An acting instructor and director, Tal is following in the footsteps of both of his parents, Marti Arnold, who led Rosh Hodesh groups and Rabbi Jamie Arnold, who led Shevet groups. This makes Tal the first, second-generation Moving Traditions group leader in our history.Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions is helping challenge sexism and prevent sexual harassment and assault at camp through our latest initiative, CultureShift. We are drawing on our comprehensive, Jewish sexuality curriculum to prepare camp leaders to train their counselors and staff to promote healthy relationships at camp rooted in safety, respect and equity.Continue Reading →
Once a week, Isaac Santelli makes his way to a public school on Chicago’s South Side, where he volunteers teaching high school students about some of the most freighted words imaginable for young people today: sexuality, consent and communication.
“If kids can sense that you are uncomfortable talking about this, they’re already uncomfortable,” said Santelli, a junior at the University of Chicago. Luckily for his students, conversations about gender and consent are natural for Santelli, thanks to a program called Shevet that he participated in as a teenager.
As the #MeToo movement has encouraged women from across the country to come forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault, Jewish organizations are trying to help men and boys have conversations about these sensitive topics with a grounding in Jewish sources.Continue Reading →
When we come to Hanukkah with a gender lens we enable ourselves to see more of the holiday’s complexity and richness.Continue Reading →
By Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post, July 14, 2018
This summer, in the #MeToo era, the Foundation for Jewish Camp is conducting a nationwide training program to prevent sexual harassment at Jewish overnight camps, which about 70,000 children attend each summer.Continue Reading →
By Joanne Palmer, Jewish Standard, March 22, 2018
The Foundation is investing in what it calls the Shmira Initiative; so far, it’s spent $100,000 on the program. The goal is to “change camp culture on all levels, implementing a shift in staff programming, training, policy and enforcement around issues of gender, sex and power.”Continue Reading →
Jewish Exponent, March 14, 2018
Being a teenager can be tough. Just ask 13-year-old Hope. Fortunately, to cope with those feelings, Hope knows where to turn. Once a month, she heads to Adath Israel, which hosts a girls-only group called Rosh Hodesh.Continue Reading →
This year, to address the #metoo movement and our societal need for deep reckoning around gender, sexuality, and power, it is time to take a step further. I propose that we do so by adding mirrors to our seder plates this year.Continue Reading →
This year, given the #metoo movement we should talk with kids of all genders about the powerful actions of Vashti and Esther, different as they are on the surface.Continue Reading →
eJewishPhilanthropy, January 4, 2018
The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today, investing in Jewish organizations and initiatives with sweeping potential for the field of Jewish Education.Continue Reading →