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 8, 2019
SAVE THE DATES
SPONSORED BY
THE WOOD RIVER JEWISH COMMUNITY
 LEONARD AND FRANCINE PICKARD EDUCATIONAL FUND

OUR FIRST SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE  
 
DVIR BAR-GAL Israeli TV Documentarian, Photo-Journalist, Shanghai's Jewish History Expert "JEWS OF SHANGHAI"
 
Thursday, January 31st and Friday, February 1st
at 6:00pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church

PARSHA OF THE WEEK


Parasha Bo ("Go!")
Exodus 10:1 - 13:16
 
The last three of the Ten Plagues are visited on Egypt: a swarm of locusts devours all the crops and greenery; a thick, palpable darkness envelops the land; and all the firstborn of Egypt are killed at the stroke of midnight of the 15th of the month of Nissan.
 
God commands the first mitzvah to be given to the people of Israel: to establish a calendar based on the monthly rebirth of the moon. The Israelites are also instructed to bring a "Passover offering" to God: a lamb or kid goat is to be slaughtered, and its blood sprinkled on the doorposts and lintel of every Israelite home, so that God should pass over these homes when the Angel of Death comes to kill the Egyptian firstborn. The roasted meat of the offering is to be eaten that night together with matzah (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs.
 
The death of the firstborn finally breaks Pharaoh's resistance, and he literally drives the children of Israel from his land. So hastily do they depart that there is no time for their dough to rise, and the only provisions they take along are unleavened. Before they go, they take from their Egyptian neighbors gold, silver and garments-fulfilling the promise made to Abraham that his descendants would leave Egypt with great wealth.
 
The children of Israel are commanded to consecrate all firstborn, and to observe the anniversary of the Exodus each year by removing all leaven from their possession for seven days, eating matzah, and telling the story of their redemption to their children. They are also commanded to wear tefillin on the arm and head as a reminder of the Exodus and their resultant commitment to God.
 
From Rabbi Robbi:
 
Happy Winter! I am looking forward to being back in the Valley from Feb. 13-19 and am happy to start making appointments for those dates. Looking forward to some "Coffice Hours," fun and meaningful services, our apres ski event and more.
 
Please contact me at rabbirobbi@wrjc.org and let's find some special time together!
In this issue
Save the dates
Torah portion
No Shabbat service
Year end appeal
Patron of the month Sponsors
Ski club
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
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 SHABBAT SERVICE
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Friday, January 11
at 6:00pm at the office.

     Lenny Cohen will lead the service.
 Oneg to follow.
              
                       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. 
 
 
 
 
ADULT EDUCATION
Lenny and Linda Cohen wishing Larry Rothstein a good recovery.
 
MUSIC
Woody and Margery Friedlander in memory of Isadore Pape
 
FILM FESTIVAL
Sharon Landau
Nicholas and Sylvia Miller
 
WHERE NEEDED MOST FUNDS
Carol and Scott Glenn in memory of Percy Schwartz
 
 
 
                                          




STILL TIME TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION
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THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS
Seymour and Reva Alban
Bill Alban and John Berry
Jan Aronson
Mark Baer and Chris Sparrer-Baer 
Baker Family
Jerry Blank
BJ and Nacny Blair
Lew and Barbara Brown
Michael Brown and Jori Potiker
Buzz and Penny Coe
Lindy Cogan and Laura Hubbard
Jay and Linda Cooper
Rick and Jami Delgado
Steve Dorinson and Suzanne Marx
Noel Ellman
Joseph and Ellen Fastow
Danny and Diane Feldman 
Larry and Phyllis Frank
Richard and Judy Firtel
Jory Magidson and Karen Frankel
Michael and Barbara Gettelman in honor of Rabbi Robbi
Jacquelyn Gottlieb
Bruce Green and Barry Karas
Bob and Claudie Goldstein
Nancy Goldstein
Ron and Susan Green
Ron and Sylvia Hartman  
Paul Kenny
Judy Jellinek
Eric and Tracy Kanowsky
Bob Kantor and Laura Boyd
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye
Stephen and Amy Kroll
Rabbi Levy and Kaycee Canter 
Charles and Gay Moldow 
Flora Mason
Alan and Lynda Maybruck
Elliott and Joanne Mercer 
Charles and Jeanette Miller
Carol Nie  
Lionel and Annette Paskoff
Carlyn Ring
Lawrence and Marlene Samuels
Stuart and Michele Shanus
Rabbi Martin Levy and Kaycee Cantor in memory of Blossom F. levy
Rabbi Sherwin and Mark Jordan
Gail Stern 
Tom and Monique Stern
Barry and Candice Peterson
Michael and Juli Roos 
Barry and Marjorie Traub
Harvey Swedloff
Lois Rosen  
Michael and Juli Roos
Hano and Charlotte Siegel
Paul Wolff and Rhea Schwartz
Bob and Bonnie Zalkowitz
Lee and Judy Wasserman
THANK YOU TO OUR  WRJC 
JANUARY PATRON OF THE MONTH SPONSOR
Lois Rosen
TUESDAY SKI CLUB
 
The Mount Hermon Ski Club will next meet on Tuesday, January 15,  2019 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 January 14, 2019; or by text only on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 during skiing hours.
 
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.
 
Dr. Morris Abraham Goldstein, Father of Susan Jansen 
Irene Jellinek, Mother-in-Law Judith Jellinek
Frank Jellinek Sr., Father-in-Law of Judith Jellinek
Rose Luray, Mother of Allen Luray
David Mantel, Brother-in-law of Rebekah Helzel
Celia Nemeroff, Mother of Margot Silver
Esther Rosenberg, Mother of Dora Levin
Beverly Schneider, Mother of Deborah Slonim

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