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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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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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