Tzelem – New York

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!

Group Leader Eliana Rubin

Eliana Rubin (she/her/hers pronouns) is a Brooklyn based artist and educator. She is so excited to lead the NYC-based Tzelem in person group! Eliana is a graduate of NYU/Tisch, with a BFA in Drama. She has 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. Eliana is teaching at multiple Synagogues in NYC during the 2019-2020 school year, intertwining theatre and Judaism. When not teaching, she can be found at any ramen shop with a vegetarian option, or writing Jewsicals (Jewish musicals) based off of the week’s Torah portion.


For additional information about this program, please contact:
Stacy Shapiro
Dina Newman

Participating Congregations

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