Weekly Newsletter


 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
 
August 15 , 2017
Courtesy picture: Mila Lyon

PATRON SPONSORS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
Carlyn Ring
 Scott Rogel 
 
CELEBRATE SHABBAT

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                                  On Friday, August 18 at 6:00PM
  at St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Rabbi Scott Sperling will lead Shabbat service and will speak on the subject:  
"Seventy Faces of Torah: The Many Ways We Understand the Hebrew Bible"

     Oneg to follow. 
 
INVITATIONS TO WRJC'S OPEN HOUSE, MEET RABBI SPERLING
 FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 11:30AM TO 12:30PM 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 11:30AM TO 12:30PM 

Casual open house for all congregants - no schedule - just stop in for a meet and greet. Finger sandwiches and refreshments will be served.  

Rabbi Scott Sperling retired in 2016 as the rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Winchester, Virginia and will serve as the interim rabbi in Frederick, MD through June 2017.

Since 2012, Scott has been teaching at Shenandoah University. His courses include Introduction to Judaism, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible and The His
tory of Jewish Nationalism. He served as Interim Executive Director of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) during 2009-2010. Scott was Director of the Union for Reform Judaism's Mid-Atlantic Council from 2001-2009 and during the last two years in this position, he was also a congregational consultant on communications technology. Before moving to Washington, D.C., he was the Associate Rabbi of Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, Washington. Rabbi Sperling taught at the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle for six years in both the Judaic studies department and as Coordinator of the Computer and Multimedia Center. 
 
Rabbi Sperling has also served congregations in New York and Los Angeles, including seven years with the Synagogue for the Performing Arts. Sperling received an A.B degree from UCLA and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York campus in 1976.
 
Rabbi Scott Sperling and his wife, Laura, reside in Winchester, VA. They have two adult children, Margit and Eli.

In this issue
Patron of the month
Shabbat
Open house
Saturday class
Sponsor an oneg
New members
Donations of the week
Volunteers
Aipac
Jewish bike brigade
Men's club
Dues
Yarzheits
Article Headline
Celebration
Book Club
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

Quick Links
Contact us
tel: 208-726-1183
fax: 208-727-9646
Join our list
SATURDAY CLASS
On Saturday, August 19 at 10:00AM
at the office, Rabbi Sperling will give a class on : "Jews and The Civil War: Facing a Complex and Controversial Chapter in American Jewish Life".
 



If you wish to sponsor an Oneg, please email Carlyn Ring or Scott Rogel our Oneg Committee Chairs. They will be happy to assist you.
Carlyn: carlyn@cox.net
Scott: rgsco2@aol.com 


James Fabe
Alexis Holz
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
Elliott and Joanne Mercer in memory of Shirley Mercer 
Elliott and Joanne Mercer in honor of David Kaye's birthday 
 
VOLUNTEERS OF THE WEEK
 




To Our Wonder
ful Summer Ladies Lunch Committee: 
Ellen Fastow, Flora Lovejoy, Sammy Mailman, Judy Meyer, Claudie Goldstein, Judy Teller Kaye, Marlene Samuels, Rhea Schwartz
To Our Fabulous Bakers:
Lynda Safron, Bunker Frank, Linda Cohen, Marlene Samuels, Judy Teller Kaye  
To Our RockStar Barboys:
Gabe Delgado, Ethan Hunt, Jake Simon 
To Our Volunteer Greeter and Valet Parking :
Alan Hoffman
To Our Host:
Ellen Fastow

 
George Shapiro and Ray Ann Kramer for sponsoring the oneg last Friday.

 

The Rabbi Search Committee and all of you who met and interacted with Rabbi Silver this past weekend.

 

Ken Molkner for picking up our order at Perrys.

Sue Noel for your beautiful singing.

 

AIPAC IN SUN VALLEY
 





United States Senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, will meet
with AIPAC members and friends at the home of Linda and Jay Cooper on Thursday, August 17 at 9:15 A.M. at 126 Irene Street - Warm Springs - Ketchum
Our Senators will discuss the latest events concerning the U.S. Israel relationship and the Middle East in general.
 
RSVP required:  
 
JEWISH BIKE BRIGADE
We will ride to Picabo this week from Bellevue. We will meet at the Atkinson's parking lot in north Bellevue at 9:45am this Wednesday, August 16. Lew

Lew brown07@cox.net

THE MENS CLUB

Due to the solar eclipse , no meeting on Monday, August 21.  
A FRIENDLY REMINDER

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YARZHEITS OF THE WEEK
Anne B. Levy, Mother of Jerome Levy
Elliott Caplow, Husband of Elaine Caplow
Harold Dobbs, Father of Cathy Dobbs Goldstein
Stan Gardenswartz, Father of Will Gardenswartz
Elliott Gottlieb, Father-in-Law of Michael Fishman
Margaux Renee Grossman    
Shirley Ann Mercer, Mother of Elliott Mercer
Gary Rawlings, Father of Greg Rawlings
Shalom Fabiszewicz, Father of James Fabe
                     
MISCELLENOUS
Al and Brenda Hackel donated to the WRJC 3 tickets $100 each for Huey Lewis concert on Saturday, August 19.
If you are looking for tickets, please call Claudie at 208-726-1183 or email wrjc@wrjc.org

CELEBRATIONS OF THE WEEK
BIRTHDAYS
Phyllis Schlessinger
Herb Stusser
Ron Green

ANNIVERSARIES
David and Susan Weil
Sherwin and Janet Drobner
Lenny and Phyllis Schlessinger 
                               
                                  BOOK CLUB

August 27: The Muralist by Shapiro
 
The August meeting of the Jewish Book Club will take place on Sunday, August 27, at 7pm, at Dora Levin's house, 120 South Bigwood.
 RSVP 726-7441 or
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CARING COMMITTEE
Juli Roos and Naomi Sloan are our leaders for the month of August.

Juli Roos: juliroos@cox.net  208-720-1343
Naomi Sloan : naomi5bgma@me.com  208-788-3882
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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