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Review for Keshet Inc, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I first discovered Keshet toward the end of my college experience, I was so grateful to have finally found a community in which my whole self -- queer and Jewish alike -- was embraced, celebrated, and affirmed. At a personal level, Keshet has given me the confidence to be a change-agent in my community, and helped me to live a richer and more integrated life. Nationally, Keshet has been a pioneering force in creating GLBT-inclusive Jewish community through education and advocacy. Thanks to the work of Keshet, I know that my kids will be born into a Jewish community that is more open, loving, and proud.

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

the increasing number of "GLBT Safe Zone" stickers that appear in Jewish institutions.

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

create a GLBT-Jewish Fellowship program in memory of Harvey Milk.

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

participating in Equal Marriage rallies and having Queer Shabbat dinners with wonderful people!

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

warm, friendly, engaging, and exceptionally competent. I love the Keshet staff and volunteers. Idit Klein is just the kind of leader every community should have.

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

exponentially grow its staff, have offices in different cities to meet the needs of different communities, and do much more in less time!

Ways to make it better...

I had known about Keshet when I was in high school.

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

addressing the needs of multiple demographics within the Jewish community.

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

Keshet gives me hope that the world can, indeed, change ... in fact, it's already changing!

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Role:  Volunteer & I co-chaired the Greater Boston Steering Committee of Keshet and served on the Keshet Cabaret Committee.