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Kulam: A New All Gender Program for Teens

Meet the 2021-22 Kol Koleinu Fellows

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 

Poems for Reflecting on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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Mission

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

To help teens navigate antisemitism, we must teach compassionate disagreement

By Jennifer Anolik, eJewish Philanthropy
So, how can we as Jewish educators and adults—who may be overwhelmed ourselves—help teens in this moment? One important element in a supportive and compassionate conversation about Israel and antisemitism is the cultivation of a safe and brave space. Moving Traditions teen groups, Rosh Hodesh, Shevet, and Tzelem all prioritize this: an atmosphere in which teens are valued, respected, and encouraged to share a diversity of thoughts and feelings.


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Can We Hug Now? Returning to Touch in Jewish Spaces

By Rabbi Daniel Brenner, eJewish Philanthropy
How will a year plus of touch depravation change the way adolescents and young adults interact in large groups of their peers?  What are the possible dangers, as well as the clear benefits, connected to this return to physical contact and touch?


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Zoom-mitzvahs moving the bar on tradition - comment

By Howard Blas, Jerusalem Post
One year ago, no one had ever heard of a Zoom bar or bat mitzvah. They now rival Zoom weddings, baby namings, brisses, funerals and shivas as the most popular online Jewish rituals to attend during a pandemic. Zoom bnai mitvahs may be the only ritual with research and best practices, thanks to Moving Traditions and their Zoom-Mitzvah 101: A Moving Traditions Guide to Thinking Creatively About Pandemic B’nai Mitzvahs guide.


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