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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


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."*

Jagged Little Pill Chicago

Chicago Sinai Congregation 15 W Delaware Pl, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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 11:30 a.m. CT with a pre-show lunch 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…

Kol Koleinu & Kumi Info Session

Although this event has passed, you can still learn more about our two leadership opportunities for Jewish 10-12th grade teens, the Meyer-Gottesman Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship and Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Experience. Parents and teens are invited to hear from both program directors and ask questions about these distinct programs. Click below to view the recording.

Moving Traditions Chai Benefit

Merion Tribute House 625 Hazelhurst Ave, Merion Station, PA, United States

Honoring Tami Astorino & Celebrating 18 Years of Purpose What an inspiring evening! At our 2023 Chai Benefit, we celebrated 18 years of impact on Jewish youth and honored the incredible Tami Astorino for all the ways she's helped Moving Traditions grow since the beginning. If you attended, we hope you felt connected in mind, body, and spirit by experiencing a bit of Moving Traditions' programs like Rosh Hodesh. In thinking back to your own teenager selves and the ways you have grown, we hope you felt inspired to support the teens in your lives and help them to flourish. If…

Kol Koleinu Closing Ceremony


As the 2022-23 program year ends, we invite you to join us to celebrate the 54 amazing Jewish teens who participated in the Meyer-Gottesman Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship this year. This event is by invitation-only. Please contact us for the registration form.

The Science and Power of Spirituality for Teen Mental Health 


Did you miss the webinar? Request a link to the webinar recording or view the resources from this event: As our daily newspapers fill with stories about tragic rates of teen anxiety and persistent sadness, Moving Traditions' work emboldening teens to thrive has never been so important. Join Moving Traditions’ Rabbi Daniel Brenner in conversation with Dr. Lisa Miller, author of The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child on May 22, as we observe Mental Health Awareness Month. The science is clear. Data shows that teens who have a positive, active relationship with spirituality (like practicing Judaism in ways that…

Building a New Home in Our Minds: Embracing the Entire Family Through Gender Transition


Moving Traditions is partnering with the Jewish Federation’s Delaware County Kehillah for an interactive, hybrid workshop that will give participants a roadmap to support gender-diverse and transgender youth.  This workshop will be led by Kohenet Dr. Harriette E. Wimms, a clinical psychologist and contract trainer for Keshet, an organization that works for LGTBQIA+ equality in Jewish life. This program is an opportunity to gather information, ask questions, and support each other in a safe and affirming environment. Additional Information: Featured Speaker Kohenet Dr. Harriette E. Wimms is a Maryland licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing compassion-infused mental health care…