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!
February 28-March 1, 2020 in S. Pennsylvania (Baltimore/DC area.) Join with LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens to learn, grow, and celebrate Shabbat on the East Coast. Registration is now closed.
March 20-22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Join with LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens to learn, grow, and celebrate Shabbat on the West Coast. Registration is now open!
May 15-17, 2020, near Detroit, Michigan. Join with LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens to learn, grow, and celebrate Shabbat in the Midwest. Registration is open!
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!
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!
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!
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Register here for Keshet Shabbaton weekend retreats! Registration is open for the 2020 East Coast Shabbaton and the 2020 West Coast Shabbaton.
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