Tzelem – New York

Moving Traditions, JCC Manhattan, 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!

All meetings take place on Sundays from 11AM – 12:30PM EST.









Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Avenue 

The Samuel Priest Rose Building at 76th Street

New York, NY 10023


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:

Naomi Skop Richter, LCSW

Senior Director, Teen + Young Adult Mental Health Initiative

Supporting Partners