Category Archives: 5781

YAHRZEITS — AUGUST, 2021

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
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
Bashe Fagenberg Aug 30, 1925 10 Elul, 5685 Great-Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman

JEWISH WEEKEND WITH RABBI RUZ — JULY 30–AUGUST 2, 2021 (20-22 av, 5781)

Don’t forget that Rabbi Ruz will be here this week end.

  • Friday evening, 07/30/2021, 7:00PM.: Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Ruz at The Bethel. **MASKS ARE REQUIRED.**
  • Saturday morning, 07/31/2021, 10:30AM: Torah Study led by Rabbi Ruz at The Bethel. **MASKS ARE REQUIRED.**
  • Saturday evening, 07/31/2021, 5:30PM: Adult discussion led by Rabbi Ruz at The Bethel. **MASKS ARE REQUIRED.**
  • Sunday, 08/01/2021: TBA

Due to the rise in Covid cases from the Delta variant, masks and social distancing are required indoors.

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

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

Jewish Weekend with Rabbi Ruz2021 5781
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

  • Friday evening, 07/30/2021, 7:00PM.: Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Ruz at The Bethel.
  • Saturday morning, 07/31/2021, 10:30AM: Torah Study led by Rabbi Ruz at The Bethel
  • Saturday evening, 07/31/2021, 5:30PM: Adult discussion led by Rabbi Ruz at The Bethel.
  • Sunday, 08/01/2021: TBA

Current church guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

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

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND’S TOO-LATE APOLOGY TO THE JEWS

From AISH.COM

ANOTHER HIKING OPPORTUNITY

Wendy and I have been talking about organizing another hike for anyone interested. Sunday hike to Our Lake (aka Hidden Lake) in the Bob. We’ll have to leave a bit on the early side, trailhead is near Choteau.

Should be gorgeous views. There are two big waterfalls on the hike and often mountain goats on trail. Dogs OK as long as they are under owners control. 7 mile loop with only 1,500 foot elevation gain on the entire hike. Wendy and I will both have bear spray. Recommended for everyone in that area.

Let me or Wendy know if anyone is interested. I did put it out there on the hiking group FB page, also. Wendy and I will go regardless.

Aaron Weissman
aaron@weissman.com

P.S. For anyone joining us on the Our Lake hike this Sunday, July 18, meet at my house (315 4th Ave N) at 7am. It’s about a 2 hour drive to the trailhead.

Please bring your 10 essentials and lunch. There should be a few opportunities to refill water bottles if you have water filtration equipment. Otherwise, bring enough water for a 7 mile hike.

Plan on leaving for the trailhead at 7, starting hiking at 9 and returning to the trailhead about 3pm.

DEVARIM 5781: PEACE, NOT PIECES — RABBI YITZCHAK ZWEIG

EDITOR’S NOTE: Brought to my attention by Jerry Weissman.

From Aich.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Known for his brilliant and thought-provoking lectures, Rabbi Zweig has inspired thousands through his teaching and widely disseminated recordings. His keen, analytical approach challenges students of all ages, giving them a greater understanding and love for Torah. In 1974 he founded the highly successful Talmudic University in Miami Beach, Florida, and continues to serve as the dean today. Ordained at Ner Israel Rabbinical College, he was a devoted student of Rabbi Yaacov Yitzchak Ruderman, z”l and Rabbi Yaacov Weinberg z”l. While in Maryland, he also attended John Hopkins University and studied law at University of Maryland. Rabbi Zweig is a much sought after lecturer and speaker; in recent years he has been a scholar-in-residence in over fifty national and international cities.

YAHRZEITS — AV, 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
Arleen Heintzelman 3 Kislev, 5781
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
Ann Belfert 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Anne Nagel-Harris 23 Av, 5755 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Walter Greenspan 23 Av, 5772
Sidney Dunaeff 25 Av, 5736 Uncle of Meriam Nagel

YAHRZEITS — JULY, 2021

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
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 Boyd
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
Blanche Stoll Gulko Jul 12, 2019 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
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
Heidi Jan Berger Jul 29, 2019 26 Tamuz, 5779

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder about the Kabbalat Chabbat lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, July 2, 2021, (22 Tamuz, 5781), at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Masks will be voluntary and are recommended if persons are or have been ill, or if people are more comfortable wearing them.
  • Social Distancing would still be appreciated.
  • Food or beverages will be allowed upon request. Council will review requests.
  • All contact surfaces must be wiped down with a sanitization product before leaving.
  • Any additional expense incurred due to requirements for additional sanitization of the facilities, or part of, shall be paid by the responsible parties involved.

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

Hope to see as many of you there as possible, now that we may be getting a temporary reprieve from the pandemic.

DUES AND DON’TS

As we begin to emerge from the devastating effects of the pandemic and plan more face to face gatherings and events, the Great Falls Hebrew Association needs your financial assistance. Money (and love) make the world go round, and we would like you to share a little of yours with us so that we can build and sustain a strong and thriving Jewish community, and perpetuate the legacy left to us by those Jews who came before us and built an oasis of Judaism in a desert land.

Aitz Chaim is the only organized Jewish community in north-Central Montana. We would like to be able to engage a rabbi for services more than once or twice a year, and to organize events which celebrate and share our Jewish culture and heritage with each other and those around us. Without your financial support, none of this is possible. Your financial donation empowers us to continue to bring yiddishkeit to north-central Montana.

We can’t do much without consistent dues paying members, and more of them. The more we do and the more we plan to do, the more Jews will come to celebrate their life cycle events with us, and build and strengthen our community. We ask for annual membership commitments in the amount of $250 per individual and $500 per family. That’s less than $22.00 per month per individual or $42.00 per month per family. If you set up recurring automatic payments with your bank or financial institution, you will have one less thing to worry about, (just set it and forget it), and you probably won’t even miss those monthly withdrawals. Of course, any additional tax-deductible donation is always welcome and appreciated.

You can donate to us by sending your check to the following address:
Great Falls Hebrew Association
525 Central Avenue, Suite L8
Great Falls, MT 59401.

So, as we go forward, keep these things in mind.

  • Due pay your dues.
  • Don’t hesitate.
  • Due get involved.
  • Don’t be shy.
  • Due put on your thinking caps and help us plan events.
  • Don’t bee too tired or too busy.
  • Due put on your kippa and come to services.
  • Don’t let another day go by without celebrating your special heritage and passing it on to your children and grandchildren.
  • Due be constantly looking for ways to practice Tikkun Olam.
  • Don’t forget that one of the ways you can do this is to pay your dues.

It all makes a circle that starts and ends with you. We can’t do this without you. Thank you.