Activism and Allyship

Allies play a vital role in building a Jewish community that is fully inclusive of LGBTQ people. Whether you’re a parent, sibling, educator, or rabbi, stepping up and speaking out as an ally has never been more important. We invite you to explore our collection of resources to help you strengthen your activism as we work together to advance LGBTQ rights in the Jewish community and beyond.

To take action with Keshet, visit our Community Mobilization programs.

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The following terms are presented in three categories: sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. These three categories describe distinct areas of identity, and each functions independently of the other two.…

Ways to Respond When Someone Comes Out to You as Transgender, Nonbinary, or Gender-Expansive Congratulate the person. Say “mazal tov!” This is a big step towards living a more authentic…

Download this resource as a PDF. As Jews, we know what it feels like to be treated as outsiders. When we retell our ancient story of being enslaved by Pharaoh and…

  Download this resource as a PDF. Throughout the country, anti-LGBTQ+ politicians are advancing new anti-trans and anti-LGBQ+ policies. The basic rights and dignity of trans and LGBQ+ children, adults,…

As educators for LGBTQ+ equality and belonging, we hear a lot about allyship. We want to share some core definitions and tools with you to support your work in actively…

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Many events in Jewish life are accompanied by a ritual or ceremony. Our library of materials can help you find a meaningful LGBTQ inclusive text or interpretation for your event.


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Keshet was a game-changer for our camp! We now have crystal clear understanding of LGBTQ terminology and the confidence to use it. Our counselors are much more intentional about the language they use to express the gender diversity among our campers. Thanks to Keshet, our campers and their families know that they will be fully embraced for who they are.

Sheryl Kirschenbaum, Director of Surprise Lake Camp

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