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Thursday, February 1

Mega Challah Bake
Chabad Center, 1234 River Rd, Manchester

Chabad presents an evening of unity and fun as women from throughout NH join together to bake Challah, a staple on Shabbat tables the world over. Enjoy a musical presentation by Shlicha Noam Wolf, and sample a variety of dips and spreads that pair well with freshly baked Challah. $20/before Jan 21, $25/after Jan 21. $18/ girls 8-13 years old. Register by visiting ChabadofNH.com/Challah. More information: Chanchie@chabadofnh.com.

Friday, February 2

MANTY'S Winter Wonderland
February 2-4 - Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

Tu B' Shevat Sedar
6:30 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst
Sign ups for set up, clean up, food and seder items at Betenu or call the office.  Suggested donation: $8/ person, $18. / family. More information: 886-1633
Tu BiShvat Shabbat with Noam Wolf
7 PM, Temple Israel, Dover
Please join us for our Friday night Shabbat Service with special guest, Noam Wolf. We will conclude the evening with a Tree Fruit Oneg, celebrating Tu BiShvat. All are welcome at no charge. More information: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office 742-3976.

Saturday, February 3

Jr. Congregation with TuB'Shevat Service

10 AM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations required, call the office at 622 -6171

Religion and the Constitution: Lunch & Learn with Professor Jay Wexler

12:30 PM – 2 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

How far does First Amendment protection of free exercise of religion extend? Does a business owner have to provide products for a same-sex wedding if he objects on religious grounds? When would a law or executive order exempting people from certain rules on the basis of strongly held religious or moral beliefs be constitutional? Explore these issues with Professor Jay Wexler, author of Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars, and former clerk to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There is no cost and RSVP is not required. More information: office@tbanashua.org or 883-8184

Introduction to Piyyutium with Rabbi Loewenthal

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Piyyutim (singular is piyyut) are Jewish religious poems, often set to music. Join Rabbi Loewenthal to learn all about the Piyyut. You will get to hear some of the beautiful melodies connected to medieval piyyutim that are still sung in synagogues all over the world, and learn to understand the biblical citations embedded in the poems. More information: 352-6747

Sunday, February 4

Monday, February 5

Tuesday, February 6

"Anti-Jewish Pogroms in Tsarist Russia."

7 PM, NHIOP Auditorium, Saint Anselm College, Goffstown

Boston area scholars, Irina Astashkevich and Diane Covert discuss pogroms that drove so many Jews from Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Something like 75% of American Jews today trace their ancestry to refugees who fled these pogroms.) An exhibit of recently discovered historic photos documenting the pogroms will be on display before and after the lecture. The exhibit of photos, assembled by Ms. Covert, are from a Russian book, Jewish Pogroms: 1918-1921, which was published in Moscow in 1926. Cosponsors: Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, MLK Program, Department of Philosophy. Visit the Saint Anselm College website for more info

Wednesday, February 7

Thursday, February 8

Friday, February 9

Schmooze & Schmear

9:45 AM, Temple Israel, Manchester

No reservations required. More information: 622-6171

"Second Friday" with musical guests Bashert

6:15 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Share a Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with special guests Bashert, a group of seven singers and musicians. "Each selection in the Kabbalat Shabbat service is arranged by the group, with sounds that range from soulful and contemplative to joyous and uplifting. Most of all, we strive to render the melodies in ways that are appealing and singable by all, and we enthusiastically encourage community participation throughout the service." More information: 436-5301

Boy Scout Shabbat

7:15 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry.

More information: 432-0004

A Taste of Jewish Cuba

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

We are planning to sample a few Cuban appetizers plus more! More information and to volunteer contact Helen: helen@barrylawoffice.com

Saturday, February 10

Sunday, February 11

"Jerusalem: What Next?"

2:30 PM -4 PM, Hilton Garden Room, Portsmouth Library

A conversation with Alan Elsner, Special Advisor to the President of J Street and former Reuters journalist, and Robert Azzi, photojournalist, local columnist, and public speaker. Elsner and Azzi will discuss the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and its implications for future political options in the region. More information: Judy Ullman, judyullman@gmail.com

Southern NH Jewish Men's Club Breakfast

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua Featuring Erik Lesniak- Fisher Cats and minor league baseball themed discussion. More information: http://www.snhjmc.org

Monday, February 12


Tuesday, February 13

Wednesday, February 14

Thursday, February 15

Friday, February 16

PJ Library Tot Shabbat

Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

6:30 PM, Candle lighting, songs, story read by "Bubbe Leslie.' 7 PM, Chalav & Oogiyot oneg (milk & cookies, of course), 7:15 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat service with congregation. Etz Hayim Synagogue along with PJ Library and the Jewish Federation of NH welcome everyone to come celebrate Shabbat. Please RSVP to the Jewish Federation of NH at 627-7679 or PJ Library – NH at pjlibrary@jewishnh.org

Pizza and Salad Social followed by Shabbat Service

6 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Join us for Pizza and Salad, followed by our Friday Evening Shabbat Service! All welcome at no charge. More information: rabbisam@dovertemple.org, president@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976

Saturday, February 17

Sunday, February 18

Annual Purim Carnival

10 AM – 1 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Join us for a marvelous, zany, stupendous celebration of Purim in our annual Purim Carnival! Come to play the booths and wins prizes, see The Wizard of Oz Purim Shpiel, eat hamantashen and other delicious foods! Wear your costume - adults too! Tickets for the booths and food will be sold at the entrance. It's time to let your Haman and Esther come out for a totally fun morning. More information: 883.9844 or school@tbanashua.org

Monday, February 19

Tuesday, February 20

Wednesday, February 21

Learn More About Jewish Artists and Abstract Expressionism with Jennifer Cohen

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Many have noted that Jewish artists are disproportionately represented in the Abstract Expressionist movement. We will look at some paintings by renowned Jewish painters, and talk a bit about the artists and the aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism. We will ask (but not answer!) some questions such as: 'Is there a Jewish art?' through the writings of Harold Rosenberg and others. More information: 352-6747

Thursday, February 22

Friday, February 23

Saturday, February 24

Lunch and Learn

12 PM, Temple Beth Abraham

Ellysheva Zeira from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum will be the presenter. More information: 883-8184

Saturday Night at the Movies

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The movie to be shown will be "Lenny!" We will provide popcorn and other snacks. There will be brief framing comments, the film viewing, and a discussion afterwards. This event is free to CAA members. Non-members are asked to provide a $5 donation to defray costs of refreshments and movie rental. More information: 352-6747

Sunday, February 25

Monday, February 26

Tuesday, February 27

Wednesday, February 28

Purim Services and Dinner

6 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations required, call the temple office at 622-6171