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 18, 2019

Courtesy picture: Candice Stark
 TORAH PORTION OF THE WEEK
Beha'alotecha ("When you step up")
Numbers 8:1-12:16

* Aaron is commanded to raise the light in the lamps of the menorah, and the tribe of Levi is initiated into the service in the Sanctuary.
* A second Passover is given to those who were unable to commemorate earlier.
* In an ancient form of "morse code," instructions are given on the sounding of the shofar as an alarm in times of war.
* God instructs Moses on the procedures for Israel's journeys and encampments in the desert, and the people journey in tribal formation from Mount Sinai, where they had been camped for nearly a year.
* Moses deals with a grumbling people who are missing the food in Egypt and complains about how difficult it is to lead. 70 Elders are appointed to assist him

In one of the few passages of Torah that mentions the spoken words of women, here Miriam speaks negatively of Moses, and his wife, who is Cushite (modern-day Ethiopian) and, along with their brother, Aaron, she questions Moses' personal relationship with God and his leadership. She is punished with leprosy, but Aaron is not punished physically. Moses cries out fervently: "Please, God, heal her!" (Numbers 12:13), and the entire community waits seven days for her recovery before they move on to the wilderness of Paran. Miriam, who refused to give up her gold to create the Golden Calf and who led the Israelites in dance when they crossed the Sea of Reeds, is given unprecedented kindness and honor - literally stopping hundreds of thousands of her people from moving forward when she is struck ill. 

Rabbi Robbi
rabbirobbi@wrjc.org
 
 
In this issue
Torah portion
Patron of the month
Shabbat service
Donations of the week
Hiking club
Golf
Picnic
In memory
Condolences
Activities
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
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 A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PATRON OF THE MONTH
Bob and Lynda Safron  
 SHABBAT SERVICE 
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Friday, June  21st
6:00pm at the WRJC Office.

Juli Roos 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.

 

JEWISH LIFE
Michael and Juli Roos in memory of Art Sloan
Bob and Claudie Goldstein in memory of Art Sloan
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye in memory of Art Sloan
Paul Wolf and Rhea Schwartz in memory of Art Sloan



JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Bob and Bonnie Zalkowitz
Al and Brenda Hackel
Woody and Margery Friedlander
Larry and Nina Rothstein
Roger Kaplan
Warren Mitchell
Lenny and Phyllis Schlessinger


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The Mount Hermon Hiking Club of the WRJC will be meeting on  Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

We will meet in June, July and September starting on June 19, 2019 until September 25, 2019. We will not be meeting in August. We will be meeting at the parking lot at the trail head of Adams Gulch.

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

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

COMING SOON
FIRST ANNUAL WRJC GOLF TOURNAMENT

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019
ELKORN GOLF COURSE - SUN VALLEY, IDAHO

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - BOB SAFRON


This will be a 9-hole event starting at 3:30 P.M., followed by hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a barbecue starting at 5:30 P.M. at the Elkhorn Golf Club.
 
Entry fee: $65 per person for golf (no charge if you are an Elkhorn Golf Club member) and $45 per person for hors d'oeuvres and dinner (drinks not included)
 
Non players are also invited for hors d'oeuvres and dinner.$45 

Please confirm attendance to claudie @wrjc.org and send check to Wood River Jewish Community. POB 837. Ketchum, ID 83340 -

Thank you - 

 PICNIC TIME

to our
ANNUAL FAMILY SUMMER PICNIC
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 6:00PM
At the Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Hwy 75 and Gimlet Road

Member Adult: $ 40/ person
Non Member Adult: $ 45/ person
Children under 12: $15
Children under 5: No charge

Please make your reservation.
Check to be mailed to WRJC POB 837. Ketchum, ID 83340
Call 208-726-1183 or Email: wrjc@wrjc.org

Picnic chair: Dana Berntson

 
 IN MEMORY OF ART SLOAN
The Wood River Jewish Community expresses its sincere condolences to Naomi Sloan and entire family for the loss of Art Sloan who passed away on June 15, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at the Ketchum Cemetery, 1026 N Main St, Ketchum on June 21st at 2:00PM.

Meal of Condolence will follow at the WRJC Office, 471 Leadville Ave, Ketchum.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Art's memory to the Wood River Jewish Community (Sun Valley, Idaho), or to any charity of choice.

Naomi Sloan
10438 Melodia Magico
Las Vegas, NV 89150

IN MEMORY OF DR. JERRY LEVY
The Wood River Jewish Community addresses its sincere condolences to Judith Weiss Levy and entire family for the loss of Dr. Jerry Levy who passed away on June 12, 2019.

Judith Levy
4545 Lindell Boulevard, Unit: 30
StLouis, MO 
ACTIVITIES AROUND TOWN

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Judith and Marshall Meyer Lecture on China at The Community Library 

"China and the Making of Modern America: Chinese Railroad Workers and the 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Line" by Dr. Gordon H. Chang.

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June 28 and June 29 @6:30pm - Botanical Garden
I'm Not Rappaport is a play by Herb Gardner, which originally ran on Broadway in 1985. ... Park, the play focuses on Nat Moyer, a feisty Jew, and Midge Carter, a cantankerous African-American, who spend their days sitting on a bench.
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.
 
Stephen Alpert, Father of Scott Alpert
Charles Falk, Father of Susan Green
Jean Glazer, Grandmother of Jay Emmer
Anne Levy, Mother of Jennifer Gardenswartz
Lorraine Rawlings, Mother of Greg Rawlings
Marla Rosenberg, Wife of Peter Seligman
Marcelle Saks, Mother of Keith Saks


CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK

BIRTHDAYS
Jack Levin
Bettye Roos
Lynda Maybruck
Larry Samuels
Judy Wasserman
Mark Levin


ANNIVERSARY
Naomi Goldberg and Bradley Guss
 
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
Al and Brenda Hackel are chairing the committee during the month of June. 
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