Category Archives: 5779

MAJCO: INVITATION FROM CHABAD OF MONTANA

We are excited to be teaming up with the University of Montana to introduce to you for the very first time:
The Missoula Jewish Music Fiesta!

Join us for a FREE musical tour of Jewish Culture
Starring: The Weinreb Brothers

Sunday, September 8, 3-5pm
Location: Bonner park

You do not want to miss this!

Kosher Food Stand | Family Friendly Activities | Jewish Cultural Booth

The Weinreb Brothers have been jamming together since their youth. They grew up with the music of Carlebach, Moshav Band, Soulfarm, Yossi and Avi Piamenta, and other Jewish greats. The influence of these performers helped shape the unique Weinreb Brothers sound: distinctly Jewish, but with touches of bluegrass, rock, and blues.

STEM CELL RESEARCHER IRVING WEISSMAN AWARDED ALBANY PRIZE

STEM CELL RESEARCHER IRVING WEISSMAN AWARDED ALBANY PRIZE

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: SERVICES POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 16

Dvorah will be out of town on august 2, and has asked that services be moved to August 16.

 

Same time, same place, same potluck, different day.

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, August 2, 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.

THE RABBI FINDS HER WAY

Catherine deCuir
818 Curtis Street
Albany, CA 94706
catherine.decuir@gmail.com

June 14, 2019
Congregation Aitz Chaim
C/O Wendy Weissman, CPA
Attn: Laura Weiss, President
525 Central Avenue, Suite LB
Great Falls, MT 59401-3271
Dear Ms. Weiss:

I’m writing to introduce myself and the new novel I’ve written with Robert Schoen. I hope you’ll be able to help me.
Our book, The Rabbi Finds Her Way, was recently published by Stone Bridge Press of Berkeley, California.
The clergy and president of our own congregation, Temple Sinai in Oakland, have suggested that we share our book with temple book clubs around the country—I know that one of my favorite ways to learn about new books is through my book clubs.
Would you please be so kind as to give this letter to a congregant who leads a temple book club so they may consider it?

We’ve had wonderful feedback from several Jewish book clubs that have read The Rabbi Finds Her Way, and have arranged with our publisher to offer a special book club rate.’ And for every five books ordered at the same time we will include a sixth at no extra cost.
Please email me at catherine.decuir@gmail.com for information on your special book club order, payment instructions, and any questions you may have.
Sincerely,
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Catherine deCuir
Author and Cantonal Soloist
Our special book club rate is $10.00 per copy, including tax and shipping to one U.S. address (minimum three copies). Payment may be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.


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The Rabbi Finds Her Way

by Robert Schoen
with Catherine deCuir
Fiction
Print ISBN: 978-1-61172-052-5
$16.95/ $2299 CAN I 316 pages I Paperback
Stone Bridge Press
Distributed by Consortium, Baker & Taylor, Ingram and other major wholesalers
http://www.stonebridge.com

“This rabbi gig. People have no idea what its all about.”
A year after graduating from rabbinical school, Pearl Ross-Levy lands the job of her life. As Associate Rabbi at Lakeshore Temple in Oakland, California, Pearl begins to learn what being a rabbi is all about.
Through compelling, inspiring, and often funny episodes, the young rabbi meets a cast of quirky characters and discovers what it means to become a leader in the synagogue community. As Pearl faces the challenges of her new role, we witness her kindness and compassion as well as her resourcefulness and courage.
Whether it is caring for her high school classmate (the victim of a serious car accident), struggling with the anguish of a man who believes he’s committed a murder, or bringing the community together to help a lonely cancer patient feel not so alone, the rabbi teaches us how a little love and caring can affect people in wonderful ways.

The Rabbi’s strength and faith grow as she continues to see that God does, indeed, work in strange ways.
Praise

“The Rabbi Finds Her Way.. very quickly into our hearts. Authors Robert Schoen and Catherine deCuir introduce a cast of memorable original characters and create a wonderful role model, Pearl Ross-Levy, for female and male rabbis alike.”
—Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs, D. Min, DD, Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Sanibel, Florida Former President-World Union for Progressive Judaism

Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, Connecticut
“The book was so funny, warm, and enticing. I couldn’t put it down!”

—Cantor Ilene-KeyscTernplessMairOakland, California
“The Rabbi Finds Her Way is a captivating glimpse into the world of a young female rabbi and her congregation. Robert Schoen and Catherine deCuir give Judaism a funny, poignant, illuminating voice through their protagonist, Rabbi Pearl Ross-Levy, who will steal your heart. A must-read for readers of any faith!”

—Gail Tsuldyama, Author of The Samurai’s Garden and Women of the Silk

Author Bio
Robert Schoen is the author of On God’s Radar— My Walk Across America and the award-winning book What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism. He lives in Oakland, California.
Catherine deCuir is a cantorial soloist, jazz vocalist, and fiction writer. She lives in Albany, California.

STONE BRIDGE PRESS, P.O. BOX 8208, BERKELEY, CA 94707 / 510.524.8732 / sbp@stonebridge.com

YAHRZEITS — JULY, 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
Dawn Schandelson Sep 3, 2018 23 Elul, 5778 Wife of Arny Schandelson, Mother of Brett and Scott Schandelson
Irving Langsam Jul 3, 1991 21 Tammuz, 5751 Father of Helen Cherry
Alvin Magalnick Jul 3, 2010 21 Tammuz, 5770 Brother of Elliot Magalnick
Gregory Scott Merriman Jul 10, 2007 24 Tamuz, 5767 Father of Laura Merriman
Natalee Holly Kelman Jul 10, 2013 3 Av, 5773 Daughter of Evelyn Kelman
Beverly Espelin Jul 12, 2007 26 Tammuz, 5767 Mother of Dawn Schandelson
Hilda Schandelson Jul 17, 1962 15 Tammuz, 5722 Mother of Arnold Schandelson
Rachel Foxman July 18, 2014 20 Tamuz, 5774 Sister of Marty Foxman
Miriam Fischer Jul 20, 1953 8 Av, 5713 Mother of Robert Fischer
Maurice Jacoby Jul 27, 1976 29 Tammuz, 5736

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, July 5, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel, with a milchig (dairy) potluck to follow.

Yes, this is the day after the Fourth of July, and yes, there will be a milchig (dairy) potluck afterwards.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible. We will have a gathering no matter how few or how many come.

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

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: CORRECTION

This is a reminder about the lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, June 7, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel. **THERE WILL BE NO POTLUCK THIS TIME.**

Hope to see you there.

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

YAHRZEITS — JUNE, 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
Dawn Schandelson Sep 3, 2018 23 Elul, 5778 Wife of Arny Schandelson, Mother of Brett and Scott Schandelson
Al Nagel Jun 4, 2010 22 Sivan, 5770 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Ann Magalnick Jun 6, 1987 9 Sivan, 5747 Mother of Elliot Magalnick
Minnie Goldberg Jun 8, 1983 27 Sivan, 5743 Grandmother of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Claire Hochfeld Meyer Jun 10, 1958 22 Sivan, 5718 Mother of Diane Sherick
Samuel Thall Jun 10, 1992 9 Sivan, 5752 Father of Terry Thall
Sigmund Oppenheimer Meyer Jun 11, 1986 4 Sivan, 5746 Father of Diane Sherick
Elsie Dorman Jun 14, 2004 25 Sivan, 5764 Aunt of Marjorie Feldman
Lillian Nagel Jun 16, 1999 2 Tammuz, 5759 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Rhoda Barrett Jun 17, 2000 14 Sivan, 5760 Cousin of Nadyne Weissman
Charles Cohn Jun 21, 1930 25 Sivan, 5690 Father of Arlyne Reichert
Zollie Kelman Jun 23, 2008 20 Sivan, 5768 Husband of Evelyn Kelman
Morris Goldberg Jun 25, 1955 5 Tammuz, 5715 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman and Robert Fineman
Regan Holsclaw Jun 27, 1970 23 Sivan, 5730 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Miriam Foxman June 27, 2014 29 Sivan, 5774 Mother of Marty Foxman
Hugh Getzenberg June 27, 2016 21 Sivan, 5776 Relative of Anne Getzenberg

NEW FROM BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

The Flying STAR robot, a hybrid flying crawling quadcopter robot

Flying STAR, a Hybrid Crawling and Flying Sprawl Tuned Robot FSTAR is a robot fitted with a sprawling mechanism, wheels and propellers allowing it to both run and fly using the same motors. It can fly at 15m/s and run on the ground at 2.6 m/s. The combined capabilities of running and flying allow FSTAR to fly over obstacles or run underneath them and move inside pipes. The robot can reduce its width to crawl in confined spaces or underneath obstacles while touching the ground.

The robot can be used for safe package deliveries, search and rescue applications, manufacturing chains, agriculture, maintenance, cleaning, filming, and entertainment.

The robot was developed in the Bio-Inspired and medical Robotics Lab at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (ME department).