HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
“Thank you so much for coming to talk with us. I came out of the closet two months ago. Listening to your story of raising a family gave me so much hope for the future. I’m glad you came to talk to us.”
— Teenager at a Colorado synagogue
We hope you’ll join us. All of our programs and events are open to LGBT Jews and allies. Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
While much of our work takes place in Denver and Boulder, we have also hosted events and partner with institutions in Fort Collins, Evergreen, Westminster, Colorado Springs, and Vail. Learn more about all of our programs, groups, and events below.
For up-to-the-minute news on all things LGBT and Jewish in Colorado, check out our Colorado Facebook group.
In 2010, Keshet merged with Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. The Denver- and San Francisco-based Jewish Mosaic was a leader in Jewish institutional change, community-based research, and resources on GLBT Jews.
Our friends at the Hebrew Educational Alliance have graciously invited us to a collaborative Shabbat service and potluck at the Goldberger Youth Center (right across S. Ivanhoe from their main building). There will be a lovely traditional…
Are you excited about Boulder Pride and wish you could celebrate with a bunch of other LGBTQI and allied Jews? Join Keshet, Nevei Kodesh, Bonai Shalom, Har Hashem, and the Boulder JCC for a collaborative Pride Shabbat experience in Boulder!…
From singles mixers to Shabbat dinners to our new Salon Series, our events offer opportunities for LGBTQ Jews to celebrate and (re)connect with their Jewish identities, engage in Jewish learning, and grow as leaders in the Jewish community. All of our programs and events are open to LGBTQ Jews and allies.
All of our events are planned by a small group of dedicated and fun-loving volunteers.
When big questions arise about our work in the area, we turn to these community leaders.
Meet our Greater Boston Steering Committee… Learn More
Join the Parent & Family Connection »
The Keshet Parent & Family Connection is a peer-run support program for Jewish parents and family members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Jews.*
Meet the members of the Colorado Parent & Family Connection
What we provide:
Parent mentors provide confidential peer support by phone, email, video chat, or in person for parents and family members dealing with any stage of their family member’s coming out process, and for young adults who are struggling with how to tell their parents and other family members about their identities.
Who are the mentors?
The mentors are Jewish parents and family members, spanning the gamut of Jewish identities and affiliations from secular through Orthodox. Mentors have children… Learn More
Looking for ways to make your Jewish institution safe and inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help.
For over 10 years, we’ve trained and supported Jewish educators, clergy, program staff, camp professionals, youth, and lay leaders to ensure that LGBTQ youth, families, and staff are safe, affirmed, and celebrated in all Jewish educational and community settings.
We believe that providing leaders and staff with knowledge, skills, tools, and resources is the key to creating long-term and sustainable change.
Learn more about our trainings »… Learn More
Though we boast one of the only out gay congressmen, Colorado is still lacking many basic protections for LGBT citizens. Keshet provides a Jewish voice for LGBT rights in the broader Colorado community.
Civil Unions Bill
In collaboration with One Colorado and the Interfaith Alliance, Keshet organized Jewish community support for a civil unions bill in the state legislature. We are especially proud that the Jewish Community Relations Council voted unanimously in favor of the bill and included it in their lobbying efforts. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill in March 2013, marking a dramatic shift in Colorado, where in 1992 voters approved a ban on discrimination protection for gays and in 2006 made gay marriage illegal under the state constitution.
At 12:02… Learn More
The Colorado Parent Committee provides community and mentorship to Jewish… Learn More
Our Planning Team is made up of dedicated volunteers who plan… Learn More
Our new Young Adult Committee coordinates social, educational, and social-action… Learn More
From social events to education to activism, we have something for everyone! Tell us what you are interested in and we’ll take it from there.