Category Archives: January

SEVEN POINTS OF LIGHT! BY RABBI CHAIM BRUK

Seven points of light!
Rabbi Chaim Bruk

“Rabbi, Is the Torah just for the Jews?”. That is a question that I am asked all the time. The answer is an unequivocal “no”. There are six-hundred-and-thirteen Mitzvos in the Torah that G-d commanded to the Jew and seven that He commanded to Adam and Noah for all of humankind. Earlier this week, after months of tedious and collaborative editing, we published a beautiful brochure and website to share these seven laws with our fellow Montanans and people around the world eager to learn about these values. I pray that it succeeds and that we merit a world with more holiness, civility and humanity.
In this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, we read about the Jewish women, led by Miriam the Prophetess, who sang songs accompanied by instruments galore after the splitting of the sea of reeds. Where did they acquire instruments one-week after the exodus? Our sages explain that during the enslavement, despite watching their children, even babies, being abused by the cruel Egyptians, they never gave up hope on the impending redemption. At their core, the bedrock of their existence, was a foundational belief in G-d, in Moses, in a bright future, so they set aside whatever instruments they could get a hold of, so that when they are freed, they’d have a way to express their joy.
On Monday we will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. who once said, “our capacity to deal creatively with shattered dreams is ultimately determined by our faith in G-d”. He was so right. Each individual, every society, needs a solid foundation on which we can rely to carry us through changing times, even extremely challenging eras. The seven Noahide laws are universal values that have withstood the test of time and are eternal in nature. Miriam and her ensemble of women taught us that with the right values, core beliefs, redemption is not only a possibility or probability, but a reality.
Study these seven and share it with the world!

YAHRZEITS — SCH’VAT, 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 may we be a 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
Alfred Fischer Breslauer 1 Sh’vat, 5731 Father of Bruce Breslauer
Dorothy Barer 1 Sh’vat, 5769 Mother of Michael Barer
Kikki Schandelson 4 Sh’vat, 5739 Stepmother of Arnold Schandelson
Jack Irving Barrett 8 Sh’vat, 5766 Uncle of Nadyne Weissman
Joel Eisenberg 10 Sh’vat, 5742 Brother of Sharon Eisenberg
Fanny Litvin 15 Sh’vat, 5751 Aunt of Donald Nyman
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Edith Wasserman 19 Sh’vat, 5752 Mother of Miriam Wolf
Perle Weissman 19 Sh’vat, 5768 Mother of Jerry, Irving, Toby Jane, Lauren, and Susan Weissman
Bess Cherry 22 Sh’vat, 5755 Mother of Don Cherry
Harold “Rick” Reichert 23 Sh’vat, 5728 Husband of Arlyne Reichert
Diane Magalnick 23 Sh’vat, 5762 Wife of Elliot Magalnick
Ruth Heyman Stormwind 27 Sch’vat, 5762 Wife of Norman Harold Stormwind
Sylvia Goldman 27 Sch’vat, 5777 Grandmother of Ceecee Drew

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT

This is a reminder of the Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Devorah Werner on the first Friday of the month, January 7, 2022, 5 Schevat, 5782, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel.

As discussed and approved by the church council on June 8, 2021, all organizations that are using the facilities will be required to follow all the current use guidelines or any new guidelines adopted by the church council or as mandated by any federal, state or local government agency.

Current 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 — JANUARY, 2022

January, 2022
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
Don Cherry NOV 29, 2021 25 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVE, KAREN, AND DOUG CHERRY
Rae Lind Oct 12, 2021 6 Cheshvan, 5782 Wife of Michael Renne
Diane Sherick Aug 13, 2021 10 Elul, 5781 Wife of Jack Sherick, Mother of Michael Sherick and Heidi Cech
Sarah Barrett Jan 1, 1968 30 Kislev, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Gene Charnes Jan 1, 2003 27 Tevet, 5763 Father of Joe Charnes
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman Jan 5, 2016 24 Tevet, 5776 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Cynthia Boyd Jan 10, 2009 14 Tevet, 5769 Mother of Stephen Boyd
Emma Betteti Jan 11, 1994 28 Tevet, 5754 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Dr. Alexander Fischer Jan 13, 1983 28 Tevet, 5743 Father of Robert Fischer
Dr. Daniel E. Fischer Jan 18, 2004 24 Tevet, 5764 Brother of Robert Fischer
Bess Cherry Jan 23, 1995 22 Sh’vat, 5755 Mother of Don Cherry
Edith Wasserman Jan 24, 1992 19 Sh’vat, 5752 Mother of Miriam Wolf
Perle Weissman Jan 26, 2008 19 Sh’vat, 5768 Mother of Jerry, Irving, Lauren, Susan, and Toby Jane Weissman
Dorothy Barer Jan 26, 2009 1 Sh’vat, 5769 Mother of Michael Barer
Alfred Fischer Breslauer Jan 27, 1971 1 Sh’vat, 5731 Father of Bruce Breslauer
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin Jan 29, 2015 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Fanny Litvin Jan 30, 1991 15 Sh’vat, 5751 Aunt of Donald Nyman

SAD NEWS FROM THE BRESLAUERS

EDITOR’S NOTE: We received word today that Bruce’s sister Kathryn (Kay) Payne died last night at the age of 87, after a long illness. She was a wonderful lady.

The following is an excerpt from a lovely email sent to the family by Roland, her husband of sixty years.

During these last few years, I’ve become more conscious of what a wonderful woman she was. She raised three really nice boys, volunteered a lot of time supporting them in their sports and school work; she enjoyed her grandchildren; she got along well with all her daughters-in-law; she volunteered for several community activities and was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year jointly for Los Altos and Los Altos Hills; she and five other ladies initiated the Art Docent Program for the Los Altos elementary schools that continues even now, and incidentally helped form the Leo Group of good friends that still do things together; she was an art docent for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for some 35 years, receiving the 2012 McNeil Volunteer Award from their Board of Directors; was an all-around good lady; she loved me through 60 years of marriage.

We’ve been lucky to have been with her all these years. In addition to the above, she always had time for us.

Stay well and happy, Roland

YAHRZEITS — JANUARY, 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
Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Sarah Barrett Jan 1, 1968 30 Kislev, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Gene Charnes Jan 1, 2003 27 Tevet, 5763 Father of Joe Charnes
Dr. Irving “Chick” Waltman Jan 5, 2016 24 Tevet, 5776 Father of Marjorie Feldman
Cynthia Boyd Jan 10, 2009 14 Tevet, 5769 Mother of Stephen Boyd
Emma Betteti Jan 11, 1994 28 Tevet, 5754 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Alexander Fischer Jan 13, 1983 28 Tevet, 5743 Father of Robert Fischer
Daniel E. Fischer Jan 18, 2004 24 Tevet, 5764 Brother of Robert Fischer
Bess Cherry Jan 23, 1995 22 Sh’vat, 5755 Mother of Don Cherry
Edith Wasserman Jan 24, 1992 19 Sh’vat, 5752 Mother of Miriam Wolf
Perle Weissman Jan 26, 2008 19 Sh’vat, 5768 Mother of Jerry Weissman
Dorothy Barer Jan 26, 2009 1 Sh’vat, 5769 Mother of Michael Barer
Alfred Fischer Breslauer Jan 27, 1971 1 Sh’vat, 5731 Father of Bruce Breslauer
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin Jan 29, 2015 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Fanny Litvin Jan 30, 1991 15 Sh’vat, 5751 Aunt of Donald Nyman

YAHRZEITS — TEVET, 5781

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
Arleen Heintzelman 3 Kislev, 5781
Gary Ray Holsclaw 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
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

TAKE ACTION! NEVER AGAIN BILL

Dear Members,

Good News: The house passed the Never Again Education Act.

Now we need the Senate to pass the bill. Join me in filling out the form. Takes one minute.

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Montana senators Tester and Daines are cosponsors of the bill, so if you are in Montana the letter will say thank you for cosponsoring the bill. If you are one of our beloved out of state members, your letter will be addressed to your senator(s).

THANK YOU!

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Butte
406.490.8989
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NAZI DEATH CAMP SURVIVOR TURNS 100 ON INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

International Holocaust Remembrance day was January 27, 2020.

Nazi death camp survivor turns 100 on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
From USA Today