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Tuesday, May 1

Combatants for Peace

6-8 PM, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester

If you yearn for peace in the Middle East but don't believe it can happen in your lifetime, consider coming to one of three public presentations by Palestinian Jamel Qassas and Israeli Netta Hazan, ex-fighters from opposite sides of the conflict who not only believe that peace is possible, they're modeling what it looks like. They are members of Combatants for Peace, a grassroots organization founded on the conviction that the cycle of violence will end when Israelis and Palestinians join forces to oppose what the Combatants consider their common enemy - the occupation. The organization's groundbreaking work has earned its founders a nomination for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. More information Joel Berman: joelcberman@gmail.com child

Wednesday, May 2

Combatants for Peace

6:30-8:30PM, Concord Universalist Unitarian Church, 274 Pleasant St., Concord

If you yearn for peace in the Middle East but don't believe it can happen in your lifetime, consider coming to one of three public presentations by Palestinian Jamel Qassas and Israeli Netta Hazan, ex-fighters from opposite sides of the conflict who not only believe that peace is possible, they're modeling what it looks like. They are members of Combatants for Peace, a grassroots organization founded on the conviction that the cycle of violence will end when Israelis and Palestinians join forces to oppose what the Combatants consider their common enemy - the occupation. The organization's groundbreaking work has earned its founders a nomination for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. More information Joel Berman: joelcberman@gmail.com

A Child's View of the Holocaust

7 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

"A Child's View of the Holocaust" is a ballet based on the Holocaust and will be presented by the New England Dance Ensemble ("NEDE"). The event is open to all members of the public (11 years and older) at no cost. The dance is a powerful and moving drama that recognizes the atrocities that occurred in Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1945. The original piece was choreographed by NEDE Artistic Director Barbara Mullen in 1990. The NEDE tours annually presenting the ballet to schools, civic centers, and religious communities across New England. In 2011, the NEDE received the Hildebrandt Award from the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State University for the ballet. In 2014, the ballet was featured at the New Hampshire Holocaust Memorial opening in Nashua, NH. Additional information about the NEDE may be found on its website, https://www.nede.org/a-childs-view. The ballet is approximately 35 minutes and there will be a short discussion session with light refreshments afterward.

Thursday, May 3

Combatants for Peace

6:30-8:30 PM, Portsmouth Public Library, Levenson Room, 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth

If you yearn for peace in the Middle East but don't believe it can happen in your lifetime, consider coming to one of three public presentations by Palestinian Jamel Qassas and Israeli Netta Hazan, ex-fighters from opposite sides of the conflict who not only believe that peace is possible, they're modeling what it looks like. They are members of Combatants for Peace, a grassroots organization founded on the conviction that the cycle of violence will end when Israelis and Palestinians join forces to oppose what the Combatants consider their common enemy - the occupation. The organization's groundbreaking work has earned its founders a nomination for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. More information Joel Berman: joelcberman@gmail.comchabad

Chabad Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

6 PM, 1234 River Rd., Manchester

Join Chabad on Lag B'Omer, to celebrate the opening of our new center. BBQ buffet dinner, live music, activities for the kids! This event is free. RSVP to Chanchie@ChabadofNH.com

Hadassah Chapter Meeting

7 PM, 1400 Front Street, Manchester

The guest speaker will be the Shlicha, Noam Wolf. More information: Michele Bank at michele.bank@gmail.com or 488-5657

Interfaith Women NH - Ramadan: Blessed Month of Islam

6 PM, check in, 6:30PM, program begins, The Islamic Society of NH, 373 So. Willow St. D2-3 in Manchester (second floor of the building right next to Manchester Buffet)

Interfaith Women NH invites all women to come learn with our neighbors at the Mosque. Our first presenter will be Imam Sherif Shabaka who will speak about the significance of Ramadan and introduce the local Mosque. The other presenters will speak about the practice of Ramadan in the home and the importance of charity (sadaqa) during Ramadan. More information and to register: interfaithwomennh@gmail.com or 315-9386. Reception and time for conversation to follow. The Mosque is handicapped accessible.wine

Friday, May 4

Interfaith Pulpit Exchange – Pastor Eric Jackson to speak

7:15 PM,Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations are not required

Saturday, May 5

Junior Congregation

10 AM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Reservations are not required

Chai Rollers Casino Night

7:30 PM, Temple Israel ,Portsmouth

A fun and social evening of drinks, appetizers, music, and gaming. For tickets or more information, contact the temple office at 436-5301, or email templeoffice@templeisraelnh.org.

Annual Wine Tasting

7 PM, Havdallah, 7:30 PM,Taps open, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

Cocktail attire, $25 per person in advance, $30 per person at the door Purchase tickets online www.etzhayim.org/wine-tasting or call 432-0004

Sunday, May 6

Southern NH Jewish Men's Club Breakfast

9:30 AM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

This will be a schmooze breakfast and will also serve as our annual meeting and elections for the Men's Club board. The cost for breakfast is $8 for Men's Club members and $12 for non-members. We look forward to seeing you all as we say goodbye for the summer! For more information, or to RSVP for breakfast, please email: breakfastrsvp@snhjmc.org pj

Interfaith Pulpit Exchange – Rabbi Gary Atkins to speak

10 AM, Brookside Congregational Church 2013 Elm Street, Manchester

Reservations are not required

Adult Ed Discussion with Rav Sam

1 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

The topic will be "We Will Do and (Then) We Will Listen: Understanding Obligation".

PJ Library Lag B'Omer Sing Along & Smores

2 PM, Camp Young Judaea, 9 Camp Rd., Amherst

Monday, May 7

 

Tuesday, May 8

 

Wednesday, May 9

JFNH Preschool Mother's Day Tea

JFNH Preschool, Manchester

Thursday, May 10

Brotherhood Spring Concert and Dinner

6 PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

Advanced Reservations required to office@taynh.org or 669-5650

Art Class & Social

7 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Join us for art classes, wine, and socializing. Project ideas include making mezuzahs, beaded yarmulkes, calligraphy, and Kiddush cups. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Tobey Harmon at tobeygayle@gmail.com.

Jesus as a Jew

7 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

Reverend Ray Bonin, priest of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration will be the speaker. Reverend Bonin says "His mother was a Jew, his father was a Jew, his followers were Jews, albeit not very good ones. He was at home in the synagogue, and was known to the religious Jews of his time. He told Jewish stories, in places he explicitly separates himself from those who are not Jews. He is called "rabbi" by some and certainly argues like a rabbi. He worshiped the God of his ancestors. Of course Jesus was a Jew. The question is why aren't we all Jews?" Part of Etz Hayim Synagogue's Continuing Education Program Hot Topics and Cool Contemporary Stuff Program isopen to the public at no charge. Donations to the synagogue to allow us to continue with these and other programs are welcomed. For more information, please contact: Stephen Soreff, MD, at soreffs15@aol.com or 603 895-6120

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Family Shabbat & Speaker

6 PM, Temple Israel, Manchester

Melanie McDonald of JFNH to speak, followed by dinner and Speed Schmoozing. Reservations are required by May 4th, call Christine at 622-6171 or email office@templeisraelmht.org

Saturday, May 12

Satuday Night at the Movies

7 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

The movie to be shown will be Go for Zucker.

Sunday, May 13

Family Israel Fair: Build a Lego™ Model of Jerusalem

10 AM–1 PM, Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua

Help build a 400-sq.-ft. model of the Old City of Jerusalem out of 70,000 Lego™ pieces with architect Stephen Schwartz, who brings his program around the country! Music with Shlicha Noam Wolf, food and fun for all ages! This event is free. Register for the Lego event at www.tbanashua.org

Monday, May 14

Annual Meeting

7:30 PM, Congregation Betenu, Amherst

Tuesday, May 15

JFNH Board meeting

Wednesday, May 16

Thursday, May 17

May Jongg Instructions

1:30 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

If you think Mah-Jongg is just for little old ladies, think again. A new generation of enthusiasts is spearheading the revival of this enjoyable tile game. Playing Mah Jongg is fun, social, and a good brain work-out. Nancy Stone, will be offering three instructional sessions on Thursday afternoons, the next two dates are May 24 and 31. More info: 352-6747

Men's Group Meeting with Film

7 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

The Men's Group is showing "Above and Beyond," a film about how, in 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of 'Machal' --volunteers from abroad -- this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. More information contact Stephen Soreff, MD, at soreffs15@aol.com or 895-6120. Contact Jay Madnick if you want to be on the Men's Group email list, at totjay@madnick.info.

 

 

 

Friday, May 18

PJ Library Tot Shabbat with milk and cookie Oneg

6 PM, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Derry

A PJ Library program in collaboration from Etz Hayim Synagogue. Please RSVP to pjlibrary@jewishnh.org by May 14

Saturday, May 19

Jewish Women in Opera

5:30 PM, Temple Israel, Dover

Please join us for a phenomenal event featuring Elena Snow, opera and cantorial student. In addition to a pot-luck dairy dinner (blintzes provided by the temple), Elena will tell us about Jewish women in opera and delight us with her singing of parts of those operas. Don't miss this event! All welcome at no charge. For more information please contact: rabbisam@dovertemple.org or the temple office at 742-3976

Shavout Celebration and Teach In

6 PM - 4:30 AM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

Come for a little, or stay for a lot! Our Tikun Leyl Shavuot begins with a pot luck dairy/pareve dinner at 6 PM followed by a Cheesecake Competition. Then we'll listen to CAA member panelists and presenters on a variety of interesting and entertaining Jewish-related topics. In the wee hours of the morning, we'll sit together and study sacred texts, as the ancient Kabbalists did, in anticipation of receiving the Torah. The Tikun Leyl Shavuot ends with a 4:30 AM joyful Festival Morning Service. Snacks and coffee will be available throughout the night. More info: 352-6747

Sunday, May 20

 

Monday, May 21

Shavout

JFNH office is closed

 

A Journey to Israel: Opportunities for Teens and Young Adults

7 PM, JFNH Office, Manchester / or remote Via GoToMeeting Video conference

This event has been cancelled

Tuesday, May 22

Wednesday, May 23

Thursday, May 24

May Jongg Instructions

1:30 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

If you think Mah-Jongg is just for little old ladies, think again. A new generation of enthusiasts is spearheading the revival of this enjoyable tile game. Playing Mah Jongg is fun, social, and a good brain work-out. Nancy Stone, will be offering three instructional sessions on Thursday afternoons, the next date is May 31. More info: 352-6747

 

Friday, May 25

Brotherhood-Sisterhood Shabbat Service

7PM, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester

Saturday, May 26

Temple B'Nai Israel's We Care Committee presents: An evening of Doo Wop to benefit Camp Resilience in Gilford.

7:45 PM, Inter Lakes High School auditorium, Route 25, Meredith.

The performers will be The Bel Airs and Lee Lewis and the All Stars singing songs from the 50s and 60s. Camp Resilience, using the scenic beauty of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire as its backdrop and home base, provides sports, adventure activities and life skills programming for wounded warriors. The mission of Camp Resilience is to provide sustained, comprehensive programs to help wounded warriors recover theirconcert physical, mental and emotional well-being. The goals of Camp Resilience are to help veterans find meaning and purpose in life, develop strong family and community relationship skills, avoid and overcome destructive and addictive behavior, to make life count and then pass this on to others through the power of example. Tickets are $27.50 each and include complimentary refreshments (serving at 7:00 PM). Go to www.tbinh.org for tickets and information.

Sunday, May 27

 

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day

JFNH office is closed

Cemetery Memorial Service

5 PM, Manchester Hebrew Cemetery Chapel, Beech Street

Tuesday, May 29

Wednesday, May 30

Thursday, May 31

May Jongg Instructions

1:30 PM, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene

If you think Mah-Jongg is just for little old ladies, think again. A new generation of enthusiasts is spearheading the revival of this enjoyable tile game. Playing Mah Jongg is fun, social, and a good brain work-out. More info: 352-6747

Art Class & Social

7 PM, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Join us for art classes, wine, and socializing. Project ideas include making mezuzahs, beaded yarmulkes, calligraphy, and Kiddush cups. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Tobey Harmon at tobeygayle@gmail.com. POSTPONED