The Jackson Kol 
 The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
Monthly Newsletter          
    February 1
     12 Sh'vat 
Challah Shabbat
with Christine Schuller
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
at the Daus Residence  
Braid and bake challah with master challah baker, Christine Schuller, while enjoying a very brief Shabbat observance and socialize. Potluck light dinner, please bring a dish to share. Wine and drinks provided. Email HERE for directions to the Daus house. 
The JHJC has a new home at 
610 W. Broadway in the Centennial Bldg. 
We hope to see you at some of our events at the "New Shul." 
Keeping up with Uncle Moishe 
By Al Zuckerman  
Uncle Moishe and my Aunt were visiting their daughter and family out on Long Island recently. Their son-in-law, Mitchell, who my Uncle says is a "real groyser tzaleyger (big shot), that one," had invited their Rabbi and his wife to join them all for dinner. As my Aunt tells it, Rabbi Feldman and Unc were getting along pretty well by the time it came around to dessert and while they were eating some mandelbroit and sipping some Maxwell House coffee, Rabbi Feldman apparently felt comfortable enough to tell a story. He said that one time he was giving his Shabbous sermon when he heard two teenage girls giggling in the back of the sanctuary. Rabbi Feldman said he usually ignored this sort of thing but this time it so annoyed him that he interrupted his sermon and announced sternly, "There are two of you here who have not heard a word I've said and I'm sorry but that is no way treat the Rabbi's sermon." 

The Rabbi said that things quieted down after that and he continued with his sermon. When the service was over and the Kiddush prayer done the congregants were all enjoying the oneg spread. Rabbi Feldman told Uncle Moishe that a strange thing happened next. About a third of the congregation approached him quietly alone or in pairs and apologized for sleeping in Shul during the Rabbi's sermon, promising it would never happen again.
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Upcoming Events in February
  • Friday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. Annual Challah Shabbat with Christine Schuller. Braid and bake challah, socialize and enjoy a very brief Shabbat service. At the Daus Residence in Teton Village. Potluck light dinner, please bring a dish to share. Email HERE for directions. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. JHJC Member Laurie Thal presents Armchair Adventures: Sailing from Australia to the Louisade Archipellago and Papua New Guinea. Join Laurie Thal on a seven week sailing adventure from Townsville, Australia to the Louisade Archipellago, Papua New Guinea. The rally of sailboats were greeted with festivals, singing and dancing on a dozen isolated islands in the Coral Sea. Villagers showed their appreciation for the abundance of supplies for their schools and medical clinics that the sailboats brought to them. Experience a rare glimpse of these beautiful people and their own sailing culture. 

    $5, TC Recreation Center Meeting Room, Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department. 739-9025. 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Film: Hava Nagila - The Movie (Encore screening!) Hava Nagila is a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Regina Spektor and more, the film follows the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-de-sacs of America. High on fun and entertainment, Hava Nagila (The Movie) is also surprisingly profound, tapping into universal themes about the importance of joy, the power of music and the resilient spirit of a people. Don't miss this terrific documentary! $5 donation at the door. Wine, beer and goodies available for purchase. At the JHJC New Shul, 610 W. Broadway.  
  • Friday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner at the New Shul. Vegetarian main dish, wine and drinks provided, music led by chazzan Judd Grossman. Please bring a side dish to share. Reservations required, families welcome. Please reserve your spot by emailing HERE.
  • Monday, March 2, the JHJC Tikun Olam Scholarship applications due to JHHS Counseling Office.
The JHJC "Tikun Olam" 
Scholarship Applications Due March 2
Jewish values are rooted in the idea of Tikun Olam - "healing the world" - through our direct actions. The Tikun Olam scholarship celebrates a Jackson Hole senior who has demonstrated leadership in a project or projects focused on good deeds in our community or beyond. The Tikun Olam scholarship strives to support any student in bringing their dedication to service and good works out into the world. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate leadership of local community service projects focused on making the Jackson Hole community better, and articulate an interest and commitment to continued works of community service after graduation. Students who have similarly focused their time and energy in service works outside of Jackson Hole should also apply. Open to all persons of any or no religious affiliation.
VALUE: $1,000.  Apply via the Teton County School District Application HERE.
Scenes from January 2015
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page "Jackson Hole Jews"

"New Shul" Open House

Shabbat, Mezuzah hanging, and Tu b'Shevat Oneg with Rabbi Mike Comins



Many Thanks

  • Steve Zelikovitz, Devra Davis, Ellen Bernstein, Al Zuckerman and Isaac Grossman for helping set up and clean up at our Open House.  

  • Judd Grossman for playing music at our Open House. 
  • To Steve Zelikovitz for helping with the Open House and for leading our Board of Directors retreat in January.
  • Al Zuckerman, Mike Scher and Shannon Thal for helping decorate and prepare the new space.  
  • Kelly Zelikovitz for helping with January Shabbat services.
  • Rabbi Mike Comins for leading Shabbat services and helping us warm our new home.
  • For Devra Davis, Josh Kleyman and Mark Abelson for your medical expertise at Shabbat services. 
  • To Jordan Davis for being such a great helper at Shabbat services!
  • To Judith Levenson for helping clean up after Shabbat services. 

Get Well Soon

  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.
  • We hear Matthew Shlim is on the mend.
  • To the Hirschfield family for the loss of Alan, a beloved husband, father and brother. 


Send your Mazel Tovs, Condolences, Kol HaKavods, Get Wells and photos of your 

Jewish Pets to:


2014 Board of Directors

Al Zuckerman, President

Josh Kleyman, Vice Pres.

Andy King, Treasurer

Amy Aronowitz Baker

Andrea Mazer

Mike Scher

Steve Zelikovitz

Mary Grossman, Exec. Dir.

For more than 40 years, the  Jackson Hole Jewish Community Center 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.


Jackson Hole Jewish Community gets a new home 
The Jackson Hole Jewish Community has moved its center and synagogue to a larger space on Broadway. It was clear, two years ago, after our first event at the old Scott Lane address that we had immediately outgrown it. The new space, located at 610 W. Broadway in the Centennial Building, has multiple rooms including a large worship space to accommodate more people, a very large kitchen and a separate classroom and office. We will be spending most of the month of January sprucing things up around the new space, but be sure to join us for our first official Shabbat featuring Rabbi Mike Comins on January 30. 

Note New Physical address: The Jackson Hole Jewish Community
610 W. Broadway, #102, Jackson, WY (in the Centennial Building) 
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 (#102) in the Centennial Bldg, Jackson, WY 83002
Mailing Address: Box 10667, Jackson, WY 83002