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Kol Koleinu: Teen Feminist Fellowship

@13: A Moving Traditions Podcast

A podcast for parents who want to think differently about b'nai mitzvah.

Gender, Sex, and Power at Jewish Summer Camp

Moving Traditions’ partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp to train camp professionals.

Rosh Hodesh

Learn more about how Moving Traditions inspires and empowers girls in the Jewish community 

Shevet

Find out how Moving Traditions is pioneering a new model of connection for Jewish teen boys 


Mission

Moving Traditions emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning.

‘CultureShift’ Initiative Helps Camps Create Safe Environments in the #MeToo Era

By Esther D. Kustanowitz, Jewish Journal, August 14, 2019

While Moving Traditions had already been working with camps since 2015 on issues around harassment and consent, “#MeToo really raised the alarm for the Jewish community and the wider world that we can’t ignore them anymore,” said
Moving Traditions founder and CEO Deborah Meyer.

“What makes camp so special and unique is our intentionality, from the songs we sing, the activities we provide, to how we speak to one another,” said Dr. Aviva Levine Jacobs, director of camper care at Camp Ramah in California and a Moving Traditions camp advisory board member. “CultureShift addresses that intentionality around sensitive topics that touch all of our lives.”


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A New Program Offers A Space For Non-Binary Mitzvahs

By Simone Somekh, Forward, April 25, 2019

After coming out, Kollin thought it would have been great if the organization had an LGBTQ-oriented variation of its programming.

“They had it for guys and for girls,” they said. “What about the LGBT teens?”

Last year in October, Kollin’s wish came true when Moving Traditions partnered with another organization, JQ International, to start a new monthly social and educational program for LGBTQ Jewish teenagers in L.A.


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How Kol Koleinu Gave One Teen a Stronger Sense of Self

I applied to Kol Koleinu with the hopes of turning my limited knowledge of feminism from RBG being a cool woman to a broader understanding of feminism. I quickly achieved these goals through slideshows and interactive conversations. Over the year, I learned about gender socialization, gender inclusion, body positivity, reproductive rights, and intersectional feminism. But more importantly, Kol Koleinu has been about exploring my own self, bridging the gap between my female and my Jewish identities.


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