All events are located at the synagogue, 3035 South Russell Street,
Please bring non-perishable foods to the synagogue for the Missoula Food Bank
Har Shalom Weekly News
The Torah is not a book we turn to for historical accuracy, but rather for truth. The story of the Exodus lives in us. Standing at the Passover Seder, I see in my mind's eye the Israelites marching out of Egypt, the miracles at the sea, and the pillar of fire leading them through the fearful night. I feel an enormous gratitude to God. For although we cannot know exactly how God has saved our people, we have been saved. Despite unimaginable odds and opposition, the Jewish people have seen nation after nation buried under the debris of history while our nation lives. Here is where archeology, history, scholarship and scripture meet: Am Yisrael Chai, the nation of Israel remains alive. Rabbi David Wolpe
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Jan 18 7 pm Kabbalat Shabbat with Oneg.
Jan 19 10 am – noon Torah Study, Parashat Bo, Exodus 10:1 – 13:16
Jan 20 NO Atidaynu,
Jan 23 7 pm Adult Hebrew
Jan 25 7 pm Tu bishvat Seder for community, lead by Holly Kingsford. Celebrate the New Year for Trees and the Environment with a light meal emphasizing fruits
Jan 26 10 am – noon Torah Study, Beshalah, Exodus 13:17 – 17:16
Jan 27 10 am – noon Atidaynu with Tubishvat celebrat
News and Needs
1) Family Promise. Har Shalom joins the University Congregation Church in hosting and supporting homeless family(s). Contact Robin Abeshaus. 542-7535 and see Newsletter
2) Har Shalom is looking for support/ funds for a few things around the shul.
(a) We need to install solid canopies over the back entrances to reduce ice and risky footing coming into the building during the winter. If a family (or two) is interested in covering the costs, please contact Sue Fortner at the office, 549-9595.
(b) Purim celebration and Shalakh Manot (gift bags) are planned. Volunteer for baking homentashen, putting together bags, delivery to congregants and community, helping with setup, activities, and cleanup for the party that will take place on February 23 at Har Shalom. It was a lot of fun last year and excuses not accepted this year to not volunteer! Contact Sue.
(c) Passover cooking and organizing will be performed by a Har Shalom volunteers this year. Please step forward and help. Contact Kate Soukonnikov, 552-5547 or Sherry Kolenda, 544-5677.