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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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» Is there a difference between Jackson and Jackson Hole?
» Which airport do I fly into?
» How far is Yellowstone National Park and Teton National Park from Jackson?
» What Kind of Kosher products can I expect to buy in Jackson Hole?
» Is there a Kosher restaurant in Jackson Hole?
» Does Chabad offer a daily Minyan?
» Does Chabad offer a Shabbos Minyan?
» Does Chabad offer Shabbos Hospitality?
» Which hotel do you recommend to stay in?
» I figured the price for hotels in Wyoming would be more reasonable?

Is there a difference between Jackson and Jackson Hole?

The town of Jackson is sometimes mistakenly called Jackson Hole. That name refers only to the valley in which the town is located, not the town itself.

Which airport do I fly into?
For Jackson Hole visitors, the most convenient airport to fly into is Jackson Hole Airport (JAC). Major commercial airlines such as United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines and American Airlines fly into JAC. There are direct flights into JAC from Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago O’Hare (seasonal), Dallas/Fort Worth (seasonal), Atlanta (seasonal) and Minneapolis (seasonal).

Salt Lake City’s international airport is approximately a six hour drive to Jackson Hole.

How far are is Yellowstone National Park and Teton National Park from Jackson?
Yellowstone National Park is 56 miles from Jackson and Teton National Park is 12 miles from Jackson. Jackson is the most common place people stay when visiting the nearby National Parks. For a variety of lodging options see our page "Hotels near Chabad".

What Kind of Kosher products can I expect to buy in Jackson Hole?
There are two large grocery stores and one health food store in Jackson Hole. The two large groceries, Albertsons and Smiths, both have a small Kosher section. The sections include grape juice, matzah, jarred gefilte fish, macaroons, tam tams and Shabbos candles. They also sell your typical Kosher products such as fruits & vegetables, cereal, pasta, lox, peanut butter & jelly, eggs, juice etc.

Kosher breads and dairy products may be available periodically at Albertsons, Smiths or the Jackson Whole Grocer. The Jackson Whole Grocer carries a variety of frozen Kosher meats. The Jackson Whole Grocer carries a variety of Kosher wines. Call them to find out what they have in stock.

Albertsons: 307-733-5950

Smiths: 307-733-8908

Jackson Whole Grocer: 307-733-0450

Is there a Kosher restaurant in Jackson Hole?
No.
Click here for a lunch and dinner takeout menu.

Is there a Mikvah in Jackson Hole?
Unfortunately, not yet. The closest Mikvah to Jackson Hole is the beautiful brand new one at Chabad of Montana in Bozeman. For an appointment, please call Mrs. Chavi Bruk at 406-585-8770.

Chabad of Utah in Salt Lake City also has a Mikvah. For an appointment, please call Mrs. Sharonne Zippel at 801-582-0220.

The Wyoming Mikvah Fund has been established to raise capital for the construction of Jackson Hole's first Mikvah. Plans are underway to construct a state-of-the-art facility, which will include a luxuriously designed Mikvah, preparation rooms and baths. A lobby and Mikvah Educational Center will welcome and inform first time guests. Privacy and security will be paramount.

For more information about the Wyoming Mikvah Fund and available sponsorships, please contact Rabbi Zalman at 307-462-0847 or email rabbizalman@jewishwyoming.com.

Does Chabad offer a daily Minyan?
Unfortunately not at this time. However, if we do have enough interest for a particular day, we are happy to arrange a Minyan. Click here to let us know which dates you would like to join our Minyan.

Does Chabad offer a Shabbos Minyan?
Yes. Every Friday night we have Kabbolas Shabbos services at Plag Hamincha and every Shabbos morning we have services at 9:30 AM. There is no guarantee that we will have a Minyan but every individual attendance makes our chances 10% greater. The closest weekly guaranteed Shabbos Minyan is at Chabad of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Please click here let us know you will be joining our Minyan.

Does Chabad offer Shabbos Hospitality?
Yes. You are more than welcome to join us for one or all three Shabbos meals. Click here to RSVP for Shabbos meals. Unfortunately, we do not have any lodging facilities. There are many hotels, motels, B & B and inns within walking distance from Chabad.

Which hotel do you recommend to stay in?

See our "Hotels near Chabad" page

I figured the price for hotels in Wyoming would be more reasonable?
We didn’t set the price but can assure you that it’s worth every dime!

You will undoubtedly enjoy one of the most scenic places in the world while experiencing first hand Yellowstone and Teton National Parks wildlife, incredible ecosystem and geothermal features. Jackson Hole is also home to one of the worlds most beautiful ski resorts. This rich geological educational opportunity coupled with a most hospitable Western culture is located in but one place in the world. Here in Jackson Hole.

You may be surprised but the cost of property in Jackson Hole is very expensive. Ninety seven percent of the land here is conserved by the government for natural forest growth and is to remain undeveloped. Another 1% of land is held by private preservation foundations for natural growth and will remain undeveloped. Hence, the current median listing price for a home in Jackson Hole is $1,488,333.00.

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