Category Archives: August
For the High Holidays this year, Congregation B’nai Israel is honored to be led by Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith. Rabbi Lynne headed Temple Emanu-el in Dothan Alabama from her ordination in 2007 until her retirement in 2017. Temple Emanu-el was one of four Congregations featured along with B’nai Israel in the documentary, There Are Jews Here. Rabbi Lynne is married and has two adult children. Her husband, Rob, will be accompanying her to Butte. We know her experience and knowledge will bring us new perspectives and be a great benefit to us.
Below is our High Holidays Schedule. Please forward this email to anyone you think would be interested or would like to attend.
Sun Sept. 9, 2018 Erev Rosh Hashana 7:30 PM
Mon Sept. 10, 2018 Rosh Hashana Day 10:00 AM
Tue Sept. 18, 2018 Kol Nidre 7:30 PM
Wed Sept. 19, 2018 Yom Kippur10:00 AM
Wed Sept. 19, 2018 Yizkor 1:00 PM
Wed Sept. 19, 2018 N’Elah 4:00 PM
No Host Breakfast following N’Elah will be at Lydia’s Supper Club. Please call Mike Rudolph (406)782-2100 for reservations.
My name is Mark Kula and I am a Rabbi in Miami. We are relocating to Missoula in a couple of weeks as my wife begins her job as Director of Choral activities at the University.
I am interested in learning more about Jewish life in Montana and opportunities for me to serve as a Rabbi, Cantor, Jewish educator. My CV is attached.
If people are in need of a Rabbi, Jewish educator, Bnai Mitzvah guide, and other life cycle event facilitator, I would make myself available and am willing to travel.
Interestingly, my wife’s family actually immigrated to Montana exactly 100 years ago in 1918. They eventually migrated to Chicago.
We are excited about this new chapter in our lives. As we are committed to our Jewish lives, and have a 4 and 2 year old, we strive to celebrate Judaism with our new communities.
I look forward to being in contact, talking and meeting in the near future.
Beevracha. With much blessing.
Rabbi Mark Kula
Registration is now open for Mitzvah Day 2018
Sunday November 18th
Be a part of the largest Jewish led day of Social Action
On Mitzvah Day, we give our time, not our money, to make a difference to the community around us. We introduce people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities setting up projects which address real needs. Jewish led, we bring people of other faiths, and none to volunteer side by side, with fun and laughter, with our community, to get to know each other.
2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Mitzvah Day – the largest Jewish led day of global social action, and with your support we are looking to include an even greater number of communities. Guided by the Jewish values of tikkun olam, gemilut chasadim and tzedek, our vision is of Jews and non-Jews coming together to build more cohesive neighbourhoods and to strengthen civil society.
Register now to join with us, and Jewish communities across the globe on Sunday 18th November 2018 and be a part of something amazing!
Now is the time to put on your thinking caps and start planning your social action projects such as organizing collections for your local shelters,visiting the elderly, helping the needy and vulnerable, reaching out to our neighbours of all faiths and none, and much much more.
Together we can make a difference!
To find out more please email
Donald Goldman, Abby Drew’s father, passed away on May 14, 2018. He may be buried in Sun City, AZ.
On March 13, 2018, Abby married Alvin Syrovatka. They are living in Torington, WY.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.
|English Date of Passing||Hebrew Date of Passing||Deceased Relationship to
|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|
As I am sure many of you have already heard, this morning’s Supreme Court deliberations did not result in any concrete decision. However, the Supreme Court Justices sent a very clear message to the government, strongly advising them to unfreeze the resolution. As Chief Justice Miriam Naor said, “something frozen can also be melted.”
The deliberations this morning lasted for over two hours, during which the Government representatives tried to convince the court that their commitment to building an egalitarian platform was met. The Justices did not accept this argument.
We were prepared for the fact that a final decision would not be made this morning. In any case, we intend to continue our highly intense campaign over the next couple of months. The Supreme Court Justices clearly indicated today that if the government still refuses to implement the resolution, the court will eventually intervene. We have strong reason to believe that this intervention will be in our favor and force the government to do as they agreed upon over a year and a half ago.
There is no doubt that this is a long and daunting process, but we continue believing that in the end, we will reach the “promised land.”
For a more detailed update on today’s proceedings, Click here.
Rabbi Gilad Kariv
President and CEO
Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism
The Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is the umbrella organization of all the Reform communities and institutions in Israel.
We seek to integrate Jewish tradition with the realities of modern life, and believe in the right of each individual to shape their own Jewish way of life through a process of study and reflection. The Reform movement emphasizes the commandments concerning relations between humans, religious tolerance, and full equality between women and men in the synagogue and in all walks of life.