Torah Dedication

  • We are excited to announce that the Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole has commissioned a brand new Torah Scroll to be written for our community. Three families in the community (who wish to remain anonymous) have generously sponsored this first ever Torah to be written for Jackson Hole Jewry. The Torah will be dedicated to Jewish children who ensure that Am Yisrael Chai.  

    Our new Torah Scroll will allow us to have two Torah Scrolls for use on holidays and other special occasions on which we read from two different portions. Until now, we have always had to roll back and forth in the middle of the service.

    Participating in the writing of a Torah is the last of the 613 commandments in the Torah. Please take part in this special Mitzvah.
  • The Jewish community will be completing and welcoming to Jackson a Torah scroll with a unique and celebratory party on Thursday, August 4 at 5:30pm at the Chabad Jewish Center, located at 265 E Broadway Ave. Three families in the community (who wish to remain anonymous) have generously sponsored this first ever Torah to be written for Jackson Hole Jewry. This will be an opportunity for the Jackson community to experience the vast richness of Jewish culture, tradition, food and music.

    Expert scribe, Berel Sossover, will ink the final letters of the magnificent Torah scroll, as Jews have done for more than 3 millennia. Following the completion of the Torah, the Torah scroll will be taken to the Town Square under a traditional Chuppah canopy in a joyous parade that will include political leaders, a horse mounted police escort, live Jewish music, torches and dancing. After the procession the community will be treated to an authentic NY style delicatessen smorgasbord. Some of the foods on the menu will include pastrami and corned beef on pumpernickel bread, smoked meat on rye bread, liver pâté crostini and potato knish bites.

    A Torah scroll is a mind-boggling masterpiece of labor, art and skill. Comprising between 62 and 84 sheets of parchment - cured, tanned, scraped and prepared according to ancient Jewish tradition, and containing exactly 304,805 letters - the resulting handwritten calligraphical scroll takes almost a full year to complete.

    The Torah represents the unbroken chain of Jewish spiritual tradition, values and survival. The Torah is also the universal foundation for human justice, monotheism, compassion and democracy. The ancient wisdom of a Torah scroll coming to life in the wilds of Wyoming is a cause for great pride and celebration. The entire community is welcomed to join for this historic experience and can RSVP at or by calling us at 307-462-0847.

    I look forward to celebrating with you,

    Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn

    Event Recap:

    What: Torah Parade, Jewish Music & Deli Dinner
    Where: 265 E Broadway Ave Jackson, WY 83001
    When: August 4, at 5:30PM

    NY Style Delicatessen Menu:

    Pastrami and Corned Beef Wraps
    Hand-carved Navel Pastrami (with assorted mustard)
    Pulled Beef Sliders
    Franks in Blanks
    Liver Pâté Crostini
    Pastrami and Corned Beef on Pumpernickel Bread
    Smoked meat on Rye Bread
    Red Slaw with Bagel Crisps
    White Coleslaw in Vinaigrette
    Potato Knish Bites
    Dijon Dill Potato Salad
    Assortment of Kosher Pickles
    Chocolate Rugulach
    Kokush Cake
    Babka Cake
    Medley of Summer Refreshers

  • Torah Completion/Event Reservation (Thursday, August 4, 2022)

    We look forward to celebrating with you!
  • Torah Dedication Opportunities

  • The Torah is our most precious item, sustaining the Jewish people throughout history. It tells us that every Jew, regardless of background or knowledge, has an equal share in the Torah.

    The 613th and final mitzvah in the Torah is that every Jew writes his own Sefer Torah. Our Rabbis have taught that one can fulfill this mitzvah by dedicating a portion or even one letter in a Torah.
    Have the Sofer write a portion or a letter in the Torah just for you!  

    Both children and adults will be given an opportunity to participate in this mitzvah.

    This is also an opportunity to honor someone by donating in their name.

    A beautiful certificate will be provided to each donor. 

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