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
 
January 29, 2019

Courtesy photo: Candice Stark
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DIRECTORY GOES TO  PRESS TOMORROW.
PARSHA OF THE WEEK


Mishpatim ("ordinances")
Exodus 21:1-24:18

God legislates a series of laws for the people of Israel following the revelation at Sinai. These include the laws of the indentured servant; the penalties for murder, kidnapping, assault and theft; civil laws pertaining to redress of damages, the granting of loans and the responsibilities of the "Four Guardians"; and the rules governing the conduct of justice by courts of law.

Also included are laws warning against mistreatment of foreigners; the observance of the seasonal festivals, and the agricultural gifts that are to be brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; the prohibition against cooking meat with milk; and the mitzvah of prayer. Altogether, Mishpatim contains 53 mitzvot: 23 imperative commandments and 30 prohibitions.

God promises to bring the people of Israel to the Holy Land, and warns them against assuming the pagan ways of its current inhabitants.

The Israelites proclaim, "We will do and we will hear all that God commands us." Leaving Aaron in charge in the Israelite camp, Moses ascends Mount Sinai and remains there for forty days and forty nights to receive the Torah from God.

Rabbi Robbi

In this issue
Directory
Torah portion
Shabbat service
Save the dates
Big Sonia
Patron of the month Sponsors
Nos Ries
Schedule Rabbi
Chai time
Ski club
Celebration of the week
Yarzheits
Caring Committee
Legacy
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
Join our list
 SHABBAT SERVICE 
shabbat banner
On Friday, January 25 at 6:00pm 
at St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Lenny Cohen will lead a short service before our guest speaker's talk.

Oneg to follow will be sponsored 
by Harriet Parker-Bass.
 

 
 NOT TO BE MISSED TONIGHT

BIG SONIA
A free film at the Y in honor of
International Holocaust Remembrance Day


Presented by the Wood River Community YMCA with generous support from the Roy A. Hunt Foundation.

Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm.

Roy A. Hunt Foundation Community Room at the Y


FEBRUARY  PATRON OF THE MONTH SPONSORS
Lenny and Linda Cohen
Mike Myers
SOUPER SUPPER


The WRJC is responsible to serve hot meals to those in need every second Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. 

We are looking for head chefs for February, March and April.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Claudie at claudie@wrjc.org 

PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR

 
FEBRUARY: 13 TO 25
MARCH:  20 TO 25
APRIL: 20 TO 22
MAY: 1 TO 6
MAY: 29 TO 31
JUNE: 1 TO 9

Please feel free to call or email Rabbi at 
1-512-947-7270  - rabbirobbi@wrjc.org   
 SAVE THE DATE
Our Chai Time to Celebrate get together is set for 
February 17, Presidents' Weekend, as.....

A Toast to Winter in Sun Valley!



Our WRJC Members and Friends are invited to celebrate together our wonderful life in the Wood River Valley on Sunday, February 17 at 5:30pm
at Susan and Ron Green's home.

TUESDAY SKI CLUB
 
The Mount Hermon Ski Club will meet every Tuesday 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 Monday; or by text only on Tuesday during skiing hours.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jim Fabe
CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK
BIRTHDAYS
Susan Weil
Stuart Glickman
Margery Friedlander
Naomi Sloan

ANNIVERSARIES
Gerry and Sheila Mells

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.

Lawrence Colbert , Cousin Leonard Schlessinger
Clara Epstein, Mother of Phyllis Schlessinger
Gertrude Flanz Fagen
Si Gottlieb, Uncle of Judith Teller Kaye
Herman Kantor, Father of Robert Kantor
Leona Krelitz Freshman 

  
CARING COMMITTEE
Al and Brenda Hackel :  hackel@stanford.edu
208-891-6811 
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. 
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