Moving Traditions for B’nai Mitzvah

The Moving Traditions Family Education B’nai Mitzvah Program: A New Model

Moving Traditions’ new approach to Jewish family education at adolescence inspires connection to Jewish community by centering on human development and the parent-child relationship.

Our B’nai Mitzvah program enables clergy and Jewish educators in more than 90 communities to help preteens and families navigate this life stage by addressing the joys and challenges of becoming and parenting a teen.

Interactive family education sessions and preteen modules:

  • Frame the b’nai mitzvah experience as the process of “becoming a teen”
  • Foster dialogue between parents and pre-teens
  • Address the social-emotional needs of 6th and 7th graders
  • Draw on Jewish teachings and ritual to address current issues in the lives of families

It was nice to be reminded that other families share the same conflicts, and to learn some concrete solutions that are rooted in Jewish tradition. The family session was a good opportunity to start having meaningful conversations with my child.

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