Keshet merges with Jewish Mosaic

June 25, 2010

By The Jewish Advocate

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The Jewish GLBT organization Keshet is merging with Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

“Keshet will have the capacity and expertise to do high level research and assessment work on GLBT issues,” said Idit Klein, executive director of the Jamaica Plain-based group. “For example, if we wanted to commission a study of Massachusetts synagogues, with the incorporation of JEwish Mosaic into Keshet, and the addition of their executive director, Gregg Drinkwater, we will have someone on staff who has this kind of expertise.”

The move will expand Keshet’s geographical reach, with an office in Colorado and a staff person in San Francisco. The organization will keep the name Keshet.

Klein will be executive director. Drinkwater will become deputy director and oversea the new research and publications department.

Jewish Mosaic is a project of Jewish Funds for Justice. It recently released the book, “Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible.”

Funding for the merger came from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and The Natan Fund.