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.

Five Things That Make Us Go Ummm

In the course of our work to create and nurture welcoming, inclusive, Jewish communities, we have the privilege of working ...

Bind These Words

Jews read sections of the Torah each week, and these sections, known as parshiyot, inspire endless examination year after year. ...

Jewish, LGBT And Looking For…: Your One-Stop Shop for Jewish Institutions

Looking for a day school that offers materials listing “Parent 1/Parent 2” instead of “Mother/Father”? Want to find a synagogue ...

Joy Ladin’s Door of Life

Talking to Joy Ladin is like speaking with your favorite professor from college — the one who wove words in ...

Say Hello to “Bye June”

It’s not a stretch to call it an Internet sensation — a gorgeous music video about two (same-sex) swans who ...

History, Memory and the Making of Community

Each week Jews read sections of the Torah, known as parshiyot, inspiring endless examination year after year. Each week we we ...

A Queer Jewish Summer Reading List

It’s summertime, and the days are long —what better time to catch up a little on your reading? Writer Chanel ...

A Voice in the Desert: An Interview with Linda Sue Friedman

This summer, Chaplain Linda Sue Friedman was installed as President of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico — the first ...

Harvey Milk Hits (Off) Broadway: A Q&A with Lesléa Newman

A retired kosher butcher, his young lesbian writing teacher, and a letter from the heart: Lesléa Newman’s short story, “A ...

Documenting Queer Jews: An Interview with Caryn Aviv

In June 2002, Queer Jews came out in a big way. A collection of essays, memoirs and cultural analysis co-edited ...