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Sunday, April 1

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Thursday, April 5

Hebrew Calligraphy Workshop

6 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Make a decorated word in Hebrew calligraphy to take home. The word can be someone's name or simply "Israel" or "Shalom", etc. Donation of $5 towards materials. Please register with Sue West: overbywest@gmail.com.

Friday, April 6

Passover

JFNH office is closed

Passover Holiday Service

7 AM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations are not required. Contact: Christine at 622-6171 or office@templeisraelmht.org

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Passover Holiday Service (with Yizkor)

9:30 AM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations are not required. More information 622-6171 oroffice@templeisraelmht.org

Junior Congregation: Family Learning – A Taste of Text

10– 11:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham (during morning services)

Director of Education and Family Engagement Noreen Leibson will be leading a discussion about Jewish texts. There is no cost and RSVP is not required. More information Noreen Leibson: director@tbanashua.org

Sunday, April 8

Jewish Federation Preschool Open House

2 – 4 PM, Jewish Federation Preschool, 152 Prospect St, Manchester (Harrison St. entrance)

The Jewish Federation Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2018/2019 school year! Our preschool provides quality care and education to children 2 years – kindergarten. Come tour the school, meet our teachers and see why families have chosen our program for more than 30 years. Flexible hours available! For questions or more information: 782-5174 or preschool@jewishnh.org

Mak'Hela, The Jewish Chorus of Western MA

3 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The chorus is now in its 15th year and brings to audiences a wide range of beautiful, exciting and spiritual Jewish choral music. This concert will include liturgical gems in Hebrew, Yiddish favorites, Klezmer-style lively toe-tapping numbers, and more. More information; 352-6747

1st Annual TBA Sisterhood Mah Jongg Tournament

1 – 5 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

There will be fun, games, noshes and prizes! There will also be a learn to play area for Mah Jongg newbies. Sisterhood members $10, non members $18. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of a new oven for the TBA kitchen. More information and to RSVP Robin: 571-1090 or litlrube@gmail.com

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

3 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Temple Israel observes Holocaust Remembrance Day with guest clergy Cantor Shira Nafshi and keynote speaker Professor John Sturtz of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. This event is free and open to all. More information: 436-5301 or templeoffice@templeisraelnh.org.

Monday, April 9

Genocide Awareness Lecture Series – Tibi Galis

7 PM, Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center, Keene State College, Keene

Dr. Tibi Galis has been the Executive Director of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) since 2006

Tuesday, April 10

Wednesday, April 11

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah Service

7 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

More information: 669-5650

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Yom Hashoah Commemoration

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

CAA invites you to an intimate memorial gathering as we remember the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. We will reflect on how our own lives were touched by the Shoah and pay our respects to the dead through words and prayer. More information: 352-6747

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7 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

The featured speaker will be Margot Schrader, daughter of a Holocaust survivor. TBA's Zimria Choir will perform with the Nashua Community Interfaith Choir at this observation. A question and answer session and a candle lighting ceremony memorializing the victims of the Holocaust will follow the presentation. This program is in collaboration with Rivier University. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. More information Sheryl Rich-Kern: 881-7264 or sherylrichkern@gmail.com

 

Thursday, April 12

The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Presents: Memories in the Living Room

7 PM, Manchester (address will be given with RSVP)

Zikaron BaSalon offers a new, meaningful and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussion at home among family, friends and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk and most importantly - listen. Bodo Schrader is a New Hampshire Holocaust Survivor who, along with daughter Margot, has been working to piece together his experiences and to rebuild connections to Jewish heritage and long lost family in Germany. The Schrader's story was recently featured on NHPR's "Word of Mouth". Pre-registration is requied as space is limited.This event is full please call 627-7679 or email info@jewishnh.org to be placed on the wait list.

Friday, April 13

"Second Friday" Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with special guest musician Sue Horowitz

This event has been postponed until a later date

Temple Israel, Portsmouth

More information: 436-5301 or templeoffice@templeisraelnh.org

Gimel / Dalet / Hai Class Service

7 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Friday night Shabbat service led by religious school students. No cost and no RSVP required. More information: 883-8184

"Best Books about the Holocaust",

12 - 1 PM, The Ingalls Memorial Library, 203 Main Street, Rindge

Many movies and historical novels are based on the Holocaust and related themes. This program will discuss the finest non-fiction that provides insight and background knowledge to better understand the Holocaust. The presenter, Rick Sirvint, a retired history teacher, has studied the topic for 50 years and was personally acquainted with several Holocaust survivors. Participants will receive a list of recommended books on the subject. Bring your lunch; dessert will be provided. Call the library at 899-3303 for more infobutterflyrmation. This program is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 14

Staged Reading of " I Never Saw Another Butterfly "

7:30 PM, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department and the Winni Players Community Theatre are honored to present this special staged reading. The play is a beautiful and deeply moving one - act play based on the poetry created in a concentration camp by the J ewish children of Prague. The staged reading is read by local artists and will feature discussions lead by community leaders of faith. The show r uns April 14 - 15th. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or 279 - 0333

Lunch & Learn: A Talk with Galina Nizhikov

Noon-2 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Galina Nizhnikov (the mother of a TBA congregant) was a "refusenik" in the Soviet Union and later immigrant to the United States. She will discuss her life in the Soviet Union and her involvement with the Jewish women's movement in the 1970s during the Brezhnev Era. Mrs. Nizhikov is the author of Against the Kremlin Wall, which describes her experience in the Soviet Union's Jewish women's movement. More information: 883-8184

Junior Congregation

10– 11:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua (During morning services)

For children 3rd grade through 6th grade. No cost and no RSVP required. More information Noreen Leibson: director@tbanashua.org.

Junior Congregation

10 AM Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations are not required. More information 622-6171 or office@templeisraelmht.org

Saturday Night at the Movies

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The movie to be shown will be "Rosenwald." Julius Rosenwald was a self-made Jewish businessman who never finished high school but rose to become CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Co., one of the largest American corporations during his time there. He was also a major and influential philanthropist and civil rights activist. More information: 352-6747

Yom HaShoah Concert with the Aryaloka String Quartet

8 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

Featuring works by Jewish composers who were killed in the Holocaust. This concert is funded in part by a grant from The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. More information: 669-5650. hanover

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When Words Fail, Music Speaks

7 PM, Upper Valley Jewish Community, Hanover

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 15

5th Annual Bagels and Biscuits 5K Fundraiser

7:30 AM, Registration Opens/Number Pick-up, 9 AM, Run/Walk begins, Derryfield Park, Highland Street, Manchester

To benefit TAY and the Bedford Animal Rescue League. All walkers, runners and leashed dogs welcome! Register by April 13th to receive the early bird discount. israDonations of pet food gladly accepted day of race. Participate as an individual or start a team! To sign up please go to our website: www.BagelsandBiscuits5k.com. More information: 669-5650

IsraAid Speaker

2 PM – 4 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

IsraAID, founded in 2001, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long-term support. The Israel Affairs Committee of Temple Israel, Portsmouth will be hosting this event and is supported in part by a mini-grant from Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.

Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men's Club Breakfast

9:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

The speaker will be Ron Bruckman and he will discuss his trip to Germany for an extended family reunion and memorial for a girl whose necklace was found by archeologists in Sobibor. Cost: $8 for Men's Club Members, $12 for non-members. RSVP not necessary but preferred due to food ordering. More information: www.snhjmc.org.

Screening of Persona Non Grata

7 PM, Tad's Place, 149 Eastside Dr., Concord

The true story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, posted in Lithuania, who defied his country and saved 6,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Suggested donation of $5-$10 at the door. The Greater Concord Interfaith Council is sponsoring this event to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Week. Sunday

Adult Ed Discussion Group, led by Rav Sam

1 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

The topic will be "Creation and Creation? Contradictions in the Torah and What We Do With Them." For more information: 886-1633 or betenu.org.

Holocaust Remembrance Service

4 PM, Bethelehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem

To honor this past, to remember the victims and harsh lessons of the Holocaust, and to pay tribute to the heroes and rescuers who risked their own lives to save men, women, and children in peril, the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) hosts the fifth annual interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Day Service. The service, followed by a light recep tion, is open to the public. Your RSVP is important to the event planners. For more information, please visit www.beth lehemsynagogue.org. To sign up as a reader and to RSVP, contact Martin Kessel, martink1937@gmail.com butter

Staged Reading of " I Never Saw Another Butterfly "

2 PM, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department and the Winni Players Community Theatre are honored to present this special staged reading. The play is a beautiful and deeply moving one - act play based on the poetry created in a concentration camp by the J ewish children of Prague. The staged reading is read by local artists and will feature discussions lead by community leaders of faith. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or 279 - 0333

Monday, April 16

Reading of the Names of Holocaust Victims

11 AM – 1 PM, Eagle Square, Main Street, Concord (Near the Clock Tower)

This event will happen rain or shine. The Greater Concord Interfaith Council is sponsoring this event to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Week

Holocaust Memorial Service

5:30 PM, Temple Beth Jacob, Concord

Guest speakers: Katrina Lantos Swett in conversation with her mother, Annette Lantos, child survivor of the Holocaust. More information: 228-8581

Jewish Poetry as a Path to Prayer

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Mary Anker and John Englander will lead this workshop exploring the relationship between prayer and poetry. Sources will vary and will include the siddur. Mary is an English teacher and performing poet. John is an educator and singer/songwriter who will play his guitar to enhance our understanding of words and their potential depth. Two free sessions, take either or both. Workshop size limited to eighteen participants. Please sign up by emailing Mary Anker at mamanker@gmail.com.

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Memorial ceremony for the fallen Israeli Soldiers and Victims of Terror

8 PM, Temple Israel, 447 Longwood Ave., Boston MA

Shlicha, Noam Wolf will be performing in the musical part of the ceremony.

Wednesday, April 18

Temple Beth Abraham Sisterhood Spring Rummage Sale

9 AM– 3 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

The Sisterhood is asking for volunteers to help. Proceeds support TBA and local charitable agencies. More information or to volunteer contact Robin Rubin: 571-1090.

Thursday, April 19

Schmooze & Booze

6 – 10 PM, Manchester Country Club, 180 S. River Rd., Bedford

Enjoy drinks, dining and dancing at the first annual Schmooze & Booze. Laser Robots USA from America’s Got Taken will be performing. This will be a sold out event, so join us on the dance floor and get your tickets now! $60 per person (adults only) - purchase tickets aTIschmoozeandbooze.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by the Shepler Financial Group. More information Christine: 622-6171 or office@templeisraelmht.org

Friday, April 20

A Stuffy Shabbat!

4:30 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Share a Shabbat meal with families from across New Hampshire! We'll have pasta,salad and of course challah for dinner. Bring your favoritestuffystuffed animal for a special craft and cuddle up with them during a family friendly Shabbat service. Join us after our service for a milk and cookie oneg! Pre-registration is required by April 12th to: pjlibrary@jewishnh.org. This program is designed for children 0-8 years old and their families. This PJ Library event is held in collaboration with Temple Beth Abraham.

Shabbat Service with Noam Wolf: Presentation by Holocaust Survivor Kati Preston

7 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Please join us as we observe Yom HaShoah with special guests Noam Wolf and Holocaust Survivor Kati Preston. All welcome at no charge. More information: rabbisam@dovertemple.org, president@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976.

Saturday, April 21

The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Presents: Memories in the Living Room

7 PM, 30 Doe Run Lane, Stratham

Zikaron BaSalon offers a new, meaningful and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussion at home among family, friends and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk and most importantly - listen. Kati Preston is a New Hampshire Holocaust Survivor and author of the book "Holocaust to Healing: Closing the Circle". Kati will be sharing testimony of her experiences as a child survivor in Hungary with those in attendance. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. More information and to RSVP: templeoffice@dovertemple.org or (561) 317-3839.

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Sunday, April 22

NH4Israel's 2nd Annual Run for Healing

Noon-3PM (run at 1PM), Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

5K run for ALS (or 1 mile walk, 2 mile walk or just come and celebrate with us!). Help raise funds for ALS or Lou Gehrigs genetic research at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. More information and to register: NH4israel.org.

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2018 AIPAC New England Leadership Dinner

5:30PM, Reception 7 PM, Program

Please join community leaders, members of Congress, state officials, and students for AIPAC'S largest gathering of pro-Israel activists in New England! Registration cost: $300 per person. AIPAC Washington Club ($1,800) and Capitol Club ($3,600) members receive a discounted price of $200. AIPAC Senate Club ($10,000) members and above receive complimentary seats. Please contact AIPAC at (617) 399-2562 for more information. Advance registration is required. On-site registration is not permitted. Photo ID must be presented at check-in.

Monday, April 23

Jewish Poetry as a Path to Prayer

6:30 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Mary Anker and John Englander will lead this workshop exploring the relationship between prayer and poetry. Sources will vary and will include the siddur. Mary is an English teacher and performing poet. John is an educator and singer/songwriter who will play his guitar to enhance our understanding of words and their potential depth. Two free sessions, take either or both. Workshop size limited to eighteen participants. Please sign up by emailing Mary Anker at mamanker@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 24

JFNH Board Meeting rescheduled to May 15

The CAA Book Club Explores Non-Fiction

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The book to be discussed will be Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman. More information: 352-6747

Wednesday, April 25

Performance by Israel-born pianist Inon Barnatan

7 PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, Hanover

This will be an engaging program that traces musical connections from the 17th to the 21st centuries, from Bach and Rameau, to Brahms and Rave. More info; https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/inon-barnatan

Thursday, April 26

Israeli Culture

7 PM, PM Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

Noam Wolf, the our Shlicha from Tel Aviv, Israel, is living in NH for the year, traveling across the state educating us and enriching our lives on Israeli life and she is sponsored by The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. She will discuss Israeli culture and will also sing some songs by Israeli artists. Noam is an accomplished singer; in Israel, she owns her own business, "Noam -- More Than Music." This is part of Etz Hayim Synagogue's Continuing Education Program Hot Topics and Cool Contemporary Stuff Except where indicated, programs are open to the public at no charge. Donations to the synagogue to allow us to continue with these and other programs are welcomed.

Friday, April 27

Family-friendly service with Shlicha Noam Wolf

7 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

For more information: 886-1633 or betenu.org.

Saturday, April 28

Lunch and Learn: Israeli Deputy Consul-General for New England

12:30 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Matan Zamir has been the Israeli Deputy Consul-General to New England since 2016. He has been a member of Israel's Foreign Service since 2011. Please come and meet the Deputy Consul-General. He will be discussing Yom HaAtzma'ut and current events in Israel. There is no cost and RSVP is not required. More information: 883-8184

 

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Monday, April 30