Moving Traditions

Community, Caring, & Belonging
Learning, Growth, & Families

Small, single-gender, single-grade groups for teens led by adult mentors that foster friendship, community, self-confidence, and strong Jewish identities.

Rosh Hodesh and Shevet

Rosh Hodesh (Sisterhood) and Shevet (Brotherhood) are small, single-gender, single-grade groups for teens, led by adult mentors trained by Moving Traditions. Find your own Jewish community in a safe, relaxed space filled with activities, discussion, exploration, and fun. Our research-based and field-tested curriculum applies Jewish wisdom and values to teens in the issues they care about most. Topics include communication, relationships, gender roles, consent and healthy sexuality, social media, physical and mental health, pressure, stress and anxiety, and positive body image.

Teens will meet with their groups once a month on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the BJ Community House – 4th Floor. In 2019-2020, meetings will occur on October 30, November 20, December 18, January 22, March 25, April 22, and May 6. The cost is $180 for members and $250 for non-members. We need at least 4 participants per Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Grade Group. If we do not have enough participants, the group will not run.

Tzelem

Additionally, in partnership with Keshet, Moving Traditions offers groups for Jewish teens who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, or gender questioning. These groups are called Tzelem, and are led by a trans or non-binary group leader. Teens can either participate in nationwide online groups that meet once a month via video conference, or teens can participate in-person with the New York Tzelem group. The New York group meets monthly on Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Rodeph Shalom Teen Lounge. If you are interested in having your teen be a part of Tzelem, please email Laura Schultze.

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Laura Schultze

Assistant Director, Youth and Teen Engagement

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Laura Schultze

Assistant Director, Youth and Teen Engagement