Welcome to Glacier Jewish Community/B'nai Shalom

If your journey brings you to Northwest Montana, the Glacier Jewish Community/ B'nai Shalom, is here for you!

GJC is Strong & Connected During this Pandemic

Glacier Jewish Community/B'nai Shalom is a community that offers you the opportunity to connect with other Jewish people or people that care about Jewish life. We are a community that connects people who do not all live in one neighborhood with a synagogue building in the middle. We have been a synagogue-without-walls from the beginning of Glacier Jewish Community. We will continue to stay in touch and create close, reassuring connections during these challenging times.

We are here to offer you a sense of connection--to Jewish community, Jewish teachings, Jewish prayer and Jewish values.

If you would like to sign-up for our email newsletter click here While we cannot meet together in one physical space, we WILL be able to connect with each other through telephone and text, email and virtual meeting rooms. If you would like some support and want to connect with Rabbi Francine, click here to send her an email.
rabbi@glacierjc.org



Whether you are just visiting, thinking of relocating, or have lived in northwest Montana for decades, we are here for you!

Upcoming High Holy Day Celebrations with GJC

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Friday, September 18, 6:00pm
Welcoming the New Year Together but Apart
Glacier Jewish Community/B'nai Shalom & Har Shalom Congregation in Missoula with Rabbi Francine & Rabbi Laurie on Zoom

Saturday, September 19
Rosh HaShanah Celebrations
9:30am -- Meditation Session w/Rabbi Francine on Zoom
10:00am -- New Year's Service on Zoom with Rabbi Francine, Howard Cooper & appearances from Nefesh Mountain
11:00am-Noon -- New Year's Torah Service & Study/Discussion on Zoom
4:00-4:30pm -- Drive-In Shofar Service in Kalispell

Sunday, September 20
New Year's Hike in Hungry Horse area
(limited to 15 people, plus dogs!)
HIking approx 6 miles, Shofar & Tashlikh at our destination lake

Friday, September 25
Shabbat Across Montana
6:00-6:30pm on Zoom GJC with Congregations in Missoula,
Bozeman, Butte & Billings

Sunday, September 27
Kol Nidre Services Together but Apart
7:00pm on Zoom with Rabbi Francine, Howard Cooper &
appearances from Nefesh Mountain

Monday, September 28th
Yom Kippur Observances
9:30am -- Meditation Session w/Rabbi Francine on Zoom
10:00am -- Yom Kippur Service on Zoom with Rabbi Francine, Howard Cooper & appearances from Nefesh Mountain
11:00am -- Yom Kippur Torah Service & Study/Discussion on Zoom
12:00-12:30pm -- Yizkor/Memorial Service on Zoom with Rabbi Francine & appearances from Nefesh Mountain
*7:30pm -- Drive-In Ne'ilah, Havdalah & Final Shofar Blast
to Conclude Yom Kippur


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Where ever the road takes you, the Jewish community is here for you. Connect with us any time!

Rabbi Allen Secher's Podcast for the GJC "Oy:
A Glimpse Into Jewish Humor"

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Episode 1: The Humor of The Shtetl

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Episode 2: From the Shtetl to the Western World

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Episode 3: The Genesis of Jewish Mama Humor

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