Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community.
Our work is guided by a vision of a world where all Jewish organizations and communities are strengthened by LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programming, culture and leadership, and where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives.
We partner with leaders of national and local Jewish organizations and synagogues, offering workshops and trainings that give communal leaders the tools, skills and confidence to put LGBTQ equality into practice.
We create opportunities for LGBTQ Jewish teens across the country to come together, develop proud, LGBTQ Jewish identities and build leadership skills to advance change in their home communities. We equip Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces in which queer Jewish teens feel valued and, together, take action for LGBTQ rights nationwide.
We call on the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice and take action collectively to advance real breakthroughs—from securing marriage equality to transgender civil rights.
We are an open resource of best practices and educational materials on the intersection of Judaism and LGBTQ equality for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge or apply those resources to their own community.