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UVM Hillel


Contact information - (802) 355-6695

Matt Vogel, Executive Director, [email protected] or (802) 355-6695

Sharon Lifschutz, Assistant Director, [email protected] or 802-540-1087

Mission Statement - Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students at the University of Vermont so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Organization Description - The Burack Hillel at the University of Vermont seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, public service, and Israel. We work with an estimated 2,000 Jewish students at the University of Vermont from across the country to provide meaningful opportunities to engage with Jewish life and leadership. 

Regular Shabbat services occur at various locations around campus and we offer a regular ongoing schedule of programs and initiatives that can be found at www.uvmhillel.org.

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PJ OurWay

PJ OurWay

What is PJ Our Way?



PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 8½-11 – books that they choose themselves!
Monthly Choice

Every month, from the 1st – 10th, kids visit this website to choose a book from a selection of four high-quality titles that have been reviewed by a panel of PJ educators, parents, and kids. That's 12 free books a year! To make the choice easier, every title offered comes with a synopsis and author bios, ratings and reviews, and video trailers. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, and comment on blog posts.
Parent Input

On the Parent Blog, parents are invited to read about each book and find suggestions for family conversations. These blog posts give parents tools to help children make book choices that are appropriate for them.
A Safe Website

The PJ Our Way website is a safe place where kids can choose books, write reviews, and share ideas with others from around the country. All content on the website is moderated by PJ educators.
Design Team

Every fall, members of PJ Our Way may apply to be part of our national Design Team. Design Team members have early access to PJ Our Way books and create videos and reviews for the website. To become more involved with writing reviews and blogs, connect with us at [email protected]
Book Selection
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