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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

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet is a rare gem---it needs to be not only expanded but also multiplied, into more and more additional communities

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet is an excellent organization that puts on wonderful and inclusive programs for the community! Their programming is top notch, and I appreciate all of the hard work that they do.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet has meant a lot to my family as my brother is gay. Having resources that help me to better understand what he is going through is invaluable.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet plays a critical role in creating space for and projecting the voice of LGBT Jews in Jewish life and beyond. We all benefit from the teaching and change-making that Keshet promotes.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet is the go-to organization for all things queer and Jewish. Besides their amazing programming, their staff is helpful and responsive in responding to requests for ideas, information and contacts. As someone working in the Jewish world (as well as a queer Jew), I definitely depend on Keshet.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know about Keshet on an organizational level because one of my friends is a staff person there. Keshet does a great job of offering leadership opportunities for new staff and within its membership base. It recognizes the importance of cultivating the leadership of its members as a way to maintain its long-term sustainability. They also offer diverse programming - from GLBTQ advocacy work to community building through Jewish practice and social outings. They are always busy on some project!

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet never fails to create a fun, inclusive, and welcoming environment. They always have the coolest events (I wish I had more time to attend them all!), and do great work toward the goal of full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All of the Keshet programming I've attended has been superb. As an ally, I look forward to lots more participation in the future.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet does amazing work to build a vibrant, caring, and inclusive community for queer Jews and allies. Their singles events are particularly fabulous!

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Home: supportive, inspiring, challenging, fun and empowering. The leadership is dynamic and knows its constituency and is part of it. Their transgender work is extremely important.