Join a group of peers to talk about how Jewish values & traditions help guide you during your teenage years. Now, more than ever, having a supportive community will help you through challenging times!
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 and Shevet come in! The Stroum JCC 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’re creating a small, safe group experience within our community and inspiring 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. There will be three groups: one for 8th-grade girls, one for 9th-grade girls, and one for 8th-grade boys. For more information, contact Stephanie Aaronson, Membership & Community Development Manager.