Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Other Holidays

Bring in the Jewish New Year with these resources!

Simanim / Ye’i Rasones for Rosh Hashanah
Simanim / Ye’i Rasones for Rosh Hashanah

Go beyond apples and honey with traditional and new foods for participatory magic! Created by Binya Koatz and daph ben david with Keshet.

Teshuvah Means Living Out Loud
Teshuvah Means Living Out Loud

A big theme of the high holidays is "teshuvah," often translated as repentance. But teshuvah can mean so much more; it can also mean honoring yourself for who you are.

You belong in the Jewish community. Intolerance doesn’t.
You belong in the Jewish community. Intolerance doesn’t.

Hear from the perspective of a queer trans Jew about identity and belonging in Jewish spaces.

From the Days of Pride to the Days of Awe
From the Days of Pride to the Days of Awe

The holy, sacred, and ancestral roots of Pride and the High Holidays: "Not only was I literally walking in the steps of these ancestors, I was walking with them."

BitterSweet New Year
BitterSweet New Year

Read this moving poem by writer Hayden Cohen.

Kol Nidre: Uncovering Our True Selves
Kol Nidre: Uncovering Our True Selves

Rabbi Barbara Penzner explores the concept of ‘nistarot,’ hidden thoughts and secrets, to illuminate the different ways Jews have had to hide parts of their identities throughout Jewish history, and the ways that LGBTQ people too have had to hide parts of their identities.

Ushpizin/ata, our LGBTQ Jewish ancestors
Ushpizin/ata, our LGBTQ Jewish ancestors

Invite Ushpizin/ata, our LGBTQ+ Jewish ancestors, into your sukkah.

Gender-Inclusive Aliyah Cards
Gender-Inclusive Aliyah Cards

Download these gender-inclusive aliyah cards for your Torah service.

Welcome! Find Your People!

Mazal Tov and Welcome! You Are A Blessing
Mazal Tov and Welcome! You Are A Blessing

Finding Keshet for the first time? Just came out? Finally bringing together your Jewish and LGBTQ+ selves? We are so glad you are here.

Equality Directory
Equality Directory

Find LGBTQ inclusive Jewish institutions and clergy here.

Resources for Synagogues and Organizations

Learn how you can make your Jewish community a place of inclusion for everyone.

Becoming a Welcoming Institution
Becoming a Welcoming Institution

Practical suggestions for your staff and greeters to help your Jewish institution become more welcoming to your diverse Jewish community.

LGBTQ+ Awareness Calendar – Fall/Winter 2022
LGBTQ+ Awareness Calendar – Fall/Winter 2022

Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays and important LGBTQ+ dates!

Statements of Inclusion and Non-Discrimination Policies
Statements of Inclusion and Non-Discrimination Policies

Sample language for different inclusion and non-discrimination policies, which you can adapt, adopt, and share with your own organization.

Institutional Self-Assessment/Audit Tool for LGBTQ Inclusion
Institutional Self-Assessment/Audit Tool for LGBTQ Inclusion

A tool to help identify what your community is or isn't doing as it relates to LGBTQ inclusion.

Professional Development, Training and Consultation, and Community Learning
Professional Development, Training and Consultation, and Community Learning

Keshet meets you and your community wherever you are in your journey to LGBTQ equality and inclusion, giving you the tools you need to take the next step forward.

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