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Together, we can help Jewish youth thrive
Engaging Jewish youth since 2005
Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity and justice (tzedek). Combining positive psychology with Jewish values, we partner with Jewish institutions across North America to engage Jewish teens, families, and communities.
What We Do
Moving Traditions’ innovative programs provide safe spaces for youth to connect and grow, providing a circle of support for Jewish teens.
A framework for preteen family education, for 5th-7th graders and their parents to explore what it means to become and a parent a teen
Transformative communities where youth explore who they are through Jewish and gender lenses, together with a trained mentor using a dynamic curriculum
A plug-and-play curriculum for educators to use in Hebrew High Schools where teens explore themselves, their relationships, and their communities
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
A fellowship for 10th-12th grade teens to gain confidence, build community, and develop agency as Jewish feminist changemakers
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
A new opportunity for Jewish teens to prepare for bold leadership and activism on college campuses, in social justice spaces, and wherever else their passions take them
Training for staff who work with Jewish youth at camp and elsewhere about how to navigate gender, healthy boundaries, and more
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Join us for parent webinars, educator trainings, and other opportunities to learn and build community.
Jagged Little Pill ChicagoChicago Sinai Congregation 15 W Delaware Pl, Chicago, Illinois
Moving Traditions is thrilled to announce a day of theatre and discussion at one of the most anticipated shows of the season — Jagged Little Pill! Inspired by the powerful themes and emotions of Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is a “big hearted musical that breaks the mold” and hailed as “the most woke musical since Hair” (The New York Times). We will begin at 11:30 a.m. CT with a pre-show lunch and workshop, “Don’t Be Alarmed if I Fall,” which will focus on helping teens to maintain balance in a world of achievement culture and other…
Kol Koleinu & Kumi Info Session
Join us to learn more about two leadership opportunities for Jewish 10-12th grade teens, the Meyer Gottesman Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship and Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Experience. Parents and teens are invited to hear from both program directors and ask questions about these distinct programs. Register Now: Online Form - Kol Koleinu and Kumi Information Session
What’s Next: How to Engage Teens in 2023
Join us at one of our upcoming webinars to discuss the spiritual, psychological, existential, and practical questions on teens’ minds two years into the pandemic and get a window into the growing diversity of programs that are available from Moving Traditions.
Latest News & Insights
Teen Leadership Opportunities
We are excited to announce two 2023-24 leadership opportunities for Jewish teens now accepting applications: Both programs are for Jewish teens in 10th-12th grade who are interested in social action t…
The Same, Yet Different at Passover
I love how the calendar of Jewish holidays lends structure to my year. Passover epitomizes this more than any other holiday – replete with strong childhood memories; ritual before, during, and after…
Urchatz: A Deeper Dive into Handwashing at the Seder
This year, Moving Traditions invites you to slow down while you wash your hands at the start of your seder; and contemplate the depth contained in this underappreciated ritual. Handwashing has t…
White House Dispatch
By Shuli Karkowsky, Moving Traditions’ CEO I am writing this email on the train home from the White House, where I joined a group of incredible leaders at the first-ever Jewish Women’s Forum a…
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