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Rabbi Mark Melamut

Rabbi Mark Melamut has been the Upper Valley Jewish Community rabbi since 2018.

The best way to get in touch with Rabbi is to schedule an appointment with him through Chris at or (603) 646-0460.

If you, a friend or family member would enjoy, or need a visit with our Rabbi Melamut, please let us know. All inquires are completely confidential.


Chris DePierro

Kol Ha’Emek, the UVJC’s Office Manager

Contact Chris with questions about membership, school enrollment, making a donation or just about anything, by email at or (603) 646-0460.





Melissa Herman

Kol Ha’Emek, UVJC Director of Education

Melissa Herman grew up at a “Jew-ish” summer camp in a rural New Hampshire with two Jewish parents and an hour long drive to the nearest synagogue.  As a result, her approach to Jewish education is family- and community-based with a healthy dose of culture and campy fun.  Her goal for Hebrew school is to “make it worth the schlep.”  Trained as a developmental sociologist, Melissa also teaches Dartmouth courses in child/adolescent development, education, identity development, and group dynamics.  Melissa and her family have been members of the UVJC since 2003 and all of her children have become b’nai mitzvah at the synagogue.  When she’s not teaching, Melissa enjoys singing, cycling, and sewing.

Contact Melissa with questions about the Hebrew School, B’nai Mitzvah process, post-B’nai Mitzvah program, or Family Education by email at or by phone at (603) 646-3887.