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February,  2014    
 1 Adar I
, 5774
Isaac Grossman Bar Mitzvah
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15
St. John's Episcopal Church
Join the Grossman family, Josh Kleyman, Rabbi Mike Comins and Carl Levenson in honoring Isaac Grossman as he is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Light lunch to follow.  
Have you seen the 
NEW!  JHJC Website? 
It features our own music by chazzan Judd, news, online calendar, photo/video galleries and more!
Torah study and apr�s ski Havdalah with Rabbi Stafman.
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The JHJC Center
Keeping up with Uncle Moishe 
by Al  Zuckerman


So, to escape the Polar Vortex, Uncle Moishe and my Aunt were visiting their good friends, the Kaplans, who for many years lived two floors below them in the Bronx but had recently taken to spending the winters in Florida. While they were visiting them, Unc attended their shul with them on Shabbous. 


On the first Shabbous Rabbi Blume announced that his sermon the following week would be on the sin of lying and to help everyone to understand it better he asked them to read Leviticus, Chapter 28. The week came and went, and Unc was enjoying the warm Florida sun. On the following Shabbous Rabbi Blume asked, "Nu, how many of you read Leviticus, Chapter 28 since last week?"  Unc looked around the shul as many hands went up. Uncle Moishe smiled as the Rabbi then gently chided his congregation, " My friends, Leviticus only has 27 chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."

Upcoming Events in February
  • Feb. 2, Sunday, 10 a.m.: All new J-Play. Numbers are on tap for this week! Check out the list of numbers in Hebrew and more details HERE.  JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane.
  • Feb. 7 & 8, Fri /Sat, 8 p.m.: Gallim Dance: Fold Here. Co-commissioned by Dancers' Workshop. Special reception 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 featuring visual art and poetry, Ramp Gallery, Art Assoc. Performances at the Center Theatre. Tickets 733-4900. 
  • Feb. 15, Saturday, 10 a.m.: Bar Mitzvah of Isaac Grossman at St. John's Episcopal Church. See details above
  • Feb. 16, Friday, 6 p.m.: All new J-Play. Learn about, braid and bake challah (in preparation of Challah Shabbat on Feb. 21) songs with Judd and playtime! JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane. 
  • Feb. 21, Friday, 6 p.m.: Annual Challah Shabbat at the Daus Residence in Teton Village. Make and braid challah with Josh Kleyman during this very family-friendly Shabbat service. For parking instructions and directions, please email HERE or call 734-1999.
  • Feb. 28 & March 1, Fri/Sat, 8 p.m.: Yo Miss! Teaching inside the Cultural Divide. A play with music written and performed by Judith Sloan, directed by Bob Berky. Fusing the art of theatre and music, YO MISS! is an eye and ear-witness account of one artist navigating a maze of miscommunications and memories, while breaking down assumptions that divide residents of a city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds. In YO MISS! Sloan remixes a lifetime of stories and transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seaking performance accompanied by beatboxer Chesney Snow and violist Adam HillCo-sponsored by the JH Jewish Community Center. Performances at the Pink Garter Theatre, tickets and details HERE. 
  • Upcoming events in February: 
    • Shabbat at the Center - March 7. Stay tuned.
    • Shabbat at the Center - March 21. Stay tuned.
Scenes From January 2014

Judd hosts the monthly interfaith leaders meeting at the JHJCC.
Torah study with Rabbi Stafman.
Whip cream shots for apr�s ski Havdalah.

$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. The kitchen will be remodeled this month! 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



Mazel Tov!

Grandparents Joan and David Goldfarb welcome Evelyn Anne Radack. Her parents are Dr. Jeff and Dr. Jill Radack


Many Thanks

  • Margaret Hochheiser, Sandy Ress, Shannon Thal and Zoe Novak Miller for making warm, yummy soup for soup oneg.
  • EJ Hirschfield and Susie Blasko for bringing challah to Shabbat in Jan.
  • Al Zuckerman for helping with Shabbat in Jan. 
  • Mike Scher for skiing with Rabbi Stafman in Jan. 
  • Susie Blasko donating some kitchen utensils and flatware to the new kitchen at the Center. 

Get Well Soon

  • Bert Romberg is doing well after surgery. 
  • We forgot to mention that Lisa Finkelstein is recovering from foot surgery.
  • Keep David Goldfarb 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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