Category Archives: 5780

FROM CBS SIXTY MINUTES

Holocaust survivors will be able to share their stories after death thanks to a new project

How a father’s final message motivated a
Holocaust survivor to record his memories

From the 60 Minutes archives: Survivors of Josef
Mengele’s twin experiments

TIPS FOR YOUR SEDER PLATE AND DOWNLOAD OUR FAVES, FROM WWW.HAGGADOT.COM

How do you solve a problem like the seder plate?
Whether you’re replacing the shank bone or adding some new foods, we’ve got plenty of ideas – including ginger, spices & more.

Getting creative with your virtual Seder plate

Favorite Content for 2020:

The Wandering is Over Haggadah
An updated version of Jewish Boston’s family-friendly and thought provoking seder

Comedy Seder
Because we need a laugh…

2020 Favorites Haggadah
An ongoing compilation of what’s new & relevant for your seder tables this year

Minimalist Haggadah
Get right to the point with a Haggadah that’s short & simple, yet filled with wisdom.

Coloring Book Haggadah
It’s a coloring book! It’s a haggadah!

Passover In The Time Of Covid-19
Because we had to…

Recommended Clips:
Building Your Mental Health Seder Plate

Jewish World Watch Second Seder Plate 2020

Embodying Passover With Jewish Yoga

Coloring Pages

Passover Song Parodies

Ready-to-print Haggadahs:

Moishe House London Reverse Seder

JewBelong Haggadah

JQ International LGBTQ Haggadah

Women’s Seder Favorites

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Greatest Hits 2011-2015

VIRTUAL PASSOVER

EDITOR’S NOTE: These days everything has gone virtual so that we may practice social distancing and flatten the curve of the COVID19 Coronavirus pandemic that has (temporarily, we hope) changed the way we interact with each other. You can probably pick your favorite place on the globe and they will have a virtual service streaming for the benefit of their local congregation. We have had to find creative ways to stay connected and keep our faith and traditions alive and well during this time of uncertainty. But we have survived many other times of trial, and working together to strengthen the ties that bind us together, we will survive this one stronger than ever.

Here is a suggestion from an email to Don and Helen Cherry from their daughter Karen.

… there are a number of virtual passover celebrations you can join on your computer. this is one from the Palo Alto JCC you can join. it is 4-5:15 on April 8th. Or maybe your local congregation wants to find one to do together. It seems a lot of the JCC’s and synagogues are offering these…

Click here for the Palo Alto virtual Pasover service

Submitted by Helen Cherry

A MESSAGE FROM NATALIE FISHER GUERIN

EDITOR’S NOTE: From an email sent to Jerry Weissman today from Natalie Fisher Guerin.

Jason just moved back to Shelby. He was between jobs in Boston and certainly no one is hiring now. I really pushed for him to get out of Boston. I fear that when folks who live paycheck to paycheck have no money, no food and people they love start dying, there will be riots in the streets. Of course he could have come to me but he has a much better chance of getting a job when this is all over in Montana. So Don rented a big vehicle, drove to Boston, packed him up and they just got back yesterday. I am so relieved.

David and family are fine in Virginia – actually Debbie had the virus but has recovered. She stayed at home, was sick 3-4 days but then the fever and cough stopped and she got her energy level back. By the time they were notified that her test was positive, she had already recovered.

Please feel free to update our friends in Great Falls that Jason is back in Shelby. Once the virus is over, he’ll figure out what’s next – if he wants to stay in Montana or where he’ll go – obviously where he can get a job. For now, he’s safe and that’s what I care about, of course.

Give my love to your family and all our extended family in Great Falls,

Natalie

Submitted by Jerry Weissman

YAHRZEITS — APRIL, 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
FRANCES WALTMAN Apr 1, 2018 16 Nisan, 5778 Mother of Marjorie Feldman
Sherri Estil Hopperstad Apr 4, 2003 2 Nisan, 5763
Sandra Albachari Apr 4, 2005 24 Adar II, 5765 Mother of Julie Nice
Margaret Breslauer Apr 6, 1969 18 Nisan, 5729 Mother of Bruce Breslauer
Sid Kelman Apr 6, 2003 4 Nisan, 5763 Brother-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
Naomi Bay Kaplan Apr 8, 2007 20 Nisan, 5767 Grandmother of Kai Nealis
Bill Hinton Apr 9, 2019 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
Heidi Espelin Apr 11, 1986 2 Nisan, 5746 Sister of Dawn Schandelson
Esther Nagel Lyndon Apr 12, 2012 20 Nisan, 5772 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Elaine Thall Apr 15, 2006 17 Nisan, 5766 Mother of Terry Thall
Maurice Weissman Apr 16, 1991 2 Iyyar, 5751 Father of Jerry Weissman
Janet Woodcock Getzenberg Apr 16, 2005 7 Nisan, 5765 Mother of Anne Getzenberg
Gary Cohn Apr 17, 1984 15 Nisan, 5744 Brother of Arlyne Reichert
Harry Wasserman Apr 19, 2003 17 Nisan, 5763 Father of Miriam Wolf
Irving Greenfield Apr 28, 2000 23 Nisan, 5760

YAHRZEITS — NISAN, 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 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
Heidi Espelin 2 Nisan, 5746 Sister of Dawn Schandelson
Sherri Estil Hopperstad 2 Nisan, 5763
Lydia (Leah) Bailey 3 Nisan, 5777 Mother of Karen (Chaya) Semple
Sid Kelman 4 Nisan, 5763 Brother-in-law of Evelyn Kelman
Bill Hinton 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
Morris Schandelson 10 Nisan, 5748 Father of Arnold Schandelson
Gary Cohn 15 Nisan, 5744 Brother of Arlyne Reichert
Elaine Thall 17 Nisan, 5766 Mother of Terry Thall
Harry Wasserman 17 Nisan, 5763 Father of Miriam Wolf
Margaret Slate Breslauer 18 Nisan, 5729 Mother of Bruce Breslauer
Esther Nagel Lyndon 20 Nisan, 5772 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Naomi Bay Kaplan 20 Nisan, 5767 Grandmother of Kai Nealis
Irving Greenfield 23 Nisan, 5760

FILMS TO STREAM FROM GOOD DOCS

GOOD DOCS is still open during this difficult time. Our titles are available for online streaming for you to use remotely. We wish you, your families and communities safety and peace.

WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY is a new documentary that tells the incredible story of a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto who set out to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda with pen and paper. The film mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive – the caches of writing and artifacts buried by these men and women – with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport viewers inside the Ghetto and into the lives of these courageous resistance fighters.
RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY COLLECTION

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FATHER’S KINGDOM
Civil rights pioneer Father Divine amassed thousands of followers with his movement dedicated to integration and communal living. Yet, scandal, suspicion, and racism led to clashes with the law and he has largely been written out of history because he dared to preach that he himself was an incarnation of God.
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THE LIGHT IN HER EYES
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Houda al-Habash founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus. Using Islam as a catalyst for change, she encourages women and girls to challenge tradition and pursue higher education and jobs. Offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges her community.
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WARRIOR WOMEN
Madonna Thunder Hawk and the women leaders of the American Indian Movement have been fighting for Native liberation as a community of extended families since the 1970s. Their stories, including never before seen archival footage, explore what it means to balance a movement with motherhood from generation to generation.
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EARTH, WATER, WOMAN
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The story of a community re-forestation project in Trinidad and Tobago and its charismatic leader Akilah Jaramogi. By transforming barren hillsides into a vibrant ecosystem, this community project offers a micro-solution for the macro-problem of climate change.
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GIFT
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, the film is a tribute to something that can’t be measured, counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process and the reasons we “labour in service of our gifts.”
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TIME FOR ILHAN
Ilhan Omar, a young, hijab-wearing mother of three, takes on two formidable opponents in a highly contested race for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. If successful, she will become the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States. A fresh and timely take on the old story of the American Dream.
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WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW?
17 years after six American teens – from Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Lakota & Buddhist backgrounds – shared their religious and spiritual struggles in a 2002 documentary, they return to share their surprising and deeply personal religious and spiritual journeys.

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MONTANA HISTORY FOUNDATION NOTICE

City of East Helena – Restore Historic Star of David Windows

SOME JOKES TO LIGHTEN THINGS UP

THE PARKING SPACE

Moishe is driving in Jerusalem. He’s late for a meeting, he’s looking for a parking place, and can’t find one.
In desperation, he turns towards heaven and says: “Lord, if you find me a parking place, I promise that I’ll
eat only kosher, respect Shabbos, and all the holidays.”

Miraculously, a place opens up just in front of him. He turns his face up to heaven and says, “Never mind,
I just found one!”

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PHILANTHROPY

A visitor to Israel attended a recital and concert at the Moscovitz auditorium. He was quite impressed with
the architecture and the acoustics. He inquired of the tour guide, “Is this magnificent auditorium named after Chaim Moscovitz, the famous Talmudic scholar?”
“No,” replied the guide.
“It’s named after Sam Moscovitz, the writer.”
“Never heard of him. What did he write?”
“A check,” replied the guide.

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THE SINKING BOAT

Two Jews, Morty and Saul, are out one afternoon on a lake when their boat starts sinking. Saul says to Morty, “So listen, Morty, you know I don’t swim so well.”

Morty remembers how to carry another swimmer from his lifeguard class when he was just a kid, so he begins tugging Saul toward shore. After ten minutes, he begins to tire. Finally about 100 feet from shore, Morty asks Saul, “So Saul, do you suppose you could float alone?”.

Saul replies, “Morty, this is a hell of a time to be asking for money!”

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THE CITIZENSHIP TEST

Saul Epstein was taking an oral exam in his English as a Second Language class. He was asked to spell
“cultivate,” and he spelled it correctly. He was then asked to use the word in a sentence, and, with a big smile responded: “Last vinter on a very cold day, I vas vaiting for a bus, but it vas too cultivate, so I took the subvay home.”

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THE MEZUZAHS

A wealthy Jewish man buys a fabulous home in Beverly Hills. He brings in a local workman to decorate the place.

When the job is finished, the homeowner is delighted but realizes that he’s forgotten to put mezuzahs on the doors.

He goes out and buys 50 mezuzahs and asks the decorator to place them on the right hand side of each door except bathrooms and kitchens.

He’s really worried that the decorator will chip the paint work or won’t put them up correctly. However, when he comes back a few hours later, he sees that the job has been carried out to his entire satisfaction. He’s so pleased that he gives the decorator a bonus. As the decorator is walking out of the door he says, “Glad you’re happy with the job. By the way, I took out all the warranties in the little boxes and left them on the table for you!”

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MOISHE

Moishe Goldberg was heading out of the Synagogue one day, and as always Rabbi Mendel was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed. The rabbi grabbed Moishe by the hand, pulled him aside and whispered these words at him: “You need to join the Army of God!”

Moishe replied: “I’m already in the Army of God, Rabbi.”

The rabbi questioned: “How come I don’t see you except for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?”

Moishe whispered back: “I’m in the secret service.”

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MEAL TIME ON EL-AL

It was mealtime during a flight on El-Al.
“Would you like dinner?” the flight attendant asked Moishe, seated in front.
“What are my choices” asks Moishe
“Yes or no” answered the flight attendant.

Submitted by Helen Cherry

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CONGREGATION PRESIDENT, LAURA WEISS

Editor’s note: AN IMPORTANT message from Aitz Chaim Congregation President, Laura Weiss:

All our gatherings will be canceled until further notice.

This is unfortunate but an appropriate and responsible response to the crisis at hand.

The first Friday Shabbat gatherings and also the community Passover Seder will be canceled.

Thanks all.
-Laura