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Saturday, July 1

Sunday, July 2

Monday, July 3

Tuesday, July 4

4th of July

JFNH closed

Strawbery Banke 4th of July with the Raymond Street Klezmer Band

3 PM, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth

The Raymond Street Klezmer Band will be playing at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Shapiro house. Admission is free. Light refreshments from Bubby's Delicatessen in Portsmouth. Special tours of the Shapiro House. Please RSVP for a parking pass to Stephanie Seacord atsseacord@strawberybanke.org

Wednesday, July 5

Thursday, July 6

White Mountain Jewish Film Festival

Colonial Theater, Main Street, Bethlehem

Please join us for a toast on the patio on opening night of the festival. The movie to be show will be Remember, a "riveting morally complex" (Film Journal International) starring academy award winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau. More info: www.bethlehemsynagogue.org


Friday, July 7

Annual 4th of July Shabbat Experience

6:30 PM, Wagon Hill Park, Durham

All are welcome to share in a "patriotic Shabbat experience". More information please contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976

Saturday, July 8

Sunday, July 9food


20th Annual Jewish Food Festival

11 AM, Temple B'nai Israel, Laconia

Come together to enjoy the memories of the tastes and smells from the kitchens of Jewish mothers and Bubbies (grandmothers) through the ages….from traditional Jewish cooking to delicatessen delights to amazing desserts and more! There will be a huge array of authentic textures and tastes! You will also find treasures to buy at the Nearly New Boutique as well as new Judaica items inside. Pre-Order from April 30th to June 4th. For preorders of $65 or greater, you will receive a copy of the TBI cookbook from which many of the prized recipes are derived. More information and to place a pre-order: www.tbinh.org

Yavneh For a Day

Camp Yavneh, 18 Lucas Pond Rd, Northwood, NH

Prospective campers, kindergarten to 7th grade, have the chance to experience a day at Camp Yavneh and participate in sports, art classes, music and dance. Children and adults will tour our camp facilities and join the rest of camp for a delicious Yavneh lunch. More information: 942-5593 or www.campyavneh.org. To register send an email to info@campyavneh.org

Monday, July 10

Tuesday, July 11

Wednesday, July 12

Books of Jewish Interest Meeting

4 PM, Bethlehem Public Library, Bethelehem

The book to be discussed will be Minyan by John Clayton. More information: gailkr48@gmail.com

Thursday, July 13


Friday, July 14

Sounds in the Sanctuary - Opening Performance

5 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem

Featuring the North Country Chamber Players Miki-Sophia Cloud and Bernard Rose.

Farewell to Rabbi Eric BBQ

6 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations close at noon on July 7, call Christine at 603-622-6171 (leave message)

Saturday, July 15

Sunday, July 16


Monday, July 17

pride night

Tuesday, July 18

Wednesday, July 19

Thursday, July 20

White Mountain Jewish Film Festival

Colonial Theater, Main Street, Bethlehem

The movie to be shown will be Crossing Delancey, a smart romantic-comedy that remains charming and fresh starring Golden Globe nominee Amy Irving and Peter Riegert ("Commonsense Media"). More info: www.bethlehemsynagogue.org

Friday, July 21

BBQ and Barchu: Picnic and Outdoor Shabbat Evening Service

5:30 PM Dinner, 7:00 PM Service Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Come anytime from 5:30 on for a pre-Shabbat barbecue and Jewish music. Stay for candlelighting and a rousing, singing Shabbat evening service outside, followed by Shabbat table rituals (kiddush and motzi blessings) and dessert. Invite friends! $9 adults, $6 children, ages 5 and under free Sign up for dinner at office@tbanashua.org or 883-8184. Contact Rabbi Jon Spira-Savett or Judy Goldstein, and let us know if you are new to the area or our community!

Saturday, July 22

Sunday, July 23

"Playground and Popsicles!" with PJ Library

10 AM - 12 PM, Jewish Federation Preschool, 152 Prospect St. in Manchester (Preschool entrance and playground are on Harrison St.)

Come enjoy a morning of laid back fun on the playground. Enjoy a craft project and stay cool with a popsicle treat! Space is limited so please RSVP to Allyson by July 19th to 627-7679 or pjlibrary@jewishnh.org

Comedian and Rabbi Bob Alper

7:30 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

The world's only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy.Bob is summer tradition at Etz Hayim with appearances in the summers of 2010 and 2014. Tickets in advance: $20, at the door: $25. Tickets can be ordered at www.etzhayim.org. For more information contact Steve S. at soreffs15@aol.com. Adults and children 11 and over are welcome.

Monday, July 24

A Journey of Jewish Music: From Bagdad to Boston

6:30 PM, Reception, 7 PM, Concert, Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA

Join Cantor and performer Geroge Mordecai, along with his star-studded ensemble including Mitch Gordon, Hankus Netzky and Zafer Tawil, as he takes the audience on a journey of Jewish music from his family's roots in India and Iraq, through Australia and into North America. Admission: Included for those who register for the full day's session; $10 for concert only. More info and to purchase tickets: www.hebrewcollege.edu

Seniors Forever Young - Portsmouth Harbor Cruise

11:15 AM, Bus leaves TAY, 1:30 PM, Cruise, Portsmouth

Cruise is 75 minutes. We will be going out to eat after the cruise at Warren's Restaurant at 4 PM. Cost of this event is $17 plus the cost of dinner. Please indicate how many people will be in your party for dinner reservations when you send in your payment. RSVP and payments must be received by July 20th. More information: Elaine R. 204-5736 or Saundra W. at 718-8898. Funding in part by The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Foundation, The Ben and Zelma Dorson Fund, The Maurice Foster Fund, The Saul Sidore Fund, The Paul and Fran Gordon Family Fund, and The Singer Trust Fund.

Tuesday, July 25

JFNH Board Meeting

Sounds in the Sanctuary

7 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem

Featuring Bernard Rose on piano.

Wednesday, July 26

Books of Jewish Interest Meeting

4 PM, Bethlehem Public Library, Bethelehem

The book to be discussed will be Washing the Dead by Michele Brafman. More information: gailkr48@gmail.com


Thursday, July 27


Friday, July 28

Sounds in the Sanctuary

5 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem

Featuring Peter and Will Anderson, clarinet and saxophone with guitarist and Alex Wintz, in a Jazz performance. This concert is a tribute to Ron Kirby. an avid Jazz fan.


Saturday, July 29

Sunday, July 30

Book Club Meeting

10 AM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

The book to be discussed will be People of the Book: A Novel.

Monday, July 31

Tisha B'Av Service & Study Group

8 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester