Here is this week's Update for period - Thursday, August 25 thru Wednesday, September 7

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Reform Service
Dairy Potluck Dinner
Friday, September 2, at 6:00 p.m.
Roth Center

The service, which will follow the Reform tradition, will be followed by a dairy potluck dinner.  If you are interested in staying for dinner, please plan to bring food to share.  

Eastman Shabbat Service

Eastman Shabbat will NOT be held on September 2nd.  Rabbi Boraz will be leading a reform service at the Roth Center that evening.

Eastman residents are encouraged to participate in the service at the Roth Center at 6 p.m., which will be followed by a potluck dinner.


   Lulav and Etrog        
Order your LULAV and ETROG for the first day of Sukkot:  October 17.  If you would like a Lulav and Etrog set for Sukkot services, please contact Carole Clarke no later than Wednesday, September 28 at 646-0460. The cost is $46.00 for each set.


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  


Register for Hebrew School 5777!

Welcome to the 5777 (2016-2017) school year!  We are busy at work this summer at the Upper Valley Jewish Community, preparing for your children's return in the fall.
This year, we have a new, online Hebrew School Registration form.  To register you child or children for the 5777 school year, click here.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or by phone at 603-646-3887.
I look forward to seeing your children in the fall!
Madeline Cooper

Sing With Us!
The UVJC High Holy Day Choir is looking for singers to participate in this year's Reform RH and YK services! The music is lively and beautiful, and we'd love for you to join us! Participants should have prior choral experience, and be able to learn sheet music on their own, with one group rehearsal. Intrigued? Please e-mail Evan: 
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.


Nominations open for uvjc "Micah Herro"

We will honor a UVJC "Micah Hero" at the UVIP’s annual Micah Ceremony October 30.    A Hero –adult or child – does inspiring community service, volunteers when help is needed, and/or is a real role model of faith. 
Please submit your nomination to Carole in the UVJC office by AUGUST 11.   Also please mark your calendars for the celebration on October 30.



Let's go   -   Shalom Walking Club
Summer is the time for catching up with new & ongoing UVJC members. Bring friends, neighbors & guests!
Daily walking am & early evening -
 Let's walk anytime!

If we get enough interest, let's go!


Literature Lovers

Sunday, August 28
The Frozen Rabbi, by Steve Stern.

The story entails how wounded characters
escort a frozen spiritual master of the Shtetl across oceans of time and space to melt in modern Memphis Tennessee, who provides accidental  tutelage to a modern schlemiel who learns astral travel and more

Sunday, September 25
Our Holocaust by Amir Gutfreund

Our Holocaust is a novel narrated by a nameless child of Holocaust survivors. The book tells the story of relatives who are “collected” by virtue of the fact that they themselves have no one to call their own family since many of their parents, children, brothers and siblings were murdered during the Holocaust. The relatives operated under the “Law of Compression,”
wherein fellow neighbors were turned into uncles, cousins and even grandparents.

UVJC Calendar of Services and Events

Thursday, August 25 - Wednesday, September 7

Friday, August 26
6:00 pm  Shabbat Service

Saturday, August 27
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Bonnie Kimmelman

Tuesday, August 30
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

Thursday, September 1
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, September 2
6:00 pm  Shabbat Service

Saturday, September 3
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddish:  Carlyn Herz in celebration of her daughter, Isabel as she becomes a Bat Mitzvah

Tuesday, September 6
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

Wednesday, September 7
7:00 pm  Full Board Meeting

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