Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, September 22 - Wednesday, October 5 

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 L’Shanah Tova

As we plan for services, please provide us with some feedback about your choice of services:

We are looking forward to seeing you at our services - schedule


High Holiday Family Services
 We are preparing for the family services for  the High Holidays!  Please contact Madeline  Cooper by email at or by  phone at (603) 646-3887 if your child is  interested in participating in the Rosh  Hashanah or Yom Kippur family service.



      Looking for a way to
   sweeten  your new year?

Join us for UVJC Day at Poverty Lane Orchards
Sunday, October 2 from 11am-1pm
Lebanon, NH

Join the Tot Shabbat group and pick apples for Erev Rosh Hashanah.  We will meet at Poverty Lane Orchards after Sunday School, pick apples and dip them in honey.  Bring a picnic lunch; we'll provide the honey.  Tractor rides will be available.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Please consider bringing a non-affiliated family.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Hilary ( or David (

      Lulav and Etrog  

Order your LULAV and ETROG for the first day of Sukkot:  October 17.  If you would like a Lulav and Etrog set for Sukkot services, please contact Carole Clarke no later than Wednesday, September 28 at 646-0460. The cost is $46.00 for each set.

Mah Jongg Fundraiser for UVJC

At the Roth Center
Sunday, November 6, 2016
12:30pm to 4:00pm
Invite your friends who play
Learners Welcome
Lunch, Door Prizes, Raffle
More details to follow

Classicopia presents "JEWISH JAZZ"

 Roth Center for Jewish Life on
Sunday, October 9 at 4:00PM,
sponsored by Dartmouth College Hillel

Sponsored by Dartmouth College Hillel, Classicopia will perform "JEWISH JAZZ" on Sunday, October 9 at 4:00 at the Roth Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth College.   General admission is $20 and Congregation members are only $15.  Cost for Dartmouth students is $10 and children 18 and under are free.  Tickets will be available at the door.  Discounted seats are available in advance at  For more information, call Daniel Weiser at 802-369-0856 or email at


Do you know someone under the weather?  How about bringing them some kosher HOMEMADE CHICKEN MATZO BALL SOUP.  Bet they would really appreciate it. 

Give the UVJC Soup Group a call or email by contacting Carole in the UVJC Office at 603-646-0460 or

Sing With Us!
The UVJC High Holy Day Choir is looking for singers to participate in this year's Reform RH and YK services! The music is lively and beautiful, and we'd love for you to join us! Participants should have prior choral experience, and be able to learn sheet music on their own, with one group rehearsal. Intrigued? Please e-mail Evan: 
Friday Night Reform Services

The UVJC will be offering Friday Night Reform services throughout the year.
If you are interested in helping to plan, participate in or just attend the services, let us know so we can keep you informed of upcoming services.

Please let the Ruach Committee know of your interest by emailing to Carole at  to be included on our mailing list.


"Like" us on Facebook!

The UVJC now has a Facebook page, in addition to the Facebook group.  "Like" our new page for updates, events, and more.  To find our page, click here or search "Upper Valley Jewish Community" on Facebook.


Caring Community Volunteers available

The Social Action Committee has a volunteer database of over 50 people waiting to provide a helping hand to UVJC community members in need.  Volunteers are able to help in many ways such as delivering a meal, grocery shopping, light house repairs, or visiting someone who is housebound. 

To request help for yourself or someone you care about, or to volunteer, contact us at  


Literature Lovers

Sunday, September 25
Our Holocaust by Amir Gutfreund

Our Holocaust is a novel narrated by a nameless child of Holocaust survivors. The book tells the story of relatives who are “collected” by virtue of the fact that they themselves have no one to call their own family since many of their parents, children, brothers and siblings were murdered during the Holocaust. The relatives operated under the “Law of Compression,”
wherein fellow neighbors were turned into uncles, cousins and even grandparents.


Sunday, October 30

The House of Twenty Thousand Books
by Sasha Abramsky

The House of Twenty Thousand and Books is the story of Chimen  Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist  literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen  and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in  their  house of books that brought together many of the  age’s greatest thinkers.
Historians of the Old and New Left movements in Britain, students of Jewish history and philosophy, and book-lovers of any stripe will find this memoir totally absorbing (from Jewish Book Council review).

Shalom Walking Club
Like to be outdoors especially in the Fall?
Sign up to be a member of the Shalom Walking Club.
Sundays @ 10:00 at the Roth Center.​

All levels All ages. 

Want to walk at a different day & time? Got ideas for outdoor outings?

UVJC Calendar of Services and Events

Thursday, September 22 - Wednesday, October 5

Thursday, September 22
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, September 23
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, September 24
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Heather Salon and Adam Weinstein in celebration of their son, Simon as he becomes a Bar Mitzvah
7:00 pm  Selichot Service 

Sunday, September 25
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades
12:00 pm  Hebrew High School

Tuesday, September 27
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grades 3-7

Thursday, September 29
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, September 30
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, October 1
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Thomas Cochran

Sunday, October 2
11:00 am - Tot Shabbat Group - Day at Poverty Lane Orchards

6:00 pm  Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Monday, October 3
8:30 am Rosh Hashanah Shacharit Service Rollins Chapel
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Family Service Roth Center
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Reform Service Occom Commons
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Tot Service (for tots and parents) Roth Center
4:30 pm Tashlich Service Roth (walk to Occom Pond)

Tuesday, October 4
8:45 am Rosh Hashanah – 2nd Day Service Roth Center

Wednesday, October 5
7:00 pm  Executive Committee Meeting

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