How might we support students connecting with high-quality, inclusive Jewish community?
Our vision is that every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. With approximately 2,000 Jewish students on campus, UVM Hillel is a growing, inclusive, pluralistic Jewish community.
UVM Hillel is a growing, dynamic organization that welcomes all UVM students and strives to provide a safe environment where students can express themselves through the lenses of Jewish culture and religion .
Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
UVM Hillel is a growing, dynamic organization that welcomes all UVM students and strives to provide a safe environment where students can explore what being Jewish means to them. UVM Hillel does this by listening to students and building Jewish experiences that are meaningful, relevant, and accessible. We also empower students to take ownership of their Jewish identity and create opportunities to engage their peers in Jewish life. Ultimately, we believe that Jewish life has value and that UVM Hillel is a critical part of a college student’s journey towards making an enduring commitment to Jewish life.
Land Acknowledgement via Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
UVM is located on the land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among indigenous peoples for thousands of years and is home of the Western Abenaki People. We honor, recognize and respect these peoples, especially the Abenaki, as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we gather today. In that spirit, today we will begin by acknowledging we are guests in this land, and we need to respect and help protect the lands within our use.