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."

April 25, 2017

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) History
 
The Holocaust Remembrance Day, (Yom Hashoah, Hebrew:
יום השואה), seeks to commemorate the Holocaust, a systematic and state-planned program to murder millions of Jews and other minority groups in Europe. This program of mass killing was run by the German Nazis in the 1930s and 40s during the Second World War, where Jews and minorities were brought into concentration camps and murdered at the hands of Nazi officials.

This observance seeks to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust,  including six million Jews and thousands of Russians gypsies, homosexuals, disabled persons and other minorities.


 
THIS WEEK' S TORAH PORTION - Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12-15)

Tazria
The name of the twenty-seventh reading from the Torah is Tazria (תזריע), which means "she conceived." The name is derived from the words of Leviticus 12:2, where the LORD says to Moses, "When a woman [conceives] and bears a male child ..." Leviticus 12 discusses the laws of purification after childbirth. Leviticus 13 introduces the laws for diagnosing and quarantining lepers. Except in biblical calendar leap years, Tazria is read together with the subsequent Torah portion, Metzorah, on the same Sabbath.

Metzora 
The twenty-eighth reading from the Torah is Metzora (מצורע), a word that means "leper." The word appears in the second verse of the reading, which says, "This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing" (Leviticus 14:2). Leviticus 14 spells out the complex purification rituals for the cleansing of a leper and a leprous home. Leviticus 15 briefly covers the laws regarding ritual unfitness stemming from bodily emissions. Except in biblical calendar leap years, Metzora is read together with the previous Torah portion, Tazria, on the same Sabbath.
 
 
In this issue
Torah portion
No Shabbat
Donations of the week
Yarzheits of the week
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

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NO SHABBAT SERVICE THIS FRIDAY
 
 
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.

AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT 
     

JEWISH LIFE
Ed and Julie Weil wishing Sylvia Bunshoft a quick recovery 
Ron and Susan Green in memory of Charlotte Falk
   
 
YARZHEITS OF THE WEEK
May their memory be for a blessing...       
Charlotte Falk, Mother of Susan Green
David Flanz                 
Gary Gillingham             
Albert Leitner, Grandfather of  Vicki Shapiro
Stuart Mason, Husband of Flora Mason
 
CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK


 

Rozann Feldheim
 
CARING COMMITTEE
     Sue Mendelsohn is our Caring Chair this month.
           skiway2@cox.net     208-726-4870
 
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's edition on the website.

Sincerely,

Claudie Goldstein
Executive Director
Wood River Jewish Community
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