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Our Heritage, Our Health

Our Heritage and
Our Health is a community
outreach program that provides
up-to-date information on the genetic
conditions which occur more frequently in
Jews of Ashkenazi descent. It is a biology lesson, a
founder effect history lesson, and a genetic primer.
In Our Heritage and Our Health program, community
members learn about the Ashkenazi Jewish genetic
conditions, focusing on the most common Jewish genetic
disorder, Gaucher disease Type 1, which has a 1 in 151

Peter Yarrow Concert

Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame) will be performing a benefit concert at Ohavi Zedek on Saturday, May 12th at 8:30 pm. Peter’s songs will mostly be drawn from of the trio’s iconic repertoire including Puff, the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowing in the Wind and Light One Candle as well as some of Peter’s recently written songs. Peter promises that almost all the songs will be sing-alongs assuring us a joyous evening of family togetherness and fun.

Pink Triangle Exhibit Reception

Join UVM Hillel and the LGBTQA Center for a student-curated exhibit profiling the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people during the Holocaust, and exploring the intersections of sexual identity and Jewish identity. 

This reception welcomes all to experience this exhibit, and appitizers will be provided by Vermont Kosher


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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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