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"For me, Rosh Hodesh is about being with girls with the same values that I can trust and hang out with, no pressure.”
- 14-year-old participant


Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! is the first Jewish program to pro-actively address two well-documented trends: Rosh Hodesh draws on Jewish teachings and traditions to keep girls healthy and whole—despite the aspects of popular culture that encourage risky behaviors: What You Can Do

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently warned that ads contribute to children’s obesity, cigarette and alcohol use.

Their advice: teach children to become critical media consumers, as we do in Rosh Hodesh

Make opportunities for conversation—watch TV and listen to music with your daughter (and son!). Ask questions, encourage critical thinking—and yet when appropriate be sure to respect and even celebrate their taste.

Here’s how to explode the stereotypes aimed at girls and rethink what it means to feel good: