Weekly Newsletter

 
WOOD RIVER JEWISH COMMUNITY
"The Wood River Jewish Community is a gathering place that strives to perpetuate
Jewish tradition through worship, fellowship and learning.  
Founded in 1976, we seek to provide a welcoming and caring community in the Wood River Valley."

May 23, 2017

Courtesy picture: Candice Stark
THIS WEEK' S TORAH PORTION
Bamidbar | במדבר | "In the wilderness "

The Hebrew name of the fourth book of the Torah (also the name of the first reading) is Bamidbar (במדבר), which means "In the wilderness." It comes from the first words of the first verse, which say, "Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai" (Numbers 1:1). The English title of the book is "Numbers," which is derived from the Greek Septuagint (LXX) version of the Torah. The book of Numbers tells the story of Israel's trek through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land, their failure at the edge of the land and the subsequent forty years of wandering. It concludes with the story of the second generation's triumphs over the first Canaanite resistance. The book ends with the Israelites poised on the edge of Canaan, ready to take their inheritance. Woven in the midst of these narratives is a significant amount of legal material.

The first reading from Bamidbar and the thirty-fourth reading from the Torah begin with a census of the tribes of Israel and the Levitical families just prior to the departure from Sinai.

In this issue
Torah portion
Shabbat
jewish Life Campaign
Donations of the week
Save the dates
Yarzheits
Celebration
Caring Committee
Our Board of Directors

Marshall Meyer 
President
Joanne Mercer 
Vice-President
Neil Siegel
Treasurer
Eileen Prager

Secretary

Lenny Cohen
 Past President
 Jami Delgado
Ellen Fastow
Susan Green
Ken Lewis
Naomi Fine Sloan
Eileen Prager
Carlyn Ring
Scott Rogel 
 
 
  Claudie Goldstein
Executive Director

Cindy Smith
Bookkeeper

Addresses
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Tuesday:
10:00am-4:00pm

Thursday:
10:00am-4:00pm


Friday:
 10:00am-1:00pm

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SHABBAT SERVICE
shabbat banner On Friday, May 26, 2017
6:00PM at the office.

Dora Levin will lead the service
Oneg to follow. 
 
             JEWISH LIFE CAMPAIGN 2017-2018


Each year at this time, we ask our members and friends to reflect on what the Wood River Jewish Community offers, and to join generously with their support with a donation that will permit us to continue to have a flourishing Jewish community - with all its varied programs; religious, social and educational and this year a search for a new rabbinical presence. Your support is much appreciated.
 
   THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING DONORS   
 
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Bob Levine and Sherill Heron  
Barrett and Laura Freedlander 
Steve and Deborah Goddard 
Susan Alban in honor of Dr. Symour Alban 
Elliott and Joanne Mercer 
John and Marilyn Moran 
Sherwin and Janet Drobner 
Carlyn Ring 
Karen Stern
Bob Baker
                      Bob and Bonnie Zalkowitz
                               Eric Kanowsky 
                          Glen and Vicki Shapiro
in honor of Lex Shapiro
Fred and Eileen Prager
in memory of Paula Prager Lang  
Marshall and Judy Meyer 
Judy Alpert 
Lois Rosen 
Bill and Joan Feldman 
Ron and Susan Green

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DONATIONS OF THE WEEK
 
Honor a special occasion, express sympathy, remember a  loved one, or simply say "Thank You" with a donation to a WRJC fund of your choice.

JEWISH LIFE
Fred and Eileen Prager wishing Ron Greenspan a good recovery

PATRON OF THE MONTH PROGRAM
Lois Rosen 
SAVE THE DATES

Monday, July 10
Wednesday, July 12
Wednesday , July 19

ANNUAL PICNIC
Sunday, July 16

   SUN VALLEY OPERA/WRJC 
Tuesday, July 25 
YARZHEITS
 May their memory be for a blessing...

Anne Feigenbaum, Niece of Leonard Schlessinger
Harry Hackel,
Father of Alvin Hackel
Rose Kaplan                
CELEBRATIONS OF THE WEEK


Symour Alban
Fred Prager
Eileen Prager



 
CARING COMMITTEE
Margery Friedlander is our leader for the month of May.  
Email: mgfriedlander@gmail.com - tel: 208-788-0837

If you want to read more about our organization, please go to our website wrjc.org.

If you want to know more about our activities of the month, please click on the spring Shofar edition on the website.

Sincerely,

Claudie Goldstein
Executive Director
Wood River Jewish Community
 WRJC STANDS WITH ISRAEL