Join us to celebrate our community’s progress, dignity, and power.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

6:00 – 9:00 pm ET

Newton, MA / Online

Newton Collaborative Jewish Campus

1860 Washington Street, Newton

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Landres Courage for Dignity Award Honorees

Rabbi Daniel Bogard and Rabbi Karen Kriger Bogard founded Camp Indigo Point, a camp for trans, gender-expansive, and LGBTQ+ kids that brings together 150+ campers from 30+ states for two life-changing weeks each summer. They are leaders in an interfaith organization led by Missouri clergy aimed at stopping bills targeting the LGBTQ+ community. The Rabbis Bogard serve together on the rabbinic team of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, MO.

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss and Russel Neiss are leading advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the Jewish community and against anti-trans legislation in Missouri and across the country. They have testified frequently in Jefferson City, MO, and Washington, DC, together with their 12-year-old son, about the experiences of trans youth and the impact of hateful laws. Their efforts have been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times. Rori is the Executive Director of the St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council, and Russel is the Senior Product Engineer at Sefaria.

Hacham Lev Award Honorees

Dr. Jenny Siegel is a nationally recognized leader in trans health. She is the Medical Director of the Transgender Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also serves as Lead for Health Equity and Community-Based Education for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an academic general internist. Dr. Siegel is a leading clinical educator in graduate medical education focused on health equity and LGBTQ+ health.

Michael W. Twit­ty is an award-winning Jewish, Black, Southern, and gay culinary historian and educator. In 2023, he received the Everett Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion Jew­ish Book of the Year Award for Kosher­soul: The Faith and Food Jour­ney of an African Amer­i­can Jew. He is also the author of The Cooking Gene, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year and the writing category. His nationally acclaimed writing focuses on cultural awareness and the interconnectedness of humanity through a lens of food security, activism, and culinary justice.


Liz Glazer
Emcee and Comedy

Musical Performance

Nate Looney
Panel Moderator

Is Perlman
Panel Moderator


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Honorary Chairs

Ginna Green / Jennifer Levi / Rabbi Becky Silverstein and Naomi Sobel


Carson and Joseph Gleberman

Stars of Keshet

Anonymous / Robert Holgate / Rabbi Becky Silverstein and Naomi Sobel


Susan Bernstein / Stuart Kurlander and David Martin


Dr. Joséphine Altzman / Jeremy Burton / The Covenant Foundation / Shoshana Dweck / The Gendler – Szabo Family / Idit Klein and Jordan Namerow / Aliza Lifshitz


Ms. Marjorie Epstein Aloni / Rabbi Noah and Tammy Arnow / Eric Pliner and Jonathan Bloom / Borenstein Family / Wendy and Ross Born / Mrs. Judith Breakstone / Clergy of Temple Israel of Boston / Susan Wolf Ditkoff & Family / Lauren and Bill Gabovitch / Jill Goldenberg and Sidney Kriger / Eli and Sheri Gurock / Douglas Hauer and Jack Gilad / Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation / Liana and Michael Krupp / Tracey and Michelle Labgold / Mimi Lemay & Family / Rabbi Adina and Andi Lewittes / Stephanie and Yair Listokin / Rabbi Suzanne & Andy Offit / Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, National Council of Jewish Women / Lori and Adam Simon / Elizabeth Schwartz and Lydia Martin / Nancy and Howard Smith

Host Committee

Ms. Marjorie Epstein Aloni / Rabbi Noah and Tammy Arnow / Dr. Joséphine Altzman / Alyx Bernstein / Borenstein Family / Mrs. Judith Breakstone / Michael Jacoby Brown and Jessica Goldhirsch / Sara Riedner Brown and Stephen Brown / Jeremy Burton / Clergy of Temple Israel of Boston / The Covenant Foundation / Susan Wolf Ditkoff & Family / Sandi Dubowski / Shoshana Dweck / Ethan Felson and Daniel Schapira / Brynna Fish / Sue Fischlowitz and David Roberts / Lauren and Bill Gabovitch / The Gendler – Szabo Family / Carson and Joseph Gleberman / Jill Goldenberg and Sidney Kriger / Lenny Goldstein and Tom Formicola / Ellen Grubert and Janis Lippman EllenandJanis Real Estate Team / Eli and Sheri Gurock / Debbie and Jamie Heller / Oren Henry and David Rak / Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Susan Freedman / Idit Klein and Jordan Namerow / Rabbi Claudia Kreiman / Ari Kristan and Suzanne Adamczak / Liana and Michael Krupp / Stuart Kurlander and David Martin / Tracey and Michelle Labgold / Joy Ladin and Elizabeth Denlinger / The Langer Family / Mimi Lemay & Family / Rabbi Adina and Andi Lewittes / Aliza Lifshitz / Rabbi Ellen Lippmann and Dr. Kathryn Conroy / Stephanie and Yair Listokin / Nahma Nadich and David Belcourt / Rabbi Suzanne & Andy Offit / Dara Papo / Rabbi Jonah Pesner and Dana Gershon / Rabbis Joshua Rabin and Yael Hammerman / Jason Rosenberg and Seth Radin / Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, National Council of Jewish Women / Elizabeth Schwartz and Lydia Martin / Lori and Adam Simon / Nancy and Howard Smith

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Click here to join as an OUTstanding! 2023 Host Committee member or sponsor.

Sponsors make a leadership donation to Keshet ranging from $1,800 – $25,000 and are recognized in all event materials. Sponsorship packages include tickets (for Boston or online) and a Mazal Tov ad in the digital program journal.

Host Committee members are recognized in all event materials, sponsor the event, and are invited to help spread the word to potential attendees or donors.

Click here to join as an OUTstanding! 2023 Host Committee member or sponsor.

Thank you to our OUTstanding! 2023 sponsors and Host Committee members. Your support makes our work for LGBTQ+ equality possible.



Where: In Boston at the Newton Collaborative Jewish Campus, 1860 Washington St. Newton, MA 02466 and Online. Online attendees will receive a Zoom link to the program, which will take place from 7pm – 8:30pm.

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When: Thursday, November 9th, 2023 / 6pm – 9pm Eastern Time

  • 6pm-7pm ET: Strolling Dinner
  • 7pm – 8:30pm ET: Program
  • 8:30pm – 9pm ET: Dessert

Parking/Transportation: Free parking is available on-site at the Newton Collaborative Jewish Campus, and there is free street parking nearby. Additional, paid parking is available at Woodland Station Parking Garage (1940 Washington St, Auburndale, MA 02466). You can also access the Campus via the MBTA Green Line, a seven minute walk from the Woodland Station. 

Attire: Festive cocktail attire

Seating: Please be aware that during the main program, all guests will be seated. During the strolling dinner, there will be limited seating available. Guests can request a seat during the strolling dinner in the “Accessibility” section of the ticket purchase form or by emailing us at [email protected]

Guided by our shared Jewish values and commitment to universal human rights, Keshet strives to honor the dignity of every person. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our community across racial and religious identities, religions, cultures, ethnicities, classes, origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, and the spectrum of neurodiversity. We are working to host an inclusive and joyous event for our community to celebrate and participate.

Event Accessibility
In an effort to make OUTstanding! 2023 welcoming and inclusive for all guests, we will be providing the following:

  • Online participation via Zoom
  • Ramps and wheelchair-accessible pathways
  • ASL interpreting and live captioning (available upon request)
  • A dedicated “Quiet Space” that is removed from the main event space
  • Pescatarian, Kosher menu with labels indicating gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free foods; Full ingredient lists available upon request.

We would also love to hear from you about how we can make OUTstanding! 2023 a great experience for you! Please note any accessibility requirements, questions, or concerns on the ticket purchase form, or reach out to us directly at [email protected].

Spread the Word!

OUTstanding! 2023 is even more fun when you bring a friend! Please visit our OUTstanding! 2023 Outreach Resource Page to access social media posts and a sample email to share with friends, family, colleagues, and community members.


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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.


See Keshet’s 2022 Annual Report

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