From NYC to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, from Ghana and Belarus, Turkey, Israel, Guatemala and beyond, 92Y would like to wish you a “Shana Tovah” (a “Happy New Year”) with the release of “Reset”, a new song and video for Rosh Hashanah 2019-5780.

“Reset” features music and lyrics by Noah Aronson and Abigail Pogrebin and was shot on mobile phones by people all over the world, all making music together.

A Song for the New Year Sung by Communities Around the World #5780
We hope your New Year is full of love and gratitude. Thank you to everyone around the world who helped make this happen.



Please register by Monday October 7 .

We will not be able to accommodate you for meals & other special activities without your registration.

Shalom Missoula Shabbaton – October 18, 19, 20

Shabbat Services, Festive Home-cooked Shabbat Meals, Rabbinic Installation,
Jazz at the Mountain,

Jewish History Tours and Jewish Festival

Here is the Registration Form for our Shabbaton, Shalom Missoula. Please let me know
at if you prefer to have a paper copy sent to you by conventional mail. You can also register via Eventbrite, using this url:

You can register for All Shabbaton, which includes our Saturday evening fundraiser, “Jazz at the Mountain”. Our All Shabbaton pricing pays for meals and includes an increment for Har Shalom’s “Fund for the Future” to establish a Jewish center for learning and spiritual life. Please help us dream and grow!

You can also register for Shabbaton Light, which does not include the Saturday “Jazz at the Mountain” event or opt separately for “Jazz at the Mountain” and the Sunday Festival. Worship is open to all, no pay-to-pray!

• Inspirational, Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with our new music group, Selah
• Sit-down Shabbat Dinner with lively singing
• Shabbat Morning Service, Rabbinic installation, Shabbat Lunch
• Saturday Evening “Jazz at the Mountain”, gala fundraiser at Har Shalom
• Sat and Sunday light, buffet-style breakfasts
• Sunday mid-morning to early afternoon, “Leiser’s Footsteps, Missoula’s Jewish Treasures,” presentation and tours of a groundbreaking exhibit of the Jewish History of Missoula
• ***Sunday morning MAJCo Meeting ***
• Sunday afternoon Jewish Music, Food, & Dance Festival


Todah Robah to the following Congregation members who have offered their hospitality to Rabbi Ruz Gulko and to provide the oneg:

  • Sunday, 09/29/2019: Airport pickup for Rabbi Ruz Gulko: Stephen or Laura Boyd
  • Hosts: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman
  • Sunday, 09/29/2019, Dinner Hosts: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman
  • Sunday evening, 09/29/2019: Oneg: Nadyne and Jerry Weissman

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

shana tova!

Shana Tova to the Aitz Chaim congregation from Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein.

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein is currently the Rabbi at Temple Beth David, in Westwood, Massachusetts, having previously served as an Associate Rabbi for Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Temple Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has taught many adult learning courses on basic Judaism, Shabbat Torah study, God and theology, and the Talmud. In addition to having taught courses for beginning learners, he has frequently presented to and hosted diverse church communities, counseled interfaith families, and led an interfaith clergy association. His education includes a certificate in non-profit management for Rabbis, June 2014, from the Hebrew College/Boston University Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership; a Rabbinic Smicha and master in Hebrew Letters, May 2001, from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; a juris doctor, May 1993, from Cornell Law School; and a bachelor of art in history, cum laude, May 1990 from Yale University.


Mazel tov to Don Cherry on his birthday, and to Bruce and Joy Breslauer on their 22nd wedding anniversary.  The Nagel Family


Please mark your calendars for this upcoming event.

  • Sunday evening, 09/29/2019, 7:00 P.M.: Arev Rosh Hashanah Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel. Oneg to follow.
  • Monday morning, 09/30/2019, 10:00 A.M.: Rosh Hashanah Morning Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel
  • Monday afternoon, 09/30/2019, 12:30 P.M.-ish: Tashlich at Giant Springs Heritage State Park
  • Monday afternoon, 09/30/2019, 1:30 P.M.-ish: Congregation no-host lunch to follow, at Maple Gardens,
  • The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.

    The address for Giant Springs Heritage State Park is 4803 Giant Springs Road. Click here for driving directions.

    The address for Maple Gardens is 5401 9th Ave. S.


    Join us November 3 for A Historic Evening With Eva Schloss at Montana State University. Eva is a Holocaust survivor and stepsister to Anne Frank. Hear her fascinating and painful story of surviving the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and how she still believes in the immeasurable power of good.

    Click HERE to purchase tickets

    Click HERE for sponsorship opportunities and for the private reception with Eva › news › montana_state_university


    In 1984, the Lutheran World Federation Assembly adopted a statement titled “Luther, Lutheranism, and the Jews.” Ten years later, the ELCA Church Council adopted “Declaration of ELCA to the Jewish Community,” repudiating Luther’s anti-Judaic writings and reaching out in right relationship to our Jewish neighbors. On the occasion of this — the 25th anniversary of this foundational inter-religious document in the life of the ELCA — the Churchwide Assembly paused in the presence of our Jewish partners to recommit to what we have, as a church, declared about our past, present and future in Lutheran-Jewish relations. Pastor Darrell Jodock, chair of the ELCA consultative panel on Lutheran-Jewish Relations, and Pastor Peg Shultz-Akerson, a member of that panel, led the assembly in a “Litany of Confession” based on the 1994 declaration. This litany is intended to be used in other local, synodical or national settings as appropriate. In late October the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College will also highlight this anniversary and look toward the future.


    This event has been moved to Friday, September 13, 2019.


    This is a reminder about the lay services led by Devorah Werner the first Friday of the month, September 6, at 6:00 P.M. at the Bethel, with a milchig (dairy) potluck to follow.

    Hope to see you there.

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