Today is September 19, 2021 /
The Upper Valley Jewish Community is committed to providing educational opportunities for both young people and adults. We offer a Hebrew school that meets twice weekly and which includes ongoing educational opportunities for post-b’nai mitzvah students. There are many opportunities for adult learning as well; in particular, be sure to explore Psalms and Torah study with our rabbi as well as our many lectures that are often available. Due to COVID-19, all study sessions are currently offered online, through Zoom. Please check the Weekly Update on the Home Page for a description of what adult learning opportunities are available, as well as the links. If you are not already on the list to receive the Weekly Update, please sign up, below.
The Koreman Library, located within the Roth Center for Jewish Life, has a wealth of Jewish books available for members to check out or for anyone to read at their leisure. The topics range from Jewish folktales and humor to history and politics to prayer and liturgy. The library is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon working or studying. In addition, there is a delightful children’s library located in the basement hallway of the Roth Center, which contains many educational materials as well as funny and charming stories for families to share. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roth Center is currently closed. We will keep our members apprised of when the Library will be open.
Those wishing to learn more about Judaism are strongly encouraged to reach out to the congregation and to our rabbi. In the past, we have offered introductory courses on Judaism, we have worked with adults on their Hebrew, and we have helped adults learn to lead Shabbat services. The precise nature of what we offer is dependent on congregational interest and the ability of congregants to volunteer their time. If you would like to volunteer, or if you have an idea for how the Roth Center can help you in your Jewish learning, please contact Thomas Cochran, the chair of the Education Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.