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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

Mission: Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. We began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and we are now a national organization with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, in addition to our national office in Boston.

Programs: Build Community for LGBT Jews Support Families Train Jewish Leaders for LGBT Inclusion Fight for LGBT Civil Rights Produce Jewish LGBT Resources

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is a remarkable and essential resource to the Jewish community - as a straight allie who has supported other GLBT organizations for years, it's about time we got with the program! The leadership and staff of Keshet bring innovation and creativity to their work,along with an inclusive and joyous approach. In the past several years they have succeeded in developing many of the necessary tools for building awareness, strengthening education, and promoting action on GLBT issues in our community.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is doing very important work in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Their work to educate the larger jewish community about GLBT folks is really important. In addition their organizing and advocacy around equal marriage and transgender issues has and will continue to be critical.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet was worked to create an open and inclusive community where members can connect in countless ways. Their educational trainings are laying the groundwork for significant change in the way that Jewish educators relate to students and how they respond to GLBT issues.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was trained as a facilitator by keshet as part of their Hebrew school educational programs. I know that through that program and others like it keshet is generating important converstion within the Jewish community around issues of inclusion, inclusion of glbt folks, and inclusion of others. Keshet is a vital force in Boston and nationally.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Keshet is a wonderful organization in Boston with very committed staff. From Keshet trainings and interactions I have had with staff I've learned a lot about how to be more inclusive especially around trans-issues and I've been proud to march in the Boston Pride Parade with Keshet for the past 2 years.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is a wonderful organization that works to promote tolerance and understanding within the local and national Jewish community. They provide much needed training, support and advocacy.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a straight ally, I am so honored to participate in Keshet's wonderful and inclusive programming. they do amazing work to create inroads for inclusivity in both the Jewish community and the greater Boston community as well. Keshet makes me proud to be a part of the Boston Jewish community.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Keshet, as a non-Jew, has been welcoming and amazing. The organization does an amazing job of involving all in their endeavors and has been an integral part of my spiritual life. Their ability to create opportunities to engage with affirming GLBT people is impressive and powerful. After volunteering at the Cabaret I was so moved by the sense of family and community, and truly felt as if I belonged somewhere. I have not expereinced that feeling before, and it was a true gift that the staff and supporters of Keshet nurture. Keshet is an invaluable organization that is a beacon of light in the GLBT community.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first discovered Keshet toward the end of my college experience, I was so grateful to have finally found a community in which my whole self -- queer and Jewish alike -- was embraced, celebrated, and affirmed. At a personal level, Keshet has given me the confidence to be a change-agent in my community, and helped me to live a richer and more integrated life. Nationally, Keshet has been a pioneering force in creating GLBT-inclusive Jewish community through education and advocacy. Thanks to the work of Keshet, I know that my kids will be born into a Jewish community that is more open, loving, and proud.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is an amazing organization that has helped transform our Jewish community in Boston. I am an ally of all that Keshet does and have seen the conversation around potentailly controversial issues get more normalized and our community really move forward because of the work of Keshet. They do educational work that really gives well meaning people the right tools to effect positive change.