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.
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.
Todah Robah to the following Congregation members who have offered their hospitality to Rabbi Ruz Gulko:
- Tuesday, 09/22/2015: Airport pickup for Rabbi Ruz Gulko: Marty foxman
- Tuesday, 09/22/2015: Dinner hosts for Rabbi Ruz Gulko: Don and Helen Cherry
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.
Tuesday evening, 09/22/2015, 7:00 P.M.: Kol Nidre, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at the YWCA.
Yom Kippur day schedule
- Wednesday, 09/23/2015, 10:00 A.M.: Yom Kippur Morning services, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko at the YWCA, followed by a break.
- Wednesday afternoon, 09/23/2015, 3:00 P.M.: Discussion.
- Wednesday afternoon, 09/23/2015, After Discussion: Prepare the room for Break The Fast — set up tables, etc.
- Wednesday afternoon, 09/23/2015, 5:00 P.M.: Yizkor
- Wednesday afternoon, 09/23/2015, 5:30-6:15 P.M.: Neilah
- Wednesday evening, 09/23/2015, 6:30 P.M.: Break the Fast Potluck, traditionally dairy (milchig.)
The space at the Bethel is temporarily unavailable due to site renovation. The address of the YWCA is 220 Second Street North.
As is Aitz Chaim tradition, and since we are fasting, please pay it forward and bring nonperishable food items to Yom Kippur services for the Great Falls Food Bank. Helen will collect and distribute the food items. Thank you, everyone.
Helen also has the sign-up sheet for what to bring for Break
The Fast. You may contact her at 727-2572 or firstname.lastname@example.org or bring something without signing up. We have enough fruit/vegetables/drinks; we need salads, hot dishes, or dessert. We could also use bread/bagels/chips with spreads. This is a traditionally Milchig (dairy) meal. Thank you in advance for all you do for the Aitz Chaim community.
May You Have an Easy Fast!
Aitz Chaim Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Schedule
As we draw to an end of the Days of Awe, we prepare for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. We hope to see you at our services, which will all be at the Bethel, 1009 18th Ave SW, led by Student Rabbi Bess Wohlner
Kol Nidre services will begin at 7pm on 9/13/13 at the Bethel, 1009 18th Ave SW, led by Student Rabbi Bess Wohlner. Sarah Weissman will be our cantorial soloist for the Kol Nidre.
• Yom Kippur morning services will begin at 10 am on 9/14/13 at the Bethel, 1009 18th Ave SW, led by Student Rabbi Bess Wohlner.
• A discussion on Yom Kippur will be held at 3pm.
• Yizkor service will begin at 4:30pm
• Ne’ila service will begin at 5:30 pm
• A community potluck (milchig) break the fast meal will follow the conclusion of Ne’ila services. Please contact Helen Cherry to sign up for the potluck.
Mark your Calendars for Upcoming Services and Events…
- MAJCO Shabbaton, October 4-6 at Congregation Har Shalom in Missoula
- Aitz Chaim Services for October, 2013: Weekend of October 11-13, led by Student Rabbi Bess Wohlner
- Chanukah: 11/27 – 12/5. Watch your email and aitzchaim.com for more information!
- Bar Mitzvah of Max Weissman, Saturday, December 28. Contact Aaron and Wendy Weissman for more information.
Helen Cherry led us in a great program this Yom Kippur; to make a donation of the food we did not eat while fasting.
Well, the results are in. Over Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur, our congregants donated 65 pounds of food, which was all delivered to the Great Falls Food Bank.
Todah Robah to all for your generosity!