Welcome to the Jewish Communities of Vermont!

Young Judea Vermont

Where kids develop leadership skills, a strong Jewish identity, a relationship with Israel, a commitment to making the world a better place, and cultivate friendships with other Jewish youth  that last a lifetime.  

We are a friendly and welcoming  Jewish youth group serving Jewish youth from around the state not matter their level of devotion or synagogue affiliation. We welcome Jewish youth of all backgrounds including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and unaffiliated.  Our Vermont club involves kids from all of these communities, and geographically from Middlebury to Montpelier to St. Albans and beyond. In order for all to be comfortable, our programs are planned in accordance with the laws of kashrut and Shabbat. 

We have three local YJ clubs; Ofarim (grades 2-4), Tsofim (grades 5 -7), and Bogrim (grades 8-12). Our Bogrim club holds monthly activities and our Ofarim and Tsofim clubs have 4 or 5 seasonal activities.  We strive to make all our events exciting, fun, and educational taking into account the five pillars of Young Judaea which are Zionism, social action, Jewish identity, pluralism and peer leadership. Please check our website at www.YJVT.org and  contact Francine Pomerantz at [email protected], (802) 434-3443 for more questions or more information. 



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Registration is open for the JCVT Summit 2019 this April!

Registration is now open! Click the button below to register online!


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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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