Category Archives: September

HAVE A MEANINGFUL FAST

Having a Truly Meaningful Fast — Religious Action Center, September 14, 2018
How to Prepare to Fast on Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur Fasting

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 9/30: Shabbat Across MT. 6-7 PM ZOOM. (Contact Congregation Beth Shalom for zoom link.)
  • 10/4: Kol Nidre service 7 PM led by Wendy and Devorah. Kol Nidre to be played on clarinet by Wendy.
  • 10/5: YK morning service 10 AM; discussion to follow about noon.
  • 5 PM Yizkor
  • 5:30 N’Ilah
  • 6 PM Break fast catered by Teriyaki Madness. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED so email Aaron at aaron@weissman.com or call Aaron at 868-8982 to reserve a spot. $10 per person.
  • 10/7: Regular Shabbat services 6 PM at the church led by Devorah.
  • 10/9: Sukkot party at the Lemon house in Simms! 285 North Main St. Simms 59477. (See previous Ram’s Horn Article.)
  • 4 PM to decorate and/or build Succah.
  • 5 PM to bless the Sukkah and eat.
  • Bring sukkah decorations and a dish to share – harvest foods such as barley, wheat, pomegranates, Olives, figs, dates, nuts are encouraged but any food is welcome.
  • If anyone wants to carpool contact wendy at wendy@weissman.com or 868-5712.

Lots of opportunity to celebrate in the next few weeks so hope to see you all soon.

Submitted by Wendy Weissman

SHABBAT ACROSS MONTANA THIS FRIDAY, 09/30/22, 5 Tishrei, 5783, AT 6 PM

  • WHAT? Shabbat Across Montana
  • WHEN: Friday, September 30, 6 to 7pm
  • WHERE? Zoom, hosted by Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman

Please contact Congregation Beth Shalom Bozeman for the zoom link.
bethshalombozeman.org
administrator@bethshalombozeman.org
(406) 556-0528
2010 W Koch Street Bozeman MT 59718

YAHRZEITS — TISHREI, 5783

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
Abraham Zilkha 21 Elul, 5782 Father of Orly Zilkha
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
Alfred Maleson 6 Tishrei, 5770 Uncle of Wendy Weissman
Frances Langsam 9 Tishrei, 5757 Mother of Helen Cherry
Paralee Poplack Shapiro 10 Tishrei, 5760 Mother of Jeff Shapiro
Ann Cohn 11 Tishrei, 5748 Mother of Arlyne Reichert
Irving Fineman 14 Tishrei, 5742 Father of Robert Fineman
Pauline Nagel 17 Tishrei, 5761 Mother of Meriam Nagel
Roberto Naduris 20 Tishrei, 5756 Husband of Susan Weissman
Rose Gran 20 Tishrei, 5775
William Semple 21 Tishrei, 5771 Father of Doug Semple
Leila Rapaport Green 23 Tishrei, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Robert Harold Klotzman 23 Tishrei, 5756
Hattye Oppenhemer Meyer 24 Tishrei, 5729 Grandmother of Diane Sherick
Carl Kotler 28 Tishrei, 5754
Alex Barrett 29 Tishrei, 5751 Father of Nadyne Weissman

SHANA TOVA

L’ Shana Tova

G’mar Chatimah Tovah

A Sweet and Happy New Year

Nadyne and Jerry Weissman

Judaism Lives in Montana

TYPES OF BREAD FOR TYPES OF SINS

SOME SUGGESTED TIPS FOR PROPERLY EXECUTING TASHLICH

You may find this list useful.

  • For ordinary sins, use – White bread
  • For dark sins – Pumpernickel
  • For truly warped sins – Pretzels
  • For sins committed in haste – Matzah
  • For committing arson – Toast
  • For silliness – Nut bread
  • For excessive use of irony – Rye bread
  • For hardening our hearts – Jelly doughnuts
  • For speed-limit violations – Russian bread
  • For exotic sins – French or Italian bread
  • For complex sins – Multigrain bread
  • For sins of indecision – Waffles
  • For substance abuse – Poppy seed rolls
  • For being ill-tempered – Sourdough bread
  • For not giving full value – Shortbread
  • For continual bad jokes – Corn bread
  • For excessive curiosity – Wonder Bread
  • For usury – dough

OBITUARY: ABRAHAM ZILKHA, 21 ELUL, 5782

Abraham Zilkha Obituary

Our sincere condolences to Orley Zilkha from the Aitz Chaim Great Falls Jewish Community on the death of her father, Abraham Zilkha. May his memory be for a blessing.

MUSIC MUCH DEEPER THAN WORDS

Return Again
Who By Fire — Leonard Cohen
Who By Fire — Leonard Cohen Live in London

MAY THE CALL OF THE SHOFAR CALL US TO ACTION! BY Sarit Wishnevski, Kavod v’Nichum

Dear Chevra, Friends,

Along with festive meals, sweet round challah, and the sound of the shofar being blown, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, brings with it infinite possibilities.

Every year, as the Hebrew month of Elul comes to a close, I wonder if I’ve done enough – if I’ve used the time I’ve been granted to prepare adequately for the Days of Awe. Have I reflected, planned, and taken stock enough for the days ahead?

Once Yom Kippur is over, we will have fully transitioned into a new year. Am I ready?

This gift of time to prepare and ready ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be seen as a parallel to our lives. The U¬netanah Tokef prayer that we read on both holidays reminds us of the liminal space the 10 days in between the holidays exist. We read:

“…On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed,
And on Yom Kippur it is sealed.
How many shall pass away and how many shall be born,
Who shall live and who shall die,
Who shall reach the end of their days and who shall not…”

What if we viewed the month of Elul as a microcosm of the journey that is our lives and the Days of Awe as the end of that journey, a space of transition? We might then see every day of our lives as an opportunity to live intentionally and fully. To connect spiritually and with those we love. To check-in, take stock, amend, and plan.

Because so many of us are engaged in thinking about end of life, serving others, and connecting deeply with the Jewish end-of-life framework, this community is filled with awareness and curiosity about living a full and meaningful life.

With gratitude for all that you do to bring honor and comfort to others, I wish you a Shanah Tovah, a good year. May we continue to provide support, care, and teach others the power of end-of-life rituals, so that all may access them when they are most needed.

In sweetness,
Sarit Wishnevski
Executive Director
Kavod v’Nichum

WHERE TO STREAM ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES FREE, FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING

A Guide to Free Virtual Rosh Hashanah Services, from My Jewish Learning