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.

Psalm 7 Reimagined

For my Granddaughter, on the Revocation of Trans Healthcare Protections

Just a Seahorse Abba on Father’s Day

  From my earliest memories, I wanted to have children. I even had dreams and daydreams about finding abandoned babies ...

Ruth, Naomi, and Shavuot: Lifting Each Other Up to Create a Better World

One of my favorite traditions around Shavuot is the reading of the Book of Ruth. To me, it always jumps ...

A Mother’s Day Chat with Raffi and Marion Freedman-Gurspan

Raffi and Marion Freedman-Gurspan talk parenting, how their politics and LGBTQ activism informed their family life, and more! 

If I Would Have Known

As National Poetry Month ends, we are sharing a poem written by our Associate Director of Education and Training, Dubbs ...

Inheriting Hope as the Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors

This piece was originally published in the Forward. It is being republished here in honor of Yom HaShoah I come ...

Why is this night different from all other nights?: Passover resources for 2020

Each year at Passover, we start the retelling of our story of liberation by asking the Four Questions, beginning with ...

Resources for Trans Day of Visibility

Tuesday, March 31st, is Transgender Day of Visibility. It has been celebrated every year since 2009, and it is a ...

Our Divine Sparks

Tu B'Shvat, trees, and bringing holiness in to the world

Meet Essie Shachar-Hill, Chicago’s first full-time Keshet change-maker

Chicago’s first full-time Keshet trainer and educator brings leadership chops, a deep commitment to social change, and a love of bagels to new role