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Standing with WOW and Moving Traditions

By Simone Schicker, Women of the Wall, January 5, 2014

Praying with WOW is always an experience – sometimes positive and sometimes negative but always meaningful. This morning was an incredibly positive experience for me, and I think for many members of WOW, because of the presence of three very special young ladies: Alexandra, Eliza and Lucy from Moving Traditions. These three young ladies won a competition that asked them to express, in writing and on video, their support for WOW. They are all members of the youth movement Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and brought such wonderful energy with them to the Kotel. They were able, as was I, to experience WOW’s attempt to bring their Torah into the Kotel and to see Anat Hoffman and all of WOW at their best both interacting with security and with protesters within the women’s section.

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US Teen Contest Winners Reflect On Praying With WOW

By Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, January 3, 2014

The three American Jewish teens who won a contest to join the Women of the Wall at the Kotel Thursday say they will never forget the experience. Eliza Moss-Horwitz, Lucy Sattler and Alexandra Schwartz were brought to Israel by Moving Traditions, a Philadelphia-based organization advocating for a more expansive view of gender in Jewish learning and practice.

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US Teens Win Contest to Pray with Women of the Wall

By Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, January 1, 2014

There will be three new faces among the members and supporters of Women of the Wall as they celebrate the new Hebrew month, Rosh Hodesh Shevat, at the Western Wall on January 2. Lucy Sattler, Alexandra Schwartz and Eliza Moss-Horwitz are winners of a contest for Jewish teens sponsored by Moving Traditions, a Philadelphia-based organization advocating for a more expansive view of gender in Jewish learning and practice.

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Proud to Pray Like a Girl

By Lucy Sattler, eJewish Philanthropy, December 31, 2013.

I am honored to have been chosen by Moving Traditions to represent the 4,000 teens participating in the organization’s programs by celebrating Rosh Hodesh Shevat services at the Kotel this Thursday, January 2, 2014. I’m not sure what the experience will be like because, believe it or not, the service will be controversial.

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Eq-wall-ity Slogan Wins U.S. Teen a Trip to Israel

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen, Haaretz, December 26, 2013

Teenager Alexandra Schwartz had not heard of the Women of the Wall group when her mother got an email from Moving Traditions, the organization sponsoring the Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! group in which the 13-year-old participates, announcing a slogan contest. Schwartz came up with a winning motto: Eq-wall-ity.

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