I count on Keshet to keep me abreast of pertinent issues in the Jewish queer community that represent particular points of view. I frequently direct my social work students to Keshet for articles and commentary that I believe may be relevant and stimulate dialogue.
Keshet does amazing work to increase inclusion in the Jewish community for Jews who identify as LGBTQ. As a professional in the slightly different but very much related field of Jewish inclusion for kids with special needs, they inspire me every single day, and have been incredible partners in making the Jewish community accessible to all.
Keshet identified a need in the community (that being both the LGBTQA and Jewish communities individually) that was not being addressed. As a member of both communities, I know that there really hasn't been much space for intersectionality. It is important for members of the LGBTQA community to know that their sexual orientation does not rob them of their Jewish identity and that they can be fully embraced by everyone. Keshet is working on the important work within the system to ensure that Jewish organizations, day schools and synagogues stand up for all of their members.
What Keshet has created is a must for anyone concerned about making each child feel safe to learn in all of our educational environments. This is not just about GLBT inclusivity – this is reframing the way we look at constructing educational spaces. Keshet’s training should be mandatory for every teacher, educator, counselor and youth worker in the Jewish community.
Keshet combines direct service to GLBT Jews in Greater Boston with local and national advocacy for full inclusion by Jewish institutions, especially schools. That's a winning and effective combination.
Keshet is an organization that is transforing the American Jewish community. It has incredibly strong leadership, strategic thinking, and can handle the follow-through necessary to run a national organization - it's well-worth any investment of time or money!
time is short, and my admiration long: but the point is that work Keshet does to increase awareness and create a civil society is beyond works. the menu does not allow for mulitple roles....but I am a professional, donor, and personal fan of the organization. In this day and age, Keshet provides a steady north star vision for the world, which we so sorely need. thanks.
Working with Keshet has remained a pinnacle experience of how working with an engaged nonprofit can yield brilliant, extraordinary results. I adore these people.
We in the Boston area are fortunate to have Keshet as a community service, training and educational organization. I work with college students and Keshet has helped the GLBT and friends community over the years. They assist with training, make visits to campus to discuss issues that are pertinent to the campus community and have volunteers who are always available to come in for educational programs. I appreciate their strong volunteer base and the commitment that Keshet has to the greater Boston Jewish community.