Category Archives: 5780

HARRY AND EDDIE

Before there was AIPAC, before there was Israel, one man’s friendship with President Truman helped change history.
Harry and Eddie

Submitted by Jerald Weissman

AN OPEN INVITATION TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS FROM CONGREGATION BETH AARON, BILLINGS

Shalom CBA Members and Friends,

COVID-19 has affected us all in ways we couldn’t have guessed when this year started, but I want to tell you about Hannah Simkovic-Kitterman.

Hannah and I have been working together for a while now, and at the beginning of the year, the excitement was building for her to invite her family and friends, and fill the synagogue with people excited to welcome her into the Jewish community as a Bat Mitzvah, a “Daughter of the Commandments”. We had a date set, we had plans for what it would look like, and the party was being thought about.

And then COVID-19 happened.

At first, we decided to postpone it to late summer, in the hopes that things would normalize and we would be able to do it “right.” Unfortunately, things once again did not work out according to plan. Undaunted, but a little demoralized, we pressed on.

I personally can’t imagine what it is like to have any lifecycle event during this time, let alone one as important and central to a Jewish teenager’s life journey than a B’nei Mitzvah in a time where social distancing and Zoom meetings are a regrettable necessity.

It is with that in mind that I would like to invite you to Emily’s Bat Mitzvah on Zoom, which will take place on Saturday, August 15th @ 10:30am. I am personally sending an all-call to the community to join in to watch the service and her Torah reading. Even though we can’t come together in the synagogue, we can still come together virtually for this important event.

You can join the service with this link:
Erik Uriarte is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah
Time: Aug 15, 2020 10:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83510806582?pwd=bzFjUnVleldEOHJwRlZLdEdzM1RhUT09

Meeting ID: 835 1080 6582
Passcode: 701180

We will also be tentatively planning for an event next year, where we can gather for her to read Torah with a (safe) room full of people, and a real, honest-to-G-d party afterwards.

Respectfully,

Erik L Uriarte, MAHL
Student Rabbi and Director of Religious Programming
Congregation Beth Aaron – Billings, MT
Cell: (406) 413-5367

HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN REGION COOKBOOK: SUBMIT A RECIPE!

Dear All,

The fun opportunity to build a cookbook (as a fundraiser for our Hadassah Region) is still ongoing. The deadline to submit a recipe has been extended and the email address for submitting the recipes has been updated to desertmountain@hadassah.org Thanks Nadyne Weissman from Great Falls for submitting a recipe. Who else will join Nadyne?

Details:

The Desert Mountain Hadassah Region Cookbook will be “sold” for $25 and emailed to those who purchase it, so there will be no production costs.

How to participate:
1. Please submit a recipe with a story. For example, you could submit a recipe with a “Dor v’ Dor” – “from Generation to Generation” – type story, such as, “This fruit pie recipe was from my amazing mother who made this every Shabbos. When we traveled to Bainbridge Island every year for summer vacation, I would make this and my kids loved it.”
2. Recipes can be in any category: Appetizers, lite meals, breakfast, dinner, veggies, desserts, special holiday meals, miscellaneous!
3. Please submit easy recipes!
4. Please include a selfie or another picture of your choosing. If the recipe is from your Mom for example, please include a picture of your Mom, or of the two of you together.
5. Please email the recipe and photos to desertmountain@hadassah.org by August 16

HADASSAH NEWS
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

YAHRZEITS — AUGUST, 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
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

FROM THE MARINES TO MONTANA: RABBI-TO-BE EMBRACES CHALLENGES

“Being a Jew of color in a rural environment in an incredibly white state is really difficult at times, and yet it’s exactly where I want to be.”

By Andrew Esensten
July 31, 2020

THIRTY YEARS OF ADA TODAY, BY RABBI CHAIM BRUK

CELEBRATING THIRTY YEARS OF THE PASSAGE OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Rabbi Chaim Bruk
Director/Spiritual Leader
Chabad Lubavitch of Montana
8755 Huffman Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-585-8770

YAHRZEITS, AV 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 may we be a 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
Natalee Holly Kelman 3 Av, 5773 Daughter of Evelyn Kelman
Miriam Fischer 8 Av, 5713 Mother of Robert Fischer
Harriet Marion Barrett 16 Av, 5765 Mother of Nadyne Weissman
Anne Nagel-Harris 23 Av, 5755 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Walter Greenspan 23 Av, 5772
Sidney Dunaeff 25 Av, 5736 Uncle of Meriam Nagel

HADASSAH: FUN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A COOKBOOK

Dear All,

Fun opportunity to build a cookbook that will be a fundraiser for our Hadassah Region:

The Desert Mountain Hadassah Region Cookbook will be “sold” for $25 and emailed to those who purchase it, so there will be no production costs.

How to participate:
1. Please submit a recipe with a story. For example, you could submit a recipe with a “Dor v’ Dor” – “from Generation to Generation” – type story, such as, “This fruit pie recipe was from my amazing mother who made this every Shabbos. When we traveled to Bainbridge Island every year for summer vacation, I would make this and my kids loved it.”
2. Recipes can be in any category: Appetizers, lite meals, breakfast, dinner, veggies, desserts, special holiday meals, miscellaneous!
3. Please submit easy recipes!
4. Please include a selfie or another picture of your choosing. If the recipe is from your Mom for example, please include a picture of your Mom, or of the two of you together.
5. Please email the recipe and photos directly to Judith Levitsky, Major Gifts Chair (from Colorado) Judith.Levitsky@hadassah.org by August 9.

HADASSAH NEWS by Montana Hadassah
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

MAJCo – INVITATION FROM MONTANA’S PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITIES- SHABBAT ACROSS MONTANA

SHABBAT ACROSS MONTANA
July 17th, 6:00-6:30pm on Zoom

The members of the Montana Association of Rabbis, comprising clergy and leadership from Congregations Beth Aaron, Beth Shalom, Har Shalom, and the Glacier Jewish Community, and including R. Laurie Franklin, R. Mark Kula, R. Francine Roston, R. Ed Stafman, R. Allen Secher, Rabbinic Student Erik Uriarte, and Cantorial Soloist Amber Ikeman, will be leading a cooperative “Shabbat Across Montana.” We hope that you’ll join us for this amazing event to bring us all together for Shabbat. (Montana is likely the only state capable of holding any event with representation from all of its progressive Jewish communities.)
Please Join us here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84217931444?pwd=di9NbmpyNzJvQ0dvY0hhTTZkRHgyUT09

– Reform Prayer Book (Siddur) availability: If you would like to have a siddur to have at home, there are several options available to you. A free, fully online version is available through the CCAR here: https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/
Additionally, a deeply discounted kindle version ($5) is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Mishkan-Tfilah-Shabbat-Reform-Siddur-ebook/dp/B016R0HSLU/

Submitted by Brian Schnitzer

A FOURTH OF JULY MESSAGE FROM BETH SHALOM IN BOZEMAN

A Fourth of July Message From Rabbi Mark Kula