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 WOOD RIVER wrjc
 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
October 10 , 2017

The WRJC celebrating Sukkot last Sunday at the Delgado's home. Courtesy picture: Kelly Curtis
PARSHA OF THE WEEK

 
When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2
Summary: 
  • God creates the world and everything in it in six days and rests on the seventh. (1:1-2:3)
  • Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden of Eden, where they eat the forbidden fruit and are subsequently exiled. (2:15-3:24)
  • Adam and Eve have two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain kills his brother, Abel. (4:1-24)
  • Adam and Eve have another child named Seth. The Torah lists the ten generations from Adam to Noah. (4:25-5:32)
  • God regrets having created human beings and decides to destroy everything on earth, but Noah finds favor with God. (6:5-6:8)
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In this issue
Parsha of the week
No Shabbat service
Thank you
Save the dates
Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller
Donations of the week
Condolences
Amazon
Get well
Yarzheits
Celebration
Caring Committee
Our Board of Directors

Marshall Meyer 
President
Joanne Mercer 
Vice-President
Judy Teller-Kaye  
Treasurer

Eileen Prager

Secretary

Lenny Cohen
Linda Cooper
 Jami Delgado
Ellen Fastow
Susan Green
Ken Lewis
Naomi Fine Sloan
Eileen Prager
Carlyn Ring
Bob Safron
Neil Siegel
Scott Rogel 
 
 
  Claudie Goldstein
Executive Director
Director of Development

Cindy Smith
Bookkeeper

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

Thursday:
10:00am-4:00pm


Friday:
 10:00am-1:00pm

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NO SHABBAT SERVICE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

 
PATRON SPONSORS OCTOBER
                 Buzz and Penny Coe: Patron
             Fred and Eileen Prager: Demi Patron
 
SAVE THE DATES
Meet Rabbi Cantor Robbi Sherwin
    
Shabbat service on Friday, October 20 at the office - 6:00PM
 
Adult Study on Saturday, October 21 at the office - 10:00AM   
 
Rabbi-Cantor Robbi Sherwin travels the world as a Rabbi/Cantor and Artist-in-Residence bringing an infectious love of Judaism to all - babies to Bubbies!  Thinking outside the bimah and promoting a "Big Tent" Jewish philosophy, she has served and studied with all liberal movements in Judaism. An award-winning, multi-published composer of over 100 Jewish songs, Robbi tours with her popular folk-rock band, Sababa, and has recorded 5 CDs of original Jewish folk/rock music.  Her music has been sung, recorded and performed from Tulsa to Tel Aviv, Seattle to Sydney.  Robbi is a Storahtelling Maven, Executive Vice-President of the Women Cantors' Network, a Life Member of Hadassah and member of NCJW. She loves mentoring emerging Jewish artists, songleaders and clergy, and believes that Jewish summer camp and visiting Israel are two of the most important ways we guarantee our future. She has been the spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai in Crested Butte, Colorado for 10 years. A true mountain Rabbi, Robbi enjoys a Rocky Mountain "chai" life that includes Ski Shabbats, Alpine hikes and whitewater adventures - truly living with an "attitude of high-altitude gratitude." Robbi and her husband of 36 years, Mark Jordan, have 3 adult kids - and one perfect granddaughter!
   
A MESSAGE FROM RABBI JULIE SAXE - TALLER
 
Dear Wood River Jewish Community, 
 
I have arrived home in California and am reflecting on the honor of leading you, along with Cantor Schiff, for the High Holidays. It was wonderful to be with you and to sense the importance of the community to each of you. 
 
As I promised, I am sending you a link to organizations leading recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.  Yom Kippur reminded us of our power to make a difference through our actions. Puerto Rico needs us to join in its recovery.  In the words of Rabbi Hillel, "If not now, when?"  The connection I am sending is recommended by my dear and trusted friend, who is a Puerto Rican Jew. The post-hurricane photos of her community in the mountains of Puerto Rico are staggering. Yet the descriptions coming from the neighborhood brigades who are taking care of each other with what food and water and other necessities they have is inspiring.  I urge you to join me in sending help by going on Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund site.  https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/cb4a3c78-5694-4324-bead-42c8ad94c1bf
 
Wishing you all a wonderful year, 
 
Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller
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.  
 
 
MUSIC  
Woody and Margery Friedlander wishing a speedy recovery to Susan Green
 
BE A BLESSING
Ted and Margaret Gold 
 
JEWISH LIFE
Brooke Diamond in memory of Stephanie Melloul, Bob and Claudie Goldstein's daughter.
Josh and Rowena Kleinman in memory of Stephanie Melloul, Bob and Claudie Goldstein's daughter.
Jeffrey Goldstein in memory of his sister Stephanie.  
David Kaye and Judy Teller Kaye in memory of Stephanie Melloul, Bob and Claudie Goldstein's daughter. 
David Hoffman in memory of Susan Zucker
David Hoffman in memory of Ellen Hoffman 
Len and Phyllis Schlessinger in memory of Mary Schlessinger  
 
WHERE NEEDED MOST FUNDS
Dr. Earl Feiwell and Shirley Feiwell
 
HIGH HOLIDAYS APPEAL 
Louis Fink and Pamela Grich
Juli Roos in honor of all the volunteers for the HH and especially Sue Green and Mark Levin 
Robert Raede  
Flora Lovejoy  
Richard and Judy Firtel 
 
CONDOLENCES
The  Wood River Jewish Community expresses its sincere condolences to Bob and Claudie Goldstein for the passing of their daughter Stephanie Melloul.
SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE 

If you already shop on Amazon, or if you're looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we invite you to shop at smile.amazon.com and choose Wood River Jewish Community as your charity of choice. Below you can read about how to use Amazon Smile.
 
Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
 
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about


                               Art Sloan
YARZHEITS OF THE WEEK
A Yahrzeit donation allows you to honor the memory of the special people in your life. Your gift will memorialize  yahzeityour loved one during the anniversary of his or her passing.       

Esther Alban, Mother of William Alban
Elaine Hackel Comess, Sister of  Alvin Hackel
Alice Kaplan, Mother of Valerie Diamond
Leila Lieberman, Mother of Elissa Eva
                  
CELEBRATIONS OF THE WEEK
BIRTHDAYS
Vicki Shapiro
Barbara Brown
Candice Rosenberg Peterson

ANNIVERSARIES
Paul Wolff and Rhea Schwartz
George Shapiro and Ray Ann Kremer
Ken and Leisa Brait
 
CARING COMMITTEE
 
Karen Saks is covering October.
ksaks12@yahoo.com
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 summer Shofar edition on the website.

Sincerely,

Claudie Goldstein
Executive Director
Director of Development
Wood River Jewish Community
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