The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
 Monthly Newsletter        May 2, 2019           27 Nisan 5779

May 1, 2019
Dear Members and Friends of the JHJC,

We are heartbroken over the tragic and deadly attack this past weekend at the Poway Chabad House, a synagogue near San Diego. As staff and lay leaders of the JHJC, we find it impossible to comprehend the pain caused by the acts of antisemitism and violence on houses of worship all over the world. These attacks will only strengthen our resolve to freely and joyously practice Judaism.

We continue to work with local law enforcement and a private security firm, as we have since October, to address security at our events. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

- The JHJC Board of Directors and Staff
Finley Brownfield
Bat Mitzvah
Sat. June 29 @ 10 a.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church

JHJC celebrates Passover in style!

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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 10667
Jackson, WY 83001
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May Events 
Go to the JHJC WEBSITE for updated event  details

Shabbat Services
THIS Friday, May 3 /  6 p.m.
@ the JHJC in the Centennial Bldg
Enjoy the fellowship of JHJC friends with a musical Shabbat service led by chazzan Judd Grossman and Larry Thal. Oneg to follow. Families welcome! Torah reading for this week is Acharei Mot II  .

Mitzvah Day Highway Clean-up
NEXT Wednesday, May 8
5:30 p.m. on the Teton Village Rd.
Meet at the north side of the Lake Creek Bridge on the Teton Village Rd. and we'll begin with a very brief safety meeting. Our portion of highway is on Teton Village Road, just north of the Aspens. Orange vests, trash bags and gloves will be provided. You might want to bring warm gloves as well. We'll work from mile post 4 to mile post 5, both sides of the road. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Bet Sefer 
"Ho ney Bee Shabbat
Friday, May 17
6 p.m. / JHJC in the Centennial Bldg.  
What's all the BUZZ? Bet Sefer Shabbat will certainly BEE one of the SWEETEST of all time. Don't miss it! Shabbat service will be led by our impressive Bet Sefer students, Josh Kleyman, Ben Goldberg and chazzan Judd Grossman. Oneg will be sponsored by Bet Sefer parents. Come down and celebrate our Bet Sefer students as they finish another great year of Jewish learning. 

Friday, June 14 - Annual Membership Town Hall and Shabbat Dinner
Saturday, June 29 - Finley Brownfield Bat Mitzvah
Friday, July 5 - Shabbat with Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife
Saturday, July 6 - Sisterhood gathering with Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife

JHJC Summer Camp Registration
Go HERE to learn more about our incredible JHJC Summer Day Camp and to access registration forms. 
Below is a letter we recently received from a long-time Jackson Hole resident, Yves Desgouttes, that he also submitted to the Jackson Hole News&Guide. We thought we would share it with you:

Terezin-Swodau, two places 90 miles apart, two places of crimes against humanity by fascists.

Merits to the Jackson Hole Jewish Community for inviting, on Sunday April 28, Inge Auerbacher to address some of us, citizens of Jackson Hole.  She will also deliver her message to the students of several schools of the County.

Her ordeal and survival of the Holocaust are for all of us an opportunity for looking inside our soul for what we as a human race perpetrate on to each other.  Inge Auerbacher was gracious to mention the 5 million non-Jewish people who were murdered by the Nazis and their fascists followers all over Europe.  

One of those 5 million was my aunt who disappeared on April 28, 1945 (exactly 74 years ago on the same day as Inge's Jackson Hole talk ) on the roads near Swodau, in the Czech Republic, where she was interned for resistance activities in France. 

She left six orphans back in Brittany. The Nazis were sending the weakest of internees on "Death Marches" to do away with the evidence of their cruelty.

Mrs. Auerbacher stressed forcefully that in life we have choices and therefore are responsible for our actions. She emphasized the cruelty towards innocent children as horrific.

Her testimony must be a lesson for what is going on in the world today. An increasing numbers of murderous violence is happening here in the United States.   She made a point that bloodshed against any religious denominations is unacceptable.

Thank you, Inge Auerbacher.

Yves Desgouttes
Teton County, WY
April 28, 2019
Scenes From April 2019 / 5779
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page  "Jackson Hole Jews"

There are a lot of photos, keep scrolling! 

Bet Sefer Students wrapping up year
Our good friend Hap Johnson, a hobbyist beekeeper, brought a damaged hive to examine. Stay tuned!

JHJC Tikun Olam College Scholarship
JHJC Board co-president, Josh Kleyman, awards JHHS seniors
Sawyer Lucas-Griffin and Lillian Brazil $1,000 scholarships at Scholarship Night.

Annual JHJC Community Passover Seder
Led by Carl Levenson and chazzan Judd Grossman with Josh Kleyman 
and Ben Goldberg.

Bradford King found the Afikomen. Serious negotiating ensued.

Next year ...

Yom HaShoah Remembrance Speaker Inge Auerbacher
Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher spoke to over 1,500 local
students and educators in April

Inge receives honors from over 700 students and locals at
Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho.

Jackson Hole Middle School 8th grade

Jordan Davis and Inge at the Middle School

Journeys School

Journeys School
Jackson Hole High School

Public talk at St. John's Episcopal Church

Signing books at her public talk

JHJC Board member, Laurie Thal, presents Inge one of her hand-blown glass
flames on behalf of the JHJC.

Download 5779 Membership Info 
Become a new member or renew your existing membership to the Jackson Hole Jewish Community for 5778. Any level of participation welcome.
Download the Membership form HERE.

Mazel Tov!
Jackson Hole High School senior Rosalie Daval for winning the Jefferson Scholars Foundation to the University of Virginia. This covers the entire cost of attendance. Rosalie is the daughter of Jenny Ross and Charlie Daval.
Kol HaKavod!

Many Thanks

Thank you to the following people who helped make our annual Passover Seder successful and fun! 

Kamaya Jane & Lance Cohen
Karen (thanks for remembering to put knives on the table!) and Oliver Pollak 
Joyce Craig & Beryl Weiner
Al Zuckerman
Kevin Krasnow
Janet & Bill Bellis
Laurie Thal
Dan Altwies
Judy Lurie
Jenny Ross
Carl and Judd
Josh Kleyman
Ben Goldberg
Ruth Patterson
Larry & Shannon Thal 
Jerry & Barbara Aronowitz
Revi Kleyman
To anyone I forgot, thank you!
Thank you 
Laurie Thal, Mike Scher, Josh Kleyman, Amy Aronowtiz Baker and Marty Kokol for your help hosting and organizing our Yom HaShoah speaker, Inge Auerbacher, and making it possible for her to speak to over 1,500 local students, educators and residents!

Dava Zucker, the Ewing family, Janet & Bill Bellis , Shannon & Larry Thal, Dan Altwies and Laurie Thal  for helping set up and clean up our Yom HaShoah talk.

Laurie Thal, Judd Grossman and Mike Scher & Barb Zelazo for shuttling Inge Auerbacher to her speaking engagements and showing her around Jackson Hole.

Josh Kleyman for presenting the JHJC Tikun Olam scholarships at the Scholarship Night.

Steve Zelikovitz, Lisa Goldstein and Amy Aronowitz Baker for choosing our Tikun Olam Scholarship recipients this year.

Thank you Al Zuckerman for taking items over to the Jackson Food Cupboard and Browse 'n Buy. 

Larry Zuckerman  for donating lovely books to our JHJC library.
     Get Well Soon
  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.
  • To those who were injured and in need of healing at the Chabad of Poway shooting near San Diego. 
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Please send us your Mazel Tovs, Condolences, Kol HaKavods, Get Wells and photos of your 
Jewish Pets to:

2018-19  Board of Directors

Josh Kleyman, Co-president

Mike Scher, Co-president

Janet Bellis

Kevin Krasnow

Rachel Stam, Treasurer

Laurie Thal 

Steve Zelikovitz, 
Vice President

Mary Grossman, Exec. Dir.

Judd Grossman, Chazzan

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.


עליכם  השלום     

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