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 of all genders and identities.
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
Designed for educators to use in Hebrew High School settings, a curriculum that helps teens of all genders engage together in dynamic and authentic conversations
A fellowship for 10th-12th grade teens of all genders to gain confidence, build community, and develop agency as Jewish feminist changemakers
Jewish Identity & Racial Justice
Coming soon: a pilot program to train teen leaders to engage as Jews in activities, groups, and movements that advance racial equity
Training for staff who work with Jewish youth at camp and elsewhere about how to navigate gender, healthy boundaries, and more
All things current from Moving Traditions, including news, resources, responsive curricula and more
Learn more about us
Find out what drives Moving Traditions through our mission, vision, values, and approach
Join us for parent webinars, educator trainings, and other opportunities to learn and build community.
Latest News & Insights
Moving Traditions recently released a new strategic plan, Moving Forward: Our Next Generation, which announced our ambitions to double our impact over the next three years. We invite you to read the p…
Embodied consent takes its name from somatic practice –emphasizing the idea that consent is part of a mind-body connection where our bodies send signals to our minds and our minds are directing our …
By Rabbi Tamara Cohen November 10, 2022 Last weekend, as I was giving a ride to my son, a junior in high school, and one of his closest buddies to their first real high school party, his friend hooke…
By Talia Polish and Rosie Smith, Kol Koleinu Fellows November 11, 2022, Springboard I scrolled through a list Jewish groups on my computer, skimming the screen. I paused when I saw Kol Koleinu. A Je…
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How You Can Help
Your gift to 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).