As LGBTQ+ Jews and allies, each of us is unique. This Passover, the Keshet team shares seder plate foods and objects to represent our communities. And we pursue justice and equality through Keshet’s Starfruit Seder Donations Appeal.

Share your own food/object and what it means to you on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using #MyKeshetSeder


“I chose a starfruit to represent the unique and energizing community of Jews in Florida who are taking action against oppressive anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.”

Jon Cohen (he/him)
Keshet Director of Community Mobilization
Miami, FL



“Rhubarb’s bright pink stalks are unapologetic and eye-catching, with a sour-sweet flavor that’s not for everyone. As a femme, queer woman, I want to channel that same unapologetic energy in the bright and colorful ways I express myself and embrace the unique flavor I bring.”

Talia Makowsky (she/her)
Keshet Communications Manager Baltimore, MD


“Rambutans have a spiky, threatening exterior that belies a sweet, tender interior, reminding me of the simultaneous resilience and tenderness within communities of queer and trans Jewish youth of color.”

Is Perlman (they/them)
Keshet Youth Engagement Intern
New York, NY

Apple Butter

“Growing up in Southern Indiana, my hometown hosted an annual apple butter festival. It brings back memories of home, and the sweet and spice of trans Jews in the Midwest.”

Issac Young (he/him)
Keshet Midwest Youth Engagement Manager
Chicago, IL

Vegan Collard Greens

“I chose vegan collard greens to represent queer, Black Jews. Collard greens have been a source of sustenance for Black Americans in the South, both during and after enslavement, and remain a staple of soul food to this very day.”

Chaim Ezra Harrison (he/him)
Keshet Communications Manager Detroit, MI


“Every opal is unique and within the stone is a rainbow of colors. To me, this symbolizes the brilliant, beautiful, and resilient people within our LGBTQ+ communities everywhere.”

Davia Loren (she/her)
Keshet Board Member
Seattle, WA

Mustard Seed

“16th Century Kabbalist Moshe Cordovero compared the universe to a mustard seed. May the bitter spiciness of deli mustard remind us as trans Jews that in our communal grief there is also life.”

Jay Smith (they/them)
Keshet Chief Communications Officer Northampton, MA