The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
Monthly Newsletter          
 1,  2015    
       14 Sivan, 
with Carl Levenson and Judd Grossman
Friday, June 19
6:30 p.m. @ the JHJC 
Celebrate the arrival of the Summer Solstice with friends of the JHJC. Families welcome. Oneg to follow. JHJC at 610 W. Broadway.

Oneg Sponsors Needed
Do you have a simcha or anniversary you'd like to honor? Consider sponsoring a JHJC oneg following one of our Shabbat services. 
Email HERE for info.
Bet Sefer students lead Shabbat services in May.
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Keeping up with Uncle Moishe 
By Al Zuckerman  

When last I talked to him, Uncle Moishe was feeling pretty chipper. He said he had a good check-up at the doctor and that the previous week he had won the raffle prize of a lunch for two at Goldstein's Kosher Dairy restaurant at the Jewish Center's men's club fundraiser for the Jewish Relief Fund.  He also told me a story that my Aunt had heard at her Wednesday afternoon Mah Jongg game at the Jewish Center. It seems that one early morning my Aunt's good friend Sally Epstein accompanied her cousin Hannah to the police station to report Hannah's husband missing as he had not come home all the previous night. Routinely, the policeman asked Hannah for a description of her husband. Hannah told the officer that her husband was 6 feet 4 inches tall, had dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighed about 185 pounds, was soft-spoken and was very good with their children. Sally told the girls at the Mah Jongg table that she looked at Hannah with shock and exclaimed, "Hannah, what are you saying? Your husband is 5 feet 8 inches tall, overweight, bald, has a bad temper and is mean to the children!". Hannah replied calmly, "I know, but do you think I want HIM back?".

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 this Summer
  • Friday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., Summer Shabbat with Carl Levenson and Judd Grossman. Oneg to follow. JHJC @ 610 W. Broadway in the Centennial Bldg.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 p.m., JHJC Annual Membership Meeting. Gotta question? Gotta complaint? Want to hear what's in store for the JHJC in the coming year? Show up. Refreshments served. JHJC at 610 W. Broadway in the Centennial Bldg. 
  • Friday and Saturday, July 17 & 18
    Shabbaton Weekend with
    Dr. Ron Wolfson
    Join members and friends of the JHJC in weekend events and workshops featuring renowned author and educator, Dr. Ron Wolfson, author of Relational Judaism. He will be the featured speaker at Shabbat Dinner on Friday. Stay tuned for details on locations, times and topics.
    • Friday evening, July 17 - Shabbat Dinner featuring Dr. Wolfson with "Building Good Tents: Envisioning the Relational Synagogue of the 21st Century." Catered main course, potluck side dishes. Families welcomed, childcare provided. 
    • Saturday morning, July 18 - Community workshops open to the congregation featuring art, social justice, recreation and more. 
    • Saturday evening, July 18 - Cocktails and Havdalah. 
  • Sunday, July 19, 5:30 p.m. Pre-Camp BBQ for summer campers at Owen Bircher Park in Wilson. Have you registered for camp yet? Request info HERE. 
  • Monday, July 20, 9 a.m. - Spirit of the Mountains Summer Camp first day. Old Wilson Schoolhouse. Continues through July 31. 
  • Friday, July 31, 6 p.m. Swingin' Sabbath. Featuring the Richard Brown Orchestra and Judd Grossman. Scher residence, free. 
  • Monday and Tuesday, August 10 & 11 Annual AIPAC meetings with elected officials. 

    • Aug 10, 10 a.m. - Sen. Enzi @ his office on Maple Way.
    • Aug 10, 3 p.m. - Rep. Lummis @ JHJC on Broadway
    • Aug 11, 3 p.m. - Sen. Barrasso @ JHJC on Broadway

Friday, August 21, 6:30 p.m. 

Annual BBQ Shabbat 

featuring Judd Grossman and guest musician. Kosher hotdogs, s'mores, wine/drinks provided, potluck sides. Enjoy western music and s'mores around the campfire after Shabbat. Rain or shine, Owen Bircher Park in Wilson. 

2015 Spirit of the Mountain Summer Camp Registration is Underway
Email HERE to receive your registration materials.
Scenes From May 2015
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page "Jackson Hole Jews"

Visit by Israeli film maker Nadav Lazare

Bet Sefer students get 'drashed by Josh

Bet Sefer Shabbat
JHJC Tikun Olam scholarship winner Marisol Hernandez (standing left)
gives advice to Bet Sefer students, "Always give back to your community at every opportunity."
Israeli shuk oneg complete with falafel, hummus, labbneh,
Turkish coffee and more!

Last day of Bet Sefer classes

Shavuot Dinner



Mazel Tov!
  • JHJC Board member Andy King for graduating from nursing school. Congrats!
Many Thanks
  • Steve and Kelly Zelikovitz and Gary and Kim Weiss for donating prizes for our Membership Survey. 

  • Andrea Mazer for leading the Bet Sefer team in another great year of Jewish learning. Good luck in Laramie!  

  • Josh Kleyman, Ingrid Krasnow, Marc Sweets and Isaac Grossman for dedicating your Thursday afternoons to teaching Bet Sefer. Thank you!
  • Al Zuckerman for washing the window screens for the JHJC Center. 
  • To everyone who made food for the Shavuot Dairy dinner. 
  • Bet Sefer Families for creating the Israeli Shuk oneg after Shabbat services. Let's do that again!

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 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 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


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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