Not In Our Town

A sign outside Billings First Congregational Church reads: "MLK 2020, Sunday January 19, 3PM"
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Groups across Montana are hosting sermons and talks this weekend in honor of civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tom Keightley shows a pipe bomb on slideshow presentation
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A synagogue in Billings, Montana held an active shooter training this past weekend. It joins a growing number of businesses, places of worship and schools taking similar steps.

A film crew shoots at Congregation Beth Aaron in Billings.
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Billings may not be Hollywood, but for a while earlier this month, it was the primary location of a feature film. "We Burn Like This" draws inspiration from the Magic City’s response to anti-Semitism in the 1990’s.

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It’s half-way through the eight-day festival of lights, known as Hanukkah. The student Rabbi from  Congregation Beth Aaron shares some of his reflections during this holiday, that began Sunday, against the backdrop of the challenges faced recently by the Jewish community.