VTeen is a state wide program that offers expanded opportunities for teen connection, leadership, friendships and creative Jewish experience.

This is a program of Jewish Communities of Vermont:  coordinated by Living Tree Alliance Staff and generously made possible through support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.



Immersive Shabbat Experiences plus leadership building throughout the year

December 6-7

Winter Jewish Teen Retreat at ReTribe in Underhill Vermont

While in a safe and fun environment

  • Make New Friends

  • Explore Jewish identity while finding confidence and one's voice

  • Share stories of successful activism for modern day problems

  • Improv Theatre and community building workshop

  • Woods walks

May 22-24 - Teen Retreat at Vermont Jewish Community Summit

Stowe, Vermont

Join other teens throughout the state as we Build Community together and develop our identity while we share in service projects.

We have two condos reserved for teens. We will share a Shabbat gathering, swim in heated pools, hike, engage in a scavenger hunt, and explore Jewish identity amongst community building.

Details coming soon

Past Gatherings:

September 22- 23 - Campout, Maimonades Cafe, and Natural Build at Living Tree Alliance, Moretown, VT

Saturday 4 - 6 pm: Family discussions about Jewish concepts of Joy with food and song under the tent at Living Tree Alliance. Teens stay for a camp out in our beautiful forests.  Maimonades Cafe facilitated by Harwood teacher, Kathy Caldwell.  

Sunday 9 am - 3 pm: Natural Building Workshop
Together we will build and decorate a Sukkah! Teens will learn to use tools, work together as a team and explore the concepts of Sukkot. 

The weekend costs $25. Scholarships available.  To Register contact Sephirah: info@livingtreealliance.com, 603-387-8697'

Come for the whole thing or the part that most appeals to your teen.

November 30 - December 1 

We will gather to celebrate Shabbat (day of rest), and engage in the drama of the Chanukah story, learning the ways the story informs activism today.   Join us in learning how to be the leaders of change in this world.    

Place TBA - in Central or Northern Vermont