Keshet Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   138 reviews

Address:

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Idit Klein is a visionary leader, someone who has brought consistent and thorough leadership to the Boston community in general and to GLBT in particular. Through her work at Keshet she has expanded the network of communal understanding and empathy, education and focus to a growing awareness for inclusion. To be part of the network of support enhances our understanding of an organization who has managed growth and vision simultaneously to produce great results. I am honored to be part of the effort.

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

expanding its' base of support

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

Getting to work with idit.

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

Superb, intelligent, hard working dedicated

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

COntinue to expand its' horizons and help more young people negogiate the shoals of inclusion

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2009-5-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I have seen Keshet come from a local Boston non-profit for the benefit of the Gay/Lesbian/Bi/ Trans community into a nationally known organization , educating, servicing and supporting the young LGBT person and also the general Jewish community. I support their successful efforts financially and spiritually.

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

thier reaching out to the larger non-Gay communiity and educating

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

they have alsways included me in their projects

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

Warm,welcoming and intelligent.

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

save many lives and change many minds.

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2009-3-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

Keshet is a wonderful organization that works to make the larger Jewish community more welcoming and inclusive of the GLBT community. I first became acquainted with Keshet when I attended a speed dating event they held many years ago. It was really fun, and whaddaya know? - I met my partner there! So, yes, I am one of several (dare I say, "many?") love connections that Keshet has made. Also, at this point, Keshet really is my primary tie to the Jewish community, and of course to the Jewish GLBT community in Boston because Keshet is the foundation of the Jewish GLBT community in our city. So, I am indebted to Keshet in many ways, and I applaud their work - their mission, their trainings, "Hineini," etc. Because of Keshet, I am able to live more openly in both my Jewish and queer identities.

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

its diverse programming and at the annual Keshet Cabaret, where one can see the Keshet community and its loyal supporters.

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

how there's a place for everyone.

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

energetic, dedicated, smart, innovative, creative, and kind.

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

make the world much safer and even more welcoming for the Jewish GLBT community, especially the youth.

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2009-6-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

Keshet is an amazing organization whose work has made a huge impact on the inclusivity of the Jewish community. The consultations and trainings that Keshet conducts with clergy and lay leaders help to ensure that GLBT Jews can fully integrate their identities. Moreover, the Hineni film and curriculum guide have been used to discuss issues of diversity, pluralism, and the changing nature of Jewish law in Jewish camps, day schools, and congregations.

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

passionate, intelligent, and committed. Keshet's achievements and impact are directly related to the enthusiasm and drive of the executive director, Idit Klein, and the incredible staff she has assembled.

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7 people found this review helpful

I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE KESHET ORGANIZATION AND ITS MISSION. I KNOW IT WILL HELP MANY AND I PREY THAT MORE WILL PEOPLE WILL GET INVOLVED IN ITS CAUSE. GOD BLESS.

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

MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT FROM THIS ORGANIZATION

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

Ways to make it better...

MORE PEOPLE WERE TO GET INVOLVED

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7 people found this review helpful

I am very happy and honored to be able to help Keshet help people find happiness and fulfillment in the Jewish Community. Keshet employees are hard working, dedicated and are performing Tikkum Olam.

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

talking to employees.

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

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

their warms.

Ways to make it better...

it ncould not be better!

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8 people found this review helpful

I love Keshet--they are doing amazing work both locally in Boston and nationally. Keshet is at the forefront of the civil rights battles of ours time: equal marriage and transgender equality.

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

their effective political action at the state level, and national education initiatives through the Safe Schools project.

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

continue the great work that Keshet does and expand the national programs.

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

opportunities for political action.

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

amazing people!

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

expand its reach across the country and set up local affiliates in states across the country

Ways to make it better...

they had more resources to do their great work.

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

funding, funding, funding.

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

funding is always a challenge for non-profits that rely on donors and foundation support. Keshet has done a good job of building a diverse funding base.

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2009-6-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I'm always thoroughly impressed with Keshet's work and look forward to their upcoming projects. I guess that's pretty similar to my feelings on Seth Rogen, but he doesn't do an amazing job with community outreach and LGBT inclusion. Though he should!

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

the community

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

friendly attitude

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

extremely helpful and well versed in their jobs

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2009-6-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I think Keshet is wonderful organization because it helps bring the Jewish community together. It allows individuals who are normally left out, to feel welcome and a part of a group.

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7 people found this review helpful

An amazing organization that has added much to the Boston Jewish Community. Between the release of their heartwarming film Hineni to their work for safe space within Jewish schools and summer camps, they have brought a new understanding of diversity to Boston. I have watched this organization grow in numbers and strength through wonderfully innovative staff and volunteers.

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

creating safe space and innovative programming for the Jewish GKBTQ community

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

Dedicated

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

reach out across the country to help those who need a voice and a presence.

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