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YOM KIPPUR LAST-MINUTE CHANGE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Rabbi Ruz will not be with us this year for Yom Kippur services. Wendy and Devorah will lead the services, and we will live stream Kol Nidre services with Rabbi Ed Staffman from Bozeman again like we did last year, hopefully with better results this time. If someone can coordinate with Aaron Weissman to lead a mid-afternoon discussion, that would be great. Otherwise, the schedule will be the same. Thank you for your understanding. Please make it a point to attend services at the Bethel if at all possible. We all wish Rabbi Ruz a speedy recovery, and a happy and healthy New Year.

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WEEK END HOSPITALITY

Todah Robah to the following congregation members for their hospitality to Rabbi Ruz Gulko over Yom Kippur week end.

  • Friday, 09/29/2017, Airport Pickup: Marty Foxman
  • Friday Evening, 09/29/2017, Dinner Hosts: Don and Helen Cherry

Please bring a milchig (dairy) dish to share. Please let Helen or Nadyne know what you would like to bring via email, helen@aitzchaim.com nadyne@aitzchaim.com

Appetizers
Breads
Salads
Hot dishes
Fruits
Vegetables
Desserts

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: ROSH HASHANAH SCHEDULE 09/20-21/2017, 1 TISHREI, 5778

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

  • Wednesday evening, 09/20/2017, 7:00 P.M.: Rosh Hashanah Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel. Oneg to follow.
  • Thursday morning, 09/21/2017, 10:00 A.M.: Rosh Hashanah Morning Services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel.
  • Tashlich at Giant Springs to follow.
  • 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 is 5401 18th Avenue North.

The address for Maple Gardens is 5401 9th Avenue South.

SEVEN STEPS TO AN EASY FAST: GIVING NEW MEANING TO THE TERM FAST FOOD, BY RABBI SHRAGA SIMMONS

SEVEN STEPS TO AN EASY FAST

ROSH HASHANNAH HOSPITALITY

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

  • Wednesday, 09/20/2017: Airport pickup for Rabbi Ruz Gulko: Meriam Nagel
  • Wednesday, 09/20/2017: Dinner hosts for Rabbi Ruz Gulko: Jerry and Nadyne Weissman
  • Wednesday evening, 09/20/2015: Oneg: Nadyne and Wendy weissman, Meriam Nagel

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

PESACH IS COMING SOON! PLEASE RSVP ASAP!

The annual Aitz Chaim community Seder will be held Tuesday evening, April 11, at The O’Haire Motor Inn, 17 7th Street South at 5:30pm. That is in just 2 short weeks! Please get your reservations in ASAP! We need to get the count to the caterer by April 6.

Please send your RSVP to Laura Weiss at weissbill@bresnan.net.

The meal will include all the traditional fixings and a multi course dinner including matzo ball soup, salad, brisket, chicken, potato, vegetable, and dessert. Cost will be $28 per member adult, $38 per non-member adult. Children under 13 are half price. A vegetarian main course can be made available upon advance request. The Seder will be led (by popular demand) by Aaron Weissman.

Payment is preferred in advance unless other arrangements have been made. Please be aware you will be responsible for the cost if you do not attend and have not canceled prior to April 6.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by Congregation President Laura Weiss

WHAT IS MAJCO?

What Is MAJCo?

The Montana Association of Jewish Communities (MAJCo) is an umbrella organization that includes representation from Jewish communities across the length and breadth of the great state of Montana. Membership in MAJCo is open to any Jewish community, whatever the “stream,” within Montana.
(Acceptance by the current communities is required.)

Small Jewish communities in rural areas do not exist in a vacuum. Almost three decades ago, the Jewish communities throughout the state created MAJCo, an association of all the organized Montana Jewish
communities. Through MAJCo, we keep in touch and have created a community throughout this great big beautiful state.
The Jewish communities in the Big Sky currently include:

  • Congregation Beth Aaron, Billings
  • Chabad Lubavitch of Montana, Bozeman
  • Congregation Beth Shalom, Bozeman
  • Congregation B’nai Israel, Butte
  • Congregation Aitz Chaim, Great Falls
  • Helena Jewish Community, Helena
  • Glacier Jewish Community/B’nai Shalom, Kalispell-Whitefish
  • Chabad Lubavitch of Missoula, Missoula
  • Congregation Har Shalom, Missoula

Anyone wishing to be on the MAJCo email list may contact Brian Schnitzer at bschnitzer3@msn.com.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

  • Saturday-Sunday, 12/24-25/2016, 24-25 Kislev, 5777: Christmas at the Mercy Home. Please see separate article in Ram’s Horn.
  • Saturday, 12/24/2016—Saturday, 01/01/2017, 24 Kislev — 3 Tevet, 5777: Chanukkah.
  • Saturday, 12/24/2016, 24 Kislev, 5777, 5:30 P.M.: Erev Chanukah. We will light the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center. If you come at 5:30.30, you’ll probably miss it, especially if it is cold.
  • Sunday, 12/25/2016, 25 Kislev, 5777: First day of Chanukah. We will light the second candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Monday, 12/26/2016, 26 Kislev, 5777: Second day of Chanukah. We will light the third candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday, 12/27/2016, 27 Kislev, 5777: Third day of Chanukah. We will light the fourth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday, 12/28/2016, 28 Kislev, 5777, 12:00 P.M.: Menorah lighting at the Montana State Capitol in Helena, followed by a MAJCo meeting at 1:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday, 12/28/2016, 28 Kislev, 5777: Fourth day of chanukah. We will light the fifth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Thursday, 12/29/2016, 29 Kislev, 5777: Fifth day of Chanukah. We will light the sixth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
  • Friday, 12/30/2016, 1 Tevet, 5777: Sixtht day of Chanukah. We will light the seventh candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.m. From there we will go to the home of Jerry and Nadyne Weissman, 2777 Green Briar Drive, for the annual community Chanukah party. Please bring a milchig (dairy) dish to share, and a hearty appetite for latkes and Sufganiyot.
  • Saturday, 12/31/2016, 2 Tevet, 5777: Seventh day of Chanukah. We will light the eighth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.m.
  • Sunday, 01/01/2017, 3 Tevet, 5777: Eighth day of Chanukah.

SAVE THE DATE!

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events. We will share more information as it becomes available.

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 5:30 P.M.: Aitz Chaim Community Passover Seder at Clark and Lewie’s.

May 6-8, 2016: Week end with Rabbi Ruz Gulko, place TBA.

RABINICAL STUDENTS COMING TO GREAT FALLS TONIGHT

CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF MONTANA INVITES YOU TO…
PLEASE JOIN ELI & BEREL, THE VISITING YESHIVA STUDENTS, WHO WILL ATTEND THE GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING @ THE CIVIC CENTER
TONIGHT DEC. 10, 5:30 PM
SUFGANIYOT FROM NEW YORK WILL BE SERVED

UPDATE: The road conditions for these young men were just too great to overcome. After the meetings and funeral in Helena, Nadyne, Aaron and Jerry returned in time to assist in lighting the Menorah in front of the Civic Center. We gave out the Sufganiyot from Brooklyn and they were enjoyed. The final box of these sugared jelly filled fried pastries were taken to Paris Gibson Square and given to them for their art opening on Thursday evening by Mimi and Gary Wolf.

Again thanks to Lubavitch Montana for providing.