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The UVJC holds services on Shabbat and Jewish holidays at the Roth Center. Consistent with our diverse membership, we offer a mix of traditional and Reform services, as well as services geared to Hebrew School students and their families and young “tots.” All services are fully egalitarian.

See the calendar for a list of this week’s services. See the Shabbat brochure for more information on future Shabbat services at the UVJC.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat services are generally led by Dartmouth Hillel students and begin at 6:00 pm. When College is in session, services are followed by Shabbat dinner at 7:00 pm, provided at no charge for both students and community members. Both the services and the dinner are open to all.

In addition to the weekly service at the Roth Center, the Rabbi leads monthly services at Eastman (generally the first weekend of each month). For more information about the Eastman service contact Sue Berg by email at

Shabbat Morning

The UVJC offers a number of different services formats on Saturday mornings, all beginning at 10:00 am:

Traditional: Unless otherwise noted on the calendar, Shabbat morning services follow a traditional format and last about two hours. The service, led by Rabbi Boraz and community members, is mostly in Hebrew and includes a lot of singing and a Torah discussion. Musaf is not generally chanted. If you would like to read Torah or Haftorah or lead a portion of the services, contact

Reform. About once a month, Saturday morning services will follow a Reform format, with guitar and a mix of Hebrew and English. The service lasts about 80 minutes.

All School/Community Shabbat: Held several times during the school year, this format is a mix of student-led prayers and prayers and interactive discussion designed to appeal to Hebrew school students, their families and the broader community. The service lasts about 80 minutes.

Lunch and Learn: The UVJC periodically invites speakers to address the community over Shabbat lunch.   See the Lunch and Learn schedule for upcoming dates.

Tot Shabbat: Periodic Tot Shabbat services – generally the same day as our All/School Community Shabbat services – are celebrated by our youngest members with their families on Saturday morning at 10:30 A.M. Tot services are held in the lounge, directly adjacent to the library. Tot Shabbat services are designed for young children, up to and including children in kindergarten.

Saturday Morning Kiddush: Immediately after services, there is always a delightful Kiddush prepared by members of the community on a rotating calendar. Sponsoring Kiddush is a wonderful way of honoring a yahrzeit, a baby naming, a birthday, an Anniversary or birth of a grandchild! For more information about hosting a Kiddush or reserving a date, contact Yoni Neirman by email at


The UVJC periodically holds brief, musical Havdalah services. Consult the calendar for upcoming dates.


In addition to Shabbat, the UVJC holds services on Jewish holidays. Consult the calendar for dates and times.

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If you are unable to attend one of our services and would like to have a prayer for healing recited on behalf of someone who is ill, please contact Rabbi at

For a general question or to provide feedback on the UVJC services, contact the UVJC’s Ruach Committee by email at To schedule an appointment with the Rabbi, contact the Rabbi’s administrative assistant, Claudia Palmer by email at or phone (603) 646-0410.