Welcome to the Jewish Communities of Vermont!

Upper Valley Jewish Community


Contact information [email protected] 603-646-0460

Rabbi Mark Melamut, [email protected]

For membership information please contact

Deborah Callaghan, President, [email protected];

Chris DePierro, Administrator, [email protected], 603-646-0460

Mission Statement - We are a welcoming, egalitarian congregation providing Jewish spiritual, educational, social and cultural opportunities to the Upper Connecticut River Valley.

Organization Description - The UVJC offers religious services on Shabbat and holidays, and we service all life cycle celebrations, from the bar mitzvah to the loss of a loved one. We also have a religious school that meets twice weekly, as well as many educational opportunities and community events for Jews of all ages. 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.
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.

Shabbat Morning Services, 10:00a



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PJ OurWay

PJ OurWay

What is PJ Our Way?



PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 8½-11 – books that they choose themselves!
Monthly Choice

Every month, from the 1st – 10th, kids visit this website to choose a book from a selection of four high-quality titles that have been reviewed by a panel of PJ educators, parents, and kids. That's 12 free books a year! To make the choice easier, every title offered comes with a synopsis and author bios, ratings and reviews, and video trailers. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, and comment on blog posts.
Parent Input

On the Parent Blog, parents are invited to read about each book and find suggestions for family conversations. These blog posts give parents tools to help children make book choices that are appropriate for them.
A Safe Website

The PJ Our Way website is a safe place where kids can choose books, write reviews, and share ideas with others from around the country. All content on the website is moderated by PJ educators.
Design Team

Every fall, members of PJ Our Way may apply to be part of our national Design Team. Design Team members have early access to PJ Our Way books and create videos and reviews for the website. To become more involved with writing reviews and blogs, connect with us at [email protected]
Book Selection
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