The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA)
Hadassah – The Women’s Zionist Organization of America
MAZON – A Jewish Response to Hunger
The Greater Concord Interfaith Council promotes religious life in Concord, NH. The Greater Concord Interfaith Council brings different religious faiths together to make a difference, create peace, and care for our community.
Current affiliates of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council include the Baha’i Faith Community, Boscawen Congregational Church, Bow Mills United Methodist, Canterbury United Community, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Concord Friends Meeting, Concordia Lutheran Church, CRVNA Hospice, East Congregational, First Church of Christ Scientist, First Congregational Church, First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, Grace Episcopal, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox, Hooksett Congregational, Immaculate Conception, Immanuel Community, Pembroke Congregational, River of Grace, Sacred Heart, Saint John’s Episcopal, Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Saint Paul Episcopal, Saint Peter, Salvation Army, South Congregational, Suncook United Methodist Church, Temp Beth Jacob, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Penacook, Wesley United Methodist Church, and West Congregational.
According to the figures of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire there are about 3,000 self-identified Jewish households in the state. The communities range in size from Manchester’s 900 families to Bethlehem’s 50 families. Thirteen congregations have full-time or part-time rabbis and two are lay-led. Eight congregations identify with the Reform movement, five with the Conservative movement, one Reconstructionist and two are Chabad. There are also two organized Chavurot. Activities of all these congregations cover a wide range of options and often are jointly sponsored by several congregations.
The Federation was formerly known as the Jewish Federation of Greater Manchester, but in 2007 became the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and now serves the entire state. Temple Beth Jacob is a Federation affiliate. Federation’s newspaper, The New Hampshire Jewish Reporter, informs the community about the many programs happening across the state, as well as local, national, and international issues of interest. The Federation’s website is an excellent local resource page.
Additional Jewish life is found in Hillel at the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth. There is also the Southern NH Men’s Club and chapters of Hadassah in Concord, Dover, Manchester, Nashua, the Seacoast and Upper Valley (Hanover area).
The numbers of those identifying with the Jewish community in New Hampshire have increased over the last several years, as have the program offerings of Jewish culture and education in many communities, reflecting the national trends.