Category Archives: 5778


Unfortunately, due to illness, the festivities at The Cattlemen’s Cut this evening have been cancelled. We will let you know when or whether they will be rescheduled. Thanks for your understanding.



Interestingly, yesterday, Chavie started her new course “Pause & Affect – A Shabbat Outlook” and it got me thinking; there’s no better place to start a journey of more observance than the Shabbat experience.

In this week’s Torah portion, Bo, we read about the miraculous exodus from Egypt. On Shabbat, while sanctifying the day, Kiddush, over a cup of wine, we thank G-d who “has desired us, and has given us, in love and goodwill, His holy Shabbat as a heritage, in remembrance of the work of Creation; the first of the holy festivals, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt”. Shabbat is not only a weekly opportunity to remember the Creator and His amazing creation, but it’s a time to remember Egypt. To paraphrase Maimonides in his Guide to the Perplexed, slaves can’t choose when to work and when to rest, but a free person can. When a Jew celebrates Shabbat, they are celebrating their freedom from Egyptian – and all other – bondage.

All weeklong we are enslaved to the mundane. We’re trying to make a living, to care for our families, to shovel the snow, do the laundry and to enjoy a few hours of sleep. G-d recognized this reality and gave us a day to simply let go. G-d gives us the weekly opportunity to free ourselves from internal bondage, internal Egypt, and head to the promised land of spirit, soul and family. Shabbat is a freeing day to focus inwardly without being concerned with who likes us on Facebook, retweets us on Twitter and shares our pictures on Instagram. Enjoying Shabbat is not all or nothing; you do a little, then a little more, at your own pace.

TGI Shabbat – one weekend at a time!

Wishing you and yours a Shabbat Shalom!
Your friends @ Chabad Lubavitch,
Rabbi Chaim, Chavie, Shoshana, Chaya, Zeesy, Menny & Chana Laya


These are some of the most successful films in our library that would provide enriching viewing experiences for your community.

Body and Soul: An American Bridge explores the history of the most recorded song in jazz. Combining enlightening commentary with performances by John Coltrane, Dianne Schurr, Louis Armstrong and the New Cotton Club Orchestra, and more, this documentary uncovers the collaborations and conflicts between African Americans and Jews that lie within the roots of jazz – the music of America.

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus follows the incredible journey of one couple navigating the realities of a 1939 Nazi policy that allowed Jews to leave Germany, but saw few countries granting them asylum. Yet in Philadelphia, a Jewish lawyer named Gilbert Kraus and his elegant wife Eleanor took on the daring task of getting 50 Jewish children out of Germany and into the United States. This tense and compelling story, narrated by Alan Alda, is brought to life by private journals and a trove of previously unseen home movies.

There Are Jews Here is an insightful, important documentary that travels to places in America in which once-thriving Jewish communities have since dwindled to just a few, following what those communities are now doing to keep their congregations active. It has played at festivals across the US and even sold out all its screenings at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Read press releases from Tablet and The Forward!

A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt is the dramatic telling of the true, but little-known story of the love, bravery, and sacrifice of Otto Weidt. An Oscar Schindler-like figure, Otto saved the lives of all of the blind and deaf employees at his brush factory. The film also brings to life his tragic love of Alice Licht and his desperate journey to save her and her family from the gas chamber, despite being almost completely blind himself.

Breakfast at Ina’s is a compelling documentary about Chicago legend Ina Pinkney, locally known as the “Breakfast Queen.” Ina has been feeding Chicagoans for the past 33 years – most recently, from her beloved breakfast nook in the West Loop. She’s a community leader, a pioneer, a television personality, but most importantly, she’s the rare sort of person who’s found a way to transform her passion into a joy that extends to an entire city, and beyond.

The Sturgeon Queens is an examination of the immigrant experience in the United States and the delicious food that results from people adapting the flavors of the old country for a new home.
Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives to this day. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and interviews with prominent enthusiasts of the store, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy looks at the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise “The American Songbook.” The film showcases the work of some of the nation’s preeminent creators of musical theater, including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, and many more.

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown questions why American critics and tastemakers have long viewed Jerry Lewis as nothing more than a clown, while their counterparts in France and Europe have recognized him as a true auteur. Is he just a brash, anything-for-a-yuk buffoon? Or is he a creative genius? Who is the man behind the clown? Lauded by esteemed film critic Leonard Maltin as a “first-rate documentary” at the Telluride Film Festival, this film finds answers in never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with Martin Scorsese, Sean Hayes, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, and most importantly, the man himself, Jerry Lewis.

The Last Blintz chronicles the closing of the The Cafe Edison, otherwise known as The Polish Tea Room. This documentary is not just a story about another famous show business haunt shutting its doors, but also one about a multi-generational, big-hearted, mom-and-pop family business cultivated by the American Dream. It’s about the heart, soul, authenticity and distinctiveness of cities that are unfortunately ripped away for impersonal, cookie-cutter, corporate chains. It’s too late for The Cafe Edison… but, looking to the future, THE LAST BLINTZ is an impassioned plea for progress that honors the past, preserving the heart and culture of our great cities before there’s nothing left.

Time to Say Goodbye is a coming-of-age comedy about a boy at a particularly challenging moment in his life. As he becomes a teenager, he must also juggle personal conflicts driven by his relationship with his parents, who are struggling in their own ways with life, and his attempt to square religion with his feelings for the opposite sex. It is a laugh-out-loud tale of a young man navigating the awkwardness of growing up.

The Law is a riveting drama based on the inspiring true story of Simone Veil. Born in France in the 1920s, she studied politics at Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po until she and her family were deported to concentration camps during World War II. Veil survived both Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen to lead the fight for women’s rights for decades. As Chirac’s Minister of Health, she advocated for a woman’s right to choose, leading to important, but controversial legislation in 1974.

Please follow up if you would like to know more about any of these titles. We are always happy to send a digital screener if you would like to preview a film. Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon!



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Regarding the planned get-together for January 5, 2018, at the Cattlemen’s Cut

If you have paid any attention to the news lately, you know that winter is here with a vengeance. the weather in Great Falls is balmy compared to what it was on January 1, but the East Coast is currently experiencing a blizzard that is closing airports and wreaking havoc with many peoples’ travel plans. It is expected to get worse before it gets better. The Deep South is experiencing snow the like of which it has not seen for decades. There are many people coming from elsewhere that are not able to get to Great Falls because of the weather. So the planned get-together at the Cattlemen’s Cut has been postponed until January 19.

If you have any questions, please call Franz or Meriam at 406-217:6034 or 406-559:0015.


Save the Date
Calling All Cemetery Enthusiasts!
Montana Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop
Helena, Montana
June 21-23, 2018

A three-day workshop focusing on the many technologies available to preserve, restore, and locate burial sites. From light detection and ranging (LiDAR) to ground penetrating radar (GPR), from burial detecting dogs to drone photography, and from archival research to using complex databases, we will showcase it all! Hosted by the Montana History Foundation, with generous funding from the National Park Service, this workshop will provide an overview of the many technologies available for cemetery historians and preservationists.

Where: Radisson Colonial Hotel
Helena, Montana
When: June 21-23, 2018
What: One day of classroom sessions &
Two days of hands-on demonstrations and tours
Who: Anyone interested in historic cemetery preservation
Cost: $125 per person / $65 for students

Register: Available soon at:


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
May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Dorothy Meyer Aug 19, 2017 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
Ann Belfert Aug 12, 2017 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Lydia (Leah) Bailey Mar 31, 2017 3 Nissan, 5777 Mother of Karen (Chaya) Semple
Sarah Lewin Mar 11, 5777 13 Adar, 5777 Mother of Rachel Michele Lewin Costaneda
Sylvia Goldman Feb 23, 2017 27 Sch’vat, 5777 Grandmother of Cece Drew
Sarah Barrett Jan 1, 1968 30 Kislev, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Gene Charnes Jan 1, 2003 27 Tevet, 5763 father of Joe Charnes
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman Jan 5, 2016 24 Tevet, 5776 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Cynthia Boyd Jan 10, 2009 14 Tevet, 5769 Mother of Stephen Boyd
Emma Betteti Jan 11, 1994 28 Tevet, 5754 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Alexander Fischer Jan 13, 1983 28 Tevet, 5743 Father of Robert Fischer
Daniel E. Fischer Jan 18, 2004 24 Tevet, 5764 Brother of Robert Fischer
Bess Cherry Jan 23, 1995 22 Sh’vat, 5755 Mother of Don Cherry
Edith Wasserman Jan 24, 1992 19 Sh’vat, 5752 Mother of Miriam Wolf
Perle Weissman Jan 26, 2008 19 Sh’vat, 5768 Mother of Jerry Weissman
Dorothy Barer Jan 26, 2009 1 Sh’vat, 5769 Mother of Michael Barer
Alfred Breslauer Jan 27, 1971 1 Sh’vat, 5731 Father of Bruce Breslauer
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin Jan 29, 2015 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Fanny Litvin Jan 30, 1991 15 Sh’vat, 5751 Aunt of Donald Nyman



WHOM: Adult members of Aitz Chaim, 21 years and older

WHAT: Meet And Greet

WHERE: Cattlemans Cut Supper Club, 369 Vaughn South Frontage Road

WHEN: January 5, 2018 **

WHY: To celebrate the marriage of Franz Klammer and Meriam Nagel Klammer, which took place November 23, 2017, in New England

HOSTS: Herr Franz Dieter Klammer and Frau Meriam Klammer

COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES: 5:00 — 6:30 P.M. Dinner and dancing to follow.
Steak, chicken, fish, prime rib, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will be available.
A salad and dessert bar are included. A special dessert will also be provided.

Please bring your appetites and your smiling faces, and leave your wallets and your children at home.


RSVP to Franz or Meriam no later than 01/03/2018, by phone only: 406-217-6034 or 406-559-0015. If there is no answer, please leave a message.

If you need directions, please call Meriam Klammer at one of the above phone numbers.

** If the weather interferes or the roads are too icy, we do have a Plan B which we will post if necessary.**



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
May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Dorothy Meyer 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
Ann Belfert 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Sarah Lewin 13 Adar, 5777 Mother of Rachel Michele Lewin Costaneda
Lydia (Leah) Bailey 3 Nisan, 5777 Mother of Karen (Chaya) Semple
Sylvia Goldman 27 Sch’vat, 5777 Grandmother of Cece Drew
Theodore Eichner 2 Tevet, 5731 Father of Jerry Eichner
Louis Eisenberg 5 Tevet, 5746 Father of Sharon Eisenberg
Jules Cherry 8 Tevet, 5733 Father of Don Cherry
Molly Dunaeff 8 Tevet, 5746 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Cynthia Boyd 14 Tevet, 5769 Mother of Stephen Boyd
James Levie 15 Tevet, 5771 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Daniel E. Fischer 24 Tevet, 5764 Brother of Robert Fischer
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman 24 Tevet, 5776 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Gene Charnes 27 Tevet, 5763 Father of Joe Charnes
Alexander Fischer 28 Tevet, 5743 Father of Robert Fischer
Emma Betteti 28 Tevet, 5754 Aunt of Meriam Nagel