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
 
March 12, 2019


Vayikra (and God called)
Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Vayikra is also the name of this 3rd Book of Moses, and contains a myriad of rules and laws by which to build society. God calls to Moses from the Tent of Meeting, and communicates to him the laws of the korbanot, the animal and meal offerings/sacrifices brought in the Sanctuary - no other place was allowed for these offerings. They were considered an expression of faith - the word korbanot means "to draw closer." These sacrifices include:
* The "ascending offering" (olah) that is wholly raised to God by the fire atop the altar; symbolizing a complete surrender to the will of God.
* Five varieties of "meal offering" (minchah) prepared with fine flour, olive oil and frankincense;
* The "peace offering" (shelamim), whose meat was eaten by the one bringing the offering, after parts are burned on the altar and parts are given to the kohanim (priests); a demonstration of gratitude to God for all of God's bounties;
* The different types of "sin offering" (chatat) brought to atone for transgressions committed erroneously by the high priest, the entire community, the king or the ordinary Jew; symbolic of regret and sorrow at having strayed from the way of God; and
* The "guilt offering" (asham) brought by one who has misappropriated property of the Sanctuary, who is in doubt as to whether he transgressed a divine prohibition, or who has committed a "betrayal against God" by swearing falsely to defraud a fellow man. The concept of "kol Yisrael aravim zeh ba zeh" - all of Israel is responsible for each other - takes seed in this Torah portion.
 
Rabbi Robbi
 
In this issue
Torah portion
No Shabbat service
Shabbat and Purim
Volunteers needed
Shabbat service
Donations of the week
In appreciation
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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NO SHABBAT SERVICE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15

SHABBAT AND PURIM

            WHERE WERE YOU IN' 72?

New Purim Shpiel written by Rabbi Robbi will make its debut on Friday night March 22, at 6:00 PM at the Wood River Jewish Community Office.!



Rabbi Robbi would LOVE some volunteers to participate in our shpiel - no experience necessary! All ages welcome!  

Please contact her at rabbirobbi@wrjc.org or 512-947-7270. We will do a quick run-through on Thursday evening, March 21 at 7:30pm at the office.  


                        VOLONTEERS NEEDED
Attention!  All Hamantaschen Bakers!

With Purim upon us, we have many opportunities next week to share in the joy of this epic holiday!  And, sharing the joy means making LOTS of those lovely little pastries representing Haman's hat or ears.  Can you bring some of these treats (make them with your kids or grandkids!) to the JCC by Thursday, March 21, so Rabbi Robbi can share them during her "Coffice" and office hours, for Shabbat/Purim and we can have a nice nosh for visitors?

Thanks in advance! 

Rabbi Robbi
 
 
             MARCH PATRON OF THE MONTH SPONSOR

DDS MBA James Fabe
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
Oscar and Fran Michael in Honor of Penny Leopold's birthday

JEWISH LIFE
Ron and Susan Green in Honor of Rabbi Robbi and Mark Jordan for the birth of their grandson Clark Padgett Jaroszewicz

                                IN APPRECIATION
To Our Souper Supper volunteers: Head Chef Coni Foster and her team Monique and Tom Stern, Jerry and Sammy Mailman and Claudie Goldstein.

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
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.
 
Martin (Hottie) Gurrentz, Father of Leslie Luray
Sanford Clement, Father-in-Law of Sanford Bernbaum
Eugene Gettelman, Father of Michael Gettelman
Bruce Leavitt, Brother of Robin Leavitt
Sylvia Lichtschein, Mother of Ellen Schochet
Barry Morris, Father of Jodi Diamond
Reed L Peterson, Father of Barry Peterson
 
CARING COMMITTEE
Karen Saks is our March leader.
Contact: ksaks12@yahoo.com
208-726-2828

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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