The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
 Monthly Newsletter        November 1, 2018           23 Cheshvan, 5779
Shabbat Dinner
Friday, Nov. 16
6 p.m. @ the JHJC in the Centennial Bldg.
See below for details.
Community Shabbat with Neighbors
See calendar for details
Simchat Torah. Photo by Adam Howard.

We need a few folks to help us plan and create our Membership Matzah Ball Gala on Jan. 18, 2019. We are looking for good team members who are creative, have a flare for entertaining and are committed to helping us throw a fun party and raise some money! Please email HERE if you'd like to help out. 
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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 10667
Jackson, WY 83001

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November Events 
Go to the JHJC WEBSITE for updated event  details

Interfaith Community Shabbat and Bread-Breaking
with St. John's Episcopal Church
Friday, Nov. 2  /  7:30 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson
Read JHJC's statement on the Pittsburgh tragedy HERE.
The JHJC will host a community Shabbat and bread-breaking for the Jewish and non-Jewish community at St.John's Episcopal Church. The service and bread-breaking will be led by Josh Kleyman and Chazzan Judd Grossman from the JHJC with additional words from Rev. Jimmy Bartz from St. John's Episcopal Church. Bring a friend or a neighbor. Note: Childcare provided. 

Annual Thanksgiving 
Shabbat Dinner
Friday, Nov. 16  /  6 p.m.  
JHJC in the Centennial Bldg.
Our biggest Shabbat dinner of the year! Roast turkey, challah, drinks/wine and dessert provided. Please bring a Thanksgiving side dish to share. We need a few designated people to bring mashed potatoes and stuffing. RSVP required, email HERE to reserve seat/s.

Dec. 6, 5 p.m.: Chanukah Appreciation Night @ the JHJC
Dec. 8, 6 p.m.: Annual Chanukah Party. 

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Scenes From October 2018 / 5779
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page  "Jackson Hole Jews"

Israeli Consul General Visit

Bet Sefer students build a sukkah

Simchat Torah

Visit to Kibbutz Hanita in Israel
In October, the JHJC made a visit to our sister city, Kibbutz Hanita. Hanita is located on the Lebanon border in northern Israel. JHJC members, Cliff and Julie Sobin, have been very involved in improving the facilities on the kibbutz. And in August, the JHJC Sisterhood raised money to buy pool toys and lifeguard equipment. During our visit we delivered a "Shalom Y'all" chef's apron (which Cliff is modeling below) that was signed by the Sisterhood and friends of the JHJC. Todah rabah (thank you) to the Sobins and the JHJC Sisterhood for their support. If you plan to travel to Israel, try to visit this magical place.
Left to right: Sorel Hershkovitz (Kibbutz exec. dir.), Mary Grossman (JHJC exec. dir.), Orly Gavishi-Sotto (kibbutz business manager), Bat-Ami Samuel (kibbutz member), Cliff Sobin and Natan Golan (board member of Galila Foundation which focuses on northern Israel development).

Mary Grossman presents the chef's apron signed by the
JHJC Sisterhood to Kibbutz leaders. 

Yes, they make gin out of etrogs! Visiting a well-known distillery that is located on the kibbutz.
And, yes, we brought a bottle home with us.

5779 Membership Materials 
In the Mail! 
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.

Many Thanks
Beryl Weiner,  Judd Grossman and  Mike Scher for helping set up our visit with the Israel Consul General.

Shari and Finley Brownfield for helping with Simchat Torah.

Al Zuckerman and  Mike Scher for helping organize our Fall Mitzvah Day.
The Krasnows and Laurie Thal for providing and setting up oneg for Shabbat.

Laurie Thal for attending Old Bills award party.

Larry Thal for helping Bet Sefer students build an awesome sukkah.
     Get Well Soon
  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.
  • To the family of David Kornblum. May his memory be a blessing. 
Please send us your Mazel Tovs, Condolences, Kol HaKavods, Get Wells and photos of your 
Jewish Pets to:

2017-18  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.

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.


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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