Rosh Hodesh + Shevet

Join a group of peers to talk about how Jewish values and traditions help guide you during your teenage years. Now, more than ever, having a supportive community will help through challenging times.

Rosh Hodesh: 8th & 9th-grade girls
Meetings every other Wednesday, starting October 28 | 4:30-5:30 pm
Rosh Hodesh runs through June 2021
$55 for SJCC members; $75 for guests
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Shevet: 8th & 9th-grade boys
Meetings every other Wednesday, starting November 4 | 4:30 -5:30 pm
Shevet runs through June 2021
$55 for SJCC members; $75 for guests
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Tzelem: 8th & 9th-grade trans, nonbinary, gender fluid, gender-questioning teens
Groups will begin in October and meet monthly through May
$80 per teen (for 8 sessions). Scholarships are available — no one will be turned away.
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Teen years can be a challenging time. It’s when teens are asking life’s big questions, like who they want to be and become. It’s a time when friendship and mentorship are needed most, and when the values and support of Jewish community can be a positive, guiding force.

That’s where Rosh Hodesh, Shevet, and Tzelem come in. The SJCC is partnering with Moving Traditions, a national nonprofit that emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. Together, we create a small, safe group experience within our community and inspire teens to openly explore the fundamental questions of identity and society. The groups meet twice a month and, through the guidance of a trained mentor, connect relevant teen content with enduring Jewish values—all while encouraging a good time and fostering new friendships. Together with the guidance of Moving Traditions, more Jewish teens are growing into adulthood with confidence, compassion, and a lifelong commitment to Jewish community.

Spots will be capped at 15 teens in each group and are first-come, first-serve.  Rosh Hodesh is for 8th and 9th-grade girls and Shevet for 8th and 9th-grade boys; these groups are run by an SJCC facilitator. Tzelem is a national group run by a facilitator from Moving Traditions in partnership with Keshet for 8th-12th graders who identify as trans, nonbinary, gender fluid, or gender questioning.  For more information, contact Stephanie Aaronson, Community Development Manager.

Video Resources from Moving Traditions:

 

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