The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
 Monthly Newsletter         September 1,
                 10 Elul 
Celebrate Erev Rosh Hashanah!
Chinese New Years Party
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Following Erev Rosh Hashanah services.
Buffet catered by Chinatown Restaurant, drinks and dessert.
Must pre-purchase tickets HERE
Bet Sefer Begins in September!
See details below
Special Bet Sefer Class Rosh Hashanah Morning
Bryson Rhodes gets ready for the Total Eclipse during August Shabbat in the Park. 

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September Events
Go to the JHJC WEBSITE for updated event details

High Holidays 5778
Services led by Rabbi James Greene,  Rabbi Mike Comins, Josh Kleyman and chazzan Judd Grossman.

No Tickets Required to Attend Services
All services located at St. John's Episcopal Church
170 N. Glenwood, Jackson

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 20
Led by Rabbi James Greene and
Chazzan Judd Grossman
6:00 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah
Prelude music begins at 5:30 p.m.
(Childcare Provided for services)

Also don't miss: 
Chinese New Years Party catered by Chinatown
Following Erev Rosh Hashanah services in Hansen Hall
next door. Chinese buffet and goodies catered by
Chinatown. $25 adults/$18 children/free under 5.
Can't join us? Consider underwriting a ticket as a gift.
Includes buffet, drinks/wine/beer, dessert & party favors.
Pre-purchased tickets required, buy HERE.

Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21
9:30 a.m. Children's Service
10:00 a.m. Shacharit, Morning Service
(Childcare will begin at 10 am)
Potluck lunch to follow services in the Hansen Hall.
Please bring a main dish or side dish/salad to share.
Bagels, cream cheese and drinks will be provided.
Tacshlich to follow at Flat Creek.

Friday, September 22
Second Day Rosh Hashanah
9:00 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church library. Note earlier start.
(No childcare)

Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
Friday, September 29
Led by Rabbi Mike Comins, Josh Kleyman
and Chazzan Judd Grossman
7:00 p.m. Prelude music begins 
7:30 p.m. Services will begin (Childcare provided)

Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
9:30 a.m. Children's Service
10:00 a.m. Shacharit, Morning Service
(Childcare begins at 10:00 a.m.)
3:45 p.m. Yizkor
4:45 p.m. Mincha/Torah Reading
5:45 p.m. Break
6:00 p.m. Rabbi's Discussion
6:30 p.m. Ne'ila
7:00 p.m. Potluck community Break Fast in the Hansen Hall. Please bring a savory main dish or hearty side dish/salad. Bagels, cream cheese, dessert and drinks provided.

We are looking for some volunteers to bring Lox platters to Yom Kippur Break Fast. If you are interested in bringing lox or underwriting a lox platter, please email HERE. Thank you!

Upcoming, Save the Date:
Sukkot: Oct. 8
Simchat Torah: Oct. 12
Featured artist Todd Kosharek.
May we recommend:
Jackson Hole Chamber Music
September 13, 15 & 16
Antelope Trails Ranch

Jackson Hole Chamber Music will present innovative and immersive concert experiences. This three-part concert series situated in several venues around stunning Antelope Trails Ranch unites world class musicians from the nation's leading symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles. These three very special concerts will feature Jennifer Ross (Violin), Evan Solomon (Clarinet), Richard Scerbo,(Conductor), Alex Jacobsen (Bass), Alexandra Osborne (Violin), Angela Pickett (Viola), Rebeca Racusin (Violin), Bart Feller (Flute), Ben Greanya, (Bassoon), Julie Gosswiller (Piano), David Harding (Viola), Angella Ahn (Violin), Eugena Chang (Cello), Sarah D'Angelo (Violin) and Amir Eldan (Cello). 
To learn more or to purchase tickets go to

Special Bet Sefer Class on Rosh Hashanah Morning, Thursday, Sept. 21
Bet Sefer Registration Open
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If new to Bet Sefer, we welcome you and your family to the Jackson Hole Jewish Community (JHJC) Bet Sefer Community. If returning, we welcome you and your children back to another fun and meaningful year at JHJC Bet Sefer. Classes are held Thursdays from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. at the JHJC Center in the Centennial Building at 610 W. Broadway, Jackson. We are thrilled to introduce our team this year: Josh Kleyman, Julia Hall, Judd Grossman and Andrea Mazer (occasionally), along with other visiting community members. 

Bet Sefer will start this year at the Children's Rosh Hashanah Service at 9:30 am on September 21st. Our first full day of class at the JHJC Center will be 4 p.m., Thursday, September 28th.

Scenes From August 2017
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page "Jackson Hole Jews"

United Hatzalah visits JH
Gavy Friedson (left), a medic with United Hatzalah, hangs with
Nate (and Ari) Levinson at Fire EMS Station No. 1

Annual Swingin' Sabbath

August Pre-Eclipse Shabbat


Many Thanks
  • Nate Levinson for his help with the United Hatzalah and TC Fire EMS event.
  • Laurie Thal for lending us her popup tent for the United Hatzalah event.
  • Mike Scher and Barb Zelazo for hosting Swingin' Sabbath at their beautiful home again! Thank you! 
  • Stephan Abrams and The Liquor Store for underwriting our libations for Swingin' Sabbath.
  • Melanie & Larry Nussdorf, Ron & Rose Novak, Mary & Stan Seidler, Steve & Kelly Zelikovitz, Brahm Swirsky & Ann-Karen Katz and Cliff & Julie Sobin for underwriting Swingin' Sabbath this year. Todah Rabah!
  • Janet Bellis, Mike Scher, Barb Zelazo and Rachel Stam  for their help setting up Swingin' Sabbath.
  • Richard Brown and Judd Grossman for letting us enjoy your music at Swingin' Sabbath. 
  • EVERYONE who brought food for the best Swingin' Sabbath nosh table ever. Thank you!  
  • EVERYONE  who pitched in and helped tear down Swingin' Sabbath. Special thanks to Ben Scher. 
  • Joan Goldfarb and Cliff Sobin  for organizing the AIPAC meetings. 
  • Josh and Judd  for setting up the AIPAC meetings and making coffee. 
  • Josh and Judd   for leading our pre-eclipse Shabbat.
  • EVERYONE  who brought food to the August Shabbat oneg. 
  • Julia Hall and Pat Seigel hand addressing hundreds of envelopes for our annual Membership Mailing. 


Get Well Soon
  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.

  • To Isaac Grossman who left for a year abroad in Santiago, Chile and to  Georgia Eidemiller who will study for a semester in Madrid, Spain
Please send us your Mazel Tovs, Condolences, Kol HaKavods, Get Wells and photos of your 
Jewish Pets to:

2016-17  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.


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