Our Jewish Life Campaign

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Letter from Joanne Mercer
WRJC Development Committee

Dear Members and Friends,

I am writing in my capacity as a member of the Development Committee, dedicated to assisting our community raise the funds necessary to continue WRJC services and programs.


To fund our operating budget, we traditionally ask for contributions from our members over and above their dues, as dues alone cover only a portion of our expenses.

Our goal for funding spiritual life and leadership is $65,000. This allows us to supplement funding for such things as Shabbat services, Torah study, Children’s Education and Bar/Bat Mitzvah training.


As a member of the WRJC, I have had the opportunity to study with Rabbi Sherwin, have participated in Bet Din conversions, and enjoyed Zoom Shabbat services.


I am very optimistic about the WRJC--where it is and where it is going.  We have seen a steady increase in the number of B'nai Mitzvah students.  We have a growing number of children in our religious schools.  We have purchaed a new building--which will become the new home of WRJC.  We have new and continuing programs including  cooking classes, Jewish Film Festival and adult education. 

I urge you to make a contribution to our appeal that will underwrite the many programs that support Jewish Life in the Wood River Valley.

Wishing you a wonderful Spring,




Joanne Mercer

WRJC Development Committee