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 trainings, and other opportunities to learn and build community.

Antisemitism & Teen Wellbeing

Raising Up Teens with Moving Traditions - a webinar for parents and educators Antisemitism – its rise in prevalence and heightened anxiety around how it impacts the Jewish community – is keeping many of us up at night. When it comes to how it affects our teens, we may not know what to do or say, or even how to start the conversation. Join Moving Traditions for an opportunity to look at antisemitism through the lens of supporting teens in the ways they need it most: personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity…

A Taste of Moving Traditions’ Teen Groups for Summer Camps

Our Teen Group programs, Rosh Hodesh for girls*, Shevet for boys*, and Tzelem for LGBTQ+, nonbinary, and gender-expansive teens, can be a powerful way for teens to experience some of the important protective factors that mental health experts point to for supporting adolescent wellbeing, while having fun and making meaning together through the journey of adolescence. These programs help build transformative communities where youth explore who they are through Jewish and gender lenses, using a dynamic curriculum of structured activities, personal reflections, and guided conversations. Our curriculum can be used for bunk programs, as an opt-in space for teen campers…

Family Education @ B-Mitzvah: A Webinar for Clergy

Combining social-emotional learning models, positive youth development theory, and a musar-based approach to Jewish character development, this Moving Traditions program offers a series of family education events that can be led by clergy and educators as well as a series that is specifically geared towards the needs of 6th and 7th graders.

Latest News & Insights

  • Jewish Reproductive Justice
    Jewish Reproductive Justice

    Overview & Objectives: Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of eq…

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  • Planting and Replanting for Change
    Planting and Replanting for Change

    A Tu B’Shvat Ritual for Teens and the adults in their lives This year, Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the trees begins at sundown on Sunday, February 5, 2023 and ends at nightfall on Monday, Februa…

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  • Why Kumi? Why now?
    Why Kumi? Why now?

    Moving Traditions recently launched a new program called Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Experience. We invite you to learn more about the inspiration, motivation, and goals of this new excit…

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  • Hanukkah 2022
    Hanukkah 2022

    Talking with your teens is a gift. As our gift to you this Hanukkah, please enjoy these discussion starters and resources from Moving Traditions’ past year of programming. May the gift of conversati…

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