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  

I have had many opportunities to serve on non-profit boards, but Keshet is the one that truly holds to their mission. I am a proud Jewish woman and a proud mother with a gay daughter. These two elements are powerful forces in my life. For me, the two are one. With a energetic staff, a super-hero executive, outstanding volunteers and generous donors, Keshet is completing their goals with hugh success.
Keshet is making a difference with educations and engaging events. Bravo, Keshet,
Ann Falchuk

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet is the best investment I have made, both philanthropically and in terms of energy spent as a volunteer bread member. Keshet has saved lives, has helped stop bullying in schools, and brought many disenfranchised Jewish people back into the community. Bravissimo!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet works in the Jewish community all over the United States. It saw there was a need to be more inclusive and because of their amazing work, there is more understanding and tolerance in the community. They have a small staff but because of the commitment they make a hugh difference.


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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

It goes without saying that I sleep better at night knowing that Keshet is doing the hard work to build a more inclusive Judaism.

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

Quadruple the size of the staff to bring its work everywhere that Jewish community exist.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Seldom do you see an organization that models the very values it teaches -- empathy, compassion, tolerance and respect. Keshet has taught us all to be more accepting of ourselves and others. It has given a home and a voice to so many LGBTQ community members who felt displaced, misunderstood, and powerless. It is no wonder that Keshet has become a leading change agent in the Jewish community and beyond.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet is an amazing organization on account of its passionate, thoughtful, dedicated, and innovative staff. The staff's, donors' and program participants' ability to connect to Keshet's mission and to implement real change and inclusiveness in Jewish communities of all denominations and throughout the country has transformed Keshet from an idea of a few people just over 10 years ago to a thriving national organization. I am honored to be a part of it.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet leads the way in the next generation of smart, highly connected, impactful work. If you're someone who wants to claim your full identity -- both Jewish and queer -- Keshet provides the resources and connections to make this happen. And the space being created in the "mainstream" Jewish community for GLBT inclusion and celebration is impressive. Thanks, Keshet

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet has grown over the past decade from a local community and advocacy group to become THE leading national go-to for Jewish agencies, synagogues, et al for resources and training to become inclusive. This credibility and reach has come through the strategic and thoughtful approach of a dynamic staff and volunteer base and is enabling Keshet to make remarkable strides in advancing a vision of a Jewish community that is truly inclusive and to, in the same breathe, protect and support all of our LGBT kids.

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

Help it to do more on the ground deep change work in more local communities.

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Likely

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet is among the most effective non-profit organizations on the Jewish communal landscape for its clear mission and easily measured outcomes. If 10 years ago, few Jewish institutions were open and welcoming of LGBT Jews, today, a Jewish institution that does not consider LGBT Jews full and equal members is considered an outlier in need of transformation.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Keshet is one of those charities where the staff, although professional are focused on their mission 24/7. It is a pleasure to see donations so carefully managed and so much good done day to day

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

dedicated beyond belief

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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