The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community Center 
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 1,  2014    
   1 Nisan
, 5774
Community Passover Seder
Tuesday, April 15

5:30 p.m. with Judd Grossman

St. John's Episcopal Church

JHJC Members $36 adults/$18 kids 5-13

Non-Members: $42 adults/$20 kids 5-13

Children under 5, free. Fully-catered meal, music, community participation and more!  RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED. 

Everyone welcome! If money is a problem let us know there is financial assistance. If money is not a problem contact us to sponsor a table.  Email your reservation today

is Open!
Weeks of July 28 and August 4, 2014
At Old Wilson Schoolhouse
M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Download forms HERE.
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Jackson Hole's Oldest Jewish Congregation. 

JHJC Needs:
Passover Seder Help
Shabbat Dinner Underwriters
Swingin' Sabbath Underwriters
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The JHJC Center
Keeping up with Uncle Moishe 
by Al  Zuckerman


I talked on the phone with Uncle Moishe this past week. He was telling me about the most recent Sunday morning men's club meeting at the shul. He was sitting at a table enjoying a prune danish, just half of one he said,  and a coffee and kibbutzing with his friends. Unc's friend, Harold Kantor, a retired dentist was at the same table. He was telling the men about an incident that happened to his son Arnie, who lives in Wellington, Florida and who is also a dentist. One day an older couple came into Arnie's office. The wife says to Harold's son, "Mista, I vant you should pull a tooth and I don't vant to know from any freezing or numbing or making mit the gas. I'm in a big hurry and I got no time. Just pull deh tooth and vill be on our vay." Harold said that his son was taken aback by this odd request but was also very impressed with the woman's courage. He said to her, "Madam, you are certainly a very brave woman. Could I have a look at the tooth?" The woman turned to her husband then and said, "Harry, show him your tooth."

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event
Holocaust Survivor 
Magda Brown
April 27
6:30 p.m., Sunday
Wort Hotel, Free

The Jackson Hole Jewish Community is honored to host Holocaust Survivor Magda Brown for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Magda will share her testimonial with us at the free event at the Wort Hotel. 

   Magda Brown was born in June, 1927 in Miskolc, Hungary in a loving, Jewish home.  On her seventeenth birthday, she was herded onto a train bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland with her family and friends. Upon arrival, Magda's family was sent directly to the gas chambers, and Magda never saw them again. In August, 1944, Magda was transferred to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany to make munitions. Magda and a few of her friends were able to escape the camp by hiding under piles of straw inside a nearby barn. Within days they were discovered and liberated by American soldiers. After the war, Magda emigrated to the United States and raised a family in Chicago.

   Magda has been an active public speaker with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Since 2009, she has spoken to more than 30,000 people at schools, universities, churches, synagogues, and other events. She has given

Magda, 8th Grade

keynote speeches at Holocaust remembrance events held by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. In 2010 ,Magda traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to speak at The Eucharistic Convention. In 2013, Magda received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Aurora University in recognition of her "dignified, profound courage and her tireless efforts to share the Holocaust story."Magda strives to leave her audience with three important lessons: Protect your freedom. Think before you hate. Stand up to the deniers.

    Please join us to listen to Magda's incredible story as we remember this solemn holiday. Additional details and contact information can be found on Magda's website (

   This event is sponsored by the Jackson Hole Jewish Community.

Call for Local Israel Travel Stories
The JHJC Center is coordinating an evening of Israel Travel Stories as told by our JHJC members and friends. 

If you have traveled to Israel and would like to share your photos, adventures and mishaps, travel advice, great food and restaurant reviews or just a personal account of your recent trip, we'll offer a 20 minute slot to anyone who wishes to participate in this cultural event presented at the JHJC Center. We will coordinate a date for the event once we hear who is interested in participating; we're hoping to host this late May or early June. Let us know if you'd like to share your Israel Travel Stories by emailing HERE
Upcoming Events in April
  • April 6, Sunday, 10 a.m.:  All new J-Play.  Preparing for Passover! Vocabulary, decorating "plague puppets" and making felt seder plates. JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane.
  • April 15, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.: Community Passover Seder with Judd Grossman and Josh Kleyman. See above for details and reservations. 
  • April 18, Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Shabbat Services @ the Center with Judd Grossman. Oneg to follow. HJC Center, 150 Scott Lane.
  • April 20, Sunday, 10 a.m.: All new J-Play. Spring is here (hopefully!) Spring vocabulary and snacks; planting newspaper pot flowers. JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane. 
  • April 27,  Sunday, 6:30 p.m.:  Holocaust Remembrance Day event - Holocaust survivor, Magda Brown. The Jackson Hole Jewish Community is honored to host Holocaust Survivor Magda Brown for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Magda will share her testimonial with us at the free event at the Wort Hotel. See details above. 
  • May 16, Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Bet Sefer Shabbat. Please attend this very special service celebrating our Bet Sefer students as they lead our Friday Shabbat service. Oneg sponsored by the Bet Sefer families. 
Scenes From March 2014

J-Play Hamentaschen / Purim
March Shabbat Dinner @ the Center

$2,400 donated towards JHJC Center Improvements in 2013!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the remodeling of the Scott Lane JHJC Center. In 2013, the JHJC expanded programming located in the center to include Thursday Bet Sefer Hebrew school, Sunday J-Play preschool classes, Shabbat services and dinners, and more. Please consider contributing to the building fund. 
  • Furniture $4,000
  • Window treatments $1,000
  • JHJCC sign  $450
  • Bathroom remodel  $375
  • Moving expenses $1,000
  • Lighting $1,000
  • Kitchen $1,000     Total $8825



Many Thanks

  • Christine Schuller, Al Zuckerman, Josh Kleyman for helping with the Shabbat Dinner in March.
  • Christine Schuller for supplying the very interesting challah!
  • Josh, Kalen and Reviva Kleyman for hosting an amazing Oneg in honor of Josh's birthday in March.
  • Josh Kleyman for the D'var Torah on the March Shabbats. 
  • Andrea Mazer for helping with Purim at the Pines.  

Get Well Soon

  • Margaret Hochheiser is recovering from shoulder surgery.
  • Keep David Goldfarb and Larry Reiser in your thoughts.

 Please send us your Mazel Tovs, Condolences, Kol HaKavods, Get Wells and photos of your 


2014 Board of Directors

Al Zuckerman, President

Josh Kleyman, Vice Pres.

Andy King, Treasurer

Andrea Mazer

Mike Scher

Christine Schuller

Mary Grossman, Ex. Dir.

The Jackson Hole Jewish Community is committed to creating a diverse Jewish presence that unites us, celebrates our faith, and promotes tolerance in the greater Jackson community.  We strive to engage all families and individuals in spirituality, education, tzadakah, and the joys of Jewish life.

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