An acting instructor and director, Tal is following in the footsteps of both of his parents, Marti Arnold, who led Rosh Hodesh groups and Rabbi Jamie Arnold, who led Shevet groups. This makes Tal the first, second-generation Moving Traditions group leader in our history.Continue Reading →
Snapshots of people connected to Moving Traditions’ work and to issues of gender and Jewish life.
By Simone Somekh, Forward, April 25, 2019
After coming out, Kollin thought it would have been great if the organization had an LGBTQ-oriented variation of its programming.
“They had it for guys and for girls,” they said. “What about the LGBT teens?”
Last year in October, Kollin’s wish came true when Moving Traditions partnered with another organization, JQ International, to start a new monthly social and educational program for LGBTQ Jewish teenagers in L.A.
By Marjorie Ingall, Tablet, February 1, 2019
The news abounds with stories of young white men behaving abominably…Men exploding in social media fury at a razor commercial (a razor commercial!) for its vile offense of depicting men standing up to bullying, stepping in to stop sexual harassment, and rejecting the notion that “boys will be boys.”
Young Jewish men aren’t exempt from such toxicity.Continue Reading →
Rafi Daugherty is an out-and-proud queer, Jewish, transgender man who lives in Denver with his toddler and their two pets (a dog and a cat). Rafi’s work history is colorful and varied, including many years working with adults…Continue Reading →
Dana Edell is an activist-scholar-artist and the executive director of SPARK Movement, an intergenerational girls’ activist organization that provides tools and resources to ignite a global online and on-the-ground young feminist movement. She has directed more than 70…Continue Reading →
Phoenix Schneider, M.S.W., is trans and Jewish and a lifelong advocate for LGBTQ communities and is consulting with Moving Traditions as the organization researches the needs of Jewishtrans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming teens.Continue Reading →
If I had to use three words to describe Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing I would say “community,” “identity,” and “empowerment.”Continue Reading →
Becky spent her teenage years attending a Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing program through her synagogue. Over the years, her group discussed issues from dating and divorce to sex and sexuality, all moderated by a Jewish woman who used religious texts as a jumping off point.Continue Reading →
Moving Traditions First Full-time Colorado Director Melanie has extensive experience in informal Jewish education. From working on college campuses and at the international level for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, to Milken Community High School and American Jewish University in…Continue Reading →
Beth Tigay, Moving Traditions’ new California director, has extensive experience in adolescent education in both secular and Jewish contexts.Continue Reading →