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Of Sarah Silverman, Susanna Heschel and 8 Other Things About Jewish New Hampshire

  1. 10,120 Jews live in New Hampshire.

  2. In the late 19th century, Abraham and Rachel Isaac founded what was reported New Hampshire’s first Jewish business, which was called “The Cheap Shop.”

  3. New Hampshire’s oldest synagogue is Temple Adath Yeshurun of Manchester, founded in 1891.

  4. Poet Maxine Kumin lived on a farm in the town of Warner.

  5. Comedians Seth Meyers and Sarah Silverman were born in New Hampshire.

  6. Actor-comedian Adam Sandler attended high school in Nashua.

  7. National Jewish Book Award-winning author Susanna Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth in Hanover.

  8. Jewish-born novelist Jodi Picoult makes her home in Hanover.

  9. Entrepreneur Dean Kamen, who made the Segway, lives in Bedford.

  10. In 1983, Samuel Kaymen and Hary Hirshberg founded the Stonyfield Farm yogurt company on a farm in Londonderry.

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