Category Archives: Yom Kippur

SPECIAL PRE-YOM KIPPUR VIDEO MESSAGE FROM RABBI CHAIM BRUK

Dear Friends,
As the Day of Atonement approaches, allow me the opportunity to wish you and your family a sweet new year. May you and your family be inscribed in the Book of Life for goodness, kindness, health & prosperity.

Please take some time today to watch this inspiring film produced specifically for our Montana Jewish community and our friends around the globe. Sit back, relax and get into the Yom Kippur spirit.

Have an easy fast!
Rabbi Chaim Bruk

About Yom Kippur

AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY YIZKOR SERVICE

Ruz Gulko is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Yom Kippur
Time: Sep 28, 2020 05:00 PM Mountain Time
Please email or text Aaron Weissman for the Zoom contact information.
aaron@weissman.com
Cell: (406) 868-8982

AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY YOM KIPPUR AND YIZKOR SERVICES

As a reminder:
We encourage our members to take advantage of the online services at Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman for Yom Kippur Kol Nidre and morning services.
Sign up with your e-mail address and name here:
(If you have trouble with the link ask one of us and we will forward it to you)

Aitz Chaim/Great Falls Hebrew Community will hold Yizkor and concluding service starting at 5:00pm via zoom. We will forward the link to whoever requests it that day.

Schedule:
Yom Kippur
Congregation Beth Shalom online services:
Kol Nidre Sunday, September 27 at 7pm
Yom Kippur morning Monday, September 28 at 10am

Aitz Chaim/Great Falls Hebrew Community via zoom:
Yizkor (followed by a short concluding service) Monday September 28 at 5pm

We encourage our community to join our zoom Yizkor as we will be reciting our community’s list. Bozeman will be switching to their own zoom meeting for their community’s Yizkor also at 5pm. They will be back to the online service at 5:45 for Ne’ilah – probably a little more formal than ours if you prefer that option.

Let me know if you have any questions: president@aitzchaim.com

Submitted by Laura Weiss, Aitz Chaim Congregation President

CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM YOM KIPPUR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

From Rabbi Mark Kula, Bozeman

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WHY “HAVE A NICE FAST” ISN’T ALWAYS THE RIGHT THING TO SAY

From The Forward

TIPS FOR YOM KIPPUR FASTING

Tips for Yom Kippur Fasting

YOM KIPPUR SERVICES: CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM, BOZEMAN

RABBI MARK KULA

AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR SERVICES SCHEDULE

Because of the covid pandemic, Aitz Chaim will not be holding indoor services for High Holy days this year. Our only in person gathering will be for Tashlich at Giant Springs, 5401 18th Ave. N., at 1:30pm Saturday, September 19. We will also have a zoom Yizkor service on Yom Kippur led by Rabbi Ruz at 5pm Monday, September 28. We are still trying to see if we can offer some online learning with Rabbi Ruz and will send an update if that is scheduled.

We encourage our members to take advantage of the online services at Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman. They will be streaming High Holy Day services this year from the Ellen Theater. Sign up here or e-mail me at president@aitzchaim.com.
Links for Yom Kippur services will be sent a few days in advance for those services.

Services in Bozeman will be led by Rabbi Mark Kula, accompanied by a cantorial soloist and a pianist.
There will be a way to chat and comment. They use the same machzor we do: Mishkan Hanefesh: Machzor For The Days of Awe. They will have that visible on the screen so you can follow along. (If you want to use an actual book, contact Helen Cherry by phone at (406) 727-2572 or (406) 868-4385 to make arrangements to pick them up. We have a few available to check out).

The president of the Bozeman community wanted to emphasize that there is no charge for these online services. However, their community will incur additional expenses to provide them so donations will be welcome. You can donate here or by mailing a check to Congregation Beth Shalom, 2010 W.Koch St, Bozeman, MT, 59718.

Here is the schedule including both Bozeman and Great Falls offerings:

Rosh Hashanah Congregation Beth Shalom online services

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Friday September 18 at 6pm
  • Rosh Hashanah Morning Saturday September 19 at 10am
  • Aitz Chaim Great Falls Hebrew Community Tashlich

  • in person gathering outdoors at Giant Springs, Saturday September 19 at 1:30pm
  • Yom Kippur Congregation Beth Shalom online services

  • Kol Nidre Sunday, September 27 at 7pm
  • Yom Kippur morning Monday, September 28 at 10am
  • Aitz Chaim Great Falls Hebrew Community Yizkor (followed by a short concluding service) via zoom, led by Rabbi Ruz

  • Monday September 28 at 5pm. Zoom link to be published when available.
  • We encourage our community to join our zoom Yizkor as we will be reciting our community’s list. Bozeman will be having their own zoom meeting for their community’s Yizkor also at 5pm. They will be back to the online service at 5:45 for Ne’ilah – probably a little more formal than ours, if you prefer that option.

    Let me know if you have any questions: president@aitzchaim.com

    Submitted by Laura Weiss, President, Great Falls Hebrew Association

    ROSH HASHANAH MACHZOR, YOM KIPPUR MACHZOR, AND MISHKAN HANEFESH Machzor For The Days Of Awe AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT

    Congregation Beth Shalom will display the prayer book passages online during their High Holy Day services on Zoom. If Aitz Chaim congregants would like to check out a copy of the prayer and service books to read along during the High Holy Day services, they are available at Helen Cherry’s. Please call her at either (406) 727-2572 or (406) 868-4385 to make arrangements to sign them out, pick them up, and return them when you are finished with them. Thank you.

    Submitted by Helen Cherry