Moving Traditions Chai Benefit
April 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm EDT
Honoring Tami Astorino
Since its founding 18 years ago, Moving Traditions has emboldened more than 31,500 Jewish teens through impact-focused programs at the intersection of Judaism, wellbeing, and gender.
Join us to celebrate our “Chai” anniversary and Tami Astorino’s unparalleled passion and commitment to the work of Moving Traditions as, together, we help Jewish youth thrive.
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Tami has been a central part of Moving Traditions since the very beginning. She facilitated three Rosh Hodesh groups – monthly gatherings with middle school and high school girls. Tami’s “girls,” who are now young adults still talk about the indelible impact she had on their lives. In addition to being a group leader, Tami spent years working with Moving Traditions, providing her expertise in teen development and Jewish communal life. With unparalleled joy and energy, she helped write the Rosh Hodesh curriculum and developed Moving Traditions’ training institutes. She taught hundreds of educators and clergy how to understand the needs of Jewish teens and support them with Moving Traditions’ programs. In 2020, Tami joined the Moving Traditions board, chairing the development committee as it navigated the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and enriching the board with her tremendous insight, interpersonal skills, and passion for the work.
Much like the teens we serve, Moving Traditions has grown a lot in 18 years. What started as programming exclusively for girls has expanded to support teen boys, b-mitzvah families; LGBTQ+ youth, teen social justice activists, and Hebrew high school students. Tami has been there every step of the way with her time, expertise, passion, and philanthropic support.
Since its founding in January 2005, Moving Traditions has championed impact-focused youth-serving programs at the intersection of Judaism, wellbeing, and gender. Along the way, it has partnered with 500+ synagogues, JCCs, camps, day schools, and emerging organizations; and trained 2,650+ educators and clergy to meet the needs of 31,500+ Jewish youth. Today, 18 years of research and careful program evaluation show just how well Moving Traditions strengthens Jewish educators, emboldens youth, and engages families.
Please save the date to join us in honoring Tami and supporting Moving Traditions’ growth.