It’s not just trees that grow in Vermont! University of Vermont’s Jewish student life has been growing and flourishing this year with programs and spaces that nourish students’ bodies and voices.
Explore University of Vermont HillelLocated on formerly Western Abenaki land at the University of Vermont, the Burack Hillel at 439 College Street offers an open floor plan with Shabbat seating for 140+, a communal kitchen where locally grown produce is preserved for Hillel Fresh meals later in the year, and a third floor space for meetings, private study, and prayer.
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From the ski slopes of the Green Mountains to the kayaks on Lake Champlain for tashlich, UVM Hillel infuses the best of Vermont with a personally meaningful Jewish experience for our Jewish students, their friends and allies. Our process begins by empathizing with students to then find ideas together and co-create initiatives that impact our community and constant integration toward sustainability. Jewish students feel proud to express their Jewish identity in its myriad ways through life, learning and Israel freely on our campus.
- Served by Hillel Yes
- Religious Services Available Yes
- Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
- Kosher Food Available Yes
- Birthright Israel Participation Yes
- Alt Break Participation No
- Jewish Studies Offered Yes
- Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
- Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
- Israel Fellow Yes
Kosher food in the area is provided by Vermont Kosher.
Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Meals available on shabbat/holidays only;Kosher food available nearby
Pluralistic, engaging, and welcoming. Primarily student-led using musical accompaniment with a mix of English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew.
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Wellness, Inclusion, and Activism
In 2021 our Hillel received the Great Place to Work Award among our Hillel peers for our overall commitment to our employee's wellbeing so they can be their best selves for our students. We use strengths to maximize our staff talents and regularly review progress on personal and organizational OKRs (objectives and key results). Employees are supervised with a focus on five areas of overall wellbeing including career, social, financial, communal and spiritual facets.
Additional Campus Information
- Private/Public Public
- Acceptance Rate 67%
- U.S. Region Northeast
- Commuter/Residential Residential
- Tuition In-State $16,280
- Tuition Out-of-State $41,280
- Out-of-State/Int’l 84% / 1%
- Greek Life Yes
Trips & Experiences
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