connection of the Jewish people to Eretz Yisrael and to sovereign life in the State of Israel. The holiday also serves as a bridge between the historical heritage of the Jewish people and our longing for our ancient traditions, and our aspiration for living in a democratic state, centered on values of human dignity, freedom, and equality.

Appropriately, on the note of “building up the State of Israel”, elections are currently underway for the World Zionist Congress (WZC). The elections for the World Zionist Congress take place once every five years. Held from January 21 thru March 11, 2020, the WZC elections provide the opportunity for all Jews to have their voices heard in Israel. Click here to register and vote!

A vote for the “Vote Reform” slate in the WZC elections is a vote for the work that the Israel Reform Movement is doing here on the ground and for those same values, shared and reflected by Reform Jewish communities around the world.

Now more than ever we must heed the lessons of our past. Today, as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the important task of building up the State of Israel is laid out not only before the Reform Movement in Israel, but before the entire world Jewry as well. Another way to build up the State of Israel is to plant trees. Click here or see below for information on how to partner with Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael to plant trees in Israel in honor of Tu B’Shvat.

In the spirit of Tu B’shvat, which signifies the tie between all Jewish people and Eretz Yisrael, we call on you, our friends and partners from around the world, to work with us to ensure that the seeds we have sown will blossom and bloom. One day, those seeds will grant us with the sweet fruits of progress.

Wishing you a happy Tu B’Shvat,

Rabbi Gilad Kariv
IMPJ President & CEO

Between January 21 and March 11, 2020, American Jews can vote for the Jewish future in Israel and around the world.

Make sure your point of view is represented in the next World Zionist Congress. By voting you will be able to choose one of the many slates representing diverse political beliefs, religious denominations and cultural traditions. The 152 delegates elected from the United States will join hundreds from Israel and around the world at the 38th World Zionist Congress in October 2020, the international “parliament of the Jewish people”.

The World Zionist congress to make decisions and set policies regarding key institutions that support global Jewish life and which allocate nearly $1 Billion annually to support Israel and World Jewry (including the World Zionist Organization, Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Agency for Israel).

With more slates and candidates than ever before, American Jews have a rare opportunity to make a direct impact on the future direction of Israel and diaspora affairs.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

In honor of Tu B’Shvat, KKL-JNF has launched a campaign to plant 100,000 trees in southern Israel to help rehabilitate burnt forests and create a green shield against attacks from Gaza.

This is an opportunity to donate trees for only NIS 18 each instead of the regular price of 36 NIS. In return, you will receive a personalized digital certificate that you can dedicate to someone special.

Looking Towards the Future, Planting Green Today is a special promotion for two weeks only, from January 30 to February 13, 2020.

What a great way to fight climate change without getting muddy feet!
Join us – the trees that KKL-JNF will plant on your behalf are a powerful statement for nature conservation and environmental restoration as the path to a greener and healthier future. Together, we will make the world a better place!

Click Here to Plant Your Tree Today!

Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism
13 King David St.
Jerusalem, Israel
94101

GIFT CARD EMAIL SCAM, FROM THE FORWARD

SCAM TARGETS RABBIS

KIRK DOUGLAS, 1916 — 2020: SEVEN JEWISH FACTS

SEVEN JEWISH FACTS ABOUT KIRK DOUGLAS

Submitted by Jerry Weissman

NATIONAL AMERICAN HEART MONTH: PLEASE WEAR RED TO SERVICES ON FRIDAY NIGHT

February is National American Heart Month. Raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it.

Dvorah will be speaking at services about heart health. Please wear red to services on behalf of National American Heart Month.

GO RED FOR WOMEN

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder about the lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, February 7, 2020, 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 — FEBRUARY, 2020

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!
Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Gregorian 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 may we be a comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Heidi Jan Berger Jul 29, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, Wife of William franklin Raley; Mother of Polly Lorien and Jake Berger
Blanche Stoll Gulko Jul 12, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
Bill Hinton Apr 9, 2019 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
Kikki Schandelson Feb 1, 1979 4 Sh’vat, 5739 Stepmother of Arnold Schandelson
Joel Eisenberg Feb 3, 1982 10 Sh’vat, 5742 Brother of Sharon Eisenberg
Diane Magalnick Feb 5, 2002 23 Sh’vat, 5762 Wife of Elliot Magalnick
Jack Barrett Feb 6, 2006 8 Sh’vat, 5766 Uncle of Nadyne Weissman
Ruth Heyman Stormwind Feb 9, 2002 27 Sch’vat, 5762 Wife of Norman Harold Stormwind
Judith Lenore Astrin Feb 15, 2014 15 Adar, 5774
Roger Reichert Feb 16, 2019 11 Adar I, 5779 Son of Arlyne Reichert
Harold “Rick” Reichert Feb 22, 1968 23 Sh’vat, 5728 Husband of Arlyne Reichert
Sylvia Goldman Feb 23, 2017 27 Sch’vat, 5777 Grandmother of Ceecee Drew
Elizabeth Orphal Feb 27, 2009 3 Adar, 5769 Grandmother of Chaya (Karen) Semple

NAZI DEATH CAMP SURVIVOR TURNS 100 ON INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

International Holocaust Remembrance day was January 27, 2020.

Nazi death camp survivor turns 100 on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
From USA Today