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Idit Klein

ldit is a national leader for social justice with more than 25 years of experience in the non­profit sector. Since 2001, she has served as the leader of Keshet, the national organization for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. ldit built Keshet from a local organization with an annual budget of…

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Amram Altzman

Amram brings his passion for justice, experiential education, and art to his work creating vibrant, empowering Shabbatonim for LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens. A veteran of Keshet’s teen programs, Amram was a contributing writer for New Voices Magazine and a member of the community education team at Brandeis Precollege Programs…

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Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael

Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael serves as Keshet’s Director of Education and Training. Before Keshet, Micah had the position of  Coordinator of Community Chaplaincy with the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of St. Louis, where they provided personalized support, connection, and meaningful programming for individuals throughout the St. Louis community. His work…

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Jon Cohen

Jon is a national community builder with a commitment to LGBTQ+ rights. His work organizing diverse communities through an intersectional Jewish lens is inspired by the wisdom and experiences he has gained as a Gay, Mexican, Jew. As Keshet’s Director of Community Mobilization, Jon has mobilized Jewish institutions in all…

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Lanie Cohen

  Lanie is a strategic thinker, experienced advocate, and feminist killjoy who lives life with a deep commitment to tikkun olam. She brings her passion for community-building and intersectional analysis to her role as Community Mobilization Manager. Lanie believes that having hope for a better world is a revolutionary act…

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Zane Diamond

Zane brings a passion for Jewish life and LGBTQ+ equality and a penchant for logistics to the role of Keshet’s Executive Assistant. Zane’s love for Judaism, LGBTQ community, and the confluence of the two can be traced back to Zane’s experience participating in Keshet’s Shabbatonim for LGBTQ and ally Jewish…

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Suzanne Feinspan

Suzanne brings her background in coaching, facilitation, advocacy, and Jewish communal life to her job as Keshet’s Deputy CEO. Prior to joining Keshet, Suzanne worked with Avodah, running their DC Service corps, and in various national programmatic and management roles, including Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director. She also worked…

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Sarah Gill

Sarah has been a Jewish Educator, Public School Teacher, Environmental Educator, Outreach Director, and now, for more than a decade, Salesforce Administrator for nonprofits.  After these many years helping folks understand and be less overwhelmed-by their data and systems, but then leaving them after a year or so, she is thrilled…

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Jon Grabelle Herrmann

Jon welcomes you to make a donation to Keshet. He has been a fundraiser, nonprofit executive, and repeat entrepreneur for over 20 years. In past roles at Volunteers of Legal Service, USA250, Pre-K for PA, J Street, and as the founder of Campus Philly, Jon has raised over $25M from…

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Lenny Goldstein

Lenny keeps the i’s dotted and t’s crossed as Keshet’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive team member, where he oversees the organization’s finances and accounting systems. Prior to joining Keshet, Lenny served as Associate Director at Tufts Hillel, where he spent 18 years and lead the organization through a period…

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