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
- Mental Health
- Jewish Identity
- And much more!
Tzelem New York will start on December 7, 2019
Meetings will take place monthly on Saturdays, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Rodeph Shalom Teen Lounge.Register today!
Group Leader Elias Rubin
Elias Rubin (they/she pronouns) is a Brooklyn based artist and educator. They are so excited to lead the NYC-based Tzelem in person group! Elias is a graduate of NYU/Tisch, with a BFA in Drama. They have worked as one of the Theatre Arts Mentors at the URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy for the past two summers and was a part of the Audacious Hospitality JewV’Nation LGBTQIA+ Cohort. Elias is teaching at multiple Synagogues in NYC during the 2019-2020 school year, intertwining theatre and Judaism. When not teaching, they can be found at any ramen shop with a vegetarian option, or writing Jewsicals (Jewish musicals) based off of the week’s Torah portion.