UVM Hillel is a growing, dynamic organization that welcomes all UVM Jewish students and strives to provide a safe environment where students can express themselves through the lenses of Jewish culture and religion. Leadership is central to UVM Hillel`s work. Students plan most of Hillel`s activities giving them a chance to gain lifelong leadership skills. Participation in national and international leadership conferences and Jewish immersion trips is highly encouraged as an important part of the Jewish college experience. UVM Hillel is committed to collaborating and maintaining strong connections between UVM students and the greater Burlington Jewish Community, staff/faculty, parents and alumni. Promoting sustainable living practices and teaching about the connection between being environmentally conscientious and the Jewish tradition is at the heart of the UVM Hillel community.