Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 14. 
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Rabbi Boraz will lead Shabbat services at Eastman
Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. 

Please contact Sue Berg at
for more information.


The Havdalah service scheduled for Saturday, December 3 will now take place Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Gloria’s Hanukkah Fun Recipe Sampler
Thursday, December 8, from 6-8 pm
at the Culinary Learning Center, Lebanon Coop Food Store

UVJC member Gloria Finkelstein invites you to enjoy an evening  of creating and eating a few “new & improved “ healthy simple colorful Hanukkah dishes. Salads! Latkes! Apples! Chocolate! Stories! Music! Dreidels! 

Cost: $20 Co-op members; $40 non-members.
Register at or at the Hanover or Lebanon Service Desk or call (603)643-2667.  Info:
L'shanah Torah!

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Czech Torah Scroll

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:30 am

 We'll hear about our Torah's extraordinary  journey from Bnro Czech Republic to  Hanover, NH and meet with Rabbi Kevin Hale,  a sofer (scribe), who will be restoring our  Torah for the benefit of generations to come.
A buffet lunch will be provided.

All are welcome.

Please RSVP at:

P.S. A Shabbat morning service will be held at 10:00 am
prior to the Torah celebration

A Chairperson is Needed

The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival, traditionally held in the Upper Valley in late March/early April, is in need of a new Chairperson to take the helm to continue this film series. As in previous years, the Film Festival will be sponsored jointly by the UVJC and NH Jewish Federation.  The Film Festival has become an important Upper Valley event for its importance in bringing thought provoking Jewish films to our area as well as giving the UVJC a presence in the Upper Valley.
If you are interested in chairing this program, please call Susan Israel at 603-643-1750.

Welcome to our newest UVJC members!

These new members have recently joined the UVJC.  Let's show them a warm welcome and let them know we're happy they're here!

Robert and Joyce Evans 
Amos Kornfeld
Mitch and Ana Utell
Kenneth and Alice Phillips Walden 
 Jeffrey and Lys Weiss

Wanted: “Subs” for the UVJC Listen Dinner Crew

We prepare and serve our famous UVJC chicken dinner at the Listen Center in WRJ once-a-month. Early shift is 3-4:30 pm; late shift is 4:30-6:00 pm. It’s fun and a wonderful way to contribute to our Upper Valley community. Email Susan Cohen at to add your name to our “sub" list. 


UVJC Members:  Susan Cohen, Judy Oxman and Amos Kornfeld
Join us in supporting Syrian refugees
The social action committee is forming a subcommittee to support Syrian refugees.   One aspect of this work will be to support the non-governmental Israeli group IsraAid and the Berlin Jewish community in their work with Syrian refugees in Germany.  To join the subcommittee or for more information, please contact either Jeff Bell  ( or 802 436 2801) or the social action committee at


Do you know someone under the weather?  How about bringing them some HOMEMADE kosher 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
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, December 4

     The Murder of William of Norwich

                 by E. M. Rose

E.M. Rose's engaging book delves into the story of William's murder and the notorious trial that followed to uncover the origin of the ritual murder accusation - known as the "blood libel" - in western Europe in the Middle Ages.

Sunday, January 29

Caroline or Change

by Tony Kushner
This is a beautifully written musical drama by playwright Tony Kushner.  It addresses the relationships of African-Americans and Southern Jews in the early 1960s using finely crafted characters and exploring their relationships in a small Louisiana town.

Literature Lovers usually meets at 7:00 pm the last Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted. For location or more information, please contact Susan Cohen at (603) 643-3611, or
Shalom Walking Club
The Uvjc Shalom Walking Club will resume in the spring.

Add your name to the club :
UVJC Calendar of Services and Events
Thursday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 14

Friday, December 2
6:00 pm  Shabbat Service

Saturday, December 3
10:00 am  All School Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Provided by the Parents
Havdalah has been rescheduled to January 7

Sunday, December 4

Tuesday, December 6
12:00 pm  Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grade 3-7

Wednesday, December 7
7:00 pm  Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 8
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, December 9
6:00 pm  Reform Service

Saturday, December 10
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
11:30 am  Lunch and Learn - Torah Celebration

Sunday, December 11
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades

Tuesday, December 13
12:00 pm  Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grade 3-7

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