Who We Are

Jewish Communities of Vermont


Jewish Communities of Vermont (JCVT) will be a catalyst for creating and strengthening identification with Jewish life and affiliation, working with Jewish communities throughout the state. Through this effort the Jews of Vermont will know what is available to them and how to access it. Through this increased access, participation will increase and communities will expand.


JCVT will provide communications and connections, facilitating state-wide programs and activities, and educational resources and services among the diverse and dispersed, organized and independent Jewish groups in Vermont.

JCVT will work in and among communities across Vermont, facilitating Jewish educational, cultural, social, charitable, and religious programs available throughout the state.

JCVT will aid local communities in identifying currently unmet needs in the Vermont Jewish community, including but not limited to youth, the unaffiliated, the underprivileged and the elderly, and in developing strategic plans to meet those needs.


JCVT is a non-denominational organization that seeks to strengthen existing Jewish organizations and to encourage new outlets for Jewish expression, affiliation, education, communication and practice for all Jewish Vermonters by encouraging connection and innovation.




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

Read Book Submission Guidelines to learn more about our process for selecting books for PJ Our Way and our guidelines for submitting a book or manuscript recommendationPJ OurWay Logo

Israeli Folk Dancing in Vermont

Israeli Folk Dancing at Ohavi Zedek!
All of our dances are on Sunday evenings, 7:30-9:30 
We ask for a $2 donation, after the first visit which is free. We ask that participants bring clean shoes.
Beginners are asked to arrive at 7:30.  Dances become more advanced in the second hour.
No partner necessary!
The next dance will be held on May 28

Events of Interest

Ruach haMaqom 1st Birthday

BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!! Join us for our first Birthday Party! Friday, Aug. 11th. 5 pm Cocktails and other libations (non-alcoholic, too) and games for the kiddies. A special, joyful, song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat will follow, and then a humungo vegetarian/dairy pot luck dinner. Music and general merriment will follow. THIS PARTY IS FOR YOU! Bring friends, Jewish and otherwise, kids, and neighbors, and celebrate this emergent community in the heart of the Old North End and the revitalization of Little Jerusalem!

JCOGS Jewish Film Festival, Sunday, August 13, 7:00pm JCOGS Rabbi Jan will offer an introduction before the filming of the hit "dramedy" Women's Balcony from Israel and discover what happens when women from a traditional congregation insist on having their own space in the synagogue. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door http://jcogs.org/film-festival-2017/