Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts

Keshet

Website | Grade Levels 5-8 will learn about this organization

Mission
: works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community.
  • Keshet is the only organization in the U.S. that works for LGBTQ inclusion in all facets of Jewish life — synagogues, Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, summer camps, social service organizations and other communal agencies.
  • Through training, community organizing and resource development, they partner with clergy, educators, and volunteers to equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to be effective agents of change.
  • Keshet works for a world in which all Jewish organizations and communities are strengthened by LGBTQ inclusive policy, programming, culture, and leadership and where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives.
  • They… train for LGBTQ inclusion, create a safe space for LGBTQ teens and allies, build community for LGBTQ Jews, support families, produce LGBTQ resources, fight for LGBTQ civil rights.
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