Moving Traditions Invites Teens to Stand with Women of the Wall
Moving Traditions is launching the One Moon, One Wall, One People campaign in support of Women of the Wall. Through a video contest, we are inviting pre-teens and teens who participate in our programs, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood, to make their voices heard on religious freedom.
Two winners will be selected to win a free trip for themselves and a parent (flight and hotel) to Israel this winter to attend Rosh Hodesh services at the Western Wall with Women of the Wall.
“This is a natural for Moving Traditions — for girls who participate in our Rosh Hodesh program as well as for the guys in Shevet Achim — and a great opportunity for teens to speak up for religious freedom for women at the Western Wall in Jerusalem,” said Deborah Meyer, Moving Traditions Founder and Executive Director.
To enter, parents and teens must simply register and submit a short tweet-sized statement of solidarity. Twenty contest finalists will make one minute videos about why they want to participate.
“The situation is fast-changing and we want to amplify the widespread public support for Women of the Wall so that change is actually made,” Meyer said.
The campaign includes educational resources provided by Moving Traditions to our 200 partners across the U.S. and on our website, as well as a contest for current participants of Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood, which will send
Moving Traditions touches the lives of more than 4,000 adolescents each year with its signature Jewish experiential education programs, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood. These nationally recognized, mentor-led programs provide teens with a supportive peer group that connects Jewish values and a gender lens to the challenges of their daily lives. As a result, teens are more connected to Jewish life and they are empowered to work for a better world.