WOOD RIVER wrjc
JEWISH COMMUNITY
"The Wood River Jewish Community is a gathering place that strives to perpetuate  
Jewish tradition through worship, fellowship and learning.  Founded in 1976, we seek to provide a welcoming and caring community in the Wood River Valley
June 12, 2018


Courtesy picture: Claudie Goldstein

PARSHA OF THE WEEK

Korach

Numbers 16:1-18:32

Parasha Korach is one of the 4  parshiot named for a person. Korach, from the tribe of Levi, incites a mutiny challenging Moses ' leadership and the granting of the kehunah (priesthood) to Aaron . Korach is accompanied by Moses' inveterate foes, Dathan and Aviram, as well as 250 distinguished members of the community. They offer the sacrosanct  ketoret (incense) to prove their worthiness for the priesthood. Aaron also prepares an offering, and they all stand outside the  Mishkan holding their pans. Suddenly, the earth opens and swallows those rebelling against Moses-Korach, Dathan, and Aviram-and a fire comes out and consumes all the 250 men who are trying to bring a ketoret.
 
All of the Israelites watch this take place, and most are convinced that Moses is the true leader, appointed by God, and that only a Kohen-Aaron or his sons-is allowed to bring the ketoret offering. Some of the Israelites complain, so a plague begins to spread. Aaron rushes to bring a ketoret offering as atonement for the people and the plague stops. Aaron's staff miraculously blossoms and brings forth almonds to prove that his designation as high priest is divinely ordained.
 
 
Rabbi Cantor Robbi Sherwin
rabbirobbi@wrjc.org
1-512-947-7270        
 
In this issue
Torah portion
Shabbat service
Thank you
Donations of the week
Film festival
Yarzheits
Celebration of the week
Caring Committee
Stay connected
Legacy
Our Board of Directors

Marshall Meyer 
President
Joanne Mercer 
Vice-President
Judy Teller-Kaye  
Treasurer

Eileen Prager

Secretary

Lenny Cohen
Linda Cooper
 Jami Delgado
Ellen Fastow
Susan Green
Ken Lewis
Naomi Fine Sloan
Carlyn Ring
Bob Safron
Neil Siegel
Scott Rogel 
 
Rabbi Robbi Sherwin
 
 
  Claudie Goldstein
Executive Director
Director of Development

Cindy Smith
Bookkeeper

Addresses
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SHABBAT SERVICE 
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              on Friday, June 15, 2018
                   6:00PM at the office.

Lenny Cohen will lead the service.
Oneg to follow.
 
PATRON OF THE MONTH
Bob and Lynda Safron
DONATIONS OF THE WEEK
Honor a special occasion, express sympathy, remember a  loved one, or simply say "Thank You" with a donation to a WRJC fund of your choice. 

 
 
WHERE NEEDED MOST FUNDS
Bill Feldman  in honor o Arlene and Marshall Bennett's special anniversary
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye in recognition of Bob and Claudie Goldstein's many kindnesses to members of our congregation
 
EDUCATION
Barbara Malk 
 
SUN VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 
Bob and Bonnie Zalkowitz
Jo and Ellen Fastow in memory of Harry Fastow
Elaine Caplow
Richard and Terry Seigel
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye
Myrna Koffman in honor of Claudie Goldstein's birthday
 
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SAVE THE DATES
 
Monday, July 9th: 
Sammy Da
vis,Jr., "
I've Gotta Be Me"
Wednesday, July 11th: 
"The Samuel Project"
Monday,  July 16th: 
"The last Suit"  

Visit our website wrjc.org for more information.
THANK YOU  VOLUNTEERS
A big Thank You to our Souper Supper's volunteers: Marty and Mila Lyon (head-chefs), Brenda and Al Hackel, Judy Teller Kaye, Del Weber and Claudie Goldstein. Your help was greatly appreciated. 


Bob and Lynda Safron
Stan and Harriet Joseph
Bob and Bonnie Zalkowitz
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye
Fred and Eileen Prager
Linda and Lenny Cohen
CONGRATULATIONS
Our Rabbi in the News
 
Mazel tov to Rabbi Robbi, who will be installed as the President of the Women Cantors' Network at their conference in Cleveland, Ohio on June 13th. The WCN is an international organization of Cantors, Rabbis, soloists, teachers and others who transmit our heritage through music and prayer.  There are 300 members from around the world, representing every denomination in Judaism.  The organization is celebrating its "Double Chai" (36th) year. 

YARZHEITS OF THE WEEK
A Yahrzeit donation allows you to honor the memory of the special people in your life. Your gift will memorialize 
your loved one during the anniversary of his or her passing.  
 
Joseph Alban, Father of Seymour Albanyahzeit 
Pauline Altman 
Larry Cardozo, Son of Dick and Sara Jean Cardozo
Michael G. Dodgson, Friend of Michael Fishman
Max Gurvich, Father of Andrea Gurvich Lieberman
Benjamin R. Parker, Father of Harriet Parker-Bass  

 CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK
BIRTHDAYS
Gerry Mells

ANNIVERSARY
Buzz and Penny Coe
Tom and Ellen Campion


Juli Roos is chairing June.
juliroos@cox.net    208 720-1343

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