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.