The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
 Monthly Newsletter        October 1, 2019           2 Tishrei 5780
Simchat Torah & Sushi Roll
Monday, Oct.21
5:30 p.m. / Old Wilson School
Let's rock and roll the Torah back to the beginning. And let's roll a little sushi while we're at it!
Sukkot Celebration
Sun., Oct. 13 @ 4:30 p.m.
Home of Laurie Thal.
Recent Bar Mitzvah, Travis D'Amours, surrounded by his proud grandparents, 
Stan and Barbara Trachtenberg.

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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 10667,  Jackson, WY 83001
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October 2019 Events 
Go to the JHJC WEBSITE for updated event  details

Wednesday, Oct. 2  
Mitzvah Day Highway Clean-up
5 p.m. / Teton Village Road
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 from mile post 4 to mile post 5, both sides of the road. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Tues. & Wed., October 8 & 9
Kol Nidre & Yom K ipp ur
Led by Carl Levenson, Josh Kleyman and chazzan Judd Grossman. St. John's Episcopal Church, 170 N. Glenwood, Jackson

Kol Nidre / Yom Kippur
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Led by Carl Levenson, Josh Kleyman and chazzan Judd Grossman
7 p.m. Prelude Music / 7:30 p.m. Services begin (Childcare available)
Yom Kippur Day
Wednesday, Oct. 9 
9:30 a.m. Children's Service (Bet Sefer students recommended to attend). 
10 a.m. Shacharit, Morning Service
2 - 3 p.m.  Workshop: Gentle Yoga & Mindfulness with Carol Mann @ Inversion Yoga. No experience necessary, all levels, street clothes ok. Please email HERE to reserve a spot. 
3:45 p.m.  Yizkor
4:45 p.m. Mincha/Torah Reading
5:45 p.m. Break
6 p.m. Leader's Discussion
6:30 p.m. Ne'ila
7:15 p.m. Potluck community Break Fast and Slivovitz Toast in the Hansen Hall.

POTLUCK BREAK FAST: Please bring a savory main dish or hearty side dish or salad. Bagels, cream cheese, some salads, dessert and drinks provided.
(Childcare available from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 6 - 7:30 p.m.)



Sunday, October 13 
Sukkot Celebration 
4 p.m. / Home of Laurie Thal 
(email HERE or directions). 
Come help decorate Laurie's beautiful new sukkah and enjoy the fellowship of friends and family. Rabbi Mike Comins will be on hand to share some insights into Sukkot and give us a demonstration on how to shake our Lulav. Please bring a Fall dish to share for our Sukkot Potluck. This is mainly an outdoor event and weather could be cold or wet, please dress accordingly.

Saturday, Oct. 19
 Beatrix Goldstein Bat Mitzvah
10 a.m. / Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, 1251 S. Park Loop Rd, Jackson
Join the family of Beatrix Goldstein in
celebrating  Beatrix as she is called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. Led by Josh Kleyman, Beatrix Goldstein and chazzan Judd Grossman. Oneg to follow.

Monday, Oct. 21 
Simchat Torah & Sushi Roll
5:30 p.m. / Old Wilson School House, Wilson
Donations graciously accepted to underwrite the cost of our Sushi Chef. If you would like to make a donation, email HERE
Join JHJC friends and family in our annual Simchat Torah tradition of rolling the Torah and Sushi. Start out with a few songs and prayer with Chazzan Judd, followed by dancing with our amazing  Torah. Then we need everyone's help to roll it back to the beginning.  Chef Laura Inukai will be on hand to roll some fresh sushi for all. This is a family-friendly event. 

Friday, October 25 
Shabbat Services @ the JHJC
6 p.m.  /  JHJC in the Centennial Bldg
 Shabbat Services at the JHJC led by chazzan Judd Grossman.  After the hectic Holidays, let's wind down and start from the beginning. This week we read B'eirsheet,  In the Beginning. Oneg to follow, families welcome!

Sponsoring an oneg costs $150. If you are interested in sponsoring this oneg, please email HERE.

Save the Date:
Friday, Nov. 8: Special Shabbat Services
Friday, Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Shabbat
Saturday, Dec. 28: 40th Annual Chanukah Party
Saturday, Feb. 29. 2020 - Cantor's Concert featuring Cantor Laurie Akers, stay tuned!
Become a Member or Renew Today!
JHJC 5780 Membership Materials available now
You should have received the annual JHJC Membership information in your mailbox last month. Want to pay online or learn more? Go to our Membership page on our Website HERE
Scenes From September 2019 / 5779
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page  "Jackson Hole Jews"

Goodnight Bubbala book launch with Shery Haft Flug
JHJC member Sheryl Haft Flug has written a new children's book, called Goodnight Bubbala. With the help of the JHJC, she kicked off her book tour here in Jackson Hole at the Wilson Book Gallery. The event featured songs by chazzan Judd Grossman, cupcakes by Persephone Bakery and a read and sing-along with Sheryl and Judd. Look for Goodnight Bubbala at our local bookstores.  Photos by  Amy Baker Photography

September Shabbat
JHJC members Judy and Ravid Lurie receive a Laurie Thal glass flame as a going away and thank you gift from the JHJC. They move back to Israel at the end of the month.

Travis D'Amours Bar Mitzvah

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Mazel Tov!

on becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Travis is the son of Julie and Paul D'Amours  and grandson of Stan and Barbara Trachtenberg.  
Kol HaKavod on all your hard work. 

Thank You

Judy and Ravid Lurie for sponsoring our September Shabbat Oneg. Judy, we will miss your amazing food!

Sheryl Haft Flug for inviting us to participate in the launch of her new children's book, 
Goodnight Bubbala.

Amy Aronowitz for taking photos at the Sheryl Haft Flug book event.  

Julie and Paul D'Amours for sponsoring the luncheon following the September Shabbat and Bar Mitzvah. 

Also ...

High Holidays thank yous and photos will appear in the next newsletter.


Judy and Ravid Lurie are heading back to Israel. Thank you for all your support, fellowship and amazing food! Mazel Tov on your next adventure.  


Martin Kokol  on the loss of his beloved mother, Vivian Kokol. May her memory be a blessing.

Get Well Soon
  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.
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Please send us your Mazel Tovs, Condolences, Kol HaKavods, Get Wells and photos of your 
Jewish Pets to:

2019-20  Board of Directors

Kevin Krasnow, Co-president

Mike Scher, Co-president

Janet Bellis

Kevin Krasnow

Rachel Stam, Treasurer

Laurie Thal, Vice President

Steve Zelikovitz

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