The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community Center 
   Monthly Newsletter          
January,  2014    
29 Tevet, 5774
With Rabbi Ed Stafman and Judd Grossman
6:30 p.m., Friday, January 24
at the JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane
Join Rabbi Ed Stafman and Judd Grossman in a soulful Shabbat followed by warm soup and good friends. Soup, challah and drinks provided. Rabbi Stafman has served as the rabbi for Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman, MT since 2008.   

Soup makers and cleanup. Sign up HERE.
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Keeping up with Uncle Moishe 
by Al  Zuckerman


Uncle Moishe and my Aunt were in Boca Raton, Florida visiting the grandkids during the holidays. They took Amtrak because my Aunt doesn't like to fly. Unc says he doesn't know what she'll do now after that terrible train wreck just north of NYC. 


Anyway, Unc's grandson Arnie is a pharmacist and while they were sitting on the patio he told Uncle Moishe about an elderly couple that came in the drugstore the day before. The couple introduced themselves to him as Jacob and Rebecca. Jacob told Arnie that he and his Rebecca were getting married soon. Jacob asked Arnie if he was the owner and Arnie replied that he was, indeed, the owner of the drugstore. 


Jacob said, "Good, I'd like to ask if you sell heart medicine?" to which Arnie answered, "Yes, of course." 


"How about medicine for circulation, rheumatism, arthritis, and scoliosis?" "Definitely," replied Arnie.  


"And vitamins and Geritol?" Jacob inquired. "Absolutely!" Arnie answers. 


"You sell wheel chairs and walkers?" "Yup, all speeds and sizes," Arnie cheerfully replied. 


"Very good then," says Jacob, " I think we'd like to use this store for our bridal registry"

$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
Upcoming Events in December
  • Jan. 5, Sunday, 10 a.m. : All new J-Play. Colors art project and Hebrew vocabulary, songs with Judd, snack, outdoor playtime at Powderhorn Park.
  • Jan. 9, Thursday, 4 p.m.: Bet Sefer Classes resume at the JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane. 
  • Jan. 19, Sunday, 10 a.m.: All new J-Play. Outdoor playtime at Powderhorn Park, songs with Judd, snack, animals art project and Hebrew vocabulary. 
  • Jan. 24, Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Shabbat Services and Soup Oneg at the JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane. Service led by Judd Grossman and Rabbi Ed Stafman from Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman. See details above. 
  • Jan. 25, Saturday, Apr�s Ski Havdalah:  With Rabbi Ed Stafman. Stay tuned for details.
  • Upcoming events in February: 
    • Challah Shabbat (TBA Feb). 
    • Isaac Grossman Bar Mitzvah, Feb. 15. 
    • Beginning conversational Hebrew Classes (TBA Feb). 
Scenes From December 2013 

Annual Chanukah Party

Shabbat Dinner at the Center

Amazing mezuzot made by J-Play students



Mazel Tov!


Mark and Ryland Aronowitz
for the birth of 

Raylan J. Aronowitz

born 12.11.13

  • The Bet Sefer students  for selling over $4,000 in Mtn. Chai Chanukah Gelt. They have chosen the proceeds to be donated to Teton Co. Search and Rescue, The School Gardens and the Bet Sefer school fund. Kol Hakavod!


Many Thanks

  • Andrea Mazer  for organizing the sale of Mountain Chai Chanukah Gelt.
  • Andy King for setting up and bartending at the annual Chanukah party.
  • Al Zuckerman for helping clean up the Chanukah party. 
  • Audrey Cohen Davis  and Jordan Davis for helping organize and set up kids activities for the Chanukah party. 
  • Jenny Bernal for helping set up and the Chanukah party. 
  • Josh Kleyman and Al Zuckerman for helping clean up Shabbat Dinner.

Get Well Soon

  • Bert Romberg is recovering from 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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