Tzelem – New York

Moving Traditions, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, and Keshet are excited to partner and bring you Tzelem for Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Expansive, and LGBTQ+ Jewish teens in New York.

Tzelem offers a safe, supportive space to make new friends and explore issues like:

  • Life transitions
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Body Positivity
  • Self-Compassion
  • Mental Health
  • Jewish Identity
  • And much more!

Monthly sessions will take place at Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Youth Lounge, 7 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024, on the following Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.:
December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, and May 18th

If you are unable to meet in person, please contact Stacy Shapiro at

Group Leader: Eliana Rubin

Eliana Rubin (she/they) is a queer and trans artist and educator. She recently moved back to NYC from her hometown of Los Angeles. She serves as the Inclusive Education Consultant at The Jewish Education Project. Eliana received her Master of Educational Leadership from HUC-JIR. They are the creator of Jewsicals (Jewish musicals), short musical numbers based around our sacred texts. This will be Eliana’s second time leading Tzelem and she couldn’t be more excited! When Eliana is not working in education, she is songwriting, exploring the Big Apple, and eating copious amounts of movie theater popcorn.

For additional information about this program, please contact:
Stacy Shapiro:
Juliet Fixel:

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