Category Archives: December

CHANUKKAH ACROSS THE TREASURE STATE

On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:02 PM, Bert Chessin wrote:

Hanukkah Program Leaders,

The “Big Sky Hanukkah” program is nearly set, so I wanted to confirm each of your portions. I believe each of your choices is accommodated.

Program Elements מנהיג

  • Music Intro and Accompaniment Nancy Oyer
  • 1. Hanukkiah Lighting, 4th night Rabbi Marc Kula and Beth Shalom
  • 2. Dreidel game Great Falls (probably.) All attending need to bring a dreidel!
  • 3. Hanukkah Songs-Music Rabbi Laurie Franklin and Bert
  • 4. Dvar-Teaching Rabbi Francine Roston
  • 5. Hanukkah Story Janet Tatz
  • 6. Social Action Mitzvah Rabbi Chaim Bruk
  • 7. Hanukkah Foods Rabbi-to-Be Erik Uriarte
  • 8. Good Wishes with guest politician Not confirmed

No limit to the number that can join us. You will find the Zoom connections below.

Take note that the start time will be 5 pm.
Thank you.
Bert Chessin

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Topic: Statewide Hanukkah Celebration, sponsored by MAJCO and web-hosted by Beth Shalom
Time: Dec 13, 2020 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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AITZ CHAIM CHANUKKIAH LIGHTING FOR 2020 (5781)

  • Thursday, 12/10/2020, 24 Kislev, 5781: Erev Chanukah. We will light the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukiah at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center. If you come at 5:30.30, you’ll probably miss it, especially if it is cold.
  • Friday, 12/11/2020, 25 Kislev, 5781: First day of Chanukah. We will light the second candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Saturday, 12/12/2020, 26 Kislev, 5781: Second day of Chanukah. We will light the third candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Sunday, 12/13/2020, 27 Kislev, 5781: Third day of Chanukah. We will light the fourth candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Monday, 12/14/2020, 28 Kislev, 5781: Fourth day of Chanukah. We will light the fifth candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic center.
  • Tuesday, 12/15/2020, 29 Kislev, 5781: Fifth day of chanukah. We will light the sixth candle at the Civic Center.
  • Wednesday, 12/16/2020, 1 Tevet, 5781: Sixth day of Chanukah. We will light the seventh candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic cdenter.
  • Thursday, 12/17/2020, 2 Tevet, 5781: Seventh day of Chanukah. We will light the eighth candle at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center.
  • Friday, 12/18/2020, 3 Tevet, 5781: Eighth day of Chanukah.

**Please wear masks and social distance. No food will be provided.**

YAHRZEITS — DECEMBER, 2020

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
Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Henry Espelin Dec 1, 1984 7 Kislev, 5745 Father of Dawn Schandelson
Diane Kaplan Dec 3, 2009 16 Kislev, 5770 Mother of Kai Nealis
Beverly Tatz Dec 8, 2015 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Carl Weissman Dec 9, 1960 20 Kislev, 5721 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Irving Tatz Dec 9, 2008 12 Kislev, 5769 Father of Janet Tatz
Joseph Magalnick Dec 12, 1970 13 Kislev, 5731 Father of Elliot Magalnick
Richard Weiss Dec 12, 2000 15 Kislev, 5761 Father of Laura Weiss
Jules Cherry Dec 13, 1972 8 Tevet, 5733 Father of Don Cherry
Louis Eisenberg Dec 17, 1985 5 Tevet, 5746 Father of Sharon Eisenberg
Michael Thorne Dec 17, 2016 17 Kislev, 5777 Brother of Alan Thorne
Molly Dunaeff Dec 20, 1985 8 Tevet, 5746 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
James Levie Dec 22, 2010 15 Tevet, 5771 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Theodore Eichner Dec 30, 1970 2 Tevet, 5731 Father of Jerry Eichner
Joe Lavin
Flo Barrett Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Gertie Barrett Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Mary Alice Barrett Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Tillie Shapiro Aunt of Nadyne Weissman

CHANUKKAH ITEMS AT THE EAST WALMART

If you are out and about, you might want to check the east side Walmart. they had a big display of Chanukkah items and Kosher food. I don’t know if the Walmart by smelter has one as well, and I don’t know about Target, who usually has some things. Those are some places to check.

HANUKKAH SONGS FOR FUN

From Got Shpiel?

YAHRZEITS, TEVET 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
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Heidi Jan Berger 26 Tamuz, 5779 Ex-wife of Tom Berger, Wife of William Franklin Raley, Mother of Polly Lorien and Jake Berger
Blanche Stoll Gulko 9 Tamuz, 5779 Mother of Rabbi Ruz Gulko
Bill Hinton 4 Nisan, 5779 Husband of Susan Hinton
Roger Reichert 11 Adar I, 5779 Son of Arlyne Reichert
Theodore Eichner 2 Tevet, 5731 Father of Jerry Eichner
Louis Eisenberg 5 Tevet, 5746 Father of Sharon Eisenberg
Jules Cherry 8 Tevet, 5733 Father of Don Cherry
Molly Dunaeff

8 Tevet, 5746 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Cynthia Boyd 14 Tevet, 5769 Mother of Stephen Boyd
James Levie

15 Tevet, 5771 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Daniel E. Fischer 24 Tevet, 5764 Brother of Robert Fischer
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman 24 Tevet, 5776 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Gene Charnes 27 Tevet, 5763

Father of Joe Charnes
Alexander Fischer 28 Tevet, 5743 Father of Robert Fischer
Emma Betteti 28 Tevet, 5754 Aunt of Meriam Nagel

CHANUKIAH LIGHTING SCHEDULE for GREAT FALLS

  • Sunday, 12/22/2019, 25 Kislev, 5780, 5:30 P.M.: Erev Chanukah. We will light the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukiah at the Civic Center. If you come at 5:30.30, you’ll probably miss it, especially if it is cold.
  • Monday, 12/23/2019, 26 Kislev, 5780: First day of Chanukah. We will light the second candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday, 12/24/2019, 27 Kislev, 5780: Second day of Chanukah. We will light the third candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday, 12/25/2019, 28 Kislev, 5780: Third day of Chanukah. We will light the fourth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Thursday, 12/26/2019, 29 Kislev, 5780: Fourth day of Chanukah. We will light the fifth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M. Weather permitting, Yeshiva students Dovid and Nissen will be joining us with holiday treats and spirit, courtesy of Rabbi Chaim Bruk of Bozeman.
  • Friday, 12/27/2019, 30 Kislev, 5780: Fifth day of chanukah. We will light the sixth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M. From there we will gather at the Bethel for our annual community Chanukah party. Please bring a milchig (dairy) dish to share, a warm smile and a happy heart for family and friends, and a hearty appetite for latkes and Sufganiyot.
  • Friday, 12/27/2019, 30 Kislev, 5780: A short Shabbat service led by Wendy Weissman before the party at the Bethel.
  • Saturday, 12/28/2019, 1 Tevet, 5780: Sixth day of Chanukah. We will light the seventh candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Sunday, 12/29/2019, 2 Tevet, 5780: Seventh day of Chanukah. We will light the eighth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.m.
  • Monday, 12/30/2019, 3 Tevet, 5780: Eighth day of Chanukah.

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

MAJCo — CHAG HANUKAH SAMEACH

Six13 – A Star Wars Chanukah
“DO, OR DO NOT — THERE IS NO TRY.”

Little known fact: though Baby Yoda’s cousin delivered this sage advice to Luke Skywalker, he took his inspiration from the Maccabees. Like the Jedi years later, against all odds (never tell us the odds!) they fought off a great empire who sought their destruction.

Today, we celebrate the miracles of that time with presents, dreidels and latkes — and our tribute to the music of one of the greatest film franchises of all time. CHAG SAMEACH… may the force be with you!

HANUKKAH MESSAGE, FROM RABBI RUZ GULKO

Chag Urim Sameach – A joyous holiday of lights to all of my dear friends in Great Falls!!

During this darkest time of year and of our political insanity, let us pray for a world united by wisdom and love, with the critical recognition that there is so much more that unites us than divides us!!
💜
Love, Rabbi Ruz

NEW FILM ON RELIGIOUS JOURNEYS OF AMERICAN MILLENNIALS FROM DIVERSE FAITH BACGROUNDS

RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IN AMERICA
MILLENNIAL EXPERIENCE • INTERFAITH

Seventeen years after six diverse American teenagers shared their spiritual struggles and aspirations in a 2002 documentary, they return as adults in WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? to reveal how their beliefs have changed. Against a backdrop of growing religious polarization and disengagement, these now 33 year old subjects, including a Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Lakota and Buddhist, offer their deeply personal faith journeys, life challenges, and evolving ideas about higher powers. Visit our website for a preview of the full film.

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Filmmaker Sarah Feinbloom
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