Pittsburgh Tzelem Teen Group
For LGBTQ+, nonbinary & gender expansive Jewish teens Grades 9-12!
Creating safe spaces to help Jewish youth thrive.
Our new Pittsburgh Tzelem group provides a 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 wellbeing.
Eight Monthly Sunday Sessions - Two Hours Each (in person)
The Pittsburgh Tzelem Group 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!
Squirrel Hill JCC’s 2nd Floor, 5738 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
October 22, 2023 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
November 19, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
December 10, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
January 21, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UpStreet Pittsburgh, 5844 Forward Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
February 25, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
March 10, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
April 21, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
June 2, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tzelem (“image”) comes from B’Tzelem Elohim—the concept that each person is created in the image of God. 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. 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.