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Press Releases

Press releases and other news from Moving Traditions.

Annual Report 2021-22

Together with you, we are making a difference in the lives of preteens and teens across North America—which we hope comes through loud and clear in this annual report. Since 2005, Moving Traditions has empowered more than 28,000 preteens and teens by partnering with more than 500 Jewish institutions of all affiliations. In the coming year, with your help, Moving Traditions will embolden many more Jewish youths to thrive by strengthening themselves, their relationships, and our society.

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Moving to B-Mitzvah (from B’nai)

Moving Traditions is adopting the term b-mitzvah in place of b’nai mitzvah in all of our materials, including changing the name of our program to the “Moving Traditions B-Mitzvah Family Education Program.” This decision is based on trends in gender fluidity and our respect for the need to continually refine our offerings so that all people feel seen and embraced by Jewish life.

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Statement in Memory of George Floyd and in Solidarity with those Fighting Racism

Let us teach our youth to recognize that the world rests on “justice, on truth and on peace” (Pirkei Avot 1:17). May we cease standing on the blood of our neighbors (Leviticus 19:16), instead doing all we can to stop the ceaseless killing of Black and Brown people in our country. May we hold to a vision of hope and press our society to truly repent and make teshuva for the sins of racism.

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Annual Report 2019-2020

Today, the challenges for Jewish youth are greater than ever– together we are helping pre-teens and teens to navigate these challenges and to flourish. Dear Moving Traditions Friends, Partners, and Supporters, For 15 years, with your support, Moving…

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Annual Report 2018 – 2019

Jewish Teens and #metoo Safety, Respect & Consent Responding to #metoo and its backlash, Moving Traditions is leading a cultural shift to break patterns and ensure the next generation does not repeat the devas- tating abuses. We’re ….

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Coming To The Right Answer By Themselves: Talking With Boys About Sexual Assault

Heard on Morning Edition, October 10, 2018

Moving Traditions founder and CEO Deborah Meyer says the goal is not to tell teens how they should behave, but to give them the space and guidance to arrive at the right answer with their peers.

“We help guys uncover the tenderness and the connection and the joy in themselves, as a human being, and develop for themselves a sense of ethics and values and responsibility,” Meyer says.

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