Upper Valley Jewish Community
The Upper Valley Jewish Community was founded in the mid-1970s. For the first years they had a sharing agreement with Dartmouth College which continues to provide both Jewish students and Jewish community members with access to rabbinical leadership. Though the specifics of this agreement have changed over the years, the mutual commitment has strengthened the College’s and the Community’s ability to offer a full Jewish experience to their constituencies. The UVJC also established a Hebrew Schhool. n the late 1990’s, the Trustees of Dartmouth College created the Foundation for Jewish Life at Dartmouth to build and endow a Center for Jewish Life serving Dartmouth students, faculty and staff, together with non-Dartmouth affiliated Upper Valley Jewish families. The Roth Center was dedicated in November of 1997 with a ceremonial Torah procession. Establishment of a cemetery committee led to acquisition of a half-acre of land in the city of Lebanon, consecrated in 1992.