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
 
May 28, 2019
 TORAH PORTION OF THE WEEK
Bechukkotai (By My Decrees)
Leviticus 26:3-27:34

* God promises that if the people of Israel will keep God's commandments, they will enjoy material prosperity and dwell secure in their homeland. But God also delivers a harsh "rebuke," warning of the exile, persecution and other evils that will befall them if they abandon their covenant with God.
* God says: "Even when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away; nor will I ever abhor them, to destroy them and to break My covenant with them; for I am Adonai their God."
* The Parshah concludes with the rules on how to calculate the values of different types of pledges made to God, and the mitzvah of tithing produce and livestock.
Bechukkotai is the last book of Leviticus and is known for its rules, statutes, blessings and curses. God shows God's love through discipline and fear and makes us truly aware of what can happen to us if we do not obey the commandments - and all the good things that can happen if we do. Vayikra (Leviticus) contains 859 verses, 27 chapters, 10 portions. "Chazak, chazak, v'nitchazayk!" Be strong, be strong, let us strengthen one another is the traditional saying as we finish a book of Torah.

Rabbi Robbi
rabbirobbi@wrjc.org

In this issue
Torah portion
Jewish Film Festival
Patron of the month
Donations of the week
Yarzheits
Caring Committee
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
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NO SHABBAT SERVICE ON FRIDAY, MAY 31

SAVE THE DATES
Family Shabbat and Shavu'ot in Hailey!
June 7, 6:00 PM at Music n Me!

Come join us as we roll out the entire Torah in honor of Shavu'ot, the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. We will have a family-friendly service, featuring our Sunday school kids, pizza and a special surprise! Please bring a bountiful vegetarian side dish to share.
                       
 
Monday, July 8th
Wednesday, July 10th
Monday, July 15th
 
 
WRJC ANNUAL PICNIC
Sunday, July 21st



             
L ADIES LUNCH  
Tuesday, August 13th                

  A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PATRON OF THE MONTH
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye  
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 FILM FESTIVAL
Jonathan and Susan Dolgen
Sherwin and Janet Drobner
Joel and Nancy Klein
Flora Mason
Tom and Monique Stern



BIRTHDAYS
Eileen Prager
Bruce Green
David Hoffman
Susan Shepard
Steve Haims
 
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.
 
Evelyn Caldwell, Mother of Ravona Molkner
Evelyn Freilich, Mother-in-Law of Cecelia Freilich and Mother of Michael Freilich
Aron L. Rypp, Father of Joanne Firstenberg
Paula Prager Lang, Mother of Fredric Prager
David Maybruck, Father of Alan Maybruck
Judy Silverman, Wife of Arthur Silverman
Selma Vinmont, Mother of Penny Coe
Marvin Yaeger, Husband of Marilyn Yeager

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!   
CARING COMMITTEE
Margery Friedlander is chairing the committee during the month of May. 
mgfriedlander@gmail.com
208-726-3213


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
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