Resources to enhance and add meaning to your Purim celebration.Continue Reading →
Tradition teaches that we are supposed to drink on Purim until we cannot tell the difference between Mordechai and Haman — which is not such great messaging for teens.Continue Reading →
This year, given the #metoo movement we should talk with kids of all genders about the powerful actions of Vashti and Esther, different as they are on the surface.Continue Reading →
When it is time to act, will our youth believe that they have the power to speak up for what is right?Continue Reading →
During the Hebrew month of Adar, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! groups wrestle with questions about the standards of beauty they experience in American culture, meeting the biblical heroines, Esther and Vashti.Continue Reading →
Every year at Purim, we tell the tale of a Jewish teenage girl who ascends to the throne of the Persian Empire by pretending not to be Jewish.
This year, Rabbi Sara Brandes looks at Megillat Esther (the Scroll of Esther) and a TED Talk by model Cameron Russell, and describes how in our programs Moving Traditions relates Purim to the two most pressing questions for teens:Continue Reading →