Boy to Mensch

During Moving Traditions’ training program early last week, from left, Shalom Rosenberg of Yavneh Day School of Los Gatos, CA, Loren Decker, Treasurer of the Moving Traditions Board, Maryland, David Yazel from Temple Beth Shalom from Peabody, MA, and Matthew Klein from Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County during a Shevet Achim Role Play session. Photo by Jordan Cassway.

By Meredith Jacobs, Washington Jewish Week, August 1, 2012

It starts with a game. One that’s cooperative and not competitive.

Or it starts with food preparation. Food is always a good way to begin. Bottom-line, it starts with something physical. It can’t start with talking. It can’t start with stillness. The banter that occurs during the activity breaks the ground for the deeper conversation.

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