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Keshet Inc

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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

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of the board of JPride, a nonprofit in San Diego that has a similiar mission to Keshet Inc., the advise and guidance by the Keshet staff to our organization has been invaluable. Their role in helping other similar organizations around the country is part of their success in providing the tools and training to enable our organization succeed. Keshet is wonderful role model for all other nonprofits with an outreach to the LGBT communities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Keshet when I was seeking a spiritual and politically active gay Jewish community. Though I was at the time living in Vermont, the staff at Boston-based Keshet made me feel immediately welcome. The organization was instrumental in connecting me to others like myself, as well as in providing me pathways for local action in my community and continuing education and spirituality in my life. The organization is stepping forward nationally in a way that no others have to-date. Keshet is vital to our building wholistic spiritual community in a highly divisive age.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without a doubt Keshet is the one organization I have been involved with which has made a critical difference in the lives of LGBTQ individuals and their families. Literally on a shoestring Idit Klein has spearheaded the growth of Keshet and has created a local,national and international organization which has changed attitudes, developed awareness and educated community leaders and made the world a much more acceptable place for LGBTQ people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is an amazing organization that does valuable work! My own experience and that of many people I know has been exceedingly positive.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is led by its greatest asset - Idit Klein. Her leadership is superb. The organization has supplied great speakers for my former temple, helps with program ideas, and is a pleasure to work with. its own events are well run and a pleasure to attend. Keshet deserves generous national support in its great mission.