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.

Torah Fund Brunch Panel

Paige GoldMarche, Moving Traditions' Director of Kol Koleinu, will participate in a Torah Fund Brunch Panel at Congregation Beth El - Voorhees NJ.

Thriving In Spite of It All: Supporting Teens in 2024

With all that’s happening in today’s world, how do we help teens thrive in 2024? Join Moving Traditions for a webinars that will explore: We have heard from many friends and colleagues how incredibly supportive Jewish educators like you have been to teens over the past four months. We also know, from the hundreds of educators who partner with Moving Traditions, that having a strong curriculum with activities designed to support youth’s overall wellbeing can help them process everything happening in the wider world, in school, at home, and on their screens.

Latest News & Insights

  • 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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  • Holding Two Truths This Yom Ha’atzmaut
    Holding Two Truths This Yom Ha’atzmaut

    By Pamela Barkley, Chief Growth Officer “Once you hit Purim, the school year is basically over!” That’s what one of my teachers used to say to me when I was Director of Education at a suburban r…

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  • You Should Know: Matthew Freedman
    You Should Know: Matthew Freedman

    By Ellen Braunstein for Jewish Exponent | To that end, he procured a 35-session curriculum called Kulam (everyone in Hebrew) that teaches mental, emotional, social and spiritual health. Counselors …

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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).