Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, March 1 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
View this email in your browser

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.

Purim Tot Shabbat & Brunch

Saturday, March 11, from 11am - 12:30
at the Roth Center
Join us for a special storytelling for Purim! Costumes welcome! Come for a joyful kid-friendly gathering of song, movement, and Jewish stories.  Stay for a light pot-luck kiddush/brunch.  Sign up to bring something here:
UVJC Megillah Reading

 Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
at the Roth Center

All are welcome

UVJC Purim Party

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at the Roth Center

RSVP to Madeline Cooper / 603-646-3887

Come in costume or come as you are!

All are welcome

Purim March 11th and 12th

Fill-A-Bag for Purim - Matanot l'Evyonim
(Gifts of food or drink that are given to others)
The Jewish people should observe the days of Purim "as days of feasting and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor" (Book of Esther, 9:22).

Please bring a bag of non- perishable items
to the alcove at The Roth Center

All donations will benefit the Haven.
Come help us feed people in the Upper Valley community in need.
Sponsored by UVJC Hebrew School and Social Action Committee
UVJC Second Night Seder

Tuesday, April 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm 
at the Roth Center

Join us as we recall our time in Egypt

Adults: $36; Children under 13 years: $18
Non-members $45/$20 

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, 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, March 2 - Wednesday, March 15

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

Thursday, March 9
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, March 10
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, March 11
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Jeff Lubell
11:00 am  Tot Shabbat
6:00 pm  Megillah Reading

Sunday, March 12
10:00 am  Hebrew School and Purim Party 

Tuesday, March 14

12:00 pm Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grades 3-7
Please send your 50–100-word submission to including links and graphics when appropriate. For example: a logo, a book cover, a head shot of a speaker, etc.

The suggested format:

Event Name
Date, time, place
2–3 sentences and a link for more info.
Copyright © 2017 Upper Valley Jewish Community, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp