Our Programs

Summer Siddur Project

Keshet is publishing a youth-created siddur insert – and we want to hear from you!

Online Youth Programming

Join LGBTQ Jewish teens and young adults from across North America in one of our online programs!

LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton Retreats

Join our one of a kind Shabbat retreats for LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens.

Upcoming Events

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Event Calendar

Looking for community online and in-person in the near future? Check out all the great events that Keshet has coming up!

Created by LGBTQ+ Jewish Youth

Read Our Zine!

In Summer 2022, 40 LGBTQ+ Jewish youth ages 13-24 came together to create a zine, expressing the Intersections of being queer and Jewish. Check it out here! 

Asian & Jewish Like Me - Is Perlman

As a transgender Asian Jew, I often joke about how lucky I am to have multiple internationally-recognized, month-long opportunities to celebrate my identities…

Meet Sivan, a Keshet Participant who Created a Workbook for Kids to Learn about Gender & Judaism

We recently sat down with Sivan who created Transgender & Jewish: A Fun Guided Workbook for Kids, and reached out to Keshet because he wanted to share it more broadly…

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Tips from Students for Going Back to School

As LGBTQ+ Jewish folks, we deserve to always feel affirmed and celebrated for who we are in all spaces, including at school. As you head back to school, here are some tips…

Resources for Parents/Guardians of LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults


Support and Resource List for LGBTQ Teens and Allies

This printable resource offers helpful information and crisis support options for LGBTQ teenagers and their allies.

Supporting LGBTQ Youth During COVID-19

A resource for people working with teens that provides advice on supporting LGBTQ youth during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating LGBTQ-affirming online spaces.

Are you a parent or family member of an LGBTQ youth?

Find resources or a mentor if you need support as the parent or family of LGBTQ youth.

Here’s What Our Participants are Saying

“Keshet programming has definitely had an impact on my life. To start, it has made me feel even more proud of the intersectionality between my Jewish and LGBTQ identities. I have spoken and connected with other teenagers who identify similar to how I do, and hearing their stories and words of wisdom has been an amazing experience. I have learned so much about the LGBTQ+ community, and feel more driven to try to make a change locally!

“I’ve been attending Keshet events since the outbreak of the pandemic. Keshet has been a brave space for me and many of my friends in exploring our queer and Jewish intersectionality. I have been empowered from my Keshet experiences to both make and take space in my various youth groups…I am so thankful for my Keshet friends, mentors, and events I have attended as they made me feel seen, heard, and understood. I am now able to question myself and my identity in a supportive community of like-minded individuals.”

“I was able to remember how important being queer and Jewish is to me and I was able to freely and fully be myself with no judgments and no questions asked. Everyone is so amazing and kind and I feel so welcome. It’s such an important space for someone who lives in a place where I can’t openly and fully be myself.”

“Keshet youth programs helped me to further embrace and appreciate both my Jewish and Queer identities. They taught me how these two identities are not in spite of each other, but interconnected and to be proud and unapologetic of both. Keshet’s programs truly introduced me to a whole new world and opened my eyes to the sacredness of my trans and Jewish existence.”

“Keshet has helped me to feel comfortable in my own skin. This community has also taught me that identity is a journey and that the process of figuring out who you are is your beautiful and unique time to get to know yourself. It is no one else’s business but your own. Keshet has empowered me to create change as well! … Keshet teaches Jewish queer youth to support one another and make a more accepting world for everyone.”

“Keshet has helped me understand that you don’t have to choose between bracing your queer identity and your jewish identity. Keshet has made feel more encouraged and excites to connect with other queer jewish teens, and through that I have learned a lot about myself. Being able to associate with Keshet feels validating and empowering, and that I am not alone.”