Young Adult Village October 3- 17th

Step onto the land with learning and community at Living Tree Alliance for a Village Building experience. Young adults in their 20s are invited to apply for a 2-4 week residential program that brings earth-based Jewish principles and regenerative agriculture to life. Together we prepare for the 9th annual Sukkot on the Farm festival ( our annual harvest festival) with meaningful land-based projects, good food, learning, and plenty of restful time amongst the natural world. Together we will learn how to put on a festival with the Art of Mentoring Acorn method, bring in the harvest, food preservation techniques, and teaching techniques on our  farm education center.  Immerse in the natural world this fall with a small community cohort that will bring more meaning and connection into your life.Gather to celebrate rest and community   


Who can join Sukkah Village? Young adults ages 20-28 years old who are interested in earth-based Jewish practice, homesteading practices, natural living, community and increased connection to the natural world. 

Where does Sukkah Village take place? Living Tree Alliance in Moretown, Vermont in the scenic Mad River Valley. Participants will stay in the new common house during the two weeks before the festival. Those arriving earlier will be invited to camp on the land. The Mad River Valley is a hub for outdoor recreation, boasting long distance hiking trails, mtn biking and ski resorts.  Living Tree Alliance is located on 93 acres and linked to the high school’s x country running trails and their disc golf course surrounded by swimming holes and nearby to Vermont’s capitol: Montpelier, Waterbury and Waitsfield. 

When does it take place? The two weeks leading up to the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, October 15. We also encourage you to arrive up to a month earlier if you would like to extend the work trade and enjoy the high holidays with us. Start dates are flexible with opportunities to start in early September. 

How many people will take part? We expect between 4-6 young adults to join Sukkah Village alongside the residents of Living Tree. The Sukkot Harvest Festival will be a gathering of about 50-80 people of all ages from all over New England.

May I work remotely during Sukkah Village? Yes, you can plan to do some remote work. Participants should expect to devote 30-40 hours/week to the activities & teachings of Sukkah Village during the two weeks before the festival. Internet access is available.

What’s the cost?  Sukkah Village is partially funded by a grant from Kate Svitek Foundation.

The program involves  learning, and hands on experiences, and community building. We will: harvest and store produce for the winter, build structures for the festival, learn about education pedagogy, embody earth based Judaism.

Living Tree will provide lodging or camping, utilities (water, heat, internet), fresh organic food and educational programming that will give you the skills to live a meaningful sustainable lifestyle connected to your roots.

The cost to participants: $250 to help supplement the costs of shelter, food, educators, and utilities. A great deal for an experience of a lifetime.

How can I apply? Please email with a paragraph explaining your interest in his community building experience, we can’t wait to share this land, community and harvest with you