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.
 
July 9, 2019
 TORAH PORTION OF THE WEEK
Parasha Chukkat (Decree)
Numbers 19:1 - 22:1

* The laws of the red heifer to purify a person who has had contact with a corpse are given.

* The people arrive at the wilderness of Zin. Miriam dies and is buried there.

* The people complain that they have no water. Moses strikes the rock to get water for them. God tells Moses and Aaron they will not enter the Land of Israel.

* The king of Edom refuses to let the Children of Israel pass through his land. After Aaron's priestly garments are given to his son Eleazer, Aaron dies.

* After they are punished for complaining about the lack of bread and water, the Israelites repent and are victorious in battle against the Amorites and the people of Bashan, whose lands they capture.

When I read the very end of the Torah that Moses is lauded, but not allowed to enter the Land of Israel, I am always sad and go back into Torah to figure out if his transgressions were indeed so heinous as to warrant such a punishment. Although the list of reasons is longish, Parashat Chukkat shows God's "final straw" as God tells Moses to speak to the rock to provide water for the tribes and their flocks. But, Moses angrily strikes the rock twice, disobeying God's direct order, so God tells him and Aaron that they will not enter the land. Whether through anger or doubt or frustration, Moses at this moment does not believe or trust God and he pays the ultimate price for it, and he loses both his sister Miriam and his brother Aaron.


Rabbi Robbi
rabbirobbi@wrjc.org
In this issue
Torah portion
Article Headline
Donations of the week
Hiking club
Golf
Yarzheits
Birthdays
Summer book review
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

Wednesday , July  10 at  6:00 PM 
at the Community School Theater.
'Promise At Dawn"
 SHABBAT SERVICE 
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Friday, July 12 at 6:00PM 
at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with 
special musical guest Susan Colin.

Rabbi Robbi will lead the service.

Oneg to follow.

Susan Colin is a Cantorial Soloist, award-winning composer, and the owner of oySongs.com, a digital music distribution company of Jewish music. Susan is the Cantorial Soloist and Music Director at Congregation NefeshSoul in Chandler, Arizona. Her music has been published by Transcontinental Music, Shalshelet, and licensed for films. Susan has released 5 CDs of original and familiar Jewish music, and served as the Editor-at-Large, along with Emily Meyer, of KOL ISHA, a historic new songbook of music composed by members of the Women Cantors' Network. Susan and her husband Craig live in Tempe, AZ and are proud of their 3 grown children and grandson.
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.

 
BE A BLESSING
Bill Alban and John Berry
Howard Banchik
Lew and Barbara brown
Leigh Barer
Steve Dorinson and Susanne Marx
Eric and Tracy Kanowsky
Stephen and Amy Kroll
Fred and Eileen Prager
Carlyn Ring
Brian Ross and Susan Reinstein
Bob and Lynda Safron
Richard and Candice Stark


WHERE NEEDED MOST FUNDS
Joe and Ellen Fastow in memory  of Art Sloan
Larry and Nina Rothstein
Bruce Green and Barry Karas in memory of Harriet Green
Marci Rosenfeld in memory of Art Sloan


JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Ken and Vonny Molkner
Robert Pincus and Roxanne Little
Carlyn Ring
Marty and Joan Erdheim
Elaine Caplow
Saul and Shirley Turteltaub


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The Mount Hermon Hiking Club of the WRJC will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 am  at the parking lot at the trail head of Adams Gulch.

Our goal is to encourage social hiking among the members of the WRJC.

In addition, dogs are available to walk with if desired with Hikin' Buddies.

Tomorrow will be the last day for the summer hiking club.

SEE YOU WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019 FOR THE MOUNT HERMON SKI CLUB.

Sincerely,
Jim Fabe 
H:208-721-3826
C: 310-415-8554

ADULT STUDY

Parashat Chukkat: "Speak Softly and Don't Carry a Big Stick"
When:
Saturday, July 13
Where: Draper Preserve
Time: 9:15 AM (departing at 9:30 AM)
Meet at: Lion's Park, 255 Croy Creek Rd, Hailey, ID 83333

Your hike leader, Dana Bernston and Rabbi Robbi will lead us on a relaxing hike, culminating in a Torah reading and Torah study of our parasha of the week, Chukkat.
Bring: hat, sunscreen, water bottle, hiking poles if you need them
Lunch or a snack.
A Red Heifer, if you have one! Family-friendly, easy trail - all are welcome!





AN NU AL FAMILY SUMMER PICNIC

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 6:00PM
COMMITTEE CHAIR: DANA BERNTSON

Contact Dana for dish to bring. danahenry17@gmail.com

Please confirm attendance 
to claudie @wrjc.org. 

More info, visit our website wrjc.org

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.
 
Helen Diamond, Mother-in-Law of Valerie Diamond
Maurice Feldbaum, Father of Carl Feldbaum
Hyman G. Levy, Father of Judith Levy
Edward L. Johnson, Father of Lynda Maybruck
George Kent, Father of Terry Murphy
Charlene Leavitt Gruol, Sister of Robin Leavitt
Morris Pepper, Father of Trudy Littman

ACTIVITIES AROUND TOWN
Member, Howard Banchik,  is  bringing to S.V. from  Los Angeles, two  of his favorite artists  to perform at Jazz In The Park, Sunday at the Rotary Park at 6PM . Vocalist Darynn Dean,  a recent graduate from the New England Conservatory of Music has  won numerous vocal performance  awards and has performed  at Disney Hall in Los Angeles and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. You can google  Darynn Dean.com to listen to previous performances.  She will be accompanied by Stuart Elster,  a premier Los Angeles  pianist plus musicians from Boise.  
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Member, Lee Pollock  will be speaking at the Community Library
on July 16 at 6:00pm about "The Churchills and the Harrimans"



 
Jeff and Elana Rose
Robert and Caryn Tyre

ANNUAL REPORT OMISSIONS/CORRECTIONS
Membership:
Josh and Rowena Kleinman

Donors:
Josh and Rowena Kleinman
 
CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK

BIRTHDAYS
Susanne Marx
Rivian Glickman
Michael Roos

ANNIVERSARY
Jack and Marilyn Rubin
 
SUMMER BOOK REVIEW

 "The Orchard" by Yochi Brandeis - a modern midrash about our ancient sages and how Judaism and Christianity split. This story  is a page -turner and Rabbi Robbi looks forward to studying our first book together in August 22 at 4:00pm.  
CARING COMMITTEE
Debra Levin is chairing July 208-578-7738
dslevin@cox.net

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