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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • Reflecting on Yom Hashoah

    Reflecting on Yom Hashoah

    Today is Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. Many of us are watching with trepidation the rise in antisemitism, reports from college campuses that protestors are telling Jews to “go back to Pol…

  • Hadassah Foundation: Mission Critical

    Hadassah Foundation: Mission Critical

    Hadassah Magazine | For example, Moving Traditions, a longtime American grantee, used its expertise around the teen mental health crisis to address youth anxiety over rising antisemitism and the war i…

  • Different From All Other Years

    Different From All Other Years

    Just as Passover is different from all other nights, this year feels different from all other years. We feel caught in the place between our individual wellbeing and the state of our broader people. …

  • In Their Words: How to Build the Next Generation of Jewish Feminist Activists

    In Their Words: How to Build the Next Generation of Jewish Feminist Activists

    By Paige GoldMarche The last generation of feminists fought hard for bodily autonomy, reproductive freedoms, and the right for me to marry my wife. Teens today are not guaranteed these freedoms, many …

  • Urchatz: A Deeper Dive into Handwashing at the Seder

    Urchatz: A Deeper Dive into Handwashing at the Seder

    This year, Moving Traditions invites you to slow down while you wash your hands at the start of your seder, and contemplate the depth contained in this underappreciated ritual.  Handwashing has the p…