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Sunday, October 1

Temple Adath Yeshurun Religious Response to Hunger

1 PM, Brookside Church, 2013 Elm Street, Manchester

Representatives of area Congregations will meet with their food collections at Brookside Church parking lot. All food will be driven to New Horizons of Manchester to be donated. More information: 669-5650

All Morning Build Our Congregational Sukkah

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Come to the back parking lot and help assemble the Sukkah for the synagogue. There are tasks for people on ladders and on the ground! If you are available, contact Stan Juda or the temple office, or just come.

Monday, October 2

Tuesday, October 3

TAY Brotherhood Meeting

Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester


Wednesday, October 4


Thursday, October 5


JFNH office is closed

Sukkah Decorating and Potluck Dinner

5 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Join us for a lovely evening when we will come together to decorate the sukkah and share a vegetarian potluck meal together. Make sure you dress for the weather! Feel free to bring decorations for our sukkah! We'll have plenty of crafts and decorations too!

Friday, October 6


Shabbat/Sukkot Service

7 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Join us for this special Shabbat evening in the Temple Sukkah. Welcome in the Shabbat and Sukkot guests with songs and blessings. Pot-luck oneg in the Sukkah following the service. All are welcome at no charge. More information contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976.

Kabbalat Shabbat with Pizza in the Hut

6 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Rav Sam led Shabbat services

7:30 PM. Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Potluck supper at 6:30 PM. Families please bring a main dish; singles, couples please bring a side. All-oneg items welcome.

Jr. Congregation and Lunch in the Sukkah

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Saturday, October 7

Tot Shabbat & Music Together with Hebrew

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

More information: Jessie Mocle at yedidim@tbanashua.org

Sunday, October 8

Bookclub Meeting

10 AM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

The book to be discussed will be The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern. More information: 432-0004

Celebrate "Guests" on Ushpizin Night

6:30 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

There will be a pizza and salad dinner in the Sukkah along with singing and games. Scott Rodolitz will also tell stories of heroes of the Jewish past. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved inside.

Seniors Forever Young Fall Foliage Train Ride - Lincoln, NH

9:45 PM, Bus leaves from TAY, 12 PM, Lunch reservations, and 3 PM, train ride begins

We'll be going out to eat before the train ride so please indicate how many people will be in your party for lunch reservations when you send in your payment. Reservations and payments must be made by October 2nd. More information: Elaine Rabinovitz 204-5736 or Saundra Wexler at 718-8898. Funding in part by The Jewish Federation of NH 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

Sukkot Across America

11 AM, Temple Israel, Dover

Join us for a pot luck lunch in the Temple Sukkah. Welcome in the traditional and modern Sukkot guests with songs and blessings, shake the lulav and etrog, and hear traditional midrashim of Sukkot. All are welcome at no charge. More information contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976.

SNHJMC Breakfast

9:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Our own David Hunt, member and board member, is a veteran networker in his (now successful) job search. Over the years he's developed a number of tricks, tips, and useful knowledge about networking to find a new job. In the spirit of helping others, he has developed a presentation on networking that he has previously given to groups like the Acton Networkers, the Temple Emanuel (Andover) networking group, and the Woburn Career Center. As always we will be preparing our fabulous breakfast to include eggs, potatoes, bagels, lox, whitefish salad, veggies, fruit, juice and coffee. The cost for breakfast is $8.00 for paid members and $12.00 for guests. SNHJMC dues are $36.00 annually, and may be paid at the door. RSVP's are encouraged for planning purposes to breakfastrsvp@snhjmc.org.

Adult Ed discussion "Divine Clouds or Simple Booths? Why we sit in the Sukkah"

12:30 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Monday, October 9

Columbus Day

JFNH office is closed


Tuesday, October 10

Interfaith Women's Event

6 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

More information: 669-5650

Wednesday, October 11

Pizza in the Hut & Simchat Torah/Consecration

5 PM. Pizza, 6 PM Simchat Torah/Consecration, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

NH4Israel meeting

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

End of Sukkot Pumpkin extravaganza

12 PM– 5 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Come choose from hundreds of pumpkins at bargain prices. This events runs through October 13th. More information contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976.

Thursday, October 12

Shemini Atzeret

JFNH office is closed

Friday, October 13

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah Potluck and Service with Special Guest- Noam Wolf, NH Shlicha

6 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Saturday, October 14

Beginning Hebrew Classes start

11:30 AM, Temple Israel, Dover

Learn to read Hebrew in a mere 5 sessions. Classes will be held October 14, 21, November 4, 18, and December 2. All are welcome at no charge. More information contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976.

My Jewish Life; A look at traditions, music, history

7 PM, Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Road, Wilton

Join us for an evening of learning and discussion as Rahel Limor shares her experiences as a Jewish woman born and raised in America, living in Israel for 22 years, and traveling around the world at large. Through her career as a musician and educator, Rahel has had the opportunity to cross paths and share stories with a wide variety of people. Her unique perspective will help dispel stereotypes as she shares her personal experiences and discusses the establishment, evolution, growth and realities of life in the only Democratic and Jewish state in the Middle East. Q & A time at the end. Free and open to the public. More information: Pat Fickett 654-2581 or www.wiltonlibrarynh.org food

Sunday, October 15

PJ LIbrary Apples & Honey Adventure: A P.Y.O. Family Field Trip

2-5pm Alyson's Orchard, 57 Alyson Lane in Walpole, NH

Join us for an afternoon of fall fun as we begin the Jewish New Year together. We'll start with a family picnic lunch (byo), storytime, and a taste of Apples & Honey (provided) with a special blessing for the New Year. Then we'll venture off together into the beautiful orchard to fill our bags with delicious local apples. Cost: $15/family (includes a peck-sized bag to fill with apples) To register for this event please click here

L'Chayim Jewish Food Festival

4:30 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester Join us for dinner in the social hall or place your order in advance for pick up. All your favorite Jewish foods right here in Manchester! More information: 669-5650

TBA Sisterhood Paid-Up Dinner with Special Guest Noam Wolf

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Noam Wolf is the Jewish Federation of NH Shlicha, emissary from Israel to the Jewish community of NH. RSVP by 10/9 to Robin Rubin: 571-1090 or giftshop.tba@gmail.com. New members welcome!

Monday, October 16

Tuesday, October 17

Wednesday, October 18

Book Club Meeting

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

The book to be discussed will be Becoming Malka by Mirta Ines.

A talk on the Roots and Route of Jewish Humor: What Hebrews? by Stephen "Doc Steve" Soreff, MD

7 PM, Blaisdell Memorial Library, 129 Stage Road, Nottingham

Jewish humor is legendary. A quick check of Google on that topic reveals about 941,000 results (0.89 seconds). Puns abound in the Hebrew literature and laughter has sustained Jews throughout their history. This talk looks at the roots, routes and characteristics of Jewish humor. It will be punctuated with examples of Jewish jokes and other humor.

Thursday, October 19

Friday, October 20

Saturday, October 21

Temple B'nai Israel's We Care concert series

7 PM, Complimentary snacks and desserts can be enjoyed, 7:45 Concert, Meredith Community Auditorium, Inter-Lakes High School, Meredith

Temple B'nai Israel is proud to bring one of the top a cappella choral groups, Pitch Slapped, to the stage to perform in a benefit for two local nonprofits, Belknap House and Genesis Behavioral Health both of which provide resources for Lakes Region families. Pitch Slapped is one of the world's premiere co-ed a cappella groups. Representing the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, the group's repertoire spans a range of genres from pop to R&B and rock. By purchasing a ticket for $27.50 to the "Families Matter Benefit Concert" you will enjoy great music, food, and drink while supporting Lakes Region families in need. Tickets are available at WWW.TBINH.ORG.

Saturday Night at the Movies

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The movie to be shown will be "Quiz Show." This 1994 historical feature film tells the story of the Congressional investigations into television quiz shows in the 1950s. Popcorn and other snacks will be provided. There will be brief framing comments, the film viewing, and a discussion afterwards. Saturday Night at the Movies is free to CAA members. Non-member are asked to provide a $5 donation to defray costs of refreshment and film rental or purchase.If you have suggestions for future movies, contact Dale Rosenberg at eddirector.ahavas.achim@gmail.com.

Family Havdallah followed by pizza party and a children's movie

4:30 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Activities for everyone! RSVP-# children (cousins, siblings, friends welcome), # adults staying for pizza. Sign ups for drinks, fruit, veggies and sweets at Betenu. COST- $4.00 per person, family max $18

Sunday, October 22

"Touch-A-Truck" Fire Safety! with PJ Library

10:30 AM -12noon, Bow Fire Department, 2 Knox Rd. Bow, NH

October is Fire Safety Month. Join us for a tour of the fire house, a chance to touch and experience the fire trucks and safety apparatus, and more as we speak with firefighters about fire safety in our homes and communities. After our fire station visit, we will head to the adjacent gazebo for snack. FREE Family Event! pPlease register for this event by emailing pjlibrary@jewishnh.org

Monday, October 23

Sisterhood Paid up Members Dinner

6 PM Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

More information: 669-5650

Tuesday, October 24

JFNH Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 25

NH4Israel meeting

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Sisterhood Fall Rummage Sale

9 AM - 4 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

CAA Book Club Meeting

6:30 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The book to be discussed will be The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lippman. This meeting is free to CAA members. Non-member are asked to provide a $5 donation to defray costs of refreshment and book purchase.


Thursday, October 26

Continuing Education Program - Talking to God through Poetry

Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

There are many ways to talk to God: synagogue prayers--with their tradition, familiarity, and communal nature--and personal prayers. But poetry occupies a middle space, words that express your own feelings but in a way that others may understand and relate to their own experiences. Come listen to some poems about God; talk about what makes them successful or not; and, if you like, bring a poem of your own to share.

Holocaust Survivor Albert Garih Speaks

7 PM, Walker Auditorium, SNHU, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester

Presented by SNHU in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum This is a free program. More info contact: Gavin Tefler at SNHU: g.tefler@snhu.edu

Friday, October 27

Saturday, October 28

The Forbidden Conversation

7 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

This is a one act play created and performed by Gili Getz, an actor, photographer and playwright The play is "a personal journey into the past and future exploring the difficulty of talking openly about Israel in the American Jewish community." A discussion will follow. This event is sponsored by J Street. RSVP required. More info and to RSVP call 669-5650.

Sunday, October 29

Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series - Introduction to Klezmer with Lainee Ginsberg

3 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Lainee Ginsberg is the CAA Music Director and she is also the Director of Mak'hela – the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts, which performs annually at CAA. She is also a distinguished scholar who teaches music at Keene State College and is a published composer. Lainee will teach us what Klezmer is all about and what makes it distinctive. With musical accompaniment, she'll give us a feel for this traditional Jewish genre and an understanding of its contemporary appeal to Jews and non-Jews alike.It's free to CAA members. Non-members are asked to provide a $5 donation to defray costs of refreshment and handouts

Author Series - Bestselling Israeli Novelist Eshkol Nevo

9:30 AM Continental breakfast, 10 Am, Presentation, Temple Emanu-El,514 Main St., Haverhill, MA

Bestselling Israeli author Eshkol Nevo will speak about his upcoming novel, Three Floors Up. A donation of $10 per person is suggested. Last minute walk-ins are welcome, but participants are asked to help with planning by contacting the temple office at Nancy@TempleEmanu-El.org or 978-373-3861 by Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Nashua Crop Hunger Walk

Noon - 1 PM, Registration, 1 PM, Opening Ceremony, 1:30 PM, Walk, The event begins and ends at: Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Plan to celebrate after the walk at our special hot dog BBQ luncheon, including farm-to-table harvest vegetables, while enjoying MUSIC from the Raymond Street Klezmer Band, the New Fellowship Baptist Church Gospel Choir, and our Interfaith Community Choir! To learn more about the Nashua CROP Walk, to register your faith community or to volunteer as an individual, send an email to: nashuacropwalk@gmail.com

Monday, October 30

Tuesday, October 31

JTS Livestream Lecture "Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul"

7:30 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Naomi Levy explores the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi.

Artist in Residence Program with Matt Bar of Bible Raps

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

This program runs until Nov. 4. The Jewish Federation of NH is a sponsor of this event.