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Jewish Holidays

 

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Thursday, March 1

Friday, March 2

Purim Community Shpiel & Costume Parade

7 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Come help us celebrate Purim! Do not forget your costume. All welcome at no charge. More information: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976.

Purim Service & Potluck Dinner

6:30 PM Potluck dinner, 7:30 Purim service led by Rav Sam Blumberg, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

For more information call 886-1633 or visit betenu.org

Saturday, March 3

Purim Spiel

7:15 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

The theme is the Beach Boy and "beach drinks" will be served.

Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!

7 PM - 11 PM,ArtsRiot 400 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont

Vermont's greater Jewish Community Purim Masquerade Ball and Political Theater w/dance and merriment! Come celebrates springtime and be entertained as we witness the wild re-telling of the Book of Esther and the skewering of our political leaders and recent events. The Ball is non-religious and dedicated to the experience of turning everything upside down and inside out. Led off by the Brass Balagan Orchestra, the evening will be filled with dancing to the sounds of Barika and strong spirits. There will be a cash bar and an awesome live band! this is a 21+ event! $18 tickets. More information: www.ruachhamaqom.org

Sunday, March 4

Southern NH Jewish Men's Club Annual Children's Breakfast

9:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

We are excited to have Ellen Goethel and her critically acclaimed "Explore the Ocean World" program. This is a highly entertaining and interactive program introducing the kids to "creatures" from coastal Maine salt marshes and the ocean depths. This is a family event so bring the kids or grandkids and join us for our fabulous breakfast fare with the added bonus of warm waffles. As always, kids eat free. Cost for adults is $8.00 for members and spouses or $12.00 for non-members. RSVP's are requested to help us best plan for this unique event. Please let us know if you can come by emailing us at breakfastrsvp@snhjmc.org.

Potluck and Purim Spiel

Noon, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation

Purim Spiel Songs, Family Fun and Potluck Luncheon

More information: www.bethlehemsynagogue.org

Richard Potter: America's First Black Celebrity

2 PM – 4 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Elinor Hooker Winter Tea Series, presented by Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. Two hundred years ago, Richard Potter was the most popular entertainer in America—in fact, the first showman to win nationwide fame as a magician and ventriloquist. His story is even more remarkable in that Richard Potter was also a black man. Join author John Hodgson discussing one of the most captivating personalities in the history of his craft. Get a rare peek backstage at the dawning of the entertainment industry and the rise of American celebrity, and learn of Potter's New Hampshire connection. More information: 380-1231.

Monday, March 5

Tuesday, March 6

Wednesday, March 7

Book Club Meeting

8 PM, Temple Beth Abraham

The book to be discussed will be The Cosmopolitans by Nadia Kalman. More information: 883-8184

Thursday, March 8

Seniors Forever Young Lunch

10:30AM, Bus leaves from TAY, 11:15 AM, Lunch at Windows on West Street Luncheon, Milford

Transportation will be provided by SFY, but the cost of lunch will be paid by attendee. Please contact Elaine Rabinovitz 204-5736 or Saundra Wexler at 718-8898 to confirm your reservation no later than March 2nd. When you call indicate how many people will be attending in your party. Please include your name and phone number. Funding in part by The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire 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.

Hadassah meeting

1 PM 1400 Front Street, Manchester

More information contact Michele Bank at michele.bank@gmail.com or 488-5657

 

Friday, March 9

Pizza and Salad Social followed by Shabbat Across America

6 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Join us for Pizza and Salad, followed by our Friday Evening Shabbat Service! We are celebrating Shabbat Across American and welcome all to join us for a fun-filled evening! All are welcome at no charge. For more information, please contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or president@dovertemple.org or the temple office 742-3976.

"Second Friday" with Guest Musicians Fran Berman and Jim Prendergast

6:15 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Share a Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with special guest musicians Fran Berman and Jim Prendergast. Close your eyes and listen or sing along -- either way, the music will enhance the service and bring us closer to the peace and joy of Shabbat. All are welcome.

Saturday, March 10

Havdalah in your Pajamas!

6 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

A PJ Library program in collaboration with Temple Israel. Children 0 - 8 years old and their families are invited to wear their favorite pajamas as Rabbi Shaffin, Temple Israel's visiting Rabbi leads our glow stick Havdalah. Appetizers and dessert the whole family can enjoy will be provided as well as a craft! Pre-registration is requested: email pjlibrary@jewishnh.org by March 7th

Jr. Congregation with Kiddush

10 AM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations are not required. More information: 622-6171

In a Purimshpiel State of Mind: The Megillah According to Billy Joel

8 PM, Temple Beth Jacob, Concord

We are very excited that the talented Federation shlicha, Noam Wolf, has joined the production this year, and she is already adding her wonderful spirit and voice to our 30+ person cast. Please call TBJ at 228-8581 to reserve tickets.

Sunday, March 11

Nathan E. Cohen Lecture – 19th Century NH

Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

We will host a Living History program. Historian/actress Deborah Anne Goss will perform in the persona of 19th century New Hampshire anti-slavery and women's rights activist Abby Hutchinson Patton. She will tell stories and teach songs illustrating the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements. The Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series provides lectures to the public. These programs are free of charge and presented in memory of Arthur Cohen's father. The lectures cover both Jewish and non-Jewish topics and are sustained through donations. More information: 652-6747

In a Purimshpiel State of Mind: The Megillah According to Billy Joel

8 PM, Temple Beth Jacob, Concord

We are very excited that the talented Federation shlicha, Noam Wolf, has joined the production this year, and she is already adding her wonderful spirit and voice to our 30+ person cast.Please call TBJ at 228-8581 to reserve tickets.

 

Monday, March 12

Tuesday, March 13

Wednesday, March 14

Thursday, March 15

NH Jewish Film Festival - Keep Quiet

7 PM, Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, Manchester

For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

 

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Friday, March 16

Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker

6 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Melanie Zalman McDonald the Jewish Federation of NH's Executive Director will be the guest speaker. Reservations are not required. More information: 622-6171. This event has been resheduled until May 11.sammy

Saturday, March 17

Tot Shabbat

10 AM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Tot Shabbat for children age 0-6 featuring singing, dancing, challah and snacks. For more information call 886-1633 or visit betenu.org

PJ Havdallah

4:30 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Featuring pizza, crafts and a movie. Charge of $3.00 per child. For more information call 886-1633 or visit betenu.org

NH Jewish Film Festival Gala - 10th Anniversary Celebration

8 PM, Currier Museum, Manchester

The movie to be shown will be Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me. For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org. In honor of our TENTH Year presenting the New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival we are extending the EARLY BIRD pricing (of $48) 10 days!!

Sunday, March 18

Greatest Hits of the Service

10:30 AM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Learn to chant some of the "greatest hits" of the Shabbat service, Kiddush, and common prayers. To register, please email Amy Hyett: amyhyett@comcast.net.

SNHJMC Breakfast

9:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Dr. Alan Green will be the guest speaker. Most of you know Alan as a fixture here at TBA, but did you know that he is a board-certified OB/GYN physician, moved to Nashua in 1977 and practiced here for 35 years, before retiring in 2012. He was certified as a mohel in 1987 and still actively performs brisses. In 2013, he became a volunteer mikveh guide at Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh in Newton and in his role as a mohel has been involved in many conversions at Mayyim Hayyim. Alan wil be speaking about: Jewish rituals regarding birth of boys (bris and pidyon ha-ben) and the role of a mohel in conversion of males to Judaism, including: Why we do brisses; Requirements to be a mohel; Medical, surgical, religious aspects of circumcision; Bris ceremony; Bris for men or boys converting to Judaism and Pidyon ha-ben. The cost for breakfast is $8.00 for Men's Club members and $12 for non-members. For more information, and to RSVP for breakfast (please), email breakfastrsvp@snhjmc.org

NH Jewish Film Festival

Across the Waters

1 PM, Cinemagic, Merrimack

1 PM, Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, Keene
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

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Dancing on a Volcano

1 PM, Music Hall Loft, Portsmouth

Speaker: Jesse Kalfel, son of Juana Merino Kalfel
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

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Keep the Change

3:30 PM, Cinemagic, Merrimack

Speakers: Thea Davis & Cathy Booth of Autism Bridges, Bedford

3:30 PM, Music Hall Loft, Portsmouth, NH

Speaker: Julianne Johnson of Birchtree Center, Portsmouth
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

 

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators

3:30 PM, Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, Keene
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

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Monday, March 19

Tuesday, March 20

NH Jewish Film Festival - The Essential Link: Wilfrid Israel, The Driver Is Red (short)

7 PM, Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, Manchester

Special Guest: Director Yonatan Nir via Skype.
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

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Wednesday, March 21

Mmmmmm, matzoh balls

Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

I'm trying to organize a matzoh ball making class. If you are interested, please contact me at d.chaitowitz@etzhayim.org.

Thursday, March 22

History of Nosh

7 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Enjoy a tasting of Jewish desserts and learn how they came to be in our common experience. Please sign up by emailing Alissa Gold at agjacobs3@aol.com.

NH Jewish Film Festival - Between Worlds

7 PM, Red River Theatres, Concord

For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

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Friday, March 23

Saturday, March 24

Memorial Scroll Celebration

10 AM, Service, Noon, Lunch and Learn, Upper Valley Jewish Community, Hanover

This is a celebration of the restoration and return of our Torah scroll. More information: www.uvjc.org

NH Jewish Film Festival - Bye Bye Germany

8 PM, Red River Theatres, Concord

Sociable Saturday Night Event!
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

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Sunday, March 25

Seniors Forever Young trip to the NH Jewish Film Festival

Red River Theatre, Concord pj

Please note this event has been CANCELLED

 

NH Jewish Film Festival

Curious George: Show Me the Monkey! - A PJ Library Event

1 PM, Red River Theatres, Concord
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please call the JFNH office, 627-7679, to be placed on a wait list - thank you!

 

Shelter

1 PM, Red River Theatres, Concord
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

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An Act of Defiance

3 PM, Red River Theatres, Concord
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

 

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators

5:30 PM, Red River Theatres, Concord

Festival Wrap Party, Speakers TBA
For more information & tickets: nhjewishfilmfestival.org

monkey

Monday, March 26

Tuesday, March 27

Wednesday, March 28

Thursday, March 29

Family Passover Seder/Workshop

9:30 AM, JFNH Preschool, Manchester

Friday, March 30

Passover

Saturday, March 31

Passover

Community Passover Seder & Service

Time TBD, Temple Israel, Manchester

Temple members – $30/adult, $15/child aged 6-12, no charge kids for under 6. Nonmember guests - $36/adult, $18/child aged 6-12, no charge for kids under 6. Reservations and payment required by noon, March 2. More information: 622-6171

Community Passover Seder

6:15 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

All are welcome to join with the Temple Israel Community in this relaxed evening of food, wine, friends, and remembrance of our release from bondage. Vegetarian meals available. Temple Israel Member (Non-Member) Cost is $35 ($40) for adults and $10 ($18) for children under 10. For tickets or more information, contact the temple office at 436-5301, or email templeoffice@templeisraelnh.org .

Community Passover Seder

5:30 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Celebrate Passover on the 2nd night with our Community Seder! We'll enjoy a traditional Passover Seder, friendly competition, and activities for the kids. Grape juice will be provided—feel free to bring your own wine. For tickets in advance, please contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office 742-3976.

Second Night Passover Seder and Potluck Meal

6:39 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Sisterhood Second Seder

6 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

Paid reservations are due in by March 20. More information and to RSVP: 669-5650

Passover Seder

5:30 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

$30 for adult members, $36 for adult nonmembers, $15 ages 6-12 members, $20 ages 6-12 nonmembers, 5 and under free.

Passover Seder

5:30 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Please RSVP to: secretary.ahavas.achim@gmail.com or 352–6747. $13 for members, $8 for children 12 and under and $24 for nonmembers.

First Seder Night

Services at 7:30 pm followed by the Seder, Chabad, Manchester

Join us for insightful, uplifting & meaningful Passover Seder. Come discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a Seder complete with hand-baked Matzah, 4 cups of Wine, Songs and a delicious 4 course dinner in a warm, wonderful & Heimische atmosphere. Suggested Donation $30 For Adults, $18 for Children. Everyone has a place for the seder. If you cannot afford it or know someone that may not be able to afford a seder this year, please let us know and we will work it out for you. Space is limited. RSVP necessary- info@chabadofnh.com

Community Passover Seder

5:45 PM, Temple Beth Jacob, Concord

On the second night of Passover, we will host our annual community potluck Seder. This is a kosher-style, meat meal, with Passover kashrut restrictions. Please bring a dish to share. Cost is $15 per adult (13 years and over), $7 per child (6-12 years). RSVP required by March 20, to office@tbjconcord.org.