The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community Center 
   Monthly Newsletter          
 1,  2014    
   1 Lyyar,

Bet Sefer Shabbat

Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. 

@ the JHJC Center

Oneg sponsored by Bet Sefer Families to follow.

Join chazzan Judd, Bet Sefer teachers, friends and families in support of our amazing Bet Sefer students as they lead Shabbat services this month. We are very proud of our wise Bet Sefer students who have accomplished a lot this year. Everyone welcome!

JHJC Spirit of the Mountains
is Open!
Weeks of July 28 and August 4, 2014
At Old Wilson Schoolhouse
M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Download forms HERE.
Survivors. Holocaust survivor Magda Brown visits the JH Jewish Community Center and holds our Torah, also a Holocaust survivor.
Become involved in 
Jackson Hole's Oldest Jewish Congregation. 

JHJC Needs:
Shabbat Dinner Underwriters
Swingin' Sabbath committee
EMAIL if you'd like to help!


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The JHJC Center
Keeping up with Uncle Moishe 
by Al  Zuckerman


 Uncle Moshe didn't waste any time calling me the other evening. He was so curious to hear how our Yom HaShoah event went. I told him how remarkable Holocaust survivor, Magda Brown is and Unc commented how important it is for all of us to bear witness to survivors' testimony whenever we have the opportunity. 


When I was a kid the whole family used to go over to my grandparents apartment on Fox St. in the Bronx on Sundays for dinner which consisted of boiled chicken, sometimes flanken. Invariably all the uncles and Grandpa would start up a penny and two poker game after dinner and some of us cousins would watch, sub-consciously picking up some of the game. Apparently that tradition is still happening because Unc told me a story about his great-grandson, Joey. It seems young Joey was in Hebrew school and the teacher was giving an important lesson about how powerful the kings and queens were in Biblical times. The teacher said to the class that there was even a higher power than the kings and queens and asked if  anyone could tell her what it was.  Little Joey jumped out of his seat shouting , "I know, I know. Aces. Aces beat kings or queens."

JHJC Adopt-A-Highway Project on May 6!
Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. 
Meet on the north side of the Lake Creek Bridge on the Teton Village Road (north of John Dodge entrance).
The JHJC has adopted a one-mlle section of highway on the Teton Village Road under WYDOT's Adopt-a-highway program. 
In this program we are required to pick up litter along this section twice per year. Last fall, we gathered together and cleaned up our designated stretch of roadway for the first time. As part of Jackson Hole's clean-up week we are planning on policing our adopted mile on Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. Trash bags and safety vests will be supplied. Please bring a pair of work gloves. Depending on how many volunteers show up it should take about an hour to an hour and a half to complete.
Have you been to Israel? Share your adventure!
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, please 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 in June or July. Let us know if you'd like to share your Israel Travel Stories by emailing HERE
Upcoming Events in May
  • May 4, Sunday, 10 a.m.:  All new J-Play. Aleph-Bet yoga, playtime in Powderhorn Park, popsicle stick stained glass and songs with Judd! JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane.
  • May 6, Tuesday, 6 p.m.: JHJC Adopt-a-Highway clean-up

    Meet at Lake Creek Bridge on the Teton Village Rd. See details above.
  • May 15, Thursday, 4-6 p.m.: Last day of Bet Sefer party! 
  • May 16, Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Annual Bet Sefer Shabbat! with Judd Grossman, Bet Sefer teachers and students. See above for details. JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane.
  • May 18, Sunday, 10 a.m.: All new J-Play. Program full of fun play and projects TBA. JHJC Center, 150 Scott Lane.
Scenes From April 2014

Annual Passover Seder

Chad Gadya chuckles. 
Afikomen success!

Somebody is excited for brisket.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Speaker, Magda Brown

Magda meets with some young women of the JHJC.
Magda chats with a local resident who is originally from Germany.

Magda and her daughter Rochelle who frequently travels with her.
Magda speaks to eighth graders at the JH Middle School.

Bet Sefer Chocolate Seder

Spring outing with Lisa Finkelstein & Al Zuckerman

$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. 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 $8,825



Mazel Tov!

  • Esther Grossman, Aviva Thal and Erin Weiss on graduating from high school. Kol Hakavod!
  • Ingrid Daffner Krasnow on becoming the new executive director of the Jackson Hole Children's Museum.

Many Thanks
  • Steve Zelikovitz for leading a meaningful and interesting d'var Torah for our April Shabbat. 
  • Al Zuckerman for helping set up Shabbat in April. 
  • Christine Schuller for hosting our April Shabbat oneg. 
  • Christine Schuller for helping to organize our annual Passover seder. 
  • Beryl Weiner, Joyce Craig and Karen and Olver Pollak for helping set up our Seder. 
  • Laurie Thal, Janet Bellis, Rose Novak
    and Joy and Maia Lewis for helping set up our Seder.
  • Ellen Bernstein, Audrey Cohen-Davis, Stephan Abrams, Larry Thal, Josh Kleyman, Barbara and Gerry Aronowitz, Al Zuckerman, Steve and Kelly Zelikovitz for cleaning up the Passover Seder.
  • Isaac Grossman for doing all the dishes at the Passover Seder.
  • Andy King and Christine Schuller for organizing the Holocaust Remembrance Day event featuring Magda Brown. 
  • Andy King for helping organize school visits for  Magda Brown.
  • Andy and Liz King 

    for helping sponsor Magda Brown. 


Get Well Soon

  • Dan Altwies is recovering from double knee replacement.

  • We hope Susie Blasko is feeling better.
  • Keep David Goldfarb and Larry Reiser 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, Exec. 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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Jackson Hole Jewish Community