Keshet is a national organization that works for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. The organization equips Jewish leaders with tools to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, creates spaces for queer Jewish teens to feel valued and develop their own leadership skills, and mobilizes the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice. Keshet’s blog spotlights this work, as well as the voices of LGBTQ Jews, our families, and allies.
Last week we headed to Metro Detroit and the Twin Cities for two Keshet Leadership Project launch events!
The 35 organizations who joined us got a chance to learn about LGBTQ inclusion, and make a commitment to make institutional change in their communities.
In Metro Detroit, working with the local non-profit Stand with Trans and in partnership with the Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the University of Michigan, we met with 50 participants, representing 15 organizations, serving over 10,000 people. In the Twin Cities, in partnership with the Sabes JCC, St. Paul JCC, and JPride, we met with 80 participants, representing 20 organizations, serving nearly 54,000 people.
At @KeshetGLBTJews Leadership Project summit. Thrilled to see they’ve made a Jewish Heroes poster with Auntie @katebornstein. ❤️✡️🏳️🌈
— Aaron Lichtov 🔥 (@EpiceneEpicure) November 13, 2018
As part of the Keshet Leadership Project, each of these organizations has made a commitment to spend a year focusing on how to create change in their community in a real and purposeful way. Each organization creates an action plan, and will carry it out over the next year, while Keshet provides them with support and resources.
We are so excited to see how these organizations will put their plans in to action!
If your organization is interested in taking part in the Keshet Leadership Project, you can find more information here.