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To help teens navigate antisemitism, we must teach compassionate disagreement

By Jennifer Anolik, eJewish Philanthropy
So, how can we as Jewish educators and adults—who may be overwhelmed ourselves—help teens in this moment? One important element in a supportive and compassionate conversation about Israel and antisemitism is the cultivation of a safe and brave space. Moving Traditions teen groups, Rosh Hodesh, Shevet, and Tzelem all prioritize this: an atmosphere in which teens are valued, respected, and encouraged to share a diversity of thoughts and feelings.

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Zoom-Mitzvah 101: A Guide

By Sarah M. Seltzer, Lilith Magazine
April 26, 2021

If you’re one of the many Jewish parents,  clergy, or educators trying to reimagine bar or bat mitzvah celebration on a screen, Moving Traditions staff has you covered, with help for creating a meaningful Zoom Mitzvah in the age of the coronavirus. Download the free guide at movingtraditions.

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New guide offers tips for ‘Zoom mitzvahs’

By Amanda Koehn, Lifestyles Magazine Editor, Cleveland Jewish News
May 26, 2021

Moving Traditions, an organization to inspire Jewish youth toward self-discovery and learning, early this year released a guide to creatively celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah during the pandemic.

“Zoom-Mitzvah 101: A Moving Traditions Guide to Thinking Creatively About Pandemic B’nai Mitzvahs” aims to address the question, “How do we celebrate a b’nai mitzvah online and still make it joyous, authentic and meaningful?”

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Moving Traditions Founder and CEO to Step Down Next Year

By Andy Gotlieb, Jewish Exponent
May 20, 2021

Moving Traditions co-founder and CEO Deborah Meyer announced that she is stepping down at the end of March 2022.

“Together, for more than two decades, and during the challenging last 14 months, we have nurtured the wellbeing, resilience and compassion of more than 28,000 Jewish youth, within Jewish community,” Meyer wrote. “We have trained and coached more than 2,200 adults to mentor youth.”

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Zoom-mitzvahs moving the bar on tradition – comment

By Howard Blas, Jerusalem Post
One year ago, no one had ever heard of a Zoom bar or bat mitzvah. They now rival Zoom weddings, baby namings, brisses, funerals and shivas as the most popular online Jewish rituals to attend during a pandemic. Zoom bnai mitvahs may be the only ritual with research and best practices, thanks to Moving Traditions and their Zoom-Mitzvah 101: A Moving Traditions Guide to Thinking Creatively About Pandemic B’nai Mitzvahs guide.

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