Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, April 6 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
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“Uma to Hana”
by Artist Leah Koff

March 31 - May 3, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, April 7, 2017  5-6:00 pm

A new exhibition of art work by our own, Leah Koff is on exhibit at the Roth Center through the month of April.   Please join us at the opening reception of wine and cheese sponsored by the UVJC and Hillel as we kick off this exciting exhibit.
Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm

Rabbi Boraz will lead Shabbat services at Eastman. 
Please contact Sue Berg for more information
Got Name?  Time to Vote on a Hebrew Name
Thank you to the 126 people who have cast their votes on adopting a Hebrew Name for the UVJC. We invite UVJC members bar and bat mitzvah age and up to vote. Couples should vote individually.

Everyone counts! 
       Vote HERE by April 16

UVJC Community Coordinator / Office Administrator

After 13 years, Carole Clarke has decided to retire the end of June. We are looking for someone who is looking for a long-term position at the UVJC. It will be hard to say good-bye to Carole, and we will warmly welcome her successor.
For details, please visit

Celebrating the Jewish Heritage in Music Theatre 
April 8 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm  at  the ROTH CENTER

Use promotional code: UVJC. UVJC MEMBERS: $20
STUDENTS: $10              Reg Price: $25
For more information

A musical tour of some of the world’s finest composers. Featuring music by Kurt Weill, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Jacques Offenbach, Jerry Herman, Sheldon Harnick, and more. 

Opera North Resident Artists Trevor Neal, Elisabeth Slaten, Christina Christensen, Tobias Wright and Emily Geller will sing, Opera North Artistic Director Louis Burkot will conduct, and Opera North General Director Evans Haile will accompany the singers on piano. Our own Rabbi Boraz will be performing.
What About Sanctuary 
Community Forum on Immigration

Saturday, April 8, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Hanover Friends Meeting, 43 Lebanon Street, Hanover
10:00 Immigrant Voices and Stories
12:00 Light lunch and informal discussions
1:00 Sanctuary Movement and Legal Perspectives
co-sponsored Upper Valley Jewish Community.
For more info
Tot Shabbat

April 15 at 11:00 am
Roth Center Lounge
Special Pesach edition of Tot Shabbat
Kiddush to follow in the library
Observance of Yom Hashoah

Sunday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

Roth Center

Please join us  for a service in observance of Yom Hashoah.

Rabbi Boraz and the UVJC high school students will lead this important community event.

UVJC Women's Group
is having another meeting

April 26, 2017 ~ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
Tip Top Pottery in White River Junction

Come down our path and meet other women who want to make an impact on Jewish life in the Upper Valley!!

Please come to mingle, bring friends, and paint Judiac items.
Together we can make the Upper Valley the best place to be Jewish.

Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be provided

RSVP to Hilary at 603-252-6719 or email to
Please join us for a trip to the Yiddish Book Center 

Sunday, April 30

We'll leave from the Roth Center at 8:00 am and return around 5:00 pm.

Click here for more information about the YBC's open house. 

For additional trip information, please contact Thomas Cochran

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
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

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       

 Literature Lovers has changed the book for April.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Two Family House by Linda Cohen Loigman

The Two Family House focuses on two families that are inextricably linked by blood, marriage, and a long-held secret."

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Marriage of Opposites is based on the story of Rachel Pizzaro and her son Camille Pizzaro, the father of impressionism. 

The Jewish Book Council describes:  Set in the beautiful and vividly drawn island of St. Thomas, The Marriage of Opposites creates an intense world of political strife, familial anguish, and, of course, heartbreaking love that makes this clear: the world that one is presented with is never a clear reflection of reality. Everyone has secrets.

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, April 6 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Friday, April 7
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner

Saturday, April 8
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Charles Hacker in celebration of his daughter, Esther, as she becomes a Bat Mitzvah
5:30 pm  Havdalah

Sunday, April 9
10:00 am  Hebrew School

Tuesday, April 11
10:00 am  Passover Service
Kiddush:  Natasha Troyka
6:00 pm  2nd Night Passover Community Seder

Wednesday, April 12
10:00 am  Passover Service

Thursday, April 13
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, April 14
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat and Dinner

Saturday, April 15
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Yoni and Stephen Neirman
11:00 am  Tot Shabbat

Sunday, April 16
10:00 am  Hebrew School

Monday, April 17
10:00 am  Passover Service

Tuesday, April 18
10:00 am  Passover Service
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