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.

B-Mitzvah

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

Teen Groups

Transformative communities where youth explore who they are through Jewish and gender lenses, together with a trained mentor using a dynamic curriculum

Kulam

A plug-and-play curriculum for educators to use in Hebrew High Schools where teens explore themselves, their relationships, and their communities

Kol Koleinu

A fellowship for 10th-12th grade teens to gain confidence, build community, and develop agency as Jewish feminist changemakers

Kumi

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

CultureShift

Training for staff who work with Jewish youth at camp and elsewhere about how to navigate gender, healthy boundaries, and more

Insights

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

Upcoming Events

Join us for parent webinars, educator events, and other opportunities to learn and build community.

Training Your Camp Staff to Help Preteens and Teens Thrive

A webinar designed by Keshet and Moving Traditions Keshet and Moving Traditions are combining forces to help camp professionals set the stage for a stellar summer in 2024. We’ll explore the role that professionals can play in supporting staff and camper wellbeing, talk through some best practices in building healthy cultures around relationships, gender, mental health, personal boundaries, and consent. We will help you plan out your staff training for summer 2024 and learn about some of the new tools that are available from Moving Traditions and Keshet that can help you to train your staff on these core topics.

Moving Traditions at FJC/JCC Conference

Join Moving Traditions during the conference for a facilitated conversation sharing Moving Traditions’ proactive programs that support well-being, as well as discussing "What's Jewish About Mental Health?"

A Webinar for Clergy: Strengthening Family Connections in the B-Mitzvah Years

From hundreds of clergy who partner with Moving Traditions, we know that having a strong curriculum with activities designed to support youth’s overall spiritual and social wellbeing can help them process everything happening in the wider world, in school, at home, and on their screens. Join us for a conversation and an overview of our current curricular models.

Latest News & Insights

  • Resources to Help Your Teen Navigate Toxic Friendships
    Resources to Help Your Teen Navigate Toxic Friendships

    On February 21, Moving Traditions hosted From “Mean Girls” to Menschy Teens, a Raising Up Teens Webinar for parents and educators of Jewish teens. We offer you these actionable takeaways and relat…

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  • Merkaz Q
    Merkaz Q

    Merkaz Q is a summer camp experience for LGBTQ+ and non-binary teens and allies interested in the intersections of Jewish and LGBTQ+ identities. Learn more about yourself, make new friends, grapple wi…

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  • Want to Support Teens in 2024?
    Want to Support Teens in 2024?

    Moving Traditions invites Jewish professionals, educators, and clergy to join us for one of our upcoming webinars, where we will share insights and resources to engage the preteens and teens in your c…

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  • Moving Traditions @ The Outsiders
    Moving Traditions @ The Outsiders

    Join Moving Traditions for the most anticipated Broadway show of the new season and a dynamic pre-show experience. Spaces are limited, so reserve your seats today for this one-time-only program! Sunda…

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Our Work in Action

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).