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Annual Report 2016-2017

The Path to Healthy, Connected Jewish Teens

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National Training Conferences 2017


Our Programs

Learn more about how Moving Traditions' signature programs, Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, inspire and empower girls and guys in the Jewish community

2017 Benefit

Join us as we celebrate Moving Traditions’ bat mitzvah and—at this time of transition in board leadership—the inspiring contributions of Sally Gottesman, Co-Founder and Board Chair.


At Moving Traditions we believe that when Judaism promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to move our teens, our communities, and Judaism forward. Through our field-tested programs Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, Moving Traditions creates experiences that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society.


New program aims to get B’nai Mitzvah teens to open up

Moving Traditions, a Jenkintown, Pa.-based organization specializing in Jewish youth engagement, was among the 12 recipients of this year’s Cutting Edge Grants, given out by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) and announced Aug.  16. It will receive $200,000 over the next three years to institute its pilot b’nai mitzvah program in Los Angeles, beginning this fall.

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In Profile: Dana Edell, PhD — Educational Consultant to Moving Traditions

Dana Edell is an activist-scholar-artist and the executive director of SPARK Movement, an intergenerational girls’ activist organization that provides tools and resources to ignite a global online and on-the-ground young feminist movement. She has directed more than 70…

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Such a Time as This

When it is time to act, will our youth believe that they have the power to speak up for what is right?

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