Keshet Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   136 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ

Location: 284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain MA 02130 USA

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet has been an incredible resource to me as an educator and supporter of young Jewish people. It ha s helped me work with teachers and teens to create a more just, inclusive, and vibrant community at my institution.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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24 people found this review helpful

As an educator Keshet has given me tools to help make GLBT students feel safe and part of a community. The world is a better place for having Keshet.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate students and their teachers about GLBT issues to that there would be inclusive enviorments in schools.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I loved Keshet when I was living in Boston because it let me participate in and then contribute to Jewish LGBT events. I wish it was national so that it could have reached me when I lived in Minneapolis and now that I am in Washington D.C. It has been wonderful to see it expand from Boston-only to Denver and now San Fran too! I hope to see Keshet continue to expandi the types of services it offers from social to advocacy to supportive, etc as it has been doing over the past many years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it national.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Keshet is an amazing unique organization that makes me feel so welcome as a Jewish lesbian. I think the fact that my potential move to DC is being put off because I don't want to leave Keshet, is a testament to how strongly I feel about their mission, programming, and presence.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the multiple amazing programs they put on each month.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do less color printing to save money. :)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

growing to become part of the organization rather than just a participant.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outgoing, friendly, and inclusive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

develop more satellite chapters in other progressive cities and establish more of a national presence than it already hass.

Ways to make it better...

I were around more during the weekends to participate in more activities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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One thing I'd also say is that...

Keshet is a wonderful organization whose membership and staff will hopefully grow throughout the years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Keshet works deliberately in pursuit of its mission, with remarkable attention to the people it serves, and with a joyful Jewish spirit that is truly sustaining.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Keshet effectively serves diverse communities of people through multiple, distinct programs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

Better articulation of Jewish pluralism.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I belive that you must get more information about the organization out to a changing and more tolerant public. I believe if more people are informed about the good works that you do, it will make a difference in your fund raising and also more awareness which exponentially will increase the positiveness of your proven organization. Good luck to you

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

variety of ways , mostly on a personal basis

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

run it pretty much as they do

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

personal satisfaction

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

courteous and dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to increase the education of those that are lost in their own paradigms.

Ways to make it better...

I don't think it could have been better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

perception.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Much more can always be done.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Keshet serves one of the few places within the community where I can feel like my Jewish and queer sides are not at odds with each other, but rather, complementary. I started going for the events, but now I go because of the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way that there is now a strong and thriving Jewish queer community in my area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give everyone a pay raise.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting people that I might not have met otherwise. Great conversations and good friends have come from strangers!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, caring, and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its reach and deepen its impact.

Ways to make it better...

there were more frequent events closer to me.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

how to reach new and different parts of the country.

One thing I'd also say is that...

you can't beat them for their energy and dedication.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

This organization has helped me greatly. It has made me feel at home in the Boston area after moving here just recently.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

play a part in my daily life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the family feeling of its participants.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excellent and very supportive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide its services to a far larger area.

Ways to make it better...

it was open 24/7.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Keshet has been a wonderful resource to stay connected to the queer Jewish community in Boston. As a rabbi, I've been thrilled to be able to point congregants, both locally and nationally, to this wealth of information.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my rabbinical work

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Keshet is a valuable resource to the Jewish and non-Jewish alike, community. Keshet has done wonderful outreach nationally and created an open space for professionals and non-professionals in the community. They also have created multi-generational programming and niche programing for organizations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a synagogue community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure its services were offered on college campuses.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how approachable their staff is.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

open, knowledgable, kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be in more cities and campuses.

Ways to make it better...

even more people could have attended the workshop.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

they are a necessary organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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