Category Archives: August

ROSH HASHANAH SALAD: A FRESH TAKE ON ANCIENT FLAVORS

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, 08/30/2021

ROSH HASHANAH SCHEDULE 5782

Rosh Hashanah Schedule 2021 — 5782
Please mark your calendars for this upcoming event.

  • Monday evening, 09/06/2021, 7:00 P.M.: Arev Rosh Hashanah Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel.
  • Tuesday morning, 09/07/2021, 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.: Rosh Hashanah Morning Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel
  • Tuesday afternoon, 09/07/2021, 12:30 P.M.-ish: Tashlich at Giant Springs Heritage State Park
  • Lunch TBA

Rabbi Ruz has asked that all attendees be vaccinated and masked, and that social distancing be observed.

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

The address for Giant Springs Heritage State Park is 4803 Giant Springs Road. Click here for driving directions.

HELENA SYNAGOGUE TOUR

From Wendy Weissman:

The Helena Jewish community is trying to purchase back the old synagogue that is now office spaces. They want to buy it and renovate it.

They are just in the beginning stages of this process, and have formed a non profit called the Phoenix Project, of which I am the treasurer. Right now they are giving tours of the old synagogue and getting ideas of what types of renovations it could use and how to best use the space. And of course, they are starting some fundraising.

I thought we could all caravan down to Helena and tour the synagogue. The Helena Jewish community has offered to host us for a short meet and greet outside the synagogue.

I am throwing out a date that works for the Helena community – how does Sunday September 19th at 2 PM sound for a tour? We can carpool or caravan down to Helena for the day. We could do our tour at 2 and then the Helena community would meet us at 3. We can either do dinner in Helena or just head back to Great Falls.

Thoughts??? I tentatively booked us a tour for that date when I was doing some treasury work with the President today…. If that date doesn’t work, throw out some other dates and I will coordinate with the Helena community to see if it will work, but this date seemed to work for them. I want to do this sooner rather than later so I don’t have to drive in the snow…

Wendy

DIANE MEYER SHERICK, JUNE 10, 1942 — AUGUST 13, 2021, (25 SIVAN, 5702 — 6 ELUL, 5781), OBITUARY

The Aitz Chaim community sends sincere condolences to Jack and family.
FROM THE GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE
FROM WAYWYNEN-RICHARDS FUNERAL HOME IN BUTTE, MT.

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

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.

YAHRZEITS, ELUL 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
Gary Ray Holsclaw 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Norman Nagel 11 Elul, 5736 Father of Meriam Nagel
William Meyer 21 Elul, 5726 Grandfather of Diane Sherick
Harriet Renne 22 Elul, 5769 Mother of Michael Renne
Joe Barrett 28 Elul, 5753 Uncle of Nadyne Weissman
Zel Lana Jenings 28 Elul, 5766 Niece of Diane Sherick

DON’T MISS PART II OF THIS SPECIAL ZOOM PROGRAM FROM ISRAEL 8:00AM SUNDAY MORNING, 08/16/2020

Don’t miss Part II of this special program from Israel by Rabbi Ervin Birnbaum, a 92-year-old passenger who survived the journey of The Exodus in 1947.

Eye Witness Testimony
The amazing story of “Exodus 1947” – the ship that launched a nation

Part II: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 8:00AM MDT, 10:00AM EDT, 5:00PM IDT
Join Zoom Meeting

Submitted by Natalie Fisher Guerin

HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY, ELLIOTT MAGALNICK!

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is condensed from a post on Caring Bridge, where Elliott’s son Joel has been posting updates about his dad from time to time. (see article on past rabbis in The Ram’s Horn.) It would be nice to send a card.

Elliott’s got a big birthday coming
Journal entry by Joel Magalnick — August 10

Hi everyone,

I realize it has been over a year and a half since I last posted, so I thought I’d give an update. Overall he appears to be doing quite well. He has been largely stable for the past couple years with some ups and downs here and there. With the onset of Covid, he has been more or less in lockdown in his room at Brookdale, but starting to venture out a little more for meals in a physically distanced cafeteria.

Since visitors aren’t allowed in the building he has gotten a few visits from friends through the window, where they chat with masks on at a six-foot distance.

… Believe it or not, the old man turns 75 next Wednesday, August 19th. It would be great if you could call or stop by. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as just picking up the phone and reaching him. He has trouble using his phone, even if it does ring, so to have a chat you’ll need to reach out to Brookdale directly at 303-364-7149 and have them come to the room with the phone. They prefer that you set up time to do the call or you even set up a Zoom chat, which the front desk can facilitate.

…Brookdale is at 150 Quebec St. in Denver, 80230.

He would love to have visitors! Stay healthy everyone.

Joel

DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL ZOOM PROGRAM FROM ISRAEL at 8:00AM SUNDAY MORNING, 08/09/2020

Shalom,

Here is Zoom information for an incredible program on Sunday. My 92-year-old Rabbi was on the Exodus and this program will talk about it. Rabbi Birnbaum is beyond incredible as is his entire family. He is originally from Slovakia and was liberated at the age of 14 – he’ll tell the story on Sunday. It will be fun to see you if you join in on the Zoom. Here you go.

Eye Witness Testimony
The amazing story of “Exodus 1947” – the ship that launched a nation

Part I: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 8:00AM MDT, 10:00AM EDT, 5:00PM IDT
Part II: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 8:00AM MDT, 10:00AM EDT, 5:00PM IDT
Join Zoom Meeting. Use this same link for both days.

Submitted by Natalie Fisher Guerin