Category Archives: 5781

CHANUKKAH ACROSS THE TREASURE STATE

On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:02 PM, Bert Chessin wrote:

Hanukkah Program Leaders,

The “Big Sky Hanukkah” program is nearly set, so I wanted to confirm each of your portions. I believe each of your choices is accommodated.

Program Elements מנהיג

  • Music Intro and Accompaniment Nancy Oyer
  • 1. Hanukkiah Lighting, 4th night Rabbi Marc Kula and Beth Shalom
  • 2. Dreidel game Great Falls (probably.) All attending need to bring a dreidel!
  • 3. Hanukkah Songs-Music Rabbi Laurie Franklin and Bert
  • 4. Dvar-Teaching Rabbi Francine Roston
  • 5. Hanukkah Story Janet Tatz
  • 6. Social Action Mitzvah Rabbi Chaim Bruk
  • 7. Hanukkah Foods Rabbi-to-Be Erik Uriarte
  • 8. Good Wishes with guest politician Not confirmed

No limit to the number that can join us. You will find the Zoom connections below.

Take note that the start time will be 5 pm.
Thank you.
Bert Chessin

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Topic: Statewide Hanukkah Celebration, sponsored by MAJCO and web-hosted by Beth Shalom
Time: Dec 13, 2020 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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AITZ CHAIM CHANUKKIAH LIGHTING FOR 2020 (5781)

  • Thursday, 12/10/2020, 24 Kislev, 5781: Erev Chanukah. We will light the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukiah at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center. If you come at 5:30.30, you’ll probably miss it, especially if it is cold.
  • Friday, 12/11/2020, 25 Kislev, 5781: First day of Chanukah. We will light the second candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Saturday, 12/12/2020, 26 Kislev, 5781: Second day of Chanukah. We will light the third candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Sunday, 12/13/2020, 27 Kislev, 5781: Third day of Chanukah. We will light the fourth candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Monday, 12/14/2020, 28 Kislev, 5781: Fourth day of Chanukah. We will light the fifth candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic center.
  • Tuesday, 12/15/2020, 29 Kislev, 5781: Fifth day of chanukah. We will light the sixth candle at the Civic Center.
  • Wednesday, 12/16/2020, 1 Tevet, 5781: Sixth day of Chanukah. We will light the seventh candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic cdenter.
  • Thursday, 12/17/2020, 2 Tevet, 5781: Seventh day of Chanukah. We will light the eighth candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Friday, 12/18/2020, 3 Tevet, 5781: Eighth day of Chanukah.

**Please wear masks and social distance. No food will be provided.**

YAHRZEITS — DECEMBER, 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
Arleen Heintzelman Nov 19, 2020 3 Kislev, 5781
Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Henry Espelin Dec 1, 1984 7 Kislev, 5745 Father of Dawn Schandelson
Diane Kaplan Dec 3, 2009 16 Kislev, 5770 Mother of Kai Nealis
Beverly Tatz Dec 8, 2015 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Carl Weissman Dec 9, 1960 20 Kislev, 5721 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Irving Tatz Dec 9, 2008 12 Kislev, 5769 Father of Janet Tatz
Joseph Magalnick Dec 12, 1970 13 Kislev, 5731 Father of Elliot Magalnick
Richard Weiss Dec 12, 2000 15 Kislev, 5761 Father of Laura Weiss
Jules Cherry Dec 13, 1972 8 Tevet, 5733 Father of Don Cherry
Louis Eisenberg Dec 17, 1985 5 Tevet, 5746 Father of Sharon Eisenberg
Michael Thorne Dec 17, 2016 17 Kislev, 5777 Brother of Alan Thorne
Molly Dunaeff Dec 20, 1985 8 Tevet, 5746 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
James Levie Dec 22, 2010 15 Tevet, 5771 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Theodore Eichner Dec 30, 1970 2 Tevet, 5731 Father of Jerry Eichner
Joe Lavin
Flo Barrett Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Gertie Barrett Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Mary Alice Barrett Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Tillie Shapiro Aunt of Nadyne Weissman

CHANUKKAH ITEMS AT THE EAST WALMART

If you are out and about, you might want to check the east side Walmart. they had a big display of Chanukkah items and Kosher food. I don’t know if the Walmart by smelter has one as well, and I don’t know about Target, who usually has some things. Those are some places to check.

HANUKKAH SONGS FOR FUN

From Got Shpiel?

ARLEEN HEINTZELMAN OBITUARY

Our deepest condolences to the family of Arleen Heintzelman. May her memory be for a blessing from generation to generation. From Schnider Funeral Home

YAHRZEITS — KISLEV, 5781

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
Gary Ray Holsclaw 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Dr. Daniel Foxman 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Henry Espelin 7 Kislev, 5745 Father of Dawn Schandelson
Irving Tatz 12 Kislev, 5769 Father of Janet Tatz
Joseph Magalnick 13 Kislev, 5731 Father of Elliot Magalnick
Richard Weiss 15 Kislev, 5761 Father of Laura Weiss
Diane Kaplan 16 Kislev, 5770 Mother of Kai Nealis
Carl Weissman 20 Kislev, 5721 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Beverly Tatz 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Sarah Barrett 30 Kislev, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss

REQUEST FROM STUDENT RABBI ERIK L. URIARTE, BETH AARON, BILLINGS

Since August of 2017, I’ve been serving as the student Rabbi for Congregation Beth Aaron and I’ve been a resident of the state since May 2018. I am also currently in my final year of Rabbinic School at Hebrew Union College, the seminary of the Union for Reform Judaism.

In these last three and a half years of serving this community, I’ve come to meet, and learn a lot about, Jewish communities in Montana. I’ve been fascinated by the rich and amazing history of Judaism in Montana. I’ve been amazed at the tenacity of the Jewish spirit that has held many communities together for decades, and even over a century in some places; all while separated by hundreds of miles from major urban and Jewish centers in the rest of the United States.

It is with this in mind that I’ve decided that for my final thesis work to fulfill my educational obligations for ordination, that I will be engaging in a study of Jews and Judaism as it stands now in Montana. There have been many demographic studies of Jewish populations in the United States, including rural and historical communities, however, all of these have focused on communities in places like the South or the upper Northeast, where small Jewish populations still have support from larger urban Jewish communities and infrastructure an hour or two away. This is not the case here in Montana.

I would appreciate it very much if you could take 15-20 minutes to complete this online survey NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 30th.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at (406) 413-5367, or by emailing me at uriarte.huc@gmail.com.

If you are unable to complete the survey online, but would still like to complete it, I am happy to schedule a time to take your answers over the phone if you contact me by phone or email.

Thank you very much for your time and participation,

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

VIENNA TERRORIST ATTACK NEAR SYNAGOGUE

https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/vienna-terror-attack-nov-2-live-updates/index.html

YAHRZEITS — NOVEMBER, 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
Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Ethel M. Shapiro Nov 1, 2016 30 Tishrei, 5777 Aunt of terry Thal
Leonard Weissman Nov 10, 2007 29 Cheshvan, 5768 Grandfather of David Weissman, father of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann.
Martin Renne Nov 14, 2000 16 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Michael Renne
Dr. Daniel Foxman Nov 19, 2001 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Norman Handler Nov 20, 2000 22 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Wendy Weissman