Welcome. We’re so glad you’ve found us. Keshet has many resources for informal and formal Jewish educators alike.
Whether you’re looking for a workshop to learn how to create safe space for LGBTQ youth and address homophobic bullying, to deepen your staff’s understanding of the intersection between Jewish and LGBTQ identity, looking for ways to inspire youth to take a lead in combating homophobia in your community, we can help.
Resources and Best Practices
Wondering what to say if a teen comes out to you?
Here’s a good place to start
Looking for lesson plans you can use with teens? Or suggestions for ways to make your curriculum more LGBTQ-inclusive?
Check out our Resource Library for suggestions and activities as well as the Keshet store for posters, books, curriculum and other resources we’ve developed.
Looking for language for a comprehensive anti-bullying or anti-discrimination policy?
Here’s a sample non-discrimination and anti-bullying policy that can get you started. You can also find samples in our Resource Library under “Best Practices.”
Want to bring a queer text study to your class or a staff or faculty meeting?
Browse our collection of Torah Queeries, queer takes on the weekly Torah portion, or check out these texts from Rabbi Steven Greenberg’s book, Wrestling with God and Men.
What are the best ways to support LGBTQ youth in Jewish community?
Here’s an exercise you can do with youth to brainstorm the top 10 ways to build an inclusive community.
Have a great LGBTQ inclusive lesson plan or program description you want to share with other Jewish educators?
Tell us about it! We’re creating a library of activities and lessons that will benefit everyone working to create fully inclusive Jewish communities.
Looking for a job in the Jewish community where you can be your full self?
Check out our Equality Guide, a listing of hundreds of organizations and clergy that are committed to LGBTQ-inclusion.
Training, Workshops, and Consultation
We’ll design a training that addresses the specific needs of your organization. Learn about all of our trainings.
- professional development workshops
- a train-the-trainer intensive training
- workshops for teens
- community programs on LGBTQ issues
Seeking advice about a specific issue that has come up at your school or camp?
Contact us for a consultation.
Already know you want to bring a workshop to train staff at your organization?
Tell us what you want and we’ll start the ball rolling!
LGBTQ Educational Organizations
These organizations do great work in the secular community around equality and LGBTQ inclusion in schools:
Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
Gay Straight Alliance Network