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Dear Friend,
I hope you will join me in New York City or online for Keshet’s OUTstanding! 2022 on the evening of Thursday, November 10. Or if you cannot join, I invite you to consider a donation to the organization. Keshet is near and dear to my heart. I care deeply about the organization’s mission to realize full LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. Below you can find all the info about the event, or you can visit

 OUTStanding! New York City. 11.10.2022


Dear Friend,

We are just days away! Please join us for OUTstanding! 2022 on Thursday, November 10 in New York City, and online everywhere!

Tickets, sponsorship, donation, and mazal tov ad options are here!

OUTstanding! 2022 is our annual gala to benefit Keshet, this year honoring four people who have made extraordinary contributions to advancing LGBTQ equality and justice in the Jewish community and beyond: Amram Altzman, S. Bear Bergman, Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife, and Carson Gleberman.

This year, you can join in-person in New York City, online in the Zoom room during two viewing parties, or by inviting friends over for OUTstanding! at Home!


Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan

15 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

6-7pm Strolling Dinner & Drinks  /  7:30-9pm Program & Dessert

Dietary laws observed / Festive attire / Accommodations upon request

Online Viewing Parties

7:30pm ET and 7:30pm PT




Ami Altzman, white, cis Jewish man, wearing glasses and a scarf, smiling at the camera


Amram Altzman has shaped the field of LGBTQ Jewish youth work for a decade with love, wit, and insight. As a teen, he started the first Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school, then helped to launch Keshet’s first LGBTQ and Ally Teen Shabbaton weekend retreat 10 years ago, and today is Keshet’s Associate Director of Youth Programs.
Bear Bergman, a white, trans Jewish man, wearing glasses and a suit and looking at the camera.


S. Bear Bergman is a groundbreaking writer, educator, and activist. The author of nine books and the founder of Flamingo Rampant press, Bear helped start the first-ever GSA and now advances equity in education and trans cultural competency in business, government, and non-profit arenas.
Keshira haLev Fife, a genderqueer Jewish POC, wearing a scarf and earrings, and looking at the camera.


Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife is a nationally known Kohenet (Hebrew priestess), community weaver, educator, musician, and speaker on Jewish spirituality, activism, and leadership. She co-led Keshet’s 2022 LGBTQ Jewish Youth of Color Collective.
Carson Gleberman, a white, cis woman with dark hair, smiling at the camera.


Carson Gleberman is a longtime Keshet board member, nonprofit leader, and ally who has been instrumental to Keshet’s growth and success over many years. She is also a Broadway producer and current board chair of Page 73, which supports playwrights such as Michael R. Jackson, Tony Award-winner for A Strange Loop.

Honorary Chairs

Gali Cooks & Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks

Seth M. Marnin & Rachel B. Tiven

Justin Rosen Smolen & Avi Smolen

Kohenet Dr. Harriette Wimms



Liz Alpern


Special Performance By




Learn more about our honorees

Review the OUTstanding! Covid Safety Policy


Please be in touch with Elana Ohl at with any questions. We hope to see you in New York or online in November and so look forward to honoring good work and celebrating together! The road to justice is so much sweeter in the company of good friends. Join us!



Idit Klein

President & CEO

Pronouns: she/her/hers


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