The Tent is excited to be partnering with Moving Traditions for the Tzelem Boston Group. Moving Traditions’ commitment to serving transgender and gender nonconforming Jewish youth is rooted in their core values, mission, and theory of change. Tzelem is for transgender, nonbinary, gender fluid, or gender questioning Jewish youth —to create safe spaces for teens of all genders and sexualities to talk about the issues in their lives as teens.
Tzelem seeks to enrich teens’ lives with these core outcomes:
- Develop a strong self-concept and the social emotional skills to navigate through life.
- Recognize and resist sexism personally and in their communities.
- Experience Judaism and Jewish community as personally relevant and meaningful.
- We also recognize transgender oppression is related to – but not synonymous with – sexism and therefore address that as well in Tzelem.
Each month the Tzelem groups focus on topics such as healthy relationships, stress, belonging and identity; sessions also include opportunities to meet other teens and Jewish trans adult mentors, and to discuss issues around transition and gender expression. The teens explore the issues through games, art, discussion, and by drawing on Jewish teachings.
Email Fallon Rubin with any questions.
Tzelem Dates: February 7th, March 7th, April 11th, May 2nd, and June 6th from 5:30-7:00 pm