Grants & Fundraising   /   2023-2024 Grants
Moving Traditions – Kumi Teen Leadership Program

Moving Traditions recently launched Cohort 2 of Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Program, welcoming 19 new and returning participants. Kumi, which means “wake up” or “rise up,” empowers Jewish teens to confront racism, antisemitism, and other forms of oppression. This year, six participants, constituting 30% of program participants, will participate in the JoC Empowerment Track, which provides a space for Jewish teens to explore and honor their racial identities. Leadership opportunities and creative practices are merged within the program through the creation of  rituals, art, and other hands-on experiences that merge their racial identities with Jewish practice. To align with the Jewish calendar, Cohort 2 will use the Passover Haggadah as a guiding framework. Moving Traditions will showcase the participants’ original materials and resources at a virtual event, and will develop a cultural archive to share texts, art, and rituals generated by young JoC members with the broader Jewish community.

Date Posted

May 2024


Jews of Color Initiative