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Havruta Texts

Havruta A form of Jewish study in which 2 people study a text together. The pair sit and read the text together discuss its meaning and, perhaps, explore broader questions about life that the text raises. (Kent, 2010)…

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The Women’s March, Antisemitism & Intersectional Jewish Women

January 15, 2019

Many activist and feminist Jews are wondering whether to participate in the 2019 women’s marches this weekend in light of concerns about antisemitism. It is a complicated conversation. We created and shared this discussion plan with our group leaders to help guide a conversation with the teens in their Moving Traditions groups, Rosh Hodesh, Shevet, and Tzelem.

This discussion provides a rich opportunity for teens to listen to each other and engage in civil discourse on issues about which people have very different thoughts and feeling. It presents teens with a great way to think about activism and our various and overlapping identities —  often referred to as” intersectionality” —  including our concerns about gender, race, sexuality, and antisemitism.

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About This Blog

Welcome to “Jen’s Blog,” a Moving Traditions blog about the 6th and 7th grade Rosh Hodesh curriculum.

A blog about a curriculum? you ask. What does that mean?

At Moving Traditions we’re developing a lot of new material at the moment: on sexuality, the b’nai mitzvah experience, for trans youth, and a rebooted Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! curriculum. Curriculum writing and program development takes time. With that in mind, this blog is here to give you all some new and exciting material NOW!

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