Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, December 15 - Wednesday, December 28.
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Learner's Service Postponed
Due to the weather forecast of snow falling actively on Saturday morning, December 17, the Learner's Service will be postponed to a future date.  Stay tuned to the Weekly Bulletin for the new date.  
In place of the Learner's service, a regular Saturday morning service will be held on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m
                You are invited to the UVJC School's

Hanukah Tzedakah Fair

December 18, 10 A.M.

Roth Center for Jewish Life


Over the past weeks, our students have been studying the mitzvah (commandment) of tzedakah through traditional and modern texts.

Each class has chosen an organization to support and will be hosting a booth at the Tzedakah Fair.  Come hear about what each class has learned and support our students as they live out simcha shel mitzvah (the joy in doing a mitzvah) in the days leading up to our celebration of Hanukkah. 

All are welcome to attend.

1st Night Menorah Lighting

December 24, 2016  5:30 pm

Roth Center

UVJC-Hillel Film Series 2017

Begins Wednesday
January 11 at 7 pm

13 Carpenter Hall at Dartmouth

See full Film Series line up weblink

Arranged (2007)
Rachel is an Orthodox Jew, Nasira a Syrian Muslim. Both are young teachers in Brooklyn and both are in the process of arranged marriages. They navigate their lives with family pressure on the one hand and rejection of traditional customs on the other, while relying on each other to pull through. In Hebrew, French, English, and Moroccan. English subtitles. Not Rated. 89 minutes. Accompanied by The Raft, Best Animation Award, LA International Short Film Festival.
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, 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.

Sunday, February 26

Jews in America: Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter: A History by Arthur Hertzberg.

A controversial examination of the Jewish ''success story" in American that questions notions of identity, assimilation, and ethnicity.

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
UVJC Calendar of Services and Events
Thursday, December 15 - Wednesday, December 28
Friday, December 16
6:00 pm  Shabbat Service

Saturday, December 17
10:00 am  Shabbat Lerner's Service
Kiddush:  Diane Roston

Sunday, December 18
10:00 am  Hebrew School - Hanukah Tzedakah Fair
5:00 pm  Community Hanukah Party and Dairy Pot Luck

Tuesday, December 20
12:00 pm  Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

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

Friday, December 23
6:00 pm  Shabbat Service

Saturday, December 24
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Kathy and Jeff Parsonnet
5:30 pm  1st Night Candle Lighting
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