November 2016 Events 
with Glacier Jewish Community/B'nai Shalom
Dear Friends,  For some time I have been following the news from North Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. I am deeply concerned for the rights of Native Americans--to protest peacefully and maintain their rights to sovereignty. Last night I learned of a Call To Action for Clergy to come stand with the Indigenous People of Standing Rock and America in a peaceful, prayerful, non-violent protest Thursday, November 3. In just a few hours I will be driving to bear witness to the protests and lend my support as a rabbi and community leader. I will be joining over 300 clergy who have also responded to the call.

Therefore, I have cancelled and will reschedule, upon my return, the Potluck Shabbat Dinner. We will NOT be having a Potluck Shabbat Dinner THIS Friday night. I will also be unable to attend the Hadassah book group and I send my regrets. Shulem Deen's book was a powerful memoir and one of those books that really opened my eyes to the struggles of so many in the ultra-Orthodox world. You can follow Shulem on Facebook and read his columns published in The Forward. 

I will try to share my journey and pictures through Facebook. I will also be happy to see you on Sunday, November 13th to share my experiences and talk about building healthy communities.

With blessings & gratitude, 
Rabbi Francine Roston
Social After the Elections!
Sunday, November 13th
10am-12pm in Columbia Falls
@ MT Coffee Traders
No matter your political party or your vote, we all live together in one community and one nation. Where do we go from here to build bridges and create healthy political discourse?  Rabbi Francine can offer a few sources from Jewish tradition on "agreeing to disagree" with respect and care. The rabbinic tradition was founded on it! 
Building Day with Habitat for Humanity Flathead
Wednesday, November 30
Check your calendar and join Rabbi Francine for a day of good work!

Do you have a day to give to help build affordable housing for neighbors in Kalispell? While it IS a time commitment, it is also a very worthy endeavor and you will certainly see the impact you make in just one day!


Saturday, Dec. 3   10am-12:30pm   Shabbat Services/Potluck Lunch@The Rostons

Thursday, Dec. 8  6:00-8:00pm   Social/Kalispell Brewing Co

Friday, Dec. 16   6:00pm     Shabbat Songs & Prayers/Potluck Dinner-- hosted by Al Lerner & Catherine Wagner in Kalispell

Thursday, Dec. 29     6-8:30pm     Community Chanukah Party in Whitefish