Tzelem Philadelphia

Moving Traditions, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia, and Keshet are excited to partner and bring you Tzelem, a monthly group for Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Expansive, and LGBTQ+ Jewish teens, in Philadelphia.

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!

Please email for access to the Zoom link to join a session.

Download the program flyer.

Upcoming Events

The Big, Queer B’nai Mitzvah Party!

This event has been postponed until fall 2023.

All of the celebrating — none of the studying! jkidpride, J. Proud, and Moving Traditions invite LGBTQ+ teens (12-18) for an evening of music, food, games, and friends! *Moving Traditions uses the gender-inclusive term B-Mitzvah in place of B'nai Mitzvah. This event is safe and inclusive to teens of all genders. Location: An indoor/outdoor location in Elkins Park; register for the exact address Cost:  $18/teen (No cost for grown-up)The cost covers pizza, snacks, and drinks as well as entertainment and a party favor. Recommended Ages: 12-18 (and parents/caregivers, if desired) For more information: contact Paige GoldMarche (Moving Traditions), Robin Matthews (jkidpride), or Galia…

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Group Leader: Galia Godel

Galia Godel (she/her) is a queer Philadelphia-based sexuality educator and Jewish community leader. She has a Masters in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University, and is the program manager of the LGBTQ Initiative at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia. Galia provides LGBTQ cultural competency trainings, diversity and inclusion workshops for youth and adults, runs Jewish LGBTQ programming, and directs J.Proud, the Philadelphia consortium of Jewish organizations committed to LGBTQ inclusion. In her spare time, she reads fanfiction and works as a communication coach/community mediator.


For additional information about this program and to access the Zoom link, please contact:
Galia Godel
Eve Berger

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