The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
Monthly Newsletter         August    
 2,  2015    
       17 Av, 
with Judd Grossman & 
Aaron Ashton
Friday, Aug. 21

6 p.m. @ Owen-Bircher Park, Wilson
After Shabbat enjoy country music around the campfire with Judd and world-class fiddler Aaron Ashton while you enjoy kosher hotdogs, s'mores, wine/drinks and challah. Pony cart rides and mini goats for kids! See calendar below for potluck details. 
Questions on Israel?

See Calendar of Events August 10 & 11
Spirit of the Mountains Summer campers check out the NYC Ballet.
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It's JHJC Membership Directory time!
You're invited to be part of the JHJC annual Membership Directory. Participation is OPTIONAL. Fill out the very brief form HERE - complete as little or as much as you'd like. Not required to participate.The directories should be available Rosh Hashanah 5776 (Sept. 14, 2015).
Upcoming Events 

Monday and Tuesday, August 10 & 11  Annual AIPAC meetings with elected officials. 
    • Aug 10, 10 a.m. - Sen. Enzi @ his office at 1110 Maple Way, Jackson (near KMart).
    • Aug 10, 3 p.m. - Rep. Lummis @ JHJC Center at 610 W. Broadway in the Centennial Bldg.
    • Aug 11, 3 p.m. - Sen. Barrasso @ JHJC Center at 610 W. Broadway in the Centennial Bldg. 
Friday, August 14, Dancers' Workshop presents Bill TJones/Arne Zane dance residency opening night. See below for complete details. JHJC is a sponsor of this residency.

Friday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.  Annual BBQ Shabbat with Judd Grossman and fiddler Aaron Ashton. Kosher hotdogs, s'mores, wine/drinks provided. Please bring a picnic side dish to share. Kids have fun with our visiting mini-pony cart rides and goats. Owen-Bircher Park in Wilson. Rain or shine. Please bring an extra lawn chair, if you have one. 

Sunday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. "the Jackson Hole Scroll" collaborative art experience with artist Barry Goldstein. Barry will lead members of the Jewish community through both an individual and then collaborative art process. Have fun painting, writing and playing with other materials. No artistic skills or talent necessary, adults and teens. Center for the Arts painting studio, 240 S. Glenwood. Free, materials provided, bring bag lunch. RSVP HERE to join workshop.  

High Holidays 5776 
St. John's Episcopal Church, 170 N Glenwood
Rosh Hashanah led by Rabbi Mike Comins and Judd Grossman
Yom Kippur led by Carl Levenson and Judd Grossman
Stay tuned for service details later this month or on JHJC website. 

Sunday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
Sunday, Sept. 13, Rosh Hashanah Party following services 
Monday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Services, Luncheon
Tuesday, Sept.15, 10 a.m. Second Day Services, location TBA
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. Kol Nidre 
Thursday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. Yom Kippur Services, Break Fast
                                JHJC is a sponsor of this exciting residency DW offers JHJC Members student price 
tickets for Bill T Jones Opening Night


The JHJC is a proud sponsor of the upcoming residency of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at Dancers' Workshop with open rehearsals, master classes and performances August 10-15. We especially hope you will join us for the opening celebration and performance on Friday, August 14.


Dancers' Workshop has made a special offer* to current JHJC membership to receive the student price ($25)  for the Opening Performance on August 14 .
Email HERE to reserve up to TWO tickets at this rate. 


Analogy:Dora/Tramontane, Mr. Jones' newest work, was developed in part in Jackson Hole last summer and is based on an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse and social worker and survivor of World War II. Exploring the experience and memories of this young woman through dance, theater, and the spoken word, it is a powerful portrait of the ability to persevere and survive. Bill T. Jones is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Arts and a MacArthur "Genius" Award.


Students from the JHJC Spirit of the Mountains summer camp will have their newly created artwork (tzedakah boxes) on display at an art exhibition that accompanies the show and features the work of local artists and writers responding to the subject matter of



Go to Dancer's Workshop for details on all performances. 

* Must be a current JH Jewish Community Member. 

Scenes From July 2015
Oy vey, it was a busy month!
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page "Jackson Hole Jews"

Spirit of the Mountains Summer Camp
Each morning JHJC Summer camp begins with songs with Judd. This year we invited preschoolers, our future campers, to join us in the mornings. See below for all the photos from this summer's camp.

Swingin' Sabbath

Shabbaton with Dr. Ron Wolfson

Tzedakah Box Workshop with Shannon Thal
Sephardic Food Workshop with Steven Rosenberg.

Spirit of the Mountains Summer Camp
Camp Director: Erin Smith
Staff: Marc Sweet, Judd Grossman, Rosalie Daval & Ben Scher
Special guests: Matt Daly (poet), Cady Cox (Dancers' Workshop), Doris Florig (water sports), Isaac Grossman (challah baking) 
Challenge Course at Journeys School
Challenge Course at Journeys School
Working on the concept of Tzedakah with poet and writer Matt Daly
Tzedakah box construction. Camper's boxes will be on display as of the Bill T Jones/Arne Zane Dance Co. residency at the Center for the Arts. See Dancer's Workshop for details. 
Overnight camping at Gros Ventre Campground.



Mazel Tov!


Nadav Eli Daffner Krasnow

born July 7, 2015
to Ingrid and Kevin Krasnow

Steven Glass and 

Jen Ozburn 

on your marriage. 

Mazel tov!


Many Thanks
  • Special thank you to Beryl Weiner and Joyce Craig for sponsoring Dr. Ron Wolfson in Jackson Hole. We are very grateful for your support. 

  • Dr. Ron and Susie Wolfson for spending time in Jackson Hole making new friends. 

  • Ron and Rose Novak and Carrie Chernov for providing housing for Shabbaton guests.
  • Janet and Bill Bellis for helping set up the Shabbaton dinner.  
  • To Steve and Kelly Zelikovitz and everyone who cleaned up after the Shabbaton dinner. 
  • JHJC Board of Directors for attending the Dr. Wolfson workshop.
  • Laurie Thal for hosting Havdalah & Cocktails.
  • Al Zuckerman for schlepping the siddurim for Shabbat dinner and for Swingin' Sabbath.
  • Jenny Ross for teaching our morning yoga at the Shabbaton. 
  • Joseph and Rosalie Daval, Isaac Grossman and Rivkah Bar-or for helping with the Shabbaton. 
  • Amira Burns and Healthy Being Juicery for providing juice for our Shabbaton. 
  • Mike and Barbara Scher for hosting hundreds of people at their home for Swingin' Sabbath. Thank you!
  • Janet Bellis for helping set up Swingin' Sabbath.
  • Sarah Webber for helping set up Swingin' Sabbath. 
  • Mike and Barbara Scher for helping clean up Swingin' Sabbath. 
  • Judd Grossman for providing the sound system for Swingin' Sabbath. 
  • Richard Brown for bringing his big band to Jackson Hole to help us celebrate Shabbat. 
  • Kelly Zelikovitz and JHJC Board for organizing food for Swingin' Sabbath. 
  • EVERYONE who brought enough food for an army for Swingin' Sabbath. 

Get Well Soon

  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.

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

Jewish Pets to:


2015-16 Board of Directors

Josh Kleyman,  Co-president

Mike Scher, C o-president

Amy Aronowitz Baker

Janet Bellis

Rachel Stam, T reasurer

Laurie Thal 

Steve Zelikovitz, 
Vice President

Mary Grossman, Exec. Dir.


For more than 40 years, the  Jackson Hole Jewish Community has welcomed people of all ages and backgrounds who share a love for Jackson Hole and Judaism. We are independent, unaffiliated and inclusive. All are welcome to Jackson Hole's oldest Jewish congregation,  no matter his or her level of Jewish observance.



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 Hole community. We strive to engage all families and individuals in spirituality, education, tzadakah, and the joys of Jewish life.


Membership to the JHJC 

For more than 40 years, the Jackson Hole Jewish Community has welcomed people of all ages and backgrounds who share a love for Jackson Hole and Judaism. We are independent, unaffiliated and inclusive. All are welcome to Jackson Hole's oldest Jewish congregation, no matter his or her level of Jewish observance.


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 Hole community. We strive to engage all families and individuals in spirituality, education, tzadakah, and the joys of Jewish life.


No minimum payment required, pay what you can. 

Download application HERE


עליכם  השלום     

Jackson Hole Jewish Community 


Physical Address: 610 W. Broadway in the Centennial Bldg, Jackson, WY 83002
Mailing Address: Box 10667, Jackson, WY 83002
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