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)…Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
Hi again! As we near the end of the year, I wanted to share my notes from my closing session with my 6th graders. Some of this is content from the original Lev closing curriculum and some of…Continue Reading →
Hi Everyone, I’m sharing my notes on a session about Friendship that I led last Nisan. It worked really well with my 6th graders and the subject matter will resonate with older girls as well. I’d love to…Continue Reading →
One of the things I learned at the Moving Traditions training conference was that no matter how much time I spent familiarizing myself with the curriculum, adapting activities for my group, and purchasing supplies, there would be instances…Continue Reading →
Many of you are leading your first Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! group this year during the month of Elul. Here are some ideas of what to do with your girls.Continue Reading →
Ideas for how to spice up the traditional Taste of Rosh Hodesh program.Continue Reading →
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!Continue Reading →