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Helping Boys Thrive

Join Moving Traditions as we welcome Jason Ablin, author of The Gender Equation in Schools, and others to talk about how teen boys* experience gender in school and in their everyday lives, the challenges they face, and how we can better support their changing needs. Together with Moving Traditions’ experts from Shevet – our teen group for Jewish boys –we will share actionable ideas and concrete resources to help the teen boys in your life thrive. *Inclusive of nonbinary and gender expansive teens impacted by masculine gender norms Raising Up Teens with Moving Traditions – a webinar for parents and educators Wednesday,…

Light the Way: Parenting for Wellbeing

As we approach Hanukkah, a time of light, too many of our teens are struggling to maintain their mental wellness in the face of renewed academic and social pressures as the pandemic recedes. Some are finding a way to channel their concerns into positive change for themselves and their communities. Join Moving Traditions and Dr. Betsy Stone as we examine ways we can support the teens in our lives, shine a light on these pervasive issues, and help our youth find their way. Moderated by Moving Traditions’ own Rabbi Tamara Cohen, we will give parents actionable tips and ideas—rooted in…

Moving Traditions Returns to Broadway in Philly: Jagged Little Pill

Moving Traditions is thrilled to announce a day of theatre and discussion at one of the most anticipated shows of the season — Jagged Little Pill! Inspired by the powerful themes and emotions of Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is a “big hearted musical that breaks the mold” and hailed as “the most woke musical since Hair” (The New York Times). We will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a pre-show brunch and workshop, “Don’t Be Alarmed if I Fall,” which will focus on helping teens to maintain balance in a world of achievement culture and other stresses, and…

Antisemitism & Teen Wellbeing

Raising Up Teens with Moving Traditions - a webinar for parents and educators Antisemitism – its rise in prevalence and heightened anxiety around how it impacts the Jewish community – is keeping many of us up at night. When it comes to how it affects our teens, we may not know what to do or say, or even how to start the conversation. Join Moving Traditions for an opportunity to look at antisemitism through the lens of supporting teens in the ways they need it most: personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity…

A Taste of Moving Traditions’ Teen Groups for Summer Camps

Our Teen Group programs, Rosh Hodesh for girls*, Shevet for boys*, and Tzelem for LGBTQ+, nonbinary, and gender-expansive teens, can be a powerful way for teens to experience some of the important protective factors that mental health experts point to for supporting adolescent wellbeing, while having fun and making meaning together through the journey of adolescence. These programs help build transformative communities where youth explore who they are through Jewish and gender lenses, using a dynamic curriculum of structured activities, personal reflections, and guided conversations. Our curriculum can be used for bunk programs, as an opt-in space for teen campers…

Camp Staff Training Webinar

Zoom

Moving Traditions offers three distinct CultureShift trainings for professionals of summer camps or teen travel experiences to utilize when they train their staff.   Each of these three training sessions is designed to be run in full in 75 minutes and will help your staff members – particularly your first-time staff members – to better understand their responsibilities when working with Jewish teens.   We invite you to attend this webinar to learn more about the training units on "Embodied Consent-Modeling Healthy Boundaries," "Gender and Wellbeing for Every Teen," and "Hugs and Hook-Ups: Supporting Healthy Summer Relationships."*