Category Archives: Cheshvan

TRAGEDY AT ETZ CHAYIM, PITTSBURGH

October 28, 2018
Congregation Aitz Chaim (The Great Falls Hebrew Association) would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to our fellow Jews in Pittsburgh. We join you if not physically, spiritually, during this time of mourning and Shiva. As we recite the ancient words of the Kaddish, we pray that the source of comfort will comfort all those who mourn, and we send peace to all those who are bereaved.
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October 28, 2018
Dear Members and Friends of Har Shalom,

Today, our deepest condolences go to the people of Etz Chayim, Pittsburgh. I would like to invite you to attend a vigil at Har Shalom on Sunday October 28 at 4:30 pm. Let us mourn and pray for peace together.

We are reeling between anger and sorrow about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. My heart breaks for the families of those who lost loved ones and for the injuries of those who were wounded. I am exceedingly grateful to professional law enforcement for their dedication in the face of danger. At the same time, I am enraged that we have to suffer deadly, bigoted actions directed at our beloved Jewish people.

Although we are far from Pittsburgh, we feel the reverberations of this horrific mass shooting. Some of us are the children of Holocaust survivors. Some of us know that the Nazis killed our relatives in Eastern Europe. We remember, and it is painful. It is unspeakably despicable that innocent people are murdered because of their identity, simply because they are Jewish, especially in a house of worship, from a religious tradition that originated the concept of “sanctuary”. I will not hide in the face of anti-Semitism. We must affirm and celebrate our identity in a free society.

On the matter of security and the threat of copy-cat events, I spoke with the Missoula Police Department this morning. The officers in our zone will do extra drive–bys and will park in front of Har Shalom to fill out reports and make follow-up phone calls. I also communicated with our local police intelligence officer, who assures us that monitoring of local hate groups does not indicate any specific, immediate threat. I urge you to get in touch with me if you would like to share your concerns. Many, many thanks to all our non-Jewish friends who have called or written to express their solidarity. It means so much to us.

Meanwhile, we can do these things: (1) Please come to the vigil tomorrow, Sunday October 28 at 4:30 pm, and (2) Please work to undo the damage caused by hate-filled rhetoric and false conspiracy theories by modeling the opposite behavior, working in advocacy roles for our highest values, and voting.
Laurie Franklin
Spiritual Leader and Senior Rabbinic Intern
Har Shalom/Missoula, MT
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October 28, 2018
We never begin the day thinking we will learn of a tragedy, especially on Shabbat. However, we were confronted this morning with the news that shattered the very peace and rest we seek on this holy day.

As many of you are already aware, Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (home to several large and diverse Jewish communities) was in the middle of Shabbat morning services when they were attacked by an active shooter who was apparently driven by extreme anti-Semitic hatred.

It is easy to be blindsided, scared and even confused by this event. The United States is one of the safest nations in the world for Jews to live throughout the history of our people. This is why the actions carried out this morning are such a sobering reminder that bigotry, hatred, and intolerance continue to be evils we face as Jews along with others discriminated against for just trying to be who they are.

We join with other Jewish Communities around the United States and the world in mourning with the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. Many of us at CBA have personal ties to Pittsburgh or the area.

Although our sympathetic prayers seem meager in the wake of the enormous weight of this tragedy, it joins into a bigger outpouring of love, warmth and solidarity from the other Jewish communities along with the greater United States Community. This wave reminds us that light and warmth will banish darkness; without exception. As opposed to letting this event close us off from our neighbors and make us suspicious of strangers – let us take the opportunity to get to know the people around our community better. We fear what we do not know.

One thing is certain. We will not let fear dictate how we worship or live our lives. Please note that we will continue as planned with our showing of “There Are Jews Here” at the Synagogue tomorrow. We hope to see you there!

With sorrow and a prayer for everlasting peace,
Jill Salsbury
President, Congregation Beth Aaron
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October 28, 2018
Dear friends,

Shabbos in Bozeman ended a short time ago and I turned my phone on to see the horrific images out of the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Torah says that upon hearing of the untimely passing of his sons Nadav and Avihu, Aaron, Moses’ brother and High Priest, was silent. There are times where speechlessness is the sound of a deep cry, a bitter heartbreak and an unfathomable tragedy being experienced.

Please join me tomorrow at Congregation Beth Shalom, Bozeman, at 3:30 PM for a community gathering in memory of our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh and join us this upcoming Shabbos morning November 3rd for a Shabbat Prayer for Pittsburgh as our prayers and the sermon will be dedicated to Pittsburgh and our way forward as a Jewish community.

I know that so many of you are scared, broken and angry. The words of King David must always reverberate in our minds “The guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps” and may He protect our people wherever they are and may He bring comfort to the Synagogue and greater Pittsburgh community and the families who are mourning the loss of their loved ones.

Shavua Tov,

Rabbi Chaim Bruk
Director/Spiritual Leader
Chabad Lubavitch of Montana

MITZVAH DAY 2018

With just three weeks to go before Mitzvah Day 2018, you still have time to register your projects and be part of the largest single day of Jewish led social action.

Simply fill out the registration form – https://mitzvahday.org.uk/registration-form/
To be counted in, and let us know all about the great work that you do.
Every organisation is automatically entered into our awards, with a special category for international partners.
It costs nothing to be part of Mitzvah Day and helps to bring communities together from all around the world, from all faiths and none.

And remember every little act of kindness no matter how small makes a huge difference.

In the words of Rabbi Tarfon – “ It is not for you to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it”

Warmest Wishes
Debbie

Debbie Drapkin
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Mitzvah Day
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YAHRZEITS — CHESHVAN, 5779

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
Dawn Schandelson 23 Elul, 5778 Wife of Arny Schandelson, Mother of Brett and Scott Schandelson
Donald Goldman 29 Iyyar, 5778 Father of Abbee Drew, Grandfather of Cece Drew
Frances Waltman 16 Nisan, 5778 Mother of Marjorie Feldman
Queenie Crombie 3 Cheshvan, 5753 Mother of Arleen Heintzelman
Vicki Sherick Hawkesworth 9 Cheshvan, 5774 Daughter of Jack and Diane Sherick
Martin Renne 16 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Michael Renne
Celia Ross 22 Cheshvan, 5733 Great-grandmother of Cece Drew
Norman Handler 22 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Wendy Weissman
Marvin Langsam 23 Cheshvan, 5774 Brother of Helen Cherry
Leonard Weissman 29 Cheshvan, 5768 Grandfather of David Weissman, father of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann

THE SHABBos PROJECT 2018

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YAHRZEITS — OCTOBER, 2018

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
Dawn Schandelson Sep 3, 2018 23 Elul, 5778 Wife of Arny Schandelson, Mother of Brett and Scott Schandelson
Donald Goldman May 14, 2018 29 Iyyar, 5778 Father of Abbee Drew, Grandfather of Cece Drew
Frances Waltman Apr 1, 2018 16 Nisan, 5778 Mother of Marjorie Feldman
Ann Cohn Oct 4, 1987 11 Tishrei, 5748 Mother of Arlyne Reichert
Irving Fineman Oct 12, 1981 14 Tishrei, 5742 Father of Robert Fineman
Vicki Sherick Hawkesworth Oct 12, 2013 9 Cheshvan, 5774 Daughter of Jack and Diane Sherick
Roberto Naduris Oct 14, 1995 20 Tishrei, 5756 Husband of Susan Weissman
Rose Gran Oct 14, 2014 20 Tishrei, 5775
Carl Kotler Oct 15, 1993 30 Tishrei, 5754
Hattye Oppenhemer Meyer Oct 16, 1968 24 Tishrei, 5729 Grandmother of Diane Sherick
Pauline Nagel Oct 16, 2000 17 Tishrei, 5761 Mother of Meriam Nagel
Robert Klotzman Oct 17, 1995 23 Tishrei, 5756
Alex Barrett Oct 18, 1990 29 Tishrei, 5751 Father of Nadyne Weissman
Marvin Langsam Oct 27, 2013 23 Cheshvan, 5774 Brother of Helen Cherry
Celia Ross Oct 30, 1972 22 Cheshvan, 5733 Great-grandmother of Cece Drew
Queenie Crombie Oct 30, 1992 3 Cheshvan, 5753 Mother of Arleen Heintzelman

KRISTALLNACHT

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SYNAGOGUE SCREENINGS FOR MLK DAY 2018

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, Menemsha Films is the largest distributor of Jewish themed films in North America. Many of you recently licensed “The Women’s Balcony” from us for successful programming at your congregation. We have a vast catalogue of films for additional programming.

We specifically want to point out the film “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not be Silent” for the upcoming MLK Day January 15, 2018. “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent” is a documentary about the leading rabbi in 1930’s Berlin who emigrated to America. Rabbi Prinz became one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest confidantes and spoke just prior to Martin Luther King at the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 . Rabbi Prinz’ address has been widely acclaimed throughout the history of the civil rights movement and is remembered for its contention that in the face of discrimination, “the most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence.”

In this time of racial tension, Rabbi Prinz is a leading example of empathy and taking action in the face of prejudice, standing up for those oppressed and living a righteous life.

Here is the link for the trailer for “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent”.

For more information on Rabbi Prinz and to read the transcript of his speech, please see the website at http://www.joachimprinz.com/index.htm.

Please let me know if you would like a link to preview the film.

Best,
Heidi


Menemsha Films
Heidi Bogin Oshin
2601 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 100
Santa Monica, California 90405
Tel 310.452.1775
Fax 310.452.3740
heidio@menemshafilms.com
http://www.menemshafilms.com

WELCOME TO THE NEW JEWISHSOURCE.COM

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I’M NOT IGNORING YOU, MOM! BY RABBI CHAIM

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