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.
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.
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.
For every Jewish organization that seeks community-wide LGBTQ equality and inclusion. Join us for a year-long program of training and consultation.
Guest and staff writers share their thoughts and experiences.
As we strive for justice and equity, learn how we are addressing the needs and elevating the voices of LGBTQ Jews of Color.
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