Category Archives: 5782

WEAR A YELLOW DAFFODIL ON APRIL 19

Wanting to share with you this project of the POLIN museum in Warsaw.
I encourage you to share this information with your community and make a yellow daffodil, and wear it on April 19
Marcia

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) and its partners will again commemorate the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and will hand out thousands of yellow daffodil pins on the streets of Warsaw and many other cities worldwide. Their volunteers will tell passers-by the history of the Uprising, recalling that it is our common heritage – regardless of nationality or religion.

Daffodils are associated with Marek Edelman, the last commander of the Jewish Combat Organization. Every year on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising he placed daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland and at other sites associated with the extermination of Jews.

Daffodils campaign was initiated by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in 2013 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Yellow daffodil became well-recognized and legible symbol of remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. On 19 April over a thousand volunteers will be handing out paper daffodils — a symbol of the memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising heroes — to passers-by in the streets of Warsaw. This year, they plan to distribute 368,000 paper flowers, thus pointing to the number of Jews residing in Warsaw prior to the outbreak of World War Two.

You too can make and wear a yellow daffodil on/around April 19
Follow the instructions on the website to make the daffodils:
https://polin.pl/en/Warsawghettouprising
You are also invited to post your daffodils on social media and the POLIN site to be a part of they global project

Thank you for your participation
Marcia

Marcia Tatz Wollner, MA, MSW
Director, Western Region March of the Living
marcia@motlthewest.org
858-395-3590

YAHRZEITS — NISAN, 5782

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
Don Cherry 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Rae Lind 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Diane Sherick 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
Heidi Espelin 2 Nisan, 5746
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
Janet Woodcock Getzenberg 7 Nisan, 5765</td

Mother of Anne Getzenberg
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

FROM THE GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE

GREAT FALLS IS NO PLACE FOR HATE TO FLOURISH

MONTANA’S EARLY JEWISH COMMUNITIES: A HISTORICAL PRESENTATION

Award-winning author and historian Ellen Baumler will be talking about “Montana’s Early Jewish Communities” in presentation at the Montana Historical Society in Helena at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

If you can’t make it in person, you can watch a livestream of the program via the MTHS YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtHistoricalSociety It will also be made available later on the MHTS YouTube channel for viewing at your leisure.

Submitted by Janet Tatz

Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey– Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation

Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey
Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation

Rabbi Mark Kula, currently serves Missoula, Billings, and other Jewish communities in the West

Rev. Jessica Crist, retired Bishop of the Montana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Join Montana Jewish Project
on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 4-5pm MDT on Zoom
REGISTER HERE

THE ECOLOGY OF PASSOVER

Montana Jewish Project presents:

THE ECOLOGY OF PASSOVER:
A conversation with Rabbi Ellen Bernstein

Rabbi Bernstein is a pioneer in the field of religion and ecology. She founded Shomrei Adamah, Keepers of the Earth, the first national Jewish environmental organization.

Rabbi Bernstein will discuss her unique spiritual journey, her teachings on ecology and the Hebrew Bible, and her thoughts on incorporating an ecological perspective into
a Seder. Bring your questions!

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4-5pm MDT on Zoom
REGISTER HERE

SHABBAT ZACHOR WITH MAOR ACROSS MONTANA

REMEMBERING AMALEK ON THE SHABBAT BEFORE PURIM AND WHY
SHABBAT ZACHOR ACROSS MONTANA with MAOR
When: Friday, March 11, 2022, 2 Adar 8, 5782
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Zoom
JOIN US
Meeting ID: 850 2153 3831
Passcode: 48ZzaB

P P’shat (Literal Sense) – what do these words mean literally? Rabbi Mark Kula
R Remez (Allusion) – what do these words allude to? Rabbi Ed Stafman
D D’rash (Interpretation) – what might we take away from this reading? Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz
S Sod (Secret) – what deeper truth do these words reveal? Rabbi Laurie Franklin

plus songs and prayers
Please join us.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY PESACH SEDER

The annual Aitz Chaim community Seder will be held Saturday evening, April 16, 2022, at Clark and Lewie’s at the O�Haire Motor Inn, 17 7th Street South, at 5:30 P.M. That is in just a few short weeks!

The Seder will be a multi-media affair, including music and lots of fun, and will be led by Stephen Boyd

The meal will be a multi course dinner including matzo ball soup, salad, brisket, chicken, potato, vegetable, and dessert. The total price is still to be determined, but will be at least $36 per member and probably more like $50. the more participants we get, the lower the price. We probably have 15 confirmed participants, and if we get ten or fifteen more, we may be able to get a lower price per person. Kids 3 and under are free. A vegetarian entree will be made available upon request one week in advance.

Payment is expected in advance unless other arrangements have been made. Please be aware you will be responsible for the cost if you do not attend and have not canceled prior to April 8.

Please get your reservations in ASAP! We will need to get the count to the caterer by no later than April 8.

Please RSVP ASAP to Aaron Weissman, 406-868-8982, or aaron@weissman.com
or use our handy registration form REGISTER HERE FOR OUR AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY SEDER

and your payment to Congregation Aitz Chaim, C/O Wendy Weissman, CPA, 525 Central Avenue, Suite L8, Great Falls, MT 59401-3271. , .

Looking forward to seeing you there!

GET READY FOR PURIM AND PESACH WITH THE MONTANA JEWISH PROJECT

The Montana Jewish Project, the non-profit formed to purchase the old Helena Synagogue to use as a Jewish Cultural Center, is hosting three statewide free virtual events to help inspire your Purim and Pesach preparations.

Baking Hamantaschen — Sunday, March 13, 2022, 10 Adar II, 5782
On Sunday, March 13 at 2pm, join Montana Jewish Project and Harvest of the Month for a Purim cooking class!
Montana Jewish Project will lead the hamantaschen baking, and Harvest of the Month will share with us about how to shop for and use the harvest of the month, whole grains.
You can follow along in your own kitchen; the ingredient list and recipes will be sent in advance.
We will have gluten free and vegan options!
REGISTER HERE

The Ecology of Passover — Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2 Adar 24, 5782
On Sunday, March 27, from 4-5pm, The Montana Jewish Project (MJP) is hosting Rabbi Ellen Bernstein for The Ecology of Passover, an hour-long online conversation. Rabbi Bernstein will discuss her unique spiritual journey, her teachings on ecology and the Hebrew Bible, and her thoughts on incorporating an ecological perspective into a Seder. Bring your questions! REGISTER HERE

Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey. Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation Sunday, april 3, 2022, 2 Nisan, 5782
On Sunday, April 3, from 4-5pm, The Montana Jewish Project (MJP) is hosting a moderated discussion, Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey. (Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation) featuring Rabbi Mark Kula and retired Lutheran Bishop Jessica Crist. Rabbi Kula and Bishop Crist will discuss interfaith engagement around Passover. Many of Montana’s Jews live with partners of another faith tradition (or of none), and many Christians (as individuals or congregations) now incorporate or are interested in including a Seder as part of their Easter preparation. Rabbi Kula and Bishop Crist will explore some of the questions and sensitivities that arise around this topic, and will take audience questions.
REGISTER HERE

LIFE CAN CHANGE ON A MOMENT’S NOTICE

On Saturday morning, March 5, Devorah Werner was rushed by a neighbor to the Benefis emergency room and underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix.

She commented, “Isn’t it weird that I was fine for Friday night services, and then boom.” She will be in the hospital for a few days.

She would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. You may text her (text only, no calls, please), at 281-972:5716, or email her at energyrestore@gmail.com

We all wish Devorah a complete and speedy recovery.