Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, January 5 - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Havdalah at the Roth!
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the end of Shabbat with friends, hot chocolate and appetizers hosted by the UVJC.   

UVJC-Hillel Film Series 2017

Begins Wednesday
January 11 at 7 pm

13 Carpenter Hall at Dartmouth

See full Film Series line up weblink

Arranged (2007)
Rachel is an Orthodox Jew, Nasira a Syrian Muslim. Both are young teachers in Brooklyn and both are in the process of arranged marriages. They navigate their lives with family pressure on the one hand and rejection of traditional customs on the other, while relying on each other to pull through. In Hebrew, French, English, and Moroccan. English subtitles. Not Rated. 89 minutes. Accompanied by The Raft, Best Animation Award, LA International Short Film Festival.
Tot Shabbat

January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am
Will meet in the Roth Center lounge.

UVJC-Hillel Film Series 2017

Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm
13 Carpenter Hall at Dartmouth

 See full Film Series line up weblink

 Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)


Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz) has long sought a divorce from her devout and stubborn husband Elisha (Simon Abkari­an).  But under Israeli law all divorce proceedings are overseen by an Orthodox rabbinical court, which requires the husband’s consent  to dissolve a marriage.  Despite their estrangement, Elisha refuses to grant Viviane a gett, inciting an intense domestic battle of wills.  Not Rated.  115 minutes

Haverot Laderech
Thursday Jan 26th, 2017
From 7pm to 9pm at the Norwich Inn.

Come down our path and meet other women who want to make an impact on Jewish life in the Upper Valley!!
We are having our first meet & greet. 
Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
Please come to mingle, bring friends, invite neighbors.  Together we can make the Upper Valley the best place to be Jewish.

RSVP to Carole 603-646-0460 by 1/20/17
Or Email by 1/20/17
for more information, or to rspv, email Hilary Ryder at or text or call her at 603-252-6719
If you need a letter enumerating your UVJC contributions for 2016, please contact the UVJC office at 603-646-0460 or
Religion on the March

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  6:00pm-7:30pm
Room 001, Rockefeller Center

Film & Panel Discussion about Religion & Civil Rights 
The Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth, together with Andre Hunter ’83 and Kelley Fowler Hunter ’83 will host a screening of the documentary film Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent
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 kosher 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, 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 1960s using finely crafted characters and exploring their relationships in a small Louisiana town.

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, January 5 - Wednesday, January 18

Friday, January 6
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner

Saturday, January 7
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush: Jeff Lubell
5:30 pm  Havdalah

Sunday, January 8
10:00 am  Hebrew School - All Grades

Tuesday, January 10
12:00 pm Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grades 3-7

Wednesday, January 11
7:00 pm  UVJC Hillel Film Series - Carpenter 13

Thursday, January 12
12:00 pm Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, January 13
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner

Saturday, January 14
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Sharon and Bob Racusin
11:00 am  Tot Shabbat

Sunday, January 15

Tuesday, January 17
12:00 pm Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grades 3-7

Wednesday January 18
7:00 pm  UVJC Hillel Film Series - Carpenter 13
"Gett:  The Trial of Viviane Amsalen"
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