Here is this week's Update for period Thursday, September 8 - Wednesday, September 21 
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Mazel Tov to Carlyn Herz's daughter, Isabel on becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, September 3, 2016

Mah Jongg Fundraiser for UVJC

5 Occom Ridge
Sunday, November 6, 2016
12:30pm to 4:00pm
Invite your friends who play
Learners Welcome
Lunch, Door Prizes, Raffle
More details to follow


   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.



Hebrew School Begins September 17!

Hebrew School begins September 17 with an All School Shabbat.  If you have not yet registered your children for Hebrew School, please complete the online registration by next Friday, September 2, so that we can order materials and finalize plans for classes for the upcoming year. Please contact Director of Education Madeline Cooper with any questions, by email at or by phone at 603-646-3887.


The Soup Group has kosher chicken matzo ball soup; no prescription necessary!
To get soup you may contact one of the following people: Carole Clarke at 603-646-0460 or; Lisa Silbert at; or Shari Boraz at 603-643-9334 or

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.


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, 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.


Sunday, October 30

The House of Twenty Thousand Books
by Sasha Abramsky

The House of Twenty Thousand and Books is the story of Chimen  Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist  literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen  and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in  their  house of books that brought together many of the  age’s greatest thinkers.
Historians of the Old and New Left movements in Britain, students of Jewish history and philosophy, and book-lovers of any stripe will find this memoir totally absorbing (from Jewish Book Council review).

Shalom Walking Club
Like to be outdoors especially in the Fall?
Sign up to be a member of the Shalom Walking Club.
Sundays @ 10:00 at the Roth Center.​

All levels All ages. 

Want to walk at a different day & time? Got ideas for outdoor outings?

UVJC Calendar of Services and Events

Thursday, September 8 - Wednesday, September 21

Friday, September 9
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, September 10
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Daniel Graubert in celebration of his daughter, Caroline as she becomes a Bat Mitzvah

Tuesday, September 13
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

Thursday, September 15
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, September 16
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, September 17
10:00 am  All School Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Provided by the parents

Sunday, September 18
4:00 pm  Jewish Federation of NH BBQ,Friends, and Jewish Music - see above notice for details

Tuesday, September 20
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II
4:00 pm  Hebrew School - Grades 3-7
7:00 pm  High Holy Day Workshop

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