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It’s a Girl Thing! Helping To Develop Jewish Pride, Identity

From left: Ariel Wolpe, past Rosh Hodesh participant and future group leader; Beth Tigay, Moving Traditions’ California director; Tobin Belzer, independent evaluator of Rosh Hodesh; and Rabbi Daniel Brenner, Moving Traditions’ chief of education and program. Photo by Akiva Potok.

From left: Ariel Wolpe, past Rosh Hodesh participant and future group leader; Beth Tigay, Moving Traditions’ California director; Tobin Belzer, independent evaluator of Rosh Hodesh; and Rabbi Daniel Brenner, Moving Traditions’ chief of education and program.
Photo by Akiva Potok.

By Esther D. Kustanowitz, Jewish Journal, June 4, 2015

It’s a precarious world for Jewish girls — in addition to the angst of adolescence, they are at risk for depression, eating disorders and risky behavior. And Jewish girls, post-bat mitzvah, also often drop out of Jewish life. But, for 3,500 Jewish girls across North America, a program called Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! is helping.

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