Tzelem is a safe, inclusive space for nonbinary, trans, gender-expansive, and LGBTQ+ teens. Tzelem (“image”) comes from B’Tzelem Elohim- the concept that each person is created in the image of G-d. Moving Traditions’ Tzelem groups provide safe, sacred space for nonbinary, trans, gender expansive, and LGBTQ+ teens to explore and celebrate the various ways that Judaism honors expansive understandings of gender. Like all Moving Traditions’ programs, Tzelem combines Jewish wisdom made relevant for today with positive psychology and social-emotional learning – proven methods of learning that foster well-being.
Our new Pittsburgh Tzelem group will focus on topics such as healthy relationships, stress, belonging and identity; sessions also include opportunities to meet other teens and Jewish adult mentors, and to discuss issues around transition and gender expression. Teens will meet monthly for eight sessions (2 hours each) with the Pittsburgh Tzelem group leader to explore the issues through games, art, discussion, and by drawings on Jewish teachings.
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON
Please see dates/times below:
Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Session 1: Getting Started & Welcome Dinner
Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 2: Transitions
Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 3: Healthy Relationships
Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 4: Self-Compassion
Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 5: Bodies and Expression
Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 6: Mental Health
Sunday April 21, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 7: Sex, Dating, and Intimacy
Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 8: My People/Our People
Registration Fee: $36 for all eight sessions.
Please do not let the cost be prohibitive in joining this group! Scholarships are available upon request. Contact Carolyn Linder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-697-6648 for more information.
NO PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN AT ANY TZELEM EVENT