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
 
December 10, 2018
MESSAGE FROM SUSAN GREEN, PRESIDENT OF THE WRJC
To our Members,
 
We are acknowledging all your responses and concerns regarding the message sent to you Monday. It was never the intention of the Board of Directors to stir up unnecessary controversy in our small Jewish community.  
 
Moving forward, we will be more vigilant in considering the many different voices that constitute our community at large.
 
Sincerely,
 
Susan Green 
 
PARSHA OF THE WEEK

Parasha Vayigash (and he drew near)
Genesis 44:18-47:27

Judah approaches Joseph to plead for the release of Benjamin, offering himself as a slave to the Egyptian ruler in Benjamin's stead. Upon witnessing his brothers' loyalty to one another, Joseph reveals his identity to them. "I am Joseph," he declares. "Is my father still alive?"

The brothers are overcome by shame and remorse, but Joseph comforts them. "It was not you who sent me here," he says to them, "but God. It has all been ordained from God to save us, and the entire region, from famine."

The brothers rush back to Canaan with the news. Jacob comes to Egypt with his sons and their families-seventy souls in all-and is reunited with his beloved son after 22 years. On his way to Egypt he receives the divine promise: "Fear not to go down to Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation. I will go down with you into Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again."

Joseph gathers the wealth of Egypt by selling food and seed during the famine. Pharaoh gives Jacob's family the fertile county of Goshen to settle, and the children of Israel prosper in their Egyptian exile.
 
Rabbi Robbi Sherwin 
 
In this issue
Torah portion
In appreciation
Patron of the month Sponsors
Shabbat service
Donations of the week
Ski Club
Yarzheits
Celebration of the week
Caring Committee
Legacy
Amazon smile
Our Board of Directors

Susan Green
President
Jami Delgado 
Vice-President
Judy Teller-Kaye  
Treasurer

Eileen Prager

Secretary

Dana Berntson
Linda Cooper
 
Ellen Fastow
Joanne Mercer
Marshall Meyer
Past President
Noa Ries
Bob Safron
Neil Siegel
Scott Rogel 
 
Rabbi Robbi Sherwin
 
 
  Claudie Goldstein
Executive Director
Director of Development

Cindy Smith
Bookkeeper

Advisory Council
Addresses
Office Hours
Tuesday:
10:00am-4:00pm

Thursday:
10:00am-4:00pm


Friday:
 10:00am-1:00pm

Contact us
tel: 208-726-1183
fax: 208-727-9646
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IN APPRECIATION
 
Our Chanukah party was again a success this year . Thank you to  Rabbi Cantor Robbi Sherwin, Dana  Berntson, Chair of the event, her committee: Candice Stark, Jami Delgado, Noa Ries, Neil Siegel, Ben Berntson, Claudie Goldstein, all the volunteers who helped and all the people who brought delicious food.
 
It all happened because of you!! Thank you .
 

THANK YOU TO OUR  WRJC 
DECEMBER PATRON OF THE MONTH SPONSORS
Fred and Eileen Prager
Elliott and Joanne Mercer

NO SHABBAT SERVICE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

DONATIONS OF THE WEEK
WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK.


TUESDAYS SKI CLUB
 
 
The Mount Hermon Ski Club will  meet every Tuesdays at the top of Bald Mountain inside the Lookout Day Lodge Restaurant in the center of the restaurant for coffee and conversation at 10:00 am and depart at 10:30 am from the Upper Warm Springs side door for skiing. Our goal is to encourage social skiing among the members of the WRJC.
 
For any questions contact Jim Fabe at 208-721-3826 by phone or text on Mondays or by text only on Tuesdays, during skiing hours.
 
Highlights of last weeks' Ski Club included Dr. Kenneth Brait's rapid decent in perfect form down both College and Lower College combined in less than 6 minutes.
 
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jim Fabe
 
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.
 
Edna Alban, Mother  of Seymour Alban
William Danz, Father of Penny Coe
Muriel Friedman, Mother of Myra Friedman
Mae Mailman, Mother of Jerry Mailman
Sophia Mendelsohn, Mother of Karen Saks
Lee Pincus, Mother of Robert Pincus
Diane Smith, Mother of Dayna Gross

CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK 
 
ANNIVERSARIES
Stuart and Rivian Glickman
 
BIRTHDAYS
Reva Alban
Lynda Safron

CARING COMMITTEE
Juli Roos is chairing the month of December.
JuliRoos@cox.net   208- 720-1343
 
LEAVING A LEGACY
To discuss leaving a legacy and providing support to our Wood River Jewish Community in perpetuity, please feel free to call 208-726-1183 or email claudie@wrjc.org to arrange a private and confidential meeting. 

A WAY TO GIVE
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.

 
If you want to know more about our organization, please contact  Claudie Goldstein, Executive Director at claudie@wrjc.org or 208-726-1183
  WRJC STANDS WITH ISRAEL