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 →
Press releases and other news from Moving Traditions.
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 →
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 →
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?Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions is now starting earlier, opening new pathways at the critical transition from pre-teen to teen, taking on leading edge sexuality education, and expanding to more teens — at more relevant times and in more relevant ways.Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions has created a first-of-its-kind online group for Jewish teens who identify as transgender, nonbinary, or gender questioning. Like Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, Moving Traditions’ program for trans/non-binary Jewish teens—offered in partnership with Keshet—will meet monthly,…Continue Reading →
On May 21, join with teens from all over LA for the first-ever gathering of its sort, LA Teens Together – Powered by Moving Traditions! You’ll get to meet other girls and guys who participate in Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim—and join in fun activities and lively discussions. Snacks and refreshments provided!Continue Reading →
Jewish teen boys, like typical American teen boys, have learned most of what they know about sex from pornography, raunchy comedy, and rowdy conversations with friends.Continue Reading →