Keshet

From queer text study and institutional inclusion to profiles of queer clergy and youth voices, the Keshet blog features new ideas and reflections by and for LGBTQ Jews and their allies. The blog is produced by Keshet, a national organization with offices in the Bay Area, Boston, and New York that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

A Letter to My Younger Self Series: Jordan

Part 6 of a longer series of posts in which members of the Keshet community write letters to their younger selves. Today’s letter is written by Keshet’s Communications Associate, Jordan Pelavin.

Sukkot, Security, and Transgender Rights

This Sukkot help us spread the word that the sukkah and the state of Massachusetts should both be safe places ...

The Kids Are Alright: Last Weekend’s Summertime Shabbaton

A Report Back from Keshet's LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton

Keshet’s LGBTQ & Ally Teen Summertime Shabbaton

An interview with Youth Programs Associate Ami Altzman

“Waking Up” to help my Trans Neighbors

We have just entered the month of Elul. As we prepare for the High Holidays, this is a time for ...

Notes from the Field: Jewish Community Canvass to Protect Trans Rights in Massachusetts

This past Sunday afternoon, the Massachusetts Jewish community showed that it’s ready, willing, and able to flex its muscle in ...

DC’s Mr. Nice Jewish Boy 2018 – Jeremy Sherman

We were thrilled when we heard that Nice Jewish Boys of DC would donate the proceeds of their Mr. Nice ...

We’ve Been Here Before

Trans Rights in Massachusetts Recalls Prop 8 in California

Ode to Spontaneous Selves

  It was Fall the first time I asked my mom if I looked handsome, about halfway through my process ...

Report Back: How It Went Down at Keshet’s Defending Transgender Equality Town Hall

An energized crowd of over 150 people, from 40 organizations, turned up for Keshet’s Defending Transgender Equality Jewish Community Town ...