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
September 12, 2018
  Rosh Hashana Tashlich service with families of the WRJC.


From Rabbi Robbi:

Todah Rabbah (thank you very much!) to all who participated in making our Rosh Hashana services so beautiful! To all the readers, Torah chanters, schleppers, greeters and more, we could not be a community without you!  To our board president, Sue Green, and our outstanding Executive Director, Claudie Goldstein, who work tirelessly behind the scenes, I am so grateful to have you as partners in the holy work of the WRJC. Jami Delgado organized a beautiful family service and Tashlich at Draper Preserve,  and the numbers of people that showed up - Babies to Bubbies! indicate a hunger for Jewish life in our valley. Thank you to Al Luray for your shofar finesse - helping us fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the shofar. Our sacred  partners at St. Thomas, Fr. Ken Brannon and Judianne Fuller, Parish Administrator,  who embrace and welcome our worship there, mean the world to all of us. Thank you for giving us a warm home.

For those of you back in your home nesting places over Yom Kippur, I wish you a meaningful fast and say "L'hitra'ot" - until we meet again. See you soon! To those of us joining together on Yom Kippur, I want to remind you to wear white if so moved. Please see my article in the Shofar for reasons to do so.

If you join us on Yom Kippur and own a shofar, or just want to blow the shofar, I invite you to come up at the last moments of our closing (Ne'ilah) service to do one GIANT final blast. Kids welcome, too!

G'mar Chatimah Tovah - may we be written for a good year!

l'shalom,

Rabbi Robbi
 
 
 
Tuesday, September 18          7:30 pm   Kol Nidre service
Our Kol Nidre service this year is dedicated to the memory of our beloved Sue Me ndelsohn. The Bruch Kol Nidre arrangement will be performed by Cynthia Woolley, pianist and Linda Parker on the violin. Cynthia and Linda are members of the Wood River Orchestra, an organization Sue helped to found and participate in until her passing. They were both so honored to be as ked to perform as a tribute to Sue, and we are grateful to them for helping us remember Sue with fondness and gratitude for her time with us.
 
 
Wednesday, September 19    10:00 am  Morning service
                                             5:30 pm   Afternoon service: Jonah's Journey
                                             6:15 pm   Yizkor(Memorial Service)
                                             6:45 pm   Neilah (Concluding Service)          
                                             7:30 pm   Community Break the Fast

In this issue
Torah portion
Shabbat service
Patron of the month
Donations of the week
Yarzheits
Celebration of the week
Caring Committee
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Stay connected
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
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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  Please join us for Shabbat service
 on Friday, September 14
at 6:00pm at the office.

Rabbi Robbi Sherwin will lead the service.

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ADULT EDUCATION
Saturday, September 15 at 10:00am at the office.

Topic: Al Chet Shechatati L'Fanecha: For My Shortcomings Before You

COMMUNITY POTLUCK
 
Last names starting with A - J: Please bring a salad or side dish or dessert
Last names starting with K- Z: Please bring a main course (chicken, fish or dairy)

Each dish should serve 12 people. We rely on your potluck contribution, otherwise, we do not have enough food for our hungry fasters. Please respect Jewish dietary law and do not use pork or shellfish and do not mix meat and milk in same dish. Thank you.
 

 
Please bring a donation of food to place in the barrel when you come for services.  Please bring only non-perishables:  canned goods, boxed pasta or rice dishes, cooking oil, nut butters , healthy snack items.
 
This is our chance to make a meaningful contribution to the Hunger Coalition from the WRJC. 
SEPTEMBER PATRON OF THE MONTH' S SPONSORS
Ron and Susan Greenspan
Phil and Cathy Goldstein
Steve Dorinson and Suzanne Marx
Glen and Vicky Shapiro
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. 

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HIGH HOLIDAYS SUPPORT 
Josh and Rowena Kleiman    
Bob and Bonnie Zalkowitz
Arnold and Susan Blair
Jay and Debra Platt
Coni Foster
Beau Sadick and Stephanie Bruel
Michael and Barbara Gettelman
Woody and Margery Friedlander
Scott Lewis  
Steve Haims
Jack and Miriam Rose
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye
Larry and Marlene Samuels  
 
BE A BLESSING
Richard Feldheim
Ron and Sylvia Hartman 
 
 
YARZHEITS OF THE WEEK
A Yahrzeit donation allows you to honor the memor y of the special people in your life. Your gift will 
memorialize  your loved one during the anniversar y of his or her passing.  
 
Susan Brait, Wife of Kenneth Brait
Nathaniel Crosst Friedlander, Father of Bernard Friedlander
Mary Heller               
Ellen Levy, wife of Walter Levy
Joseph Mailman, Father of Jerry Mailman
Sylvia (Sue) Mendelsohn, Mother of Darrel Mendelsohn
Berek Rosenberg, Father of Dora Levin
CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK
BIRTHDAYS
Marty Lyon
Lila Rich
Simon Malk

ANNIVERSARIES
Richard and Sara Jean Cardozo
Phil and Cathy Goldstein
Marlen and Dayna Gross

CARING COMMITTEE
 
Karen Saks will be our chair for September.
208-726-2828
ksaks12@yahoo.com
   
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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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