Moving Traditions

Amount: 
$250,000
Year: 
2019
Field of Interest: 
Youth
Grant Type: 
Next Stage
Organization Description: 

Founded in 2005, Moving Traditions aims to empower teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. Moving Traditions offers a variety of programs for pre-teens, teens, and their parents including, but not limited to Rosh Hodesh for girls; Shevet for boys; Tzelem – Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Fluid, and Gender Questioning Online Group; Kol Koleuni (Teen Feminist Fellowship); and mentorship and support for parents.  It draws on social emotional learning and comprehensive sexuality education as well as Jewish curricula to help teens of all genders flourish and find meaning and connection in the Jewish community.

Grant Purpose: 

To scale and deepen its impact with Jewish teens in Los Angeles by developing its local fundraising infrastructure and strategically assessing and redesigning its partnership model with synagogues and local nonprofits.

We are deeply grateful for the opportunity that the Next Stage Grant provides Moving Traditions to embolden more Jewish teens, pre-teens, and their parents to navigate the joys and challenges of adolescence. We are excited to deepen our existing presence in the Los Angeles area, innovate new strategies to bring our work to the community, and build our capacity to support and sustain that work over time.

Deborah Meyer
Founder and CEO