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Friday, September 1

Shabbat Dinner

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Join us for this special Shabbat evening dinner as we prepare to close out 5777. The evening will feature a meat/vegetarian meal, songs and blessings of the home Shabbat evening, and socialization. All are welcome at no charge. For more information please contact: or the Temple office at (603)742-3976.

Saturday, September 2

Celebrate Summer 2017! Interactive Celebration at the AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch

7:30 PM, AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch

Dancing, bonfire, treats, and music. Sponsored by AMC, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, and Neskaya

Sunday, September 3

Monday, September 4

Labor Day

JFNH office is closed

Tuesday, September 5

JFNH Preschool 1st day

JFNH Preschool,152 Prospect Street, Manchester

For more information: or (603) 782-5174

TAY Brotherhood Meeting

Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

Wednesday, September 6

Thursday, September 7

Family Ice Cream Social

6 PM, JFNH Preschool,152 Prospect Street, Manchester

For more information: or (603) 782-5174

Temple Israel's Hebrew Happy Hour

5:30 PM,Thirsty Moose TapHouse, 795 Elm St., Manchester

Join use for some schmoozing and a cheers to life. More information: 622-6171


Friday, September 8

Celebrate Shabbat with Congregation Beth-El

7 PM, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Joint service with Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation and Congregation Beth-El.


Saturday, September 9

Sunday, September 10

JFNH Annual Meeting & Shem Tov Awards

4 PM- 7 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua


SNHJMC 2017 Kickoff breakfast

9:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

We are very excited to kickoff our year with special guest, Michael Apfelberg, President of the United Way of Greater Nashua. Michael will join us to provide an overview of the United Way including the impact it has on the 12 local communities it primarily serves. The breakfast will nclude 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.


Monday, September 11

Tuesday, September 12

Wednesday, September 13

NH4Israel meeting

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

NH4Israel will resume regular meetings every other *Wednesday* at *Temple Israel* Manchester beginning Wed. Sept. 13th.

Thursday, September 14

Hadassah Meeting

7 PM, Community Room, 1400 Front St., Manchester

More information contact Michele Bank at or 488-5657

Friday, September 15

Welcome & Welcome Back

5:30 PM. and 7:30 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Current members and those thinking of becoming members or joining us for the holidays are invited for Shabbat evening services (starting at 6:15 PM) and a reception/oneg both before and after services. Our Rabbi, educators, Board members and others will be waiting to greet you. More information:

International Shabbat Dinner Returns!

6 PM - 8 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

The cuisine is Hungarian! If you would like to help prepare and set up, contact Helen Honorow. We are always looking for new people. $15 per adult, $8 children ages 6-13, free for younger children, $50 family maximum

Saturday, September 16

Selichot Service

7:30 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

There will be a special Selichot service after Havdalah, the Temple Israel Players will read from Merle Feld's award winning play, "The Gates are Closing". This is a wonderful way to get into the reflective mood of the High Holidays. The Selichot service takes place after the play and will be followed by light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required but it would be appreciated if you could notify the temple office 436-5301 if you plan on attending.

Selichot Service

8 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

Joint service with Etz Hayim Synagogue of Derry and Temple Israel of Manchester.

Junior Congregation

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Family Havdalah

6 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

For families with children of all ages. There will be family mixer games. A light dairy meal with be provided and the evening will close with a Havdalah service. Please RSBP by Sept. 14 to

Sunday, September 17

Adult education discussion group led by Sam Blumberg

12:30, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Betenu's new Rabbinic Intern, Sam Blumberg will lead this discussion. The title for the session is "Righting Wrongs: A Practical Approach to Repentance". For more information: 886-1633 or visit

Remembrance Observances

1 PM, Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua

Especially for those who do not have graves of loved ones in the area, 2 PM-3 PM PM Rabbi Jon will be at the Beth Abraham Cemetery to say prayers with you if you wish. More information contact Temple Beth Abraham: 883-8184 or

Monday, September 18

Tuesday, September 19

Wednesday, September 20

Rosh Hashanah

JFNH office closes at 1 PM


Thursday, September 21

Rosh Hashanah

JFNH office closed

Friday, September 22

Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, September 23

Sunday, September 24

Bestselling Author Tova Mirvis to Speak

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

Tova Mirvis will speak about her upcoming memoir, The Book of Separation. 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, or calling 978-373-3861 by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Monday, September 25

Tuesday, September 26

JFNH Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 27

NH4Israel meeting

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester


Thursday, September 28

Friday, September 29

Yom Kippur

Religious Response to Hunger

This is Temple Adath Yeshurun's Annual Food Drive for New Horizons for NH. Help stock the New Horizons Food Pantry which serves over 900 Manchester families each month. Most needed items: peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables, canned tomato sauce, tuna fish, pasta and large diapers (sizes 4,5, &). This event runs through September 30th.


Saturday, September 30

Yom Kippur Break Fast

7:15 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

RSVP required by noon Sept. 20th. There is no charge but donations will be gratefully accepted. More information: