The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community Center 
   Monthly Newsletter          
March 1,  2014    
  29 Adar I
, 5774
March Shabbat Services
Featuring violinist Mimi Smith
and chazzan Judd Grossman
6:30 p.m., Friday, March 7 
@ the JHJC Center
Join members and friends of the JHJC in this musically enhanced Shabbat service featuring local violinist, Mimi Smith. All ages welcome, no need to RSVP. Oneg to follow.
@ the
4 - 6 p.m
March 16
At Teton Pines. 21+ 
See calendar for details.
Ready to start Challah Shabbat! 
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The JHJC Center
Keeping up with Uncle Moishe 
by Al  Zuckerman


I talked to Uncle Moishe the other day. He gave me quite a bit of grief for missing Isaac's Bar Mitzvah. I told him, "Believe me Unc, I'm really sorry I missed it as well as I heard Isaac did an awesome job". 


Unc told me that he and my Aunt recently attended a lovely affair out on the Island for their dear friends, Harry and Reulah's 60th anniversary, kinnehurrah. They even had a live band, the Arty Feldman Trio. During one of the band's breaks one of the guests proposed a toast to Harry and Reulah. Unc said that after the toast someone shouted out, "Mazel Tov! But tell us, Harry, what is the secret of how you both have managed to stay married for all these years in this day and age?" 


Harry turned to Reulah and asked her, "Dalink, okay for me to answer diz?" Reulah nodded yes." Vell, I tell you," Harry explains, "it is very simple. On the very day ve got married, Reulah and I came to an agreement  which we have stuck to all diz years. Ve decided that I vould make all the big decisions and Reulah would make all the small decisions. And tanks to G-d, I have never had to make one big decision all diz years."

Call for Local Israel Travel Stories
The JHJC Center is coordinating an evening of Israel Travel Stories as told by our JHJC members and friends. 

If you have traveled to Israel and would like to share your photos, adventures and mishaps, travel advice, great food and restaurant reviews or just a personal account of your recent trip, we'll offer a 20 minute slot to anyone who wishes to participate in this cultural event presented at the JHJC Center. We will coordinate a date for the event once we hear who is interested in participating; we're hoping to host this late May or early June. Let us know if you'd like to share your Israel Travel Stories by emailing HERE
Upcoming Events in February
  • March 2, Sunday, 10 a.m.:  All new J-Play. Prepare for Purim! JPlay teacher Zoe Novak-Miller will read the story of Purim, songs with Judd and make Hamentashen! JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane.
  • March. 7, Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Shabbat Services featuring local violinist Mimi Smith and Judd Grossman and Josh Kleyman. All ages welcome, no need to RSVP. Oneg to follow.
  • March 16, Sunday, 4-6 p.m.: Purim at the Pines. Join JHJC members and friends for this joyous event. Come have a drink at Teton Pines after a day of skiing or doing nothing. 21 and older, cash bar, appetizers are on us. Teton Pines, 3450 Clubhouse Dr (off Teton Village Rd.)
  • March 16, Sunday, 10 a.m.: All new J-Play. More Purim fun using arts and crafts, songs with Judd, snacks and play. JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane. 
  • March 21,  Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Shabbat Dinner @ the Center. Shabbat dinner with Judd Grossman and Josh Kleyman. Vegetarian main course, challah and drinks provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Limited seating RSVP necessary.  Email RSVP HERE or call 734-1999.
  • April 15, Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Community Passover Seder. Don't miss the JHJC annual Second Night Passover Seder. St. John' s Episcopal Church Hansen Hall. Stay tuned for details. 
Scenes From February 2014

Isaac Grossman Bar Mtizvah

Challah Shabbat
Josh Kleyman and Bet Sefer students prepare the 
dough for Challah Shabbat.

Challah Shabbat at the Daus Residence

Bet Sefer Students visit Teton County Search and Rescue to present them with a check for $1,078 - A donation from the Mountain Chai Chanukah Gelt fundraiser.

New Kitchen at the JHJC Center
$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!

Isaac Grossman for becoming a Bar Mitzvah.


Many Thanks

  • Barb Zelazo Scher, Shannon and Larry Thal, Sandy Ress, Susan Foster, Mitch Dann, Christine Schuller, Andy King and Al Zuckerman for helping with the Bar Mitzvah in February.
  • The Daus Family for hosting Challah Shabbat at their home in February.
  • Josh Kleyman for leading another great Challah Shabbat. 
  • Becky Eidemiller for donating menorahs to the JHJC Center.  

Get Well Soon

  • Al Zuckerman is feeling much better. 
  • Ron Novak is on the mend and skiing is on the agenda.
  • 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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