Rosh Chodesh: It's a Girl Thing, and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood, offer participants a gender-separated space to navigate teenage-dom (also know as adolescence) in a safe and supportive environment. Under the mentorship of adult facilitators, teens explore their identities, Judaism, and society through engaging, experiential, monthly sessions that are guided by the needs of the participating teens. Both curricula are distributed by Moving Traditions.
Rosh Chodesh: It's a Girl Thing offers young women in grades seven and eight, and grades nine and ten, a space to explore Jewish womanhood. Monthly sessions emphasize community, reflection, and holistic Judaism. With an adult facilitator, Rosh Chodesh participants build tight-knit communities of peers that emphasize support, understanding, and honesty.
Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood began in Beth Emet's grade seven Gesher program in the 2013-14 school year. Shevet Achim strives to provide a space for young men to explore a host of age-appropriate topics ranging from friendship to competition to romantic relationships - all in a Jewish context. Through engaging sessions that integrate varied activities to meet different learning styles, Shevet Achim participants build community and fellowship that strengthens their Jewish identity and provides a space to explore challenging questions facing young men.