Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Project
- Field of Interest:
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Social Services
- Program Name:
- Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Project
- Grant Type:
- Reimagine Grants
- Grant Website
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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 connects the issues pre-teens and teens care about most, such as body image, social and academic pressure, friendship, and relationships, to enduring Jewish values through the mentor-led teen groups it runs in partnership with synagogues and other Jewish institutions. Moving Traditions offers Rosh Hodesh for girls; Shevet for boys; Tzelem – Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Fluid, and Gender Questioning Online Groups; Kol Koleinu (Teen Feminist Fellowship); and mentorship and support for parents.
To launch a multipronged initiative that will help staff, lay leaders, and educators better understand and navigate racial inequities, white supremacy, and antisemitism. This program will allow Moving Traditions to have a more profound impact on Jewish teens of all racial and ethnic identities.