Category Archives: March

THE ECOLOGY OF PASSOVER

Montana Jewish Project presents:

THE ECOLOGY OF PASSOVER:
A conversation with Rabbi Ellen Bernstein

Rabbi Bernstein is a pioneer in the field of religion and ecology. She founded Shomrei Adamah, Keepers of the Earth, the first national Jewish environmental organization.

Rabbi Bernstein will discuss her unique spiritual journey, her teachings on ecology and the Hebrew Bible, and her thoughts on incorporating an ecological perspective into
a Seder. Bring your questions!

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4-5pm MDT on Zoom
REGISTER HERE

SHABBAT ZACHOR WITH MAOR ACROSS MONTANA

REMEMBERING AMALEK ON THE SHABBAT BEFORE PURIM AND WHY
SHABBAT ZACHOR ACROSS MONTANA with MAOR
When: Friday, March 11, 2022, 2 Adar 8, 5782
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Zoom
JOIN US
Meeting ID: 850 2153 3831
Passcode: 48ZzaB

P P’shat (Literal Sense) – what do these words mean literally? Rabbi Mark Kula
R Remez (Allusion) – what do these words allude to? Rabbi Ed Stafman
D D’rash (Interpretation) – what might we take away from this reading? Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz
S Sod (Secret) – what deeper truth do these words reveal? Rabbi Laurie Franklin

plus songs and prayers
Please join us.

GET READY FOR PURIM AND PESACH WITH THE MONTANA JEWISH PROJECT

The Montana Jewish Project, the non-profit formed to purchase the old Helena Synagogue to use as a Jewish Cultural Center, is hosting three statewide free virtual events to help inspire your Purim and Pesach preparations.

Baking Hamantaschen — Sunday, March 13, 2022, 10 Adar II, 5782
On Sunday, March 13 at 2pm, join Montana Jewish Project and Harvest of the Month for a Purim cooking class!
Montana Jewish Project will lead the hamantaschen baking, and Harvest of the Month will share with us about how to shop for and use the harvest of the month, whole grains.
You can follow along in your own kitchen; the ingredient list and recipes will be sent in advance.
We will have gluten free and vegan options!
REGISTER HERE

The Ecology of Passover — Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2 Adar 24, 5782
On Sunday, March 27, from 4-5pm, The Montana Jewish Project (MJP) is hosting Rabbi Ellen Bernstein for The Ecology of Passover, an hour-long online conversation. Rabbi Bernstein will discuss her unique spiritual journey, her teachings on ecology and the Hebrew Bible, and her thoughts on incorporating an ecological perspective into a Seder. Bring your questions! REGISTER HERE

Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey. Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation Sunday, april 3, 2022, 2 Nisan, 5782
On Sunday, April 3, from 4-5pm, The Montana Jewish Project (MJP) is hosting a moderated discussion, Passover and Easter: An Imaginative Journey. (Montana Jews and Christians in Conversation) featuring Rabbi Mark Kula and retired Lutheran Bishop Jessica Crist. Rabbi Kula and Bishop Crist will discuss interfaith engagement around Passover. Many of Montana’s Jews live with partners of another faith tradition (or of none), and many Christians (as individuals or congregations) now incorporate or are interested in including a Seder as part of their Easter preparation. Rabbi Kula and Bishop Crist will explore some of the questions and sensitivities that arise around this topic, and will take audience questions.
REGISTER HERE

LIFE CAN CHANGE ON A MOMENT’S NOTICE

On Saturday morning, March 5, Devorah Werner was rushed by a neighbor to the Benefis emergency room and underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix.

She commented, “Isn’t it weird that I was fine for Friday night services, and then boom.” She will be in the hospital for a few days.

She would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. You may text her (text only, no calls, please), at 281-972:5716, or email her at energyrestore@gmail.com

We all wish Devorah a complete and speedy recovery.

MY SINCERE APOLOGIES

I apologize for not publishing Friday night’s meeting in the Ram’s horn. I realized it last night, too late.

Joy Breslauer, editor, Aitz Chaim

PASSOVER SUPPLIES — GREAT FALLS EAST SIDE WALMART

March 5, 2022

The 10th Avenue South Walmart has a Kiosk set up with Passover Supplies. Last year they did the same thing and it was all sold out within one week. They may have a similar one at the Smelter Avenue Walmart.

Manischewitz, Yehuda. Matzoh, Gefilte fish, Meal cake mixes, chocolate covered etc, etc. All Kosher for Passover 2022.

$18.95 for a 5# box of Manischewitz. $0.89 for Yahrzeit candles. While Albertson’s has a Kosher section, they do not carry Kosher for Passover goods.

SUBMITTED BY Jerry Weissman

YAHRZEITS — ADAR II, 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
Marcia Eisenberg 10 Adar II, 5752 Mother of Sharon Eisenberg
Harry Crombie 19 Adar II, 5727 Father of Arleen Heintzelman
Bernadette Nice 21 Adar II, 5774 Mother-in-law of Julie Nice
Sandra Albachari 24 Adar II, 5765 Mother of Julie Nice

YAHRZEITS — MARCH, 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
Edith Semple Mar 2, 2010 17 Adar, 5770 Mother of Doug Semple
Mary Alice Barrett Mar 6, 2000 29 Adar, 5760 Aunt of Nadyne Weissman
Sarah Lewin Mar 11, 2017 13 Adar, 5777 Mother of Rachel Michele Lewin Costaneda
Sophia Weissman Mar 12, 1967 30 Adar, 5727 Grandmother of Jerry, Irving, Lauren, Susan, and Toby Jane Weissman
Benjamin Barrett Mar 13, 1968 13 Adar, 5728 Grandfather of Nadyne Weissman
Sylvia Fineman Mar 13, 2009 18 Adar, 5769 Mother of Robert Fineman
Pauline Eichner Mar 14, 1991 28 Adar, 5751 Mother of Jerry Eichner
Marcia Eisenberg Mar 15, 1992 10 Adar II, 5752 Mother of Sharon Eisenberg
Allan B. Silverstein Mar 16, 2012 22 Adar, 5772 Father of Erroll, Josh, and Daniel Silverstein
Fanny Dreilich Mar 17, 1930 17 Adar, 5690 Grandmother of Arlyne Reichert
Bernadette Nice Mar 23, 2014 21 Adar II, 5774 Mother-in-law of Julie Nice
Norman Lepow Mar 26, 2019 19 Adar, 5779 Husband of Marci Lepow
Morris Schandelson Mar 28, 1988 10 Nisan, 5748 Father of Arnold Schandelson
Lillian Gissen Mar 30 Mother of Marion Kelman
Elsie Cook Mar 30 Mother of Helen Auch
Harry Crombie Mar 31, 1967 19 Adar II, 5727 Father of Arleen Heintzelman
Leah Bailey Mar 31, 2017 3 Nisan, 5777 Mother of Chaya Semple

PSALM 140, SUBMITTED BY RABBI RUZ GULKO

PSALM 140, A PSALM OF DAVID

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAXWELL HOUSE HAGGADAH BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

How the Maxwell House Haggadah became a passover Tradition – April 7, 2020
The Maxwell House Haggadah is the most goyish part of Passover – April 3, 2020
Wonder why Maxwell House makes Passover Haggadot? You’re not alone. – March 30, 2018
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One Hundred Years of the Maxwell House Haggadah – The Forward, March 23, 2013