Training for Teen Groups


Send your educational team to a Moving Traditions National Training Conference.

Enrich your teen education program by certifying new group leaders for Rosh Hodesh and Shevet.

2020 Online Conferences

The format of our conferences is as follows:

  • 60-90 minutes of asynchronous learning prior to the live sessions
  • 6 hours of live webinars (divided into four mandatory sessions over two days)
  • 30 minutes of preparation time between day one and day two of the live webinars
  • 60 minute optional group follow-up session with a Moving Traditions staff member
  • All sessions must be completed in order to be considered trained

Please note that you will need to have a Gmail account to access the asynchronous learning in Google Classroom. Real-time learning will take place on Zoom.

The dates and times for the two training conferences are as follows (please see the draft agenda below the registration button):

  • THIS CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL: Conference 1: Monday, August 17th and Wednesday, August 19th
    3:30pm-5:00pm EST and 7:00pm-8:30pm EST both days (all sessions are required)


  • Conference 2: Sunday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 20th
    12:30pm-2:00pm EST and 3:30pm-5:00pm EST both days (all sessions are required)

For our partners, the cost for training is $50 for the first person from your organization, and then $75 for two more people.

To register for a conference, please click the registration button below. The process will take about 10-15 minutes. The form has a number of questions that may require some thought prior to answering them. To see the questions on the form, please click here.


Draft Agenda

Sunday, October 18: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST AND 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Rosh Hodesh:

Time Session
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST Introduction and Icebreaker
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST Welcome to Rosh Hodesh
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Understanding the Why: Processing Rosh Hodesh


Time Session
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST Introduction and Icebreaker
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST Welcome to Shevet
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Exploring Male Socialization

Tuesday, October 20: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST AND 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

 Rosh Hodesh:

Time Session
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST Understanding the How of Rosh Hodesh: Taking the Materials Into Your Own Hands
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST Facilitation Challenges Role Play
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Closing


Time Session
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST Facilitating Groups Online
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST Navigating Challenging Group Dynamics
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Closing



…a lot of people in the room might be thinking that they can just gather a group of girls or boys with a skilled facilitator and replicate what Moving Traditions is doing. We have been a Moving Traditions partner since the very beginning, but we were content to do our own thing. As a result, the program lacked real impact. When Nicole got to town, she made contact with us to do “quality control.” And that’s exactly what happened when we started more meaningfully engaging with Moving Traditions: QUALITY control. By taking advantage of the evolving curriculum, the facilitator sessions, and the expertise of our regional director, our program is more robust, more educationally sound, and is making a real impact. The Moving Traditions staff and materials are a necessary piece of the puzzle.

–Rabbi Mara Young,
Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains, NY

The training is offered by a team of passionate, dedicated and high-energy professionals with a thoughtfully designed curriculum. The Moving Traditions team strives to arm Jewish educators (at all levels) with an accessible approach for facilitating as leaders/supervisors while igniting their love and interest in nurturing the growth and development of girls and boys.

–Group Leader Trainee, Lexington, MA

Attending the Moving Traditions conference in Denver was a life-changing experience… I feel now, going forward into my group, that I am ready for the wonderful and rewarding challenges that will come my way.

–Group Leader Trainee, San Diego, CA

No matter how long you have worked with teens, no matter how well you think you understand teens, attending a Moving Traditions training will take your work to a new level.

–Group Leader Trainee, Lexington, MA

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