Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, February 9 - Wednesday, February 22 , 2017
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UVJC-Hillel Film Series 2017

Wednesday, February 15 at 7 pm
13 Carpenter Hall at Dartmouth

 See full Film Series line up weblink

 Black Book (2006)


In occupied Netherlands, Jewish fugitives work with the Resistance and encounter mistrust, betrayal, and deception as the distinctions between good and evil become blurred by the complexity of human nature.  In Dutch and German, with English subtitles.  Rated R.  146 minutes (long!)

UVJC-Hillel Film Series 2017

Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm
13 Carpenter Hall at Dartmouth

 Marx Brothers double feature:  
The Cocoanuts

“Why a duck?”


followed by


Animal Crackers

“One day I shot an elephant in my pajamas . . .”


Request for Mishpachah Award Nominations 
Each year the UVJC honors a current member who has served the UVJC community (and the larger general community) by the Mishpachah Award. This year the award will be presented at the UVJC Annual Dinner on Sunday, May 7. Please email your nomination(s) to by Wednesday, March 1.
The following UVJC members are past recipients
of the Mishpacha Award:

Nancie  Severs  ~  Mort Wise  ~  Sy Conark  ~  Bruce Pacht
Bob and Sharon Racusin  ~  Susan Israel  ~  Rebecca Gottesman ~ Gary Schwartz ~ Pam Hausler

Soup Group

Need some Jewish penicillin?
The Soup Group has kosher chicken matzo ball soup; no prescription necessary!

To get soup you may contact one of the following people:
Soup is available to anyone in the Jewish community, member or not.           
If you need a letter enumerating your UVJC contributions for 2016, please contact the UVJC office at 603-646-0460 or
Got Name?

We are in the process of adopting a Hebrew name to go along with our English one, and we’d love you to be part of it. Here are two options in the running so far:
  Beit Shalom - The Upper Valley Jewish Community.  (Beit Shalom means House of Peace) 

  Ruach Ha’emek - The Upper Valley Jewish Community (Ruach Ha'emek means Spirit of the Valley)


Do you have another suggestion? Send it to Laura Rosenthal at by February 10th. We’ll have a community online vot
e after that. 
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

"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, 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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
The Two-Family House 
by Lynda Cohen Loigman
This novel is about relationships in an extended family. Two brothers and their families live in the same duplex. The reviews talk about family secrets. Although the main secret is obvious to the reader, the character development, events, reactions are captivating. The story mostly takes place in Brooklyn and Long Island starting a few years after WWII. It is very interesting and easy to read.

This book is available through Interlibrary loan from more than 25 libraries in NH.
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, February 9 - Wednesday, February 22

Friday, February 10
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, February 11
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Diane Roston
5:30 pm  Community Pot Luck and Havdalah

Sunday, February 12
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades

Tuesday, February 14
12:00 pm Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grades 3-7

Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm  UVJC Hillel Film Series - Carpenter 13
"Black Book

Thursday, February 16
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, February 17 

6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, February 18
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Thomas Cochran

Sunday, February 19
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades

Tuesday, February 21
12:00 pm Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

Wednesday, February 22
7:00 pm  UVJC Hillel Film Series - Carpenter 13
Double Feature - "The Cocoanuts" followed by "Animal Crackers"
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