Welcome to the Jewish Communities of Vermont!

Ahavath Gerim Synagogue

Built in 1885, the Ahavath Gerim Synagogue became a part of the Jewish population that settled near North Street between 1880 and 1920. Today, Ahavath Gerim Synagogue is the oldest known Jewish building of worship in Vermont and is listed on both the State and National Historic Registries. 

The Ahavath Gerim Congregation is a traditional conservative non-political egalitarian congregation that promotes the role of the Jewish life to perform mitzvot encompassing ethical behavior, spirituality, Judaic learning, and ritual observance.

We typically have Shabbat Services at 9:15 am on the first Saturday of the month.

For more information or to receive e-mail notifications regarding services please contact Alleyn Solomon, President of the Board or Trustees, at [email protected].

Support JCVT

Jewish Communities of Vermont relies on the donations of Jewish Vermonters like you! Together we can build a Thriving Jewish Vermont. Make your secure donation today!

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
PJ OurWay Logo