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Gender, Sex, and Power at Jewish Summer Camp

This spring, senior educators from Moving Traditions will be facilitating three trainings for professionals from the camps in the Foundation for Jewish Camp network.

We will ask some tough questions: What counts as harassment? What does “consent” mean – for staff or for teen campers? How might female-identified and male-identified staff view harassment or consent differently? What actions can camp leaders and staff take to decrease the amount of romantic or sexual pressure that adolescent campers experience at camp?

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Getting ready for summer

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.”

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Slingshot 2017

Moving Traditions has been selected for the first-ever Slingshot Los Angeles Guide to Jewish Innovation Here’s what the Slingshot Guide says about Moving Traditions: Moving Traditions understands that gender is a central focus of adolescence, with the pressure…

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