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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

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

10

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

8

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

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.