Category Archives: 5779

ROSH HASHANAH HOSPITALITY

Todah Robah to the following Congregation members who have offered their hospitality to Rabbi Ruz Gulko and to provide the oneg:

  • Sunday, 09/29/2019: Airport pickup for Rabbi Ruz Gulko: Stephen or Laura Boyd
  • Hosts: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman
  • Sunday, 09/29/2019, Dinner Hosts: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman
  • Sunday evening, 09/29/2019: Oneg: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman

The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click HERE for map and directions.

shana tova!

Shana Tova to the Aitz Chaim congregation from Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein. http://www.rabbijw.com

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein is currently the Rabbi at Temple Beth David, in Westwood, Massachusetts, having previously served as an Associate Rabbi for Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Temple Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has taught many adult learning courses on basic Judaism, Shabbat Torah study, God and theology, and the Talmud. In addition to having taught courses for beginning learners, he has frequently presented to and hosted diverse church communities, counseled interfaith families, and led an interfaith clergy association. His education includes a certificate in non-profit management for Rabbis, June 2014, from the Hebrew College/Boston University Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership; a Rabbinic Smicha and master in Hebrew Letters, May 2001, from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; a juris doctor, May 1993, from Cornell Law School; and a bachelor of art in history, cum laude, May 1990 from Yale University.

MAZEL TOV!

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

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELCA DECLARATION TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

In 1984, the Lutheran World Federation Assembly adopted a statement titled “Luther, Lutheranism, and the Jews.” Ten years later, the ELCA Church Council adopted “Declaration of ELCA to the Jewish Community,” repudiating Luther’s anti-Judaic writings and reaching out in right relationship to our Jewish neighbors. On the occasion of this — the 25th anniversary of this foundational inter-religious document in the life of the ELCA — the Churchwide Assembly paused in the presence of our Jewish partners to recommit to what we have, as a church, declared about our past, present and future in Lutheran-Jewish relations. Pastor Darrell Jodock, chair of the ELCA consultative panel on Lutheran-Jewish Relations, and Pastor Peg Shultz-Akerson, a member of that panel, led the assembly in a “Litany of Confession” based on the 1994 declaration. This litany is intended to be used in other local, synodical or national settings as appropriate. In late October the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College will also highlight this anniversary and look toward the future.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: SCHEDULE CHANGE

This event has been moved to Friday, September 13, 2019.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT


This is a reminder about the lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, September 6, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel, with a milchig (dairy) potluck to follow.

Hope to see you there.

The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.

YAHRZEITS — SEPTEMBER, 2019

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
Heidi Jan Berger Jul 29, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, wife of William Franklin Raley; Mother of Polly and Jake Berger
Blanche Stoll Gulko 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
Bill Hinton Apr 9, 2019 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
Roger Reichert 11 Adar I, 5779 Son of Arlyne Reichert
Dawn Schandelson Sep 3, 2018 23 Elul, 5778 Wife of Arny Schandelson, Mother of Brett and Scott Schandelson
William Meyer Sep 6, 1966 21 Elul, 5726 Grandfather of Diane Sherick
Norman Nagel Sep 6, 1976 11 Elul, 5736 Father of Meriam Nagel
Harriet Renne Sep 11, 2009 22 Elul, 5769 Mother of Michael Renne
Joe Barrett Sep 14, 1993 28 Elul, 5753 Uncle of Nadyne Weissman
Paralee Poplack Shapiro Sep 20, 1999 10 Tishrei, 5760 Mother of Jeff Shapiro
Zel Lana Jenings Sep 21, 2006 28 Elul, 5766 Niece of Diane Sherick
Frances Langsam Sep 22, 1996 9 Tishrei, 5757 Mother of Helen Cherry
Alfred Maleson Sep 24, 2009 6 Tishrei, 5770 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Nathan Rapaport Sep 27, 1925 9 Tishrei, 5686 Grandfather of Nadyne Weissman
Leila Rapaport Green Sep 27, 1967 23 Tishrei, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
William Semple Sep 29, 2010 21 Tishrei, 5771 Father of Doug Semple

YOU (AND YOUR DOG(S) ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!

Where: 2712 6th Avenue South, Great Falls.
When: Sunday afternoon, September 22, 2019, at 4:00 P.M.
What: An end-of-summer/welcome-fall/pre-Rosh Hashana get-together and fleshig meal at our home.
Why: A meet-and-greet for Tzimmes, (Tzimmie), the youngest and newest member of the Aitz Chaim Community. Canine members of our Congregation are also welcome.

Our home is a Kosher home. Although we welcome food or drink contributions, they must be Kosher, (NOT Kosher-style.)

Meriam Nagel and Family, including several canine members

CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEIDI BERGER’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

Dear Congregation Aitz Chaim:

I am planning to be in New England over the Columbus Day week end. I would be more than happy to represent the Aitz Chaim Community at Heidi Berger’s memorial service.

If you would like to contribute to her memorial in some way – i.e. towards flowers, or contributing to her favorite charity, and if you would feel comfortable with me hand-delivering your contribution to the Berger family, please have your contribution in my hand no later than the morning of October 4, 2019, as I will be leaving that day for New England.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at (406) 217-6034. Thank you.

Meriam Nagel

YAHRZEITS — AUGUST, 2019

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
Heidi Jane Berger Jul 29, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779
Bill Hinton Apr 9, 2019 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
Dawn Schandelson Sep 3, 2018 23 Elul, 5778 Wife of Arny Schandelson, Mother of Brett and Scott Schandelson
Sidney Dunaeff Aug 7, 1976 25 Av, 5736 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Ann Belfert Aug 12, 2017 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Walter Greenspan Aug 13, 2012 23 Av, 5772
Anne Nagel-Harris Aug 19, 1995 23 Av, 5755 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Dorothy Meyer Aug 19, 2017 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
Harriet Marion Barrett Aug 21, 2005 16 Av, 5765 Mother of Nadyne Weissman