The Jackson Kol 
  The Jackson Hole Jewish Community 
 Monthly Newsletter        September 2, 2018             22 Elul, 5779
5:30 p.m @. John's Episcopal Church 
Join the annual Torah Roll. Rock and Roll with our own sushi  chef.  See below for details.
Erev Rosh Hashanah Party
Todah Rabah from Kibbutz Hanita! The goods have arrived.
The JHJC Sisterhood Israeli Food Fundraiser with the help of matching donors,
Cliff and Julie Sobin, raised $1,000 to buy pool and lifeguard equipment for the kibbutz pool. 

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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 10667
Jackson, WY 83001

General Email:
High Holidays 5779 
Go to the JHJC WEBSITE for updated event  details

Buy tickets for the Rosh Hashanah Chinese New Years Party HERE.

New this year!
Yom Kippur Yoga Workshop with Carol Man. Wed., Sept. 19, 2 - 3 p.m.: You are invited to a special Yom Kippur Gentle Yoga Class with Carol Mann at Inversion Yoga Studio, a quick walk from St. John's. The hour-long class will include a heart-centered meditation, breathing exercises for relaxation and some gentle stretching, which we'll do either seated or lying down. Street clothes are fine, just shoes and socks off.  No yoga experience is required. Mats will be provided. At the end of the workshop, we can all walk back to St. John's for Yizkor Services. 

RSVP: 13 years and older please / RSVP required, limited seating, please email the JHJC HERE  / Inversion Yoga Studio is located at 290 N. Millward, just north of St. John's Church.

We could use a few helping hands at our High Holidays events. Click HERE to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities. 

Bet Sefer Classes Begin
Thursday, September 27  /  4 p.m.
JHJC in the Centennial Building. 
NOTE: The first UNOFFICIAL day of Bet Sefer is during the Yom Kippur Children's Service on Wed. Sept 19 at 9:30 a.m. Please plan on having your children attend.  Request Registration materials HERE .  

Sukkot Celebration
Sunday, September 23  /  4 p.m.
The home of Laurie Thal
Help decorate the Sukkah and share food with friends. Please bring a fall dish to share for the potluck. Drinks provided. Email HERE for directions to Laurie's home. Families welcome!

Simchat Torah and Sushi Roll
Monday, Oct. 1  /  5:30 p.m.
St. John's Church Hansen Hall
170 N. Glenwood, Jackson

Cost: Donations of any amount appreciated to help offset the cost of sushi and our chef.
Rock and roll with the Scroll! After a short service, we'll roll the scroll back to the beginning. Afterward, we'll have our own sushi chef join us with all the fixins' for some fantastic sushi. Create your own sushi roll or let Chef Laura make our special JHJC Torah Roll for you. This event is free, but we are graciously accepting donations to help with the cost of the sushi.

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Help Plan Our Future   *  Win Prizes!
It's been three years since our last JHJC Membership survey, and a lot has changed since 2015. The JHJC has continued to grow, new families joined, and existing families got bigger. In an attempt to gain some insight as to how the membership is feeling about the direction of the JHJC and for the Board to understand the needs and priorities of our JHJC family, we are asking you to take a few moments to fill out this survey. 


 OPTIONAL: Enter your email at the end to be entered to WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES like a cool chef's apron that says "Shalom Y'all," or a $75 gift card to Belle Cose or a $75 gift card to Whole Grocer (both courtesy Steve and Kelly Zelikovitz). 

DEADLINE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN: September 25, 2018.  
Winners will be contacted directly. 

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Consider contributing to JHJC Cultural and Educational programs through Old Bill's Fun Run.

Online Donation Form HERE

 Note: Funds donated though Old Bill's Fun Run cannot be used for your annual membership, nor can they be used for supporting the general operating fund or religious events. Deadline: 5 p.m., Sept. 14, 2018.
Scenes From August 2018
Check out more of our photos and videos from all the cool events we do on our Facebook page  "Jackson Hole Jews"

Swingin' Sabbath

JHJC Sisterhood Israeli Food Fundraiser 
for Kibbutz Hanita
Children at Kibbutz Hanita play with JHJC funded equipment.
Children at Kibbutz Hanita play with JHJC funded pool toys.
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.

Mazel Tov!

Andrea Mazer and Matt Clos for the birth of their son. He's so new that he's yet to be named! Stay tuned!

Many Thanks
  • Mike Scher and Barb Zelazo for hosting our annual Swingin' Sabbath at their home.
  • Richard Brown and Judd Grossman  for helping us rock out at Swingin' Sabbath.
  • Melanie and Larry Nussdorf, Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel, Steve and Kelly Zelikovitz, Brahm Swirsky and Ann Karen Katz, Cliff and Julie Sobin, Jamie and Gary Moscowtiz, Barbara and Jerry Aronowtiz, Sandy Ress and Susan Foster, Ari Goldstein and Jenn Sparks and Sharon Sleeper for underwriting our annual Swining' Sabbath. Todah Rabah.
  • The JHJC Board, Janet Bellis, Barb Zelazo, Mike Scher, Charlie England, Carly Swirsky, Joan Goldfarb and Rachel Stam for helping out with Swingin' Sabbath.
  • Special thank you to Stephan Abrams and The Liquor Store for underwriting our libations for both Swingin' Sabbath and the Israeli Food Fundraiser. Thank you!
  • Special thanks to Judy Lurie for taking so much time to prepare amazing food for our special Sisterhood Fundraiser. 
  • Cliff and Julie Sobin for matching funds raised to buy pool equipment for Kibbutz Hanita. 
  • Thank you to Andrea Mazer and the JHJC Sisterhood for pulling together a fabulous fundraiser! Thank you Sarina Scott, Susie Blasko, Janet Bellis, Dava Zucker, Carly Swirsky, Rachel Stam, Ravid Lurie, Charlie England and Isaac Grossman.
  • Special thanks to Judy Bernstein Bunzl and Gavy Friedson of United Hatzalah. 
  • Thank you to Joan Goldfarb for organizing AIPAC.
  • Thank you Dr. Sam Singer for guiding us through our night skies at our first Stargazing Shabbat.

     Get Well Soon
  • Keep David Goldfarb in your thoughts.

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.


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