Our Mission

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

Our Values

  • We challenge and discuss the fundamental questions of identity—the role of gender, age and Judaism.
  • We guide Jewish teens on the pathway to adulthood, through self-discovery, mentorship and positive peer-to-peer relationships.
  • We encourage conversation and collaboration for a more inclusive Judaism and the greater good.
  • We inspire a lifelong connection to Judaism and its teachings.

Our Impact

Based in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Moving Traditions has grown over the past 12 years to become a nationally recognized pioneer in Jewish education. Through work with over 400 partner institutions across North America, Moving Traditions’ educational programs, Rosh Hodesh and Shevet, have trained nearly 1,500 educators and impacted the lives of more than 20,000 teens. In addition to expanding the curriculum and refining the training for these programs, Moving Traditions develops professional development seminars that engage hundreds of educators each year to challenges traditional gender roles, celebrate a diversity of voices, and move our teens, our communities, and Judaism forward.



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