Tzelem – Boston

Tzelem is a monthly group for Jewish trans, nonbinary and genderqueer teens.

The Tzelem program 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!

Open House

Please join us on Sunday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. EST for a Boston Tzelem Open House. Click here to learn more.

Group Leader Rabbi Noam Lerman

tzelem boston group leader Rabbi Noam LermanRabbi Noam Lerman (they/them) is originally from Milwaukee, WI, and was ordained at Hebrew College in June 2020. Noam has acted as a chaplain for elders, incarcerated, and previously incarcerated individuals fighting for survival and healing. They are the founder of Sha’arey Ometz Gates of Resilience, a new online- based Jewish spiritual community, as well as Der Tkhines Proyekt. Through Der Tkhines Proyekt, Noam teaches experimental and songful workshops about tkhines, which are old Yiddish prayers written by women, and gender-non-conforming people. They are one of the co-founders and organizers of Let My People Sing!, an intergenerational and liberatory Jewish singing retreat. Noam is a musician, Hebrew scribe, Restorative Justice Circle Keeper, and deeply enjoys spending time in nature.

Tzelem Boston Meetings

Meetings will take place online.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Stacy Shapiro, LCSW, R.J.E
Northeast Program Specialist, Moving Traditions

Fallon Rubin
Assistant Director of Education, Temple Israel of Boston

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Temple Israel

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