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.

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SEX: A person’s assignment at birth, based upon primary and secondary sex characteristics (genitalia, breasts, body hair, chromosomes, hormones, etc.) as male, female, or intersex. GENDER IDENTITY: A person’s inner…

WAYS TO RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE COMES OUT TO YOU AS TRANSGENDER  Congratulate the person; Say “Mazel Tov!” This is probably a big step towards living a more authentic life Thank…

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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 Suprise Lake Camp
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