The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
Monthly Newsletter        December 1, 2019           3 Kislev  5780
Shalom Aleichem by Laurie Akers and Kenneth Lyonswright
Video: Shalom Aleichem by Laurie Akers and Kenneth Lyonswright
Tickets on sale now!
Leap Day Gala & Concert
Featuring Cantor Laurie Akers
Sat. Feb. 29, 2020
6 p.m. / Nat'l Museum of Wildlife Art
More Details and Tickets Below.
Mountains of pumpkin pie top off Thanksgiving Shabbat.
See all the photos from November below.

Mountain Chai Chanukah Gelt 
Hand-crafted chocolate coins dusted in gold, made by world-famous chocolatier Oscar Ortega, and commissioned by our very own
JHJC Bet Sefer Students. 
Deadline to order: Friday, Dec. 6

Order direct online  HERE or you  may also order
through one of our Bet Sefer students.

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Jackson Hole's Oldest
Jewish Congregation. 

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Support the JHJC  and  all the incredible  things we do!

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 10667,  Jackson, WY 83001
General Email:

December 2019 Events 
Go to the JHJC WEBSITE for updated event  details

Saturday, December 7
Bradford King Bar Mitzvah 
10 a.m.  /  St. John's Episcopal Church
Join Andy and Liz King in celebrating Bradford as he is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Bradford has been working hard all year, so let's show him our support. Led by Josh Kleyman, chazzan Judd Grossman and Bradford King. Oneg to follow. 

Wednesday, Dec. 11
BBYO youth leadership Kick-Off Event
5 - 6:30 p.m. / Hole Bowl private lanes
We want to invite all 6th - 12th grade Jewish teens and their parents to a fun BBYO Jackson Hole Kick-Off event at Hole Bowl. There will be bowling, pizza, snacks, information and BBYO swag! Meet our new BBYO advisor, Arthur Blue. Though only 8th - 12th graders can formally become BBYO members, we are inviting the 6th and 7th grade cohorts to join us in our locally sponsored events. The JHJC is offering to pay for each new member's lifetime BBYO membership fee of $149 if you are founding members of the JHJC Chapter. We hope that you encourage your teen to learn more about this extraordinary youth-led leadership movement that provides incredible opportunities for international travel and exclusive leadership conferences, camps and training.  More at .

Thursday, Dec. 19
Moose Be Chanukah
5 - 6 p.m.  /  JHJC in the Centennial Bldg.
Come down to the JHJC to celebrate, taste and learn more about Chanukah. Chanukah games, crafts and treats presented by Bet Sefer students. This is also an opportunity to pick up your orders of Mtn. Chai Chanukah Gelt. 

Friday, Dec. 20
Shabbat Services
6 p.m.  /  JHJC in the Centennial Bldg
Shabbat Services with Josh Kleyman and chazzan Judd Grossman. Soulful music and prayer for all. This week's Torah reading is Vayeshev
Oneg to follow. 

Saturday, Dec. 28
41nd Annual Chanukah Party
6 p.m.  /  Old Wilson School House
Suggested Donation: $10 adults/$5 kids
Come to this action-packed party complete with Chanukah games and activities, wines and beers, great Israeli music and the poignant community candle lighting so bring a Hanukiah (menorah) and we'll provide the candles. Community Menorah Lighting at 7:15 p.m. Latkes and all the fixin's provided. Please bring a side dish to share! This is the last opportunity to pick up your Mtn. Chai Chanukah Gelt. 
C hanukah Party Volunteers Needed!
Saturday, Dec. 28, Old Wilson School House
See the opportunities 
and sign up HERE

Friday, January 10, 2020
Shabbat Dinner
6 p.m.  /  JHJC in the Centennial Bldg
Join in fellowship with friends and members of the JHJC for a warm and soulful Shabbat Dinner with Josh Kleyman and chazzan Judd Grossman. Vegetarian main dish and desserts provided, please bring a side dish to share. Reservation required, please reserve a seat/s HERE. Families encouraged to come!

Save the Date:
Friday, January 24: Interfaith Challah Shabbat with Josh, Jimmy & Judd @ St. John's
Saturday, Feb. 29: Cantor's Concert featuring Cantor Laurie Akers, tickets below.

Don't Miss Another Memorable  JHJC Gala!
Tickets $100 each. Includes dinner, drinks and concert. 
Purchase Tickets HERE
Inquire about sponsoring a table HERE
Graciously supported by The Liquor Store.
Scenes From November 2019 / 5780

Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page  "Jackson Hole Jews" or Instagram @jacksonholejews.

Annual Thanksgiving Shabbat
Due to the overwhelming response to Thanksgiving Shabbat we moved to a larger venue at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church.

Pastor Inger Hanson joined us for dinner and was presented with
a hand-blown glass flame by Laurie Thal.

We had lots of great help! Thank you Finley Brownfield for supplying the manpower.

Teton High School (Driggs, ID) Presents "A Star on my Heart", an autobiographical play by Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher.

JHJC members Martin Kokol (far left), Mary Grossman (second left)
and Josh Kleyman (far right) visit actors backstage. 

5780 / 2019 - 20 MEMBERSHIP INFO 
Become a new member or renew your existing membership to the Jackson Hole Jewish Community
for 5780. Any level of participation welcome.
Download the Membership form  HERE.


Thank You!
Finley and Patrick Brownfield, Janet Bellis, Laurie Thal and everyone who pitched in  for helping with Thanksgiving Shabbat.

who brought amazing food for the Thanksgiving Shabbat table. 

Rachel Stam for arranging for Jodie Abrams from Shwayder Camp to speak at Bet Sefer.

Get Well Soon
  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.
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Please send us your Mazel Tovs, Condolences, Kol HaKavods, Get Wells and photos of your 
Jewish Pets to:

2019-20  Board of Directors

Kevin Krasnow, Co-president

Mike Scher, Co-president

Janet Bellis

Kevin Krasnow

Rachel Stam, Treasurer

Laurie Thal, Vice President

Steve Zelikovitz

Mary Grossman, Exec. Dir.

Judd Grossman, Chazzan

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.


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
307.734.1999 or