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  • Jewish Reproductive Justice

    Jewish Reproductive Justice

    Overview & Objectives: Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of eq…

  • Planting and Replanting for Change

    Planting and Replanting for Change

    A Tu B’Shvat Ritual for Teens and the adults in their lives This year, Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the trees begins at sundown on Sunday, February 5, 2023 and ends at nightfall on Monday, Februa…

  • Why Kumi? Why now?

    Why Kumi? Why now?

    Moving Traditions recently launched a new program called Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Experience. We invite you to learn more about the inspiration, motivation, and goals of this new excit…

  • Hanukkah 2022

    Hanukkah 2022

    Talking with your teens is a gift. As our gift to you this Hanukkah, please enjoy these discussion starters and resources from Moving Traditions’ past year of programming. May the gift of conversati…

  • Light the Way: Parenting for Wellbeing – Resources

    Light the Way: Parenting for Wellbeing – Resources

    On December 14, 2022, psychologist Dr. Betsy Stone and Rabbi Tamara Cohen, Chief Program Officer at Moving Traditions, discussed key themes to help “parent for wellbeing.”…

  • Annual Report 2022

    Annual Report 2022

    Moving Traditions recently released a new strategic plan, Moving Forward: Our Next Generation, which announced our ambitions to double our impact over the next three years. We invite you to read the p…

  • What is “Embodied Consent Education” and how can Jewish summer camps benefit from it?

    What is “Embodied Consent Education” and how can Jewish summer camps benefit from it?

    Embodied consent takes its name from somatic practice –emphasizing the idea that consent is part of a mind-body connection where our bodies send signals to our minds and our minds are directing our …

  • I Don’t Want My Jewish Son to Listen to Kanye — But I Want Him to Decide That Himself

    I Don’t Want My Jewish Son to Listen to Kanye — But I Want Him to Decide That Himself

    By Rabbi Tamara Cohen November 10, 2022 Last weekend, as I was giving a ride to my son, a junior in high school, and one of his closest buddies to their first real high school party, his friend hooke…

  • Our Experience at Our Kol Koleinu Retreat

    Our Experience at Our Kol Koleinu Retreat

    By Talia Polish and Rosie Smith, Kol Koleinu Fellows November 11, 2022, Springboard I scrolled through a list Jewish groups on my computer, skimming the screen. I paused when I saw Kol Koleinu. A Je…