I applied to Kol Koleinu with the hopes of turning my limited knowledge of feminism from RBG being a cool woman to a broader understanding of feminism. I quickly achieved these goals through slideshows and interactive conversations. Over the year, I learned about gender socialization, gender inclusion, body positivity, reproductive rights, and intersectional feminism. But more importantly, Kol Koleinu has been about exploring my own self, bridging the gap between my female and my Jewish identities.Continue Reading →
By Simone Somekh, Forward, April 25, 2019
After coming out, Kollin thought it would have been great if the organization had an LGBTQ-oriented variation of its programming.
“They had it for guys and for girls,” they said. “What about the LGBT teens?”
Last year in October, Kollin’s wish came true when Moving Traditions partnered with another organization, JQ International, to start a new monthly social and educational program for LGBTQ Jewish teenagers in L.A.
Get a taste of Moving Traditions with an introductory session on June 2, 2019, from 4-6:00 pm at a private home on the Westside.Continue Reading →
Sunday, May 19th from 2:30-5:30 pm at a Private Residence in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions believes that when we come together face-to-face to honestly explore challenging issues, we bring meaning and joy to our lives. This is the beauty of our programs, from b’nai mitzvah family education sessions to ground-breaking teen…Continue Reading →
2018 Year End Evaluation
Moving Traditions works with Informing Change to evaluate our teen groups on an annual basis to measure our impact and to identify ways to improve our program. Click headline to see our 2018 report.Continue Reading →
Goal: For teen boys in Shevet groups to use the Gillette ad as a jumping off point to reflect on how traditional ideas and stereotypes of masculinity affect them and people they know today.Continue Reading →
By Marjorie Ingall, Tablet, February 1, 2019
The news abounds with stories of young white men behaving abominably…Men exploding in social media fury at a razor commercial (a razor commercial!) for its vile offense of depicting men standing up to bullying, stepping in to stop sexual harassment, and rejecting the notion that “boys will be boys.”
Young Jewish men aren’t exempt from such toxicity.Continue Reading →
In this episode, host Sara Ivry explores the pressures on parents and pre-teens to navigate the celebrations that take place after the services and the speeches. You’ll hear from party planners and DJs and a handful of insightful pre-teens who are seeking alternatives to the typical celebration.Continue Reading →
7 COLORADO JEWISH INSTITUTIONS USE NEW B’NAI MITZVAH PROGRAM TO ADD CONTEMPORARY MEANING TO ANCIENT COMING OF AGE RITUAL Jenkintown, PA–(November 15, 2018)—Seven Colorado Jewish organizations—six synagogues and Judaism Your Way—are among the 30+ institutions nationally which are…Continue Reading →