Press Releases

Press releases and other news from Moving Traditions.

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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Slingshot 2018

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.”

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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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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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