Category Archives: Tevet

CHRISTMAS AT THE MERCY HOME

I hope everyone had) a nice Thanksgiving!

Now THAT Thanksgiving is behind us, we need to start thinking about staffing the Mercy Home for Christmas. For those of you not familiar with this tradition, our Jewish community staffs the mercy home (women’s domestic violence shelter) from 2 PM Christmas Eve through 5 PM Christmas Day to give the staff time with their families. Of course they are on call if an emergency comes up but typically it is just manning the phones, helping kids open presents, helping them prepare a nice Christmas dinner, and letting people in and out to take a cigarette break. It is fairly easy and a good deed that we do to let the staff have a day off. If you are new and want a training, we can do that to make sure you are familiar with the alarm system, key system, etc.

Here are the shifts:

  • 12/24, 2-5pm: JERRY AND NADYNE WEISSMAN CLAIMED THIS ONE
  • 12/24, 5-8pm:
  • 12/24, 8-11pm: If we can’t fill this one we can just set the alarm at 8 PM and go home. That is what we did last year.
  • 12/25, 8-11am: This person will open up with a key and alarm code which they will get ahead of time.
  • 12/25, 11am-2pm:
  • 12/25, 2-5pm:

If anyone is available to help, please text or call wendy at (406) 868-5712 or email wendy@weissman.com.

I will need to get a list of volunteers to the mercy home ahead of time and arrange any training that anyone may need.

Thank you and happy Holidays!

Wendy

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

YAHRZEITS — TEVET, 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 26 KISLEV, 5782 Husband of helen Cherry, Father of Steven Cherry, Karen Larson, 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
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
Dr. 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
Dr. Alexander Fischer 28 Tevet, 5743 Father of Robert Fischer
Emma Betteti 28 Tevet, 5754 Aunt of Meriam Nagel

CHRISTMAS AT THE MERCY HOME

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and are enjoying the early Hanukkah this year!

It is time to start thinking about helping out at the Mercy Home for Christmas Eve and Day. As you may or may not know, our Jewish community volunteers to staff the women’s domestic violence shelter in town for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that the staff can have a day to celebrate with their families. If you have never done this before, we can get you a brief training. It is really easy, rewarding, and a great Mitzvah for the staff at the Mercy Home. Just keep in mind that, because it is a women’s domestic violence shelter, men are welcome if they are with a female. Due to the sensitive nature of the situation, we just can’t schedule males by themselves at the facility.

Please text, call or email Wendy Weissman to sign up for a shift.

Shifts are as follows:
12/24 2-5 PM
12/24 5-8 PM
12/24 8-11 PM
12/25 8-11 AM
12/25 11 AM to 2 PM
12/25 2-5 PM
These hours may be rearranged as needed to cover the necessary shifts.

Hope to see you at the Mercy Home. And thank you for your time and dedication to this worthy project.

Submitted by Wendy Weissman
Phone or Text: (406) 868:5712
Email: wendy@weissman.com

YAHRZEITS — DECEMBER, 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
Don Cherry NOV 30, 2021 26 KISLEV, 5782 HUSBAND OF HELEN CHERRY; FATHER OF STEVEN CHERRY, KAREN LARSON, 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
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, Irving, Lauren, Susan, and Toby Jane 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

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HANUKKAH ACROSS MONTANA

  • Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1 Tevet, 5782
    5:00 P.M.: Hanukkah Across Montana, on Zoom:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83887591318?pwd=cXJhb2tDSVBEKzZYQnZPNlJiZ3R5QT09
    Dial-in: 1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 838 8759 1318
    Passcode: 778258
  • PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY CHANUKKAH CELEBRATION

    Our next scheduled Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services will be the 5th night of Hanukkah, December 3, which is also the Christmas Stroll.

    At services in November, those present discussed having a small gathering at the Bethel to celebrate Hanukkah. We would gather after lighting the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukiah in front of the Civic Center. The thought was that each person would bring food for themselves. Eldon said he would bring individual drinks, probably apple juice or something similar. Stuart said he would bring individual portions of wrapped challah or rolls.

    A few years ago, I got some pieces of granite or quartz and we made our own Chanukiot. I am going to try to obtain some granite or quartz and the other things necessary to make the Chanukiot again. If you plan to attend, please bring your own Chanukiah so that we can light a plethora of Chanukiot for this celebration.

    Laura has checked with the Bethel and they sent her approval, so we are good to go. We would have a service, eat our own food and then make the “craft” if I am able to find the materials to make them. I’m sure we would be out of there by about 8:30 – maybe a little time to clean up.

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

    Hope to see you there. Happy Chanukkah!

    Thanks
    Contributed by Nadyne Weissman

    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

    A LULLABY FOR THE SOUL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    EDITOR’S NOTE: As 2020 draws to a close, please take a quiet moment and purposefully disconnect yourself from every stressor in your life, and let this song and its essence percolate through you and renew your spirit. May we all have a happy and joyful secular new year. Rabbi Randy Fleisher, Central Reform Congregation, From St. Louis Today, May 6, 2020