Category Archives: 5778

YAHRZEITS — TAMMUZ, 5778

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
Dorothy Meyer 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
Ann Belfert 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Lillian Nagel 2 Tammuz, 5759 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Morris Goldberg 5 Tammuz, 5715 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Hilda Schandelson 15 Tammuz, 5722 Mother of Arnold Schandelson
Rachel Foxman 20 Tamuz, 5774 Sister of Marty Foxman
Irving Langsam 21 Tammuz, 5751 Father of Helen Cherry
Alvin Magalnick 21 Tammuz, 5770 Brother of Elliot Magalnick
Gregory Scott Merriman 24 Tamuz, 5767 Father of Laura Merriman
Beverly Espelin 26 Tammuz, 5767 Mother of Dawn Schandelson
Maurice Jacoby 29 Tammuz, 5736
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WHAT’S NEW AT THE IMPJ? TUNE IN LIVE TO OUR 23RD BIENNIAL VEIDA!

This Shabbat we are celebrating our 23rd Biennial Veida, themed “Between Liberty & Responsibility,” celebrating 70 years of an independent State of Israel. Join us as we celebrate with over 1,500 members of the Israeli Reform Movement, as well as dozens of members from around the world who have made the trip to be with us for this milestone event.

We will be livestreaming the Kabbalat Shabbat and Havdalah ceremonies live from the Veida in Shefayim. To get a notification when we go Live, “Like” our Facebook pages! See the details as follows:

Friday, June 1st, Kabbalat Shabbat: 18:15-19:30 (Israel); 16:15-17:30 (UK); 23:15-00:30 (Australia); 11:15-12:30 (USA, Eastern Time Zone); 08:15-09:30 (USA, Western Time Zone)

Shabbat, June 2nd, Havdalah: 20:30-21:00 (Israel); 18:30-19:00 (UK); 03:30-04:00 (Australia); 13:30-14:00 (USA, Eastern Time Zone); 11:30-12:00 (USA, Western Time Zone)

KABBALAT SHABBAT
Friday, June 1

Livestream (Facebook)

HAVDALAH
Shabbat, June 2

Livestream (Facebook)

We are looking forward to sharing in this milestone celebration with you from all around the world – and in 2 years, in Israel!

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YAHRZEITS — SIVAN, 5778

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
Dorothy Meyer 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
Ann Belfert 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Sigmund Oppenheimer Meyer 4 Sivan, 5746 Father of Diane Sherick
Ann Magalnick 9 Sivan, 5747 Mother of Elliot Magalnick
Samuel Thall 9 Sivan, 5752 Father of Terry Thall
Rhoda Barrett 14 Sivan, 5760 Cousin of Nadyne Weissman
Bette Weissman 16 Sivan, 5770 Grandmother of David Weissman, mother of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann
Zollie Kelman 20 Sivan, 5768 Husband of Evelyn Kelman
Hugh Getzenberg 21 Sivan, 5776 Relative of Anne Getzenberg
Claire Hochfeld Meyer 22 Sivan, 5718 Mother of Diane Sherick
Al Nagel 22 Sivan, 5770 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Regan Holsclaw 23 Sivan, 5730 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Charles Cohn 25 Sivan, 5690 Father of Arlyne Reichert
Elsie Dorman 25 Sivan, 5764 Aunt of Marjorie Feldman
Minnie Goldberg 27 Sivan, 5743 Grandmother of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Miriam Foxman 29 Sivan, 5774 Mother of Marty Foxman

ISRAEL’S 70TH

THE BAR MITZVAH MOVIE

Shalom!

My name is Mark Tachna, a Jewish film producer and my company is called Mitzvah Productions.
I am currently in production of my film, “The Bar Mitzvah”. It is a family friendly comedy about a boy named Robert growing up in the 80’s in a very non-Jewish community. The film deals with topics such as anti-Semitism, non-acceptance and bullying. This story is truly unique.
I am looking for support within the Jewish community to create public awareness of my film. Please check out my Facebook page, and if you like what you see, please share it with your congregation to help build support for the film.

https://www.facebook.com/thebarmitzvahmovie

Here is a link to “The Bar Mitzvah” concept video

Thank you!!!

With Best Regards,

Mark Tachna
Owner
Mitzvah Productions
MitzvahProductions.com
719-233:2267

PRESIDENT OF JEWISH SEMINARY KILLED IN PLANE CRASH IN HUDSON VALLEY

From the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/nyregion/seminary-president-plane-crash.html

Lag B’omer festival 100 years ago — april 30, 1918

This year, Lag B’omer is on May 3, 2018.

Click here to see pictures from a Lag B’omer Festival 100 Years Ago — April 30, 1918

ISRAELI CULINARY ROAD SHOW MAY BE ON ITS WAY TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU

Culinary road show
by the Israeli Association for Culinary Culture
to celebrate Israel’s 70’s anniversary

8th decade Israeli feast

Dear friends,

Upon the start of Israel’s 8th decade of independence, the Israeli Association for Culinary Culture offers the feast of the decade – A culinary program for communities around the world. We offer the production of a meal in your community with a chef and a speaker and an Israeli menu of your choice. The event can be extended with cooking classes and demonstrations, with media interviews and multiple events – tailored to your needs and budget.

We offer the service for any size of group, throughout the year that started last week with Israel’s 70th Independence party.

The offer is done at COST and we expect a donation to the association, to serve as seed money for the development of the world first Culinary Culture Museum in Israel, depicting the story of Israel’s kitchen.

The Association established almost 9 years ago, is a home for a wide variety of people researching and creating the flavor of the country. We have speakers and chefs that can accommodate the meal of your dreams with an intellectual supplement that makes it into an unforgettable event. This can be a celebration, a holiday event or a fundraiser, a reason for some positive PR to the community or someone’s very special birthday or anniversary.

For additional information, feel free to contact us by mail to info@culinaria.org.il

Yours,

Udi Goldschmidt, Chairman
The Israeli Association for Culinary Culture

© 2018 Israel Association for Culinary Culture, All rights reserved.
The Israeli Association celebrates Israel’s 70th and offer a ONE YEAR world tour of chefs & speakers to promote the Israeli kitchen to communities worldwide

Our mailing address is:
Israel Association for Culinary Culture
8 Efroni St
Mevaseret
Jerusalem 90805
Israel

EMBRACING WHAT MAKES EACH OF US UNIQUE AND EQUAL, BY RABBI CHAIM BRUK

Rabbi Chaim did an op ed in the Bozeman Chronicle. Here it is.

By Rabbi Chaim Bruk, guest columnist

Apr 25, 2018

In 2013, while anticipating the adoption of our third child, we learned that he would be biracial. I was convinced that God sent this beautiful soul to us; yet, I had a few moments of doubt. I was questioning the Almighty, whether he was the right fit for our family. I couldn’t help but wonder how his life experience would play out as a biracial Orthodox Jew growing up in Big Sky country.

My beloved wife Chavie, firm and inspirational as ever, encouraged me to remain focused. “Let us shower our baby with love and warmth,” she said, “and let God worry about his future challenges.”

Growing up in Brooklyn, I was living in a bubble. Ohio seemed remote, Texas like another country and the Mountain West states were, in our mind, like another planet. Our family traveled upstate to Catskill Game Farm, to Pennsylvania’s Sesame Place and even enjoyed a memorable trip to Orlando, but west of the Mississippi was a foreign land to me. Yet, while rural America seemed far, far-away from the life I knew in America’s “five boroughs,” I have been blessed to learn, it’s the perfect place to live and raise my family.

In 2007, Chavie and I moved to Bozeman, opening the state’s first branch of Chabad Lubavitch. We were welcomed warmly by Jews and gentiles alike and, over the years, have garnered hundreds of friendships with people of all flavors. Living in Montana, for a decade now, I’ve developed a real appreciation, and admiration, for “fly over country” and its people.

I have found my fellow Montanans to be friendly, thoughtful and intrigued by my Jewish observance. Whether interacting with a bellman in the “big city” of Billings, a rancher from Kila or a state trooper in Butte, Montanans are genuinely caring and refreshingly authentic. They care more about their family than what car they drive, feed their animals before themselves and, no matter how busy they are, would pull over to help you on the side of the road, even if was minus 22 outside.

While I miss the kosher restaurants, the Sabbath atmosphere in the street and the opportunity to speak in my mother tongue, Yiddish, Bozeman has become home, and I’m a proud Montanan. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” is not merely a bumper sticker or a campaign slogan out here; it’s a way of life.
Raising Menny, who recently turned 5, has been an extraordinary blessing and incredible experience. He’s adorable with a one-of-a-kind personality; it’s hard to keep up with his super fun energy. From his dance moves that could put any hip-hop artist to shame to his one-liners that are so precious; from his care-free attitude while painting the beige carpet in his sister’s room red to his midnight longing for seltzer, he’s a ball of life.
He’s black, wears his Yarmulke proudly and loves praying with me in Synagogue, and our Jewish community ― along with our fellow Montanans ― embraces him unconditionally. He’s not seen as that “black boy,” and I’m not seen as that “adoptive father.” They just see us as a family.

Personally, I am not color blind. I do see peoples’ visible differences, but that doesn’t ― God forbid ― make me think less of them or contemplate treating them differently. Seeing diversity allows me to appreciate their individuality, their personal story, even more than if I would’ve ignored their uniqueness. Not to recognize people’s exceptionality is to deny them a part of their experience, a part of their core self.

While Montana, like the rest of the world, surely has a few people who are ignorant and judgmental, I am grateful to be raising my family in rural America, where people are welcoming, loving and open-minded. No, there isn’t much diversity in our backyard, but it’s a place where people take to heart the timeless words of our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
God bless America.

ENTENMANN’S AT ALBERTSONS ON TENTH

Kosher Entenmann’s are at Albertson’s on Tenth. There is quite a nice selection. They are in a stand-alone display back by the dairy. As with everything Albertsons gets, if nobody buys them, they won’t get them again. So get them while they’re fresh.