It’s a Girl Thing is a wonderful program based on the Jewish tradition of women’s New Moon celebrations to build the self-esteem, Jewish identity, leadership skills, and friendship networks of adolescent girls. The monthly meetings provide a supportive environment where girls can explore the social and cultural issues they encounter, as they become adults and, derive their own authentic Jewish values in response to the challenges they face. The small groups are designed to provide a celebratory, empowering setting in which girls can support each other in growing and learning while having lots of fun. The program’s success is due, in part, to the participatory mixture of discussing issues, traditions and role models: making crafts and writing stories, rejoicing with song and dance, socializing and eating pizza!
This group meets monthly and begins in 6th grade.