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Wednesday, March 1

Book Club Meeting

8 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

The book to be discussed will be 'In the Shadow of God" by Chaya Rosen.

Thursday, March 2

Manchester Hadassah Chapter Meeting

12:30 PM, 1400 Front Street, Community Room

The guest speaker will be Rabbi Eric Cohen and the topic will be Purim & Passover Holidays. More Information - Michele Bank 488-5657

Friday, March 3

Shabbat Across America: Shabbat Dinner Meat/Vegetarian (non dairy)

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

More information: 742-3976

Saturday, March 4

Purim Shpiel

10 AM– 11 AM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Sunday, March 5

Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men's Club Children's Breakfast

9:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

The Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men's Club is pleased to welcome Mr. Vinny, a member of the hugely popular Toe Jam Puppet Band. Mr. Vinny comes to us with his exciting, unique, and fantastically funny puppet show. Hilarious and high-energy, this interactive program is sure to be a crowd pleaser. This program is appropriate for all ages. We will be serving our famous bagels and lox spread with accompanying waffles and eggs. As always, children are free and the cost for adults is $8 for members/spouses and $12 for non-members. RSVP's to this breakfast are strongly recommended as the event will be open to the community. Please RSVP to

Book Club Meeting

10 AM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

The book to be discussed will be Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. More information: 432-0004

Temple Beth Abraham Sisterhood Presents: Tallit Making Workshop

22 Chester St. Nashua

Join us for a unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind piece of ritual art for your self or as a treasured gift. We will meet for one full session just to draw out and develop your design and vision. Meetings will be on 3/19 and 3/26. No sewing experience necessary. RSVP to:

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Friday, March 10

Join PJ Library at the Jewish Federation of NH for Tot Shabbat

10 AM – 11:30 AM, Jewish Federation office, Manchester

Parents and children 6 months – 4 years. Spend time with other young families and enjoy crafts, Shabbat songs, a PJ Library Shabbat story and Challah snack. This month wear costumes and celebrate Purim! Please RSVP to Allyson: or call the Federation office

627 - 7679

Sing and Schmooze with Cantor Shira Nafshi

5 -7 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

A series of Community Singing Workshops with Cantor Shira Nafshi will be held on April 7, and June 16. The programs will start at 5 PM with light appetizers, followed by a singing workshop from 5:30 to 6:15, and then a Kabbalat Shabbat service from 6:15 to 7 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn songs and harmonies from the Friday night service. The workshops are free and open to the public. Participate in as many or few of the dates as you like. Come have fun and bring some friends! Preregistration is appreciated by calling the temple office: 436-5301 x10.

Purim Spiel and Service

7 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

More information: 669-5650

Purim Service

7:30 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Saturday, March 11

Purim Dinner

6 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations close at noon on March 3, call Christine at 622-6171 (leave message). Temple members – no charge / Nonmembers - $15/person

Adult Education led by Rabbi Boaz Heilman entitled "From Slave Girl to Empress: The Story of Esther."

6 PM, Temple B'nai Israel, Laconia

This will include a Fleishic Pot Luck Dinner. More information: 524-7044


10 AM, Megillah Reading & Purim Shpiel, 11 AM, Purim Carnival,Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

More information: 883-8184

Adult Purim Shpiel

7:16 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

Purim Celebration

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Sunday, March 12

Purim Carnival

10: 30 AM – Noon, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Purim is coming! Let's celebrate! Carnival games, cool prizes, 50/50 raffle to benefit the Youth Fund, and of course hamantaschen. Everyone is invited! More information: Elian Tackeff at 969-2984 or

Community Purim Shpiel and Party

11AM - Noon, Temple Israel, Dover

Costumes especially encouraged -- Hamentaschen will be consumed. More information: 742-3976

Brotherhood Purim Carnival

10:45 AM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

More information: 669-5650

Purim Potluck Celebration

Noon – 3 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem

There will also be dancing with Neskaya. More information: 869-5465 or


10 AM, Purim Shpiel, 11 AM, Purim Carnival, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

This year's Purim Shpiel is based on the hit play "Hamilton." For the first time, there will be a Kiddie Karnival with games and activities specifically tailored for the younger kids (aged 0 - 3). More information contact Jessie Mocle:

Make your own hamantaschen!

11 AM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

All ages invited. How to session led by Roberta Pavoll. Bring a rolling pin, large mixing bow, measuring cup and a cookie sheet. Deliciousness guaranteed! RSVP required by March 8th call 886-1633. $5 per person, $10 per family.

Purim Carnival

10:30 AM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

There will be games, hamentaschen baking, song singing, and pizza eating.

Monday, March 13

Interfaith Women's Event – I am a Muslim Woman

6:15 PM, registration, 6:45 PM, program begins, St. Catherine School, 2016 North St., Manchester

The presenters will be: Masooma (Pakistan): Overview of Islam, Munise (Turkey): Rights of Muslim Women & Men, Riman (Syria): Women's Education and More. Join us for refreshments after the program! Please RSVP to or 623-7461

Tuesday, March 14

Wednesday, March 15

Thursday, March 16

Friday, March 17

Saturday, March 18

Junior Congregation – followed by Kiddush

9:30 AM, Temple Israel, Manchester

No charge, no reservations needed. More information: 622-6171

Tot Shabbat & Music Together with Hebrew

10 AM-11:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

For ages 1-4. You will enjoy singing, dancing, child-friendly crafts and a snack. Join us with your little ones! Future Saturday dates: April 1 and May 13. More info: 883-8184

Lunch and Learn

after Shabbat morning services for lunch (around noon), Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

This program will include a discussion with Dr. Martin Menke, professor at Rivier University in Nashua in the History, Political Science and Criminal Justice Department. Dr. Menke teaches courses in modern European history and in U.S. history. His research focuses on the tensions between national and religious identities among 20th-century German Catholics. He is working on a book-length manuscript re-interpreting the role of German Catholics in the Nazi seizure of power in the context of the political Catholicism of the Weimar Republic. He also is executive secretary for the New England Historical Association, a comprehensive organization for professional and avocational historians in all disciplines. Martin will lead a discussion about the dynamics between Germany and Israel after World War II. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday Night at the Movies

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The movie to be shown will be Gentleman's Agreement.

Sunday, March 19

Lego Jerusalem Build

9 AM - Noon, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Lego loves of all ages will gather to turn Lego pieces into a model of the old city of Jerusalem under the leadership of Stephen Schwartz, an architect from New Jersey. Open to all ages, children under the age of 7 will need adult assistance. Registration fee for non members is $18 per family.More information: or call 436-5301 x10.spock

Monday, March 20

Tuesday, March 21

Wednesday, March 22

Thursday, March 23

2017 NH Jewish Film Festival

7 PM, For the Love of Spock, SNHU, Manchester

Come in costume! More information and to buy tickets:

Model Matzah Bakery

3:15 PM - 4 PM, Temple Beth Abraham Religious School, Nashua

More information: 883-8184 or office@tbanashualorg

Friday, March 24

Shabbat Yeladim Service

Temple B'nai Israel, Laconia

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM, child-friendly Shabbat service - preceded by pizza for the children at 6 PM More information and to RSVP for the dinner: Shabbat Evening Service follows at 7:30 PM.

Hadassah Shabbat led by Shira Nafshi - followed by Oneg

7 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations close at noon on March 20, call Christine at 603-622-6171 (leave message). Temple members – no charge / Nonmembers - $15/person

Potluck Dinner

Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Singles please bring a side dish, families and couples please bring a mail dish, desserts welcomed by all!


Saturday, March 25

2017 NH Jewish Film Festival

8 PM,The Women's Balcony, Red River Theatres, Concord

Sociable Sat. Night Event w/ dessert reception. More information and to buy tickets:

Sunday, March 26

2017 NH Jewish Film Festival

More information and to buy tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.orgbreakfast


11:30 AM, Breakfast at Ina's, SERESC, Bedford

Gala Brunch Event with Special Guest Speaker and Book Signing. $36/person until March 20 $48.50/person after March 20


Special PJ Library Event

2 PM, Craft & Teddy Bear Picnic, 3 PM, Paddington, SERESC, Bedford

$10 per family includes snack & activity. Children: Bring your favorite teddy bear to the showing!


3:30 PM, Sabena Hijacking: My Version, SERESC, Bedford.



From Darkness to Hope: A Holocaust Survival Story

9:30 Am, Continental breakfast, 10 AM, presentation, Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main Street, Haverhill, MA

Dr. Fred Feldman, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Azerbaijan during World War II while his parents were fleeing from advancing German armies. An avid genealogist, Fred has traced his family's journey across Europe and Asia, from Poland to the Ural Mountains, Crimea, Azerbaijan, Austria and, finally, the United States. Join us as Fred shares his family's odyssey during and after World War II in stories, maps, and pictures. While last minute walk-ins are welcome, please help us plan by contacting the Temple Office at A donation of $5 per person is suggested.

Monday, March 27

Tuesday, March 28

Sisterhood Book Club

7 PM Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

The book to be discussed will be "And After the Fire" by Lauren Belfer. More information: 669 -5650

JFNH Board meeting

Wednesday, March 29

Thursday, March 30


2017 NH Jewish Film Festival

More information and to buy tickets:


7 PM, Fever at Dawn, Cinemagic, Merrimack

Book Club Film Event with Post-film discussion with Carolyn Hollman, SNHU Professor Emerita.


7 PM, Who's Gonna Love Me Now?, River Theatres, Concord

Film preceded by a rousing performance by the NH Gay Men's Chorus.


7 PM, For the Love of Spock, Redfern Arts Center, Keene

Friday, March 31

URJ Mother/Daughter Weekend

URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

The URJ is running a weekend for mothers, daughters (currently in grades K – 8), grandmothers and aunts. This is a great opportunity to experience the Eisner Camp and Jewish camping in general. More information: Laura Gurvis, Associate Director, Eisner and Crane Lake Camps, at or (201) 419-6552. This event runs until Sunday, April 2