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Moving Traditions Group Sign-up

This year, Yachad is offering three Moving Traditions teen groups for our 8th-10th grade students. Below are the options and info on each group:
  • Rosh Chodesh meets one Sunday a month at CBE. We use Jewish teachings and practices, to give female-identifying teens a place to feel safe, articulate their deepest concerns, consider the impact of gender on their daily lives, have fun, and be ‘real’ with their peers. Through discussion, arts & crafts, creative ritual, games, and drama, the teens and their leader draw on Jewish values and a gender lens to explore the issues tweens and teens care about most.
  • Shevet meets one Sunday a month at CBE. We use Jewish teachings and practices to create a space where male-identifying students could explore what masculinity and being Jewish means to them. Adult mentors explain that this program allows students to “decompress” from their stressful lives while being able to bring their full selves and personalities to deep discussions of what Judaism has to say about the ethical challenges of their everyday lives.
  • Tzelem meets one Sunday a month at CBE and is open to all LGBTQIA+ identifying Jewish teens and allies.  We focus on topics such as healthy relationships, stress, belonging, and identity. Teens explore issues through games, art, discussion, and by drawing on Jewish teachings. Tzelem seeks to enrich teens’ lives with these core outcomes: (1) Develop a strong self-concept and the social emotional skills to navigate through life. (2) Recognize and resist harmful gender norms personally and in their communities. (3) Experience Judaism and Jewish community as personally relevant and meaningful. (4) Develop strong relationships with LGBTQIA+ Jewish adults/mentors. 

Questions? Email Haley Breskin at

Teens can join as many groups as they would like! Groups meet on Sundays at CBE at different times, so teens can be part of one, two or all three groups - whatever fits best for them! 
Wed, December 7 2022 13 Kislev 5783