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Roots and Trails


Contact: [email protected] or 802 839-8286

Mission: Teshuvah Roots: as we share time on the land in the wild, align with the hebrew calendar, creatively experience Jewish festivals & holidays, explore ancient texts, participate in ritual, practice regenerative skills, share dreams, and honor what arises, women, girls, and their communities discover healing portals from which they can repair the world.

Vision: Tiferet Trails: women, girls, and our communities rediscover the ever-present guidance from our ancestors. While honoring ancient wisdom ways which nourish all life on earth, we consciously co-create new pathways for peace and balance.

Organizational Description: An evolving service providing earth-based programming for Jewish youth, families, and the surrounding community.

Services: we offer earth restoration assistance and educational programming for synagogues, youth groups, Jewish day schools, girls, women, families, and community. We are open to tailoring or co-creating new programming with others interested in collaboration to provide nature based Jewish programming for communities in Vermont and beyond.

Affiliation: we are nondenominational and honor the unifying threads that connect us all. Yaffa has studied and practiced within: Chabad, Conservative, Reformed, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Neo-Hassidic branches of the Jewish tradition.  All are welcome.




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Registration is open for the JCVT Summit 2019 this April!

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Save the date! The JCVT Summit is coming this April 5th-7th in Killington, VT! Come for just one day or stay for the whole Shabbaton! 

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