Given changes in girls’ lives, Moving Traditions is working with psychologists, educators, and other experts, as well as girls currently participating in Rosh Hodesh groups, to create a brand-new curriculum that updates themes and adds new activities—while ensuring that Rosh Hodesh continues to address teen girls’ real-life experiences with meaningful Jewish conversations.
The new curriculum:
- Addresses the top issues and challenges in the lives of 8th and 9th grade Jewish teen girls today.
- Provides group leaders with more choice and direction and offers them guidance in making curricular choices.
- Engages a diversity of learning styles and incorporates new technologies by integrating modalities such as YouTube videos, games, social media, rituals, writing, arts & crafts, storytelling, and movement.
More information about the new curriculum may be found here.
A national independent evaluation found that Rosh Hodesh achieves its greatest impact on girls who participate for at least two consecutive years. As such, we are conducting a two-year pilot: we will pilot the new curriculum with 8th grade Rosh Hodesh groups in 2016-17, and then test the second year with the same groups continuing in 9th grade in 2017-18.
The Rosh Hodesh Reboot is generously funded by the Lasko Family Foundation.