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Photos from GF Cemetery Cleanup in June, 2014

L’Shana Tova Tiketavu!

May Your New Year be as Sweet as Apples and Honey!

Aiming Higher for Rosh Hashanah

Most of us just dip our apples in honey for the Jewish New Year. At the Techion in Israel, they are aiming higher! Watch them shoot an apple with a crossbow through a balloon filled with honey!

Why? Apparently because they can.

The Maccabeats present Les Misérables – Passover

The Civic Center Chanukiah is Up!


The first of our nightly lightings of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Civic Center Menorah will be 5:30 pm on Saturday, December 8. See you there!


All congregants are welcome to attend the Congregational board meeting this Tuesday evening, 10/23/2012, at 5:30 P.M. at 1015 1st Avenue North in the first floor conference room.  Please park in the Western parking lot so that we can open the door for you.


L’Shana Tova! May the members of Congregation Aitz Chaim have a blessed and sweet new year. — Beverly Tatz


EDITOR’S NOTE: At the time this was written, there was not a full time rabbi in Billings. This is a few years old, but still interesting, and new to me.


Go to any Chinese restaurant, and at your table you will more than likely find a place mat with the ChineseZodiac on it. (Some of us may have had this experience rather recently.) You might be wondering, what about me? Well, fear not, my friends, just in time for the New Year, here is your very own place mat (sans pictures) with your very own Zodiac signs on it. See below.

1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
You’re a healer, nourishing all whom you encounter. We feel better just being in your presence. Mothers want to bring you home to meet their children: resist this at all costs. Compatible with Bagel and Knish.

1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
You’ve got a devious personality since you’re made with neither eggs nor cream. Friends find your pranks refreshing; others think you’re too frothy. Compatible with Blintz, who also has something to hide.

1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969,1981, 1993, 2005
People either love you or hate you, making you wonder “what am I, chopped liver?” But don’t get a complex, you’re always welcome at the holidays! Bagel’s got your back.

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Creamy and dreamy, you’re rightfully cautious to travel in pairs. You play it coy but word is with the right topping you turnover morning, noon and night. Compatible with Schmear.

1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Working class with a grating exterior, you’re a real softie on the inside. Kinda plain naked, but when dressed up you’re a real dish. Compatible with Schmear’s cousin Sour Cream.

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
You’re pliable and always bounce back, although you feel something’s missing in your center. If this persists, get some therapy. Compatible with Schmear and Lox. Latke and Knish, not so much.

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
You’re the perfect sidekick: friends love your salty wit and snappy banter, but you never overshadow them. That shows genuine seasoning from when you were a cucumber. Marry a Pastrami later in life.

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
You blend well with others but often spread yourself too thin. A smooth operator, you could use some spicing up now and then. Compatible with Bagel and Lox. Avoid Pastrami – wouldn’t be kosher.

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Brisket’s hipper sibling, always smokin’ and ready to party. You spice up life even if you keep your parents up at night. Compatible with Pickle, who’s always by your side.

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Kids love you but make up your mind! Are you black or white? Cake or cookie? You say you’re “New Age,” all yin & yang. We call it “bi-polar.” Sweetie, you’re most compatible with yourself.

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Flaky on the surface, you’re actually a person of depth and substance. Consider Medical or Law School, but don’t get too wrapped up in yourself. Compatible with Pickle. Avoid Lox, who’s out of your league.

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Thin and rich, you’re very high maintenance: all you want to do is bask in the heat getting some color. Consider retiring to Boca. Compatible with Bagel and Schmear, although you top them both.
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President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah Greeting

The President extends his warmest wishes to all those celebrating the Jewish High Holidays.