Together, we can help Jewish youth thrive

Engaging Jewish youth since 2005

Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity and justice (tzedek). Combining positive psychology with Jewish values, we partner with Jewish institutions across North America to engage Jewish teens, families, and communities.

What We Do

Moving Traditions’ innovative programs provide safe spaces for youth to connect and grow, providing a circle of support for Jewish teens.

B-Mitzvah

A framework for preteen family education, for 5th-7th graders and their parents to explore what it means to become and a parent a teen

Teen Groups

Transformative communities where youth explore who they are through Jewish and gender lenses, together with a trained mentor using a dynamic curriculum

Kulam

A plug-and-play curriculum for educators to use in Hebrew High Schools where teens explore themselves, their relationships, and their communities

Kol Koleinu

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
A fellowship for 9th-12th grade teens to gain confidence, build community, and develop agency as Jewish feminist changemakers

Kumi

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
A unique opportunity for 10th-12th grade Jewish teens to interrupt racism, antisemitism, and other manifestations of oppression

CultureShift

Training for staff who work with Jewish youth at camp and elsewhere about how to navigate gender, healthy boundaries, and more

Insights

All things current from Moving Traditions, including news, resources, responsive curricula and more

Find a Program

With partners throughout the US and Canada, locate a Moving Traditions teen group, B-Mitzvah cohort, or Kulam program near you

Upcoming Events

Join us for parent webinars, educator events, and other opportunities to learn and build community.

Latest News & Insights

  • Reflections on Juneteenth
    Reflections on Juneteenth

    by Beckee Birger, Director of DEIJ Initiatives My daughter and I read a book called Juneteenth For Mazie. It’s a sweet story about how a young girl named Mazie learns about her great-grandpa Mose an…

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  • Shavuot Text Study: We All Stood Together
    Shavuot Text Study: We All Stood Together

    On this Shavuot, we invite you and the teens in your life to take some time to read and discuss an iconic Jewish feminist poem by Merle Feld. This poem is one that we use both with our Meyer-Gottesman…

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  • Decoding Distress: Jewish Parenting for Teen Mental Health Resources
    Decoding Distress: Jewish Parenting for Teen Mental Health Resources

    On May 21, Moving Traditions hosted a webinar, Decoding Distress: Jewish Parenting for Teen Mental Health, for parents and educators of Jewish teens. Thank you to our panel of speakers, including: Mov…

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  • Prompting Discussion on Yom Ha’atzmaut
    Prompting Discussion on Yom Ha’atzmaut

    By Rabbi Tamara Cohen, Chief of Program Strategy For many Jews in North America this year, it is particularly important, poignant, and/or challenging to mark Israeli Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut…

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Our Work in Action

How You Can Help

Your gift to Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity and justice (tzedek).