Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 26. 
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Hebrew School and Sukkot

This Sunday, October 15, Hebrew School will be dismissed early at 11:30, followed by art, pizza, and sukkah decorating from 11:30 to 1pm.  Then, join us on Tuesday, October 18, for an evening family Sukkot Celebration (more details to follow).


The High Holiday Food drive will benefit the Mascoma Food Pantry and the Claremont Soup Kitchen.   Please help our neighbors in the Upper Valley keep food on their tables this winter.  Items especially needed include:
Canned /or Shelf stable milk  (1 quart boxes)
Canned vegetables (corn, spinach, mix vegetables, carrots, stewed tomatoes, beets)
Canned Fruit – all kinds and sizes         
Cereal                                      Chunky Peanut butter                
Stuffing mix                              Chef Boyardee cans – all kinds
Toilet paper                               Laundry soap
Dish soap                                  Shampoo
Please bring a bag of non-perishable groceries to the Roth Center at your earliest opportunity.  The Food Drive ends on October 30.



Come & Honor the UVJC's 2016 "Micah Hero"
Carolyn Gordon

Sunday, October 30, 3:00-5:00 PM
Claremont Senior Center
5 Acer Heights Road, Claremont, NH

Since coming to the Upper Valley in 1990, Carolyn has worked "behind the scenes" on many social action projects. In her quiet, understated way, she makes things happen. 
"Justice, love, kindness, and walking humbly with G-d”

 Tickets, $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 
 Checks made payable to UVIP.

Tickets available in advance from Carole Clarke at the Roth Center, or (603) 646-0460



Mah Jongg Fundraiser for UVJC

Sunday, November 6, 2016   12:30 pm  4:00 pm

At the Roth Center

 $50.00 per person
Includes lunch, door prizes and raffle opportunities!!
Invite your friends who play!!
Learners, Beginners and Advanced players
All are welcome!
For more information
Contact: Lisa Silbert or call 603-738-1731
We will be requesting RSVPs, post card with information to sign up will be in the mail very soon!



Do you know someone under the weather?  How about bringing them some HOMEMADE kosha 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, 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).

              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.

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
Like to be outdoors especially in the Fall?
Sign up to be a member of the Shalom Walking Club.
Sundays @ 10:00 am 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, October 13 - Wednesday, October 26

Friday, October 14
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, October 15
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Dianne and Gary Levine

Sunday, October 16
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades
6:00 pm  Sukkot Evening Service

Monday, October 17
10:00 am  Sukkot - First Day Morning Service

Tuesday, October 18
10:00 am  Sukkot - Second Day Morning Service

Thursday, October 20
12:00 p.m.  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, October 21
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, October 22
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Kathy and Jeff Parsonnet

Sunday, October 23
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades
6:00 pm  Sukkot - Shmini Atzeret and Yizkor Reform Service

Monday, October 24
10:00 am  Sukkot - Shmini Atzeret and Yizkor
6:00 pm  Simchat Torah Community Celebration

Tuesday, October 25
10:00 am  Simchat Torah Morning Service

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