@13: A Moving Traditions Podcast

Stage Fright. Family dynamics. Social pressure. Mazel tov!

For parents who want to think differently about b-mitzvah

The folks from Moving Traditions bring you @13, a six-episode podcast series that is pitch-perfect for parents and preteens going through the sometimes confusing, likely emotional, and certainly triumphant process of planning and becoming a B-Mitzvah. We hear from rabbis, authors, comedians, psychologists, parents, and teens about the ancient roots and modern realities of this Jewish rite of passage. And we consider how to infuse meaning and connection into the process of becoming and parenting a teen. Listen now on iTunes or anywhere fine podcasts are served!

Producer: Michele Siegel (Slate, New York Times, WNYC)

Guests include: Peggy Orenstein, Mark Oppenheimer, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Rachel Simmons, Andrew Smiler, and more.

Host: Sara Ivry (host of the award-winning Vox Tablet podcast)

  • Episode 1 – At Thirteen

    Episode 1 – At Thirteen

    Host Sara Ivry begins her exploration of the developmental and social realities of today’s b’nai mitzvah students through the eyes of parents, psychologists, experts, journalists, and rabbis…

  • Episode 2 – Being Incredibly Nervous

    Episode 2 – Being Incredibly Nervous

    Sara’s guests reflect on self-esteem and performance anxiety and how gender codes influence ideas about public speaking, concerns about social media, and attitudes about perfection….

  • Episode 3 – I Want To Fit In

    Episode 3 – I Want To Fit In

    In this episode, Sara explores the pressures pre-teens face to fit in – the social pressures and gender norms that impact today’s pre-teens. We hear about the pressures on girls, boys, and the compell…