Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, February 23 - Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
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Friday, March 3 at 7:00 pm

Rabbi Boraz will lead Shabbat services at Eastman.  Please contact Sue Berg at for more information
Calling All March Birthdays
to the Torah

Saturday, March 4 at 10 am

Is your birthday in March? Come to services and be part of our March birthday group aliyah. And stay for the birthday cake kiddish for all.
UVJC Megillah Reading
 Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
Roth Center, 5 Occom Ridge, Hanover, NH

All are welcome

UVJC Purim Party

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roth Center, 5 Occom Ridge, Hanover, NH

RSVP to Madeline Cooper / 603-646-3887

Come in costume or come as you are!

All are welcome

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
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        


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 Inter-library loan from more than 25 libraries in NH.

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

The book is a humorous memoir of what it was like to be uprooted as a child from the monochromatic world of USSR and plunked down in 1979 in the perplexing and gloriously Technicolor world of the U. S. of A. (NY Times).

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 23 - Wednesday, March 8

Friday, February 24
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, February 25
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Sharon and Bob Racusin

Sunday, February 26

Tuesday, February 28
12:00 pm Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grades 3-7

Wednesday, March 1
7:00 pm  Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, March 2
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, March 3
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, March 4
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Kathy and Jeff Parsonnet

Sunday, March 5
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades

Tuesday, March 7

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