Joint letter signed by over 600 multiracial Jewish denominations, organizations, and synagogues represents over half of Jewish people in America.Continue Reading →
Jewish Exponent, August 28, 2020
Four Philadelphia-area teens were named 2020-’21 fellows for the Kol Koleinu program established by Moving Traditions, the Union for Reform Judaism and United Synagogue Youth.
The third-year program will featured 50 Jewish girl-identified teens in grades 10-12 in three regional cohorts who will “explore and deepen their feminist knowledge, channel their voices to share their beliefs and use their skills to create tangible change in their communities.”
“The pandemic, #MeToo movement, and struggle for racial justice are energizing Jewish teen girls to work for social change,” said Moving Traditions founder and CEO Deborah S. Meyer. “In the face of enormous stress from social isolation, these young women feel called to make meaningful contributions to their families, communities, and society.
Local teens include Leah Anderson, a senior at Friends’ Central School; Tess Armon, a sophomore at Abington Senior High School; Jocelyn Freed, a senior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy; and Hope Wahrman, a junior at Lower Merion High School.Continue Reading →
In this lesson students will start with a silent personal reflection on their understanding of the terms sexual orientation and queer, they will then work in teams on an activity to match terms to definitions. Afterwards, they will share their understanding with the class, and the facilitator will provide correct information, guide, and fill in blanks. Students will then have the opportunity to learn about gender as a fluid concept and begin or continue a journey of self discovery with the help of a guiding handout.Continue Reading →
Terms you will be going over with your students beyond the standard definitions that exist on your students’ matching sheets.Continue Reading →
This program is only for LGBTQ Jewish teens, ages 13-19.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:00 PM ESTContinue Reading →
Sex, flirting, and romance are of central importance to teens—and, even in this time of social distancing, teens still need their parents’ guidance to navigate this important aspect of their lives.
Moving Traditions’ CEO Deborah Meyer along with Moving Traditions staff and Kol Koleinu Teen Fellows—spoke with Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Kahn, coauthors of the landmark study, Sexual Citizens, who will share their research findings and discuss implications for teens and their parents.Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions Webinar for clergy who are interested in implementing our innovative B’nai Mitzvah family education program, which will include online curriculum in the coming year.Continue Reading →
Meredith Rosenthal a rising senior from North Jersey launched STEM View, a podcast that features professional women in STEM and shares their work, challenges, and experiences.Continue Reading →
A Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship Project
To educate about body image and inspire self love.Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions held a 90-minute training for camp staff on June 26 for those who will serve as virtual camps counselors.Continue Reading →