Here is this week's Update for Thursday, November 17 - Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
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Mazel Tov to Henrike Frowein and Daniel Benjamin and their son, Jonah on Jonah becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, November 12, 2016 
Thursday, November 17th, at 7:00 pm

Roth Center for Jewish Life
Dartmouth College Hillel, the Dickey Center, the Rockefeller Center, and the Upper Valley Jewish Community will hold a special community forum entitled:
What happened on Election Day?  What Now?
Daniel Benjamin, the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Linda Fowler, Professor of Government, Russell Muirhead, the Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics, Frank J. Reagan Chair in Policy Studies, Emerita, will share their perspectives and lead us in discussion.

Hebrew School Next Week

Hebrew School will meet this Sunday, November 20.

Hebrew School will not meet on November 22 or November 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Madeline Cooper at 603-646-3887 or by email at

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:

The Friday, December 16 Family Potluck has been changed — like a miracle — into the UVJC Hanukkah Party and Dairy Potluck Dinner on December 18 from 5-7 pm.

Chag Sumach! 

Sukkah Thanks.

Todah rabah to Tom Jacobs (photo), Natasha Troyka and her mom, and Tom Cochrane and his son or erecting and  taking down our Sukkah. And thank you to the Hebrew School children for the beautiful decorations and Sukkah ruach.
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 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, 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 “60s through finely crafted characters and 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, November 17 - Wednesday, November 30

Friday, November 18
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner - all are welcome

Saturday, November 19
10:00 am  Shabbat Service

Kiddush:  We will celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Natasha Troyka
11:00 am  Tot Shabbat

Sunday, November 20
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades

Tuesday, November 22
12:00 pm  Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II


Friday, November 25
6:00 pm  Shabbat Service

Saturday, November 26
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Bonnie Kimmelman

Sunday, November 27

Tuesday, November 29
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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