@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 4 – A Moment of Blessing

    Episode 4 – A Moment of Blessing

    In this episode, host Sara Ivry examines the spiritual side of the b’nai mitzvah process. Listen in as Sara explores both the moments of blessing that occur in the ceremony and around it – and the une…

  • Episode 5 – Party Hearty

    Episode 5 – Party Hearty

    In this episode, host Sara Ivry explores the pressures on parents and pre-teens to navigate the cele…

  • Episode 6 – Sunrise, Sunset

    Episode 6 – Sunrise, Sunset

    Sara’s guests explore parent-teen communication, both in public speeches about each other at their special events and how fostering healthy communication skills becomes increasingly important as teens…