"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 4, 2018
Courtesy photo: Richard Stark
Nitzavim ("ones standing")
Nitzavim (also the Torah portion read on Yom Kippur morning) includes some of the most fundamental principles of the Jewish faith:
The unity of Israel: "You stand today, all of you, before your God, your heads, your tribes, your elders, your officers, and every Israelite man; your young ones, your wives, the stranger in your gate; from your wood-hewer to your water-drawer." (Deut. 29:10)
Future redemption: Moses warns of the exile and desolation of the Land that will result if Israel abandons God's laws, but then he prophesies that in the end, "You will return to Adonai your God . . . If your outcasts shall be at the ends of the heavens, from there will the Adonai your God gather you . . . and bring you into the Land which your fathers have possessed." (Deut. 30:4)
The practicality of Torah: "For the mitzvah which I command you this day, it is not beyond you, nor is it remote from you. It is not in heaven . . . It is not across the sea . . . Rather, it is very close to you, in your mouth, in your heart, that you may do it." (Deut. 29:4)
Freedom of choice: "I have set before you life and goodness, and death and evil: in that I command you this day to love God, to walk in God's ways and to keep God's commandments . . . Life and death I have set before you, blessing and curse. And you shall choose life." (Deut. 30:15-19)
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.
WHERE NEEDED MOST FUNDS
Stewart Barmen and Laurie Moser
in appreciation of Lee Pollock and Ephraim Margolin's lectures
Ralph Fullerton and Myra Friedman in honor of Bob and Lynda Safron
HIGH HOLIDAYS APPEAL
Josh and Rowena Kleiman wishing a Happy and
Healthy New Year to Claudie and Bob Goldstein, Paul Wolff and Rhea Schwartz, Ron and Susan Green, Richard Bass and Harriet Parker Bass, Flora Mason, Bruce Kaplan and Susan Passovoy
Bob and Bonnie Zalkowitz
Jay and Debra Platt
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Stefan and Caroline Zachar
Barbara and Mark Rabin
in appreciation of the wonderful hospitality that WRJC gave to her during her visit.
PATRON OF THE MONTH PROGRAM
Sherwin and Janet Drobner
Stephen and Amy Kroll
part time Washington DC and Sun valley.
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.
Connie Edmunds Duke, Mother of Sammie Mailman
Chaim Fabiszewicz, Grandfather of MAJ James Fabe DDS MBA
Judy Garman, Dearest Friend of Brenda Hackel
Freda Parker, Mother of Harriet Parker-Bass
Murray Saks, Father of Keith Saks
CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK
Glen and Vicki Shapiro
Mark and Jill Eshman
Thank you Al and Brenda Hackel for chairing August.
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