Keshet

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.

We Remember and Honor through Action

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Parashat Vayera: What About Isaac?

There are many things I love about our tradition, the idea of midrash, of study and story, is chief among ...

A Coming Out Day and Simchat Torah Letter to a Younger Me

National Coming Out Day was established on October 11, 1988, as a commemoration of the Second National March on Washington ...

An Attack on Our Dignity

I am deeply troubled that Justices Thomas and Alito took steps to dismantle marriage equality on their first day back ...

Yom Kippur and Rebuilding

If this were a normal year, I would be preparing for one of the most powerful moments of prayer in ...

The Many Traditions of Rosh Hashanah

Reflections from Keshet Staff About Celebrating the New Year

Bending Toward Light

The poem below is entitled Bending Toward Light. It is liturgical(ish); invoking the Barchu and Yotzer Or, as seen through ...

Choosing Judaism: Nonbinary Existence

I can say with absolute certainty that I was queer before I was Jewish. I was born to Jewish parents, ...

It’s Time to Catch Up on Joy and Resilience

Our interview series is home to great conversations with some incredible LGBTQ Jews

Stonewall Avot v’Imahot

Please rise, as you are able, in body or in spirit for our queer ancestors: Marsha, Stormé, Sylvia, our forebears whose ...