Keshet’s Vision:

Keshet envisions a world in which all LGBTQ Jews and our families can live with full equality, justice, and dignity.

Keshet’s Mission:

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We strengthen Jewish communities. We equip Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities; create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued; and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

Our story:

Not too long ago, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Jews were largely invisible in American Jewish life. Marriage equality wasn’t on anyone’s radar — certainly not on the radar of most synagogues and Jewish organizations — and there was not a single gay-straight alliance at a Jewish high school.

Keshet changed that reality. Founded in 1996 as a small, volunteer-run group in Greater Boston, Keshet is now a national organization with offices in the Bay Area and New York, in addition to our headquarters in Boston. We are the only organization in the U.S. that works for LGBTQ equality in all facets of Jewish life — synagogues, Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, summer camps, social-service organizations and other communal agencies. We have developed the leadership of LGBTQ Jewish teens, trained Jewish educators to prevent anti-LGBTQ bullying and celebrate LGBTQ Jewish identity, and mobilized Jewish communities to protect marriage equality and transgender rights.

What Do We Do?

LGBTQ Rights
LGBTQ Rights

Fighting for justice is a deeply Jewish act. Together, we rally the Jewish community to put our values into action by advancing LGBTQ rights nationwide.

LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton Retreats
LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton Retreats

Join our one of a kind Shabbat retreats for LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens to learn, grow, and celebrate who you are in a warm and vibrant community.

Keshet Leadership Projects
Keshet Leadership Projects

For every Jewish organization that seeks community-wide LGBTQ equality and inclusion. Join us for a year-long program of training and consultation.

Our People

Jobs & Internships
Jobs & Internships

Passionate about LGBTQ equality and inclusion? Check out what positions are available at Keshet!

Organizational Information

The Keshet Blog
The Keshet Blog

Guest and staff writers share their thoughts and experiences.

Keshet in the News
Keshet in the News

Click here to check out recent articles about Keshet's work, along with our press statements.

Racial Justice Commitment
Racial Justice Commitment

As we strive for justice and equity, learn how we are addressing the needs and elevating the voices of LGBTQ Jews of Color.

Organizational Values
Organizational Values

Keshet's organizational values are rooted in a Jewish ethical framework that mandates the pursuit of justice and the creation of compassionate, caring communities.

Finance
Finance

Information about Keshet's financials.

Shop Keshet!
Shop Keshet!

Show your Jewish LGBTQ Pride with these Keshet products!

Videos
Videos

Watch and learn with these LGBTQ Jewish videos.

Keshet Annual Reports
Keshet Annual Reports

Your support enables incredible growth and opportunity for Keshet, and we are proud to share our Annual Reports.

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Donate
Donate

Donate to Keshet. Your gift will support our life-affirming and life-saving work to bring LGBTQ equality to life in Jewish communities across the country.

Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

Keshet is committed to protecting the privacy of all of our constituents, including donors and program participants.

Keshet (קשת, KEH-shet) is a Hebrew word meaning both “rainbow,” a symbol of  LGBTQ pride, and “bow,” an instrument for action.

Keshet

National Office

284 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617.524.9227

New York Office

214 West 29th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

San Francisco Office

2370 Market Street
Suite 103, #270
San Francisco, CA 94114

Chicago Office

4700 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite B
Chicago, IL 60640