Tzelem is a social and educational group for Jewish LGBTQ+ and allied teens. We’ll  connect through our queer identities, and discuss topics like life transitions, healthy relationships, body positivity, self-compassion, mental health, Jewish identity, and more!

If you are (or know!) a Jewish teen aged 13 – 17 and identify as LGBTQ+ or allied, this is the place for you!

Join other LGBTQ+ Jewish teens for a monthly meeting in person, outdoors.

WHEN: Once monthly. Upcoming dates include:
Once monthly. Upcoming dates include:
March 20th – 12 – 1 pm – virtual
April 17th – 12 – 2pm – in person
May 15th – 12 – 2pm – in person

WHERE: Fairmount Park—exact location upon registration
COST: $120 for all 12 sessions. Sliding scale available.

For more information, email Galia Godel or call 267.273.6006

To learn more about LGBTQ Initiative services and programs, contact Galia Godel, M.Ed. Program Manager of the LGBTQ Initiative, at 267.273.6006 or

In addition, anyone who comes to JFCS for any service will work with staff who thoroughly understand and support LGTBQ+ identity, needs, and best practices.

Our Staff

Galia Godel, M.Ed., Program Manager, LGBTQ Initiative

To contact us about our LGBTQ Initiative, CLICK HERE