Transgender Equity

TBE Congregants for Transgender Equity

TBE is an congregation where we "honor and value the uniqueness of every Jewish journey...We dream of a warm, caring and inclusive community dedicated to nurturing a vibrant spiritual Jewish life.”  Our group believes that we are obligated by our Jewish values to ensure the humanity and dignity of all people, as all of us are t’zelem elohim, created in God’s image.   Please join us in ensuring that our community is welcoming and accepting of all, regardless of gender identity. For more information, or to join our group, please contact Ann-Mara at [email protected]. Join us at our upcoming events and take a look at our resources.

Upcoming Events


Check back soon for upcoming events!


Past Events

A Community Conversation on Transgender Equality
Sunday, October 14, 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley MA 02481


On October 14, roughly 100 members of our community joined in a Community Conversation on Transgender Equality, to create greater understanding as to how the outcome of ballot question 3 on November 6 could impact our transgender neighbors.  It was an evening of inspirational and informative discussion. Click here to read our thank you and summary letter.


Click here to view a recording of our program


Join us in a thought provoking community conversation about the challenges of living in Massachusetts as a transgender person viewed from several different perspectives.  What are the rights currently in place? What would be the threat to these rights if the current law is not upheld by a Yes vote for Question 3 on the November 6th ballot?

Gather at 6:30 for light refreshments.  Program begins promptly at 7:00 pm.



  • Rabbi Sharon Clevenger, Middle School Rabbi at The Rashi School, former Rabbi at TBE and proud TBE member
  • CeCe Hansen, a long time Wellesley resident, transgender woman, and parent of two sons 
  • Sawyer Bethel - Executive Director, OUT MetroWest 
  • Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBT inclusivity.
  • Mimi Micner, Advocacy and Campaigns Specialist, Keshet, and Rabbinic Intern
  • The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason, Senior Minister, Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills


TBE Congregants for Transgender Equity
World of Wellesley
League of Women Voters of Wellesley
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills
Wellesley Village Church, United Church of Christ, Congregational
Wellesley College LGBTQ Programs & Services

Out MetroWest
Freedom for All Massachusetts
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
Wellesley Friends Meeting
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Resources and Articles


Freedom For All Massachusetts:


Out MetroWest:

World of Wellesley:

League of Women Voters of Wellesley:

Understanding gender:

How To Help Trans, Nonbinary Communities