Category Archives: October


The Shabbat Project | 27-28 October

This week, in addition to exciting events in Rome, Tel Aviv and Warsaw, there are tributes from a nation’s president, a Chassidic rebbe and a New York
a capella band!

How are your final preparations going?

#KeepingItTogether #TheFinalCountdown

Reuvy Baby!
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has publicly endorsed The Shabbat Project.
Read his letter here!

It’s Official
In Zichron Yaakov, organisers are partnering with the mayor’s office to run a host of events – including a pre-event wine evening, citywide Challah Bake, Kabbalat Shabbat under the stars, Shabbat activities and workshops in schools, and a Friday night dinner for the city’s teenagers.

Click here for more.

Friends, Romans, Countrymen
Rome has clicked into gear with the “Invite your neighbours” campaign that will see friends and ‘strangers’ gathering together in homes across the city for Shabbat meals. Rome will be joined by Venice, Naples, Milan, Cosenza, Cuneo and Torino, which are all running headline events.

Check it out.

Poles A Part
Warsaw is paying tribute to South Africa – where The Shabbat Project was introduced in 2013 – with a communal Friday night meal comprising South African delicacies. The South African Ambassador to Poland is also expected to attend.

Contact Magda

Rocking in Rio
In Rio de Janeiro, Jews in the neighbourhoods of Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo and Leblon are participating in a veritable carnival of Shabbat Project events.

Check it out here.

Shabbat Around the World
Inspire Tel Aviv (ITV) is hosting an extraordinary dinner on a rooftop overlooking the city, where it will be serving foods and celebrating cultures from around the world. ITV is also having a cholent-and-beer Shabbat lunch, a walking tour of “Tel Aviv’s hidden history”, a third meal, and a musical Havdallah!

Register here.

I’m a Jewish Mother, Do Exactly As I Say!
Tovah Feldshuh – actress, singer, playwright, and Jewish mother – says: “Come to the worldwide Challah Bake!” And you dare not disobey.

Havdallah Spice Shouldn’t Be a Problem
In Marrakesh, Morocco, a tour group of 35 people from around the world have opted to keep a full Shabbat together! That’s not all for Morocco. Shabbat Project activities are also happening in the cities of Rabat and Casablanca, where Shabbat meals are being planned.

Contact David

A Jew You Should Know
Ari Koretzky has interviewed US senators, Nobel Prize winners, 9/11 survivors, hedge fund masterminds and global human rights ambassadors. In his latest “Jews you should know” podcast, he gets up close and personal with the “Good Shabbos Rabbi” himself – South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein, who is the founder and director of The Shabbat Project.

Check it out here.

Novaminsker Rebbe Gets On Board
People often ask, what about communities that keep Shabbat every week? If they experience this gift every week – what can they do to tap into the magic of The Shabbat Project? The Novominsker Rebbe and the Chief Rabbi of South Africa have answered this conundrum…
The Shabbat Project is an opportunity for everyone to renew their appreciation of Shabbat, even those who have kept Shabbat since birth. So families around the world are uniting to study chapter 30 of the Rambam Hilchos Shabbos on the Shabbat of The Shabbat Project, as a way to renew their appreciation of this beautiful gift!

Download the study material here.

Justin Timberlake Says: “Keep Shabbat!”
Okay, we admit – that headline was just clickbait. But to help you get over your disappointment, here’s NYC’s crack a cappella outfit, Six13, giving JT’s “Can’t stop the feeling!” a distinctly Sabbatical spin.

Here’s to keeping it together in 2017.
The Shabbat Project Team

There is still time to put your city/town/county on the list!

Submitted by Brian Schnitzer



October 2017
Help is Needed to Meet The Needs AT Great Falls Public Schools.

East Middle School’s greatest need is mentorship for students who have either not had a positive adult role model in their lives, or feel abandoned by
all their previous adults. They need adults who can check up on them regularly, and be a positive long-term adult presence in their lives. To volunteer,
contact Brad Barringer at 268-6503.

North Middle School’s greatest needs are Career Pathway interest volunteers and assistance paying for School lunches. The school has clubs every Thursday
such as a Daycare Club, where they become certified for child care, and a Vet Tech Club, where they learn pet care. The School brings in partners from
the community to teach them life and career skills. Skills like how to prepare and conduct themselves for a job interview. They are always looking for
new careers to add. For more info or to volunteer, contact Tara Rosipal at 268-6530.

United Way is sponsoring an effort, “Teaching 8th-graders about the workplace.” Volunteers are needed at North and East Middle Schools from 8 am to 2:45
pm on Thursday, Oct 12. People can volunteer all day or for as little as 90 minutes.

Upcoming Events-
Salvation Army: Halloween Movie Night, October 27th, 6pm

Christmas Assistance Program Application October 17th-18th
Salvation Army Church, 1000 17th Ave S. 453-0391

-YWCA: Parent Cafe (Kids welcome too), November 2, 5pm-7:30pm
YWCA 220 2nd St. N. 452-1315 –

Dandelion Foundation & Crime Stoppers: Human Trafficking Forum
October 24th, 6:30pm-8pm
Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Ave. S.

Submitted by Stephen Boyd


With school starting, calls will be coming in to exhibit the Holocaust posters. They cannot go out in the deplorable condition they are currently in. We have several choices.

1. Come together at the Times Square Building and repair them. Those that are good at painting can paint. Those that are carpenters can help to restore the frames and the shipping crates.
2. Pay to have them repaired.
3. Store them somewhere, unrepaired. End of story.
4. Sell them. End of responsibility. End of story.

Maybe this should be on the board meeting agenda.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Sorry this is late. I just found it in my other email in box, the one I never check. I thought it was important enough to post here.

September 19, 2017

One hundred years ago, Lord Arthur Balfour stuns the world by issuing the Balfour Declaration stating that the British government supports the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people. This became the legal instrument making possible the State of Israel.

At the same time in 1917, a few hundred miles away, two young men were reacquainted after serving in the same unit in the United States Armed Forces during World War I. When the war ends, they become business partners. Their names are Harry S. Truman and Eddie Jacobson.

On July 20, 1944, Adolf Hitler is almost assassinated. He goes on radio to assure the German people that, “Fate has selected me for my mission.” It was to be the last time that Hitler ever spoke in public.

On that same day, the Democrats gather to nominate Franklin Roosevelt for a fourth term. His cardiologist notifies his senior aids that he will only live for another year.

Harry Truman does not want to be Vice President and, in fact, he is selected to nominate Jimmy Byrnes. But at Roosevelt’s insistence, he allows his name to be entered and, after decisively loosing the first ballot to the sitting VP, Henry Wallace, he miraculously wins the second ballot by a landslide.

Nine months later, Roosevelt dies. Truman has little experience in foreign affairs, and is totally dependent on his Secretary of State, General George Marshall, who vehemently opposes a Jewish State.

At this crucial moment, Truman’s partner, Eddie Jacobson, arrives uninvited in the Oval Office, passionately making the case for a Jewish State. In the end, Truman agrees, and tells Chaim Weitzman that when a State is declared he will recognize it.

On Rosh Hashanah we are reminded that there is a G-d in the world, and though he lives in the heavens, he occasionally sends us emails and tweets, and only asks of us that we be sure to open them!

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year,

Rabbi Marvin Hier
Founder & Dean
Simon Wiesenthal Center

Submitted by Jerry Weissman



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
May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Dorothy Meyer Aug 19, 2017 27 Av, 5777 Stepmother of Diane Sherick
Ann Belfert Aug 12, 2017 20 Av, 5777 Mother of Gail Belfert
Lydia (Leah) Bailey Mar 31, 2017 3 Nissan, 5777 Mother of Karen (Chaya) Semple
Sarah Lewin Mar 11, 5777 13 Adar, 5777 Mother of Rachel Michele Lewin Costaneda
Sylvia Goldman Feb 23, 2017 27 Sch’vat, 5777 Grandmother of Cece Drew
Mike Thorne Dec 17, 2016 17 Kislev, 5777 Relative of Alan Thorne
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







One of my very favorite Jewish poems, and the history behind it.


Please be aware of the following changes to the Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services schedule.

Rabbi Ruz Gulko is unable to be here to lead services, so we have made some last-minute changes to the schedule.

We will be teleconferencing with Beth shalom in Bozeman for their Kol Nidre service. We may be able to see them, and they may be able to see us, but for sure we will be able to hear them and follow along in our new books. Aaron will coordinate page numbers as best he can. Beth Shalom uses books that they have written themselves.

The schedule for this evening and tomorrow follows.

Yom Kippur

  • Tuesday evening, 10/11/2016, 7:00 P.M.: Kol Nidre Services, led by Rabbi Ed Staffman from Beth shalom in Bozeman, at The Bethel.
  • Wednesday morning, 10/12/2016, 10:00 A.M.: Yom Kippur Morning Services, led by Wendy Weissman, Dvorah Werner, and Meriam Nagel, at The Bethel.
  • Wednesday afternoon, 10/12/2016, 12:00-5:00 P.M.: Break
  • Wednesday afternoon, 10/12/2016, 5:00-6:00 P.M.: Yizkor
  • Wednesday afternoon, 10/12/2016, 6:00-6:30 P.M.: Neilah
  • Wednesday evening, 10/12/2016, 6:30 P.M.: Break the Fast Potluck, traditionally dairy (milchig.) Please bring a dairy dish to share.
    • The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.