FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amid Challenges Facing Jewish Preteens and Parents Today, Family Education @ B-Mitzvah Offers Meaningful New Engagement Moving Traditions calls on communal leaders to strengthen families and their connection to Jewish life with a new framework…Continue Reading →
Press releases and other news from Moving Traditions.
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.Continue Reading →
Thank you for making it possible for Moving Traditions to innovate and to meet the needs of Jewish youth in the face of the pandemic. Building mental health, resilience, and wellbeing Creating safe spaces and engaging experiences—in person…Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
7 COLORADO JEWISH INSTITUTIONS USE NEW B’NAI MITZVAH PROGRAM TO ADD CONTEMPORARY MEANING TO ANCIENT COMING OF AGE RITUAL Jenkintown, PA–(November 15, 2018)—Seven Colorado Jewish organizations—six synagogues and Judaism Your Way—are among the 30+ institutions nationally which are…Continue Reading →
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 ….Continue Reading →
Join us online! Wednesday, November 17, 2018 9:00 p.m. EST Parents, please join us for a conversation about the @13 podcast Moving Traditions and PJ Our Way, the latest chapter of PJ Library, invite the parents of Jewish…Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions Named One Of America’s Top 50 Innovative Jewish Organizations
Selected from among hundreds of finalists by experts in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Guide called Moving Traditions “a leader in helping Jewish teens address [social and personal] challenges within safe, Jewish communal spaces, so that they can thrive—growing up confident and compassionate, and finding meaning and connection in Jewish life.”Continue Reading →