Being a teenager is hard. For queer Jewish teens, the social pressures to fit in or the anxieties of standing out may feel even harder — especially in a world where homophobia, transphobia, and anti-Semitism are on the rise. At Keshet’s Shabbat retreats, LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens are able to exhale; to find their place and their voice as emerging Jewish leaders. Together, they build meaningful friendships, engage in deep Jewish learning, and return home to build a world we can all be proud of. Participants pay a subsidized rate of $54 – and need-based scholarships and travel subsidies are also available!

Check out this video about Keshet’s LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbatonim!

The health of our community is of paramount importance to us and therefore we must cancel the West Coast Shabbaton in accordance with the direction of health authorities. We look forward to celebrating Keshet’s work with you in the future.

Upcoming Shabbaton Weekends

Young Leaders Shabbaton
Young Leaders Shabbaton

August 28-30, 2020. Explore ideas that animate us as LGBTQ Jewish leaders and gain skills we can bring home to create change in our communities. Registration will open this spring!

Midwest Shabbaton
Midwest Shabbaton

October 16-18, 2020, near Detroit, Michigan. Join with LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens to learn, grow, and celebrate Shabbat in the Midwest. Registration will open soon!

Shabbaton for 18-24 year olds
Shabbaton for 18-24 year olds

November 13-15, 2020. Join with LGBTQ and ally Jewish young adults for a weekend of celebration, leadership and community building in beautiful Wisconsin! Registration opens this spring!

Trans Shabbaton
Trans Shabbaton

December 4-6, 2020 near San Jose, California. Designed for and by trans, non-binary, and genderqueer Jewish teens. Build trans community and celebrate this special weekend together. Registration opens this spring!

Shabbaton FAQ
Shabbaton FAQ

You have questions? We have answers! Check out these answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Shabbaton Registration
Shabbaton Registration

Register here for Keshet Shabbaton weekend retreats! Registration will open soon!

Shabbaton Videos
Shabbaton Videos

Check out these videos from Keshet's LGBTQ & Ally Shabbaton Weekend Retreats!

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