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Happy Pesach!

I’m sure I’m not the only one who REALLY misses meeting as a community. Hopefully next year we can resume our traditions, including our community Sedar. But, for this year, here is some Passover cheer!

Happy Chanukah!




Missoula Mishkan Milestone RESCHEDULED
October 18, 19, and 20

Our wiser angels emerged to recommend that we reschedule our Shabbaton for Fall so that Rabbi Laurie can have the necessary recovery time for her health challenges. We are VERY excited to announce a new set of dates: October 18, 19, and 20, the last three days of Sukkot! So, we hope you will revise your plans and join us then.

We are thrilled to further develop the new research for “Missoula’s Jewish Treasures”, a groundbreaking exhibit of the Jewish history of Missoula, as well as offer inspiring worship, learning, and an elegant Motzi Shabbat evening of Jazz. We look forward to celebrating with you in October!

2018 Pesach Sedar

Here is the 2018 Chad Gad Ya photo.

Moses was the first, not Apple.

Technically, Moses was the first person with a tablet downloading data from the cloud.

Sad News

I am sorry this is so late in being posted, but Abby Drew’s mother passed away February 23, 2017. Many of you may remember Abby and Cece Drew.

You are Invited to Arlyne Reichert’s 90th Birthday Celebration


Preservation Cascade, Inc. is hosting a 90th Birthday celebration for Arlyne Reichert on August 20 from 2 – 4pm at the Black Eagle Community Center, 2332 Smelter Ave ne.  There will be a presentation to Arlyne from Preservation Cascade at 3pm.  Birthday cake and cookies will be served.

All members of Congregation Aitz Chaim are also invited to a special ceremony on the North Shore of the Historic 10th Street Bridge from 7-9pm on August 20, with an honoring ceremony at 8pm.  Parking will be limited, but there will be a free shuttle to and from the site at the Missouri River Diner on the South edge of the bridge.

Arlyne asks for no personal gifts, but donations to the Historic Bridge would be very appreciated.

Another Eagle Project at the GFHA Eaton Road Cemetery!

This Saturday, June 18, Boy Scout Troop 26 of Black Eagle will be performing the second Eagle Scout project in less than a year at the Great Falls Hebrew Association cemetery at Eaton Road.

Wyatt Tanner, a 16 year old Eagle candidate, met with GFHA during our last Shabbaton with Rabbi Ruz, and then received approval from the Lewis and Clark District BSA Eagle Board to re-erect and repair the Southern fence at the cemetery.  This fence was damaged about 30 years ago when the rural fire department had to drive over it to put out a fire.

Scouts and volunteers will be gathering at the cemetery at 10am on June 18 to pound stakes, straighten and re-attach bent wire and metal, and re-erect the fence.  Any volunteers from the congregation would be very welcome.  Wyatt is providing pizza and water for volunteers, who should bring a water bottle, work gloves and wear long sleeves and pants.

Wyatt, TODAH ROBAH (thank you) from congregation Aitz Chaim!

Sipping and Dipping on the last day of Pesach

During our Seder, Marty taught us that many Jews Sip and Dip (their matzah) on the last day of Pesach. Apparently, those of us in Aitz Chaim are trendsetters, as we sip and dip at the Sip and Dip each year!

Todah Robah to everyone that joined us for a wonderful community Seder!