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 →
Press releases and other news from Moving Traditions.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
On April 25, 2017, Moving Traditions held an interactive evening celebrating two important milestones—our bat mitzvah year and the tenure and accomplishments of our founding Board Chair, Sally Gottesman—and dedicating the Carol Lowenstein Moving Traditions B’nai Mitzvah Training Institute.Continue Reading →