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Keshet

Keshet is a grassroots organization dedicated to creating a fully inclusive Jewish community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews in Greater Boston and across the country. For more information, visit:

Website: http://www.keshetonline.org/
Members: 7
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2009

Upcoming Events at Keshet

APPLY NOW! Keshet's Training Institute for Jewish Educators
Learn How to Make Your Classroom/Youth Group/Camp GLBT-Inclusive!


May 31 - June 3, 2009
Pearlstone Retreat Center, MD

Apply online!


Join this national gathering of educators, clergy, youth professionals and community leaders to learn:
  • How to design and facilitate workshops on diversity and GLBT inclusion for faculty, staff, youth, and parents in Jewish educational institutions;
  • How to combat homophobia and other forms of bias in Jewish youth culture;
  • How to encourage and support youth leadership on creating inclusive communities and celebrating diversity;
  • How to identify and seize Jewish teachable moments to reinforce values of respect and inclusion;
  • How to use the Hineini DVD, Curriculum Guide, and other resources to create GLBT-inclusive educational programs.
  • Participants will work with Keshet staff to develop outreach and implementation plans to bring Hineini Education Project trainings and resources to their home communities and institutions. Sessions will address the specific needs of formal educators, youth group staff, and camp professionals. Facilitators include: Rabbi Steve Greenberg, Dr. Andrea Jacobs, Jacob Goodman, Eric Pliner, Naomi Less, and others. Sliding Scale Conference Fee $180 - $360 based on applicant’s resources. (Limited travel subsidies are also available for the first 20 applicants.) Space is limited.

    Applications must be submitted by April 13. Online application is available here.


    Contact Andrea at andrea@keshetonline.org or 617.524.9227 to receive an application by mail or email.

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    March 21, 2009: GRAGGER/NOISEMAKER!
    Workmen’s Circle Second Annual Radical Purim Party
    Celebrating Housing Justice!

    In Collaboration with City Life/Vida Urbana

    Saturday, March 21
    8pm-1am
    At SEIU Local 615
    26 West Street, 2nd Floor
    Boston, MA
    Sliding scale $10-20


    Music by Debo Band and DJ D’hana. Performance by members of the Boston Hoop Troop and the Grasshopper Collective.

    Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates liberation and invites us to dress up, come out, and spin the world on its head. This year, we will honor work that is being done locally to protect tenants’ rights and fight for affordable housing. The Gragger, the Jewish noisemaker, is traditionally used to drown out the name of our foes -- on March 21, we'll make some serious noise in a rowdy call for justice and joy! Join us.

    Music, circus arts, and political theater by local artists! All ages are welcomed. Come in costume!

    Order tickets before or pay at the door. Contact: 617-566-6281 or leah@circleboston.org

    This program is supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies

    Click here for the official website.

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    March 24, 2009: Transgender Working Group (TWiG) Meeting

    All are welcome!

    Details:
    Monday, March 24, 6-8 pm
    Keshet office, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

    Please RSVP to Elyssa at elyssa@keshetonline.org or 617.524.9227.

    Keshet’s Transgender Working Group (TWiG) works for transgender inclusion within Keshet and the greater Jewish community, offering educational programs and social support for transgender Jews and allies.
    Keshet works for the full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life. [http://www.keshetonline.org]

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    March 22, 2009: Family Bowling with the Keshet Parents' Group

    Bring the kids - or just act like one - and help us kick-off our new Keshet Parents' Group. Whether your specialty is strikes or gutter balls, you've gotta love those funny-looking shoes.

    Details:
    Sunday, March 22, 2-4 pm
    Lanes and Games, 195 Concord Tpke. (Route 2 E), Cambridge, MA
    Cost: $4.75 game (per person), $3.00 shoe rental

    RSVP by March 19 to Elyssa at elyssa@keshetonline.org or 617-524-9227.

    Keshet works for the full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life. [http://www.keshetonline.org]

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    March 27, 2009: March Shabbat Potluck

    Keshet's Shabbat potluck was such a success that we're making it a regular event. Join us the last Friday of every month for a relaxed Shabbat meal. Bring a favorite vegetarian dish to share. All ages welcome!

    Want to host a dinner? Contact Elyssa at elyssa@keshetonline.org to reserve a date.

    RSVP by March 26 to Elyssa.
    Check back in March for location and time!

    Keshet works for the full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life. [http://www.keshetonline.org]

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    April 5, 2009: Keshet 20s/30s Group Pancake Brunch

    Ahhh, Sunday -- the time for sleeping in, reading newspapers, and having some delicious brunch. Join the 20s and 30s crowd for a lazy morning of pancakes, fruit, and good company.

    Details:
    Sunday, April 5, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Keshet member's home, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    Cost: $5

    RSVP for contact info by Thursday, April 2 to Elyssa at elyssa@keshetonline.org or 617-524-9227.

    Keshet works for the full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life. [http://www.keshetonline.org]

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    April 19, 2009: Beer Tasting with Keshet

    Seeing as the Keshet office is in an old brewery building, it's about time we had a beer tasting event! Join us for an evening of fine brews as our beer expert imparts some hoppy knowledge.

    Details:
    Sunday, April 19, 7:10-8:30 pm
    Keshet member's home, South Boston, MA
    Cost: $15

    RSVP for contact info by Tuesday, April 14 to Elyssa at elyssa@keshetonline.org or 617-524-9227.

    Keshet works for the full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life. [http://www.keshetonline.org]

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    April 24, 2009: April Shabbat Potluck

    Bring a favorite vegetarian dish to share and join other Keshet members for a relaxed Friday night meal. All ages welcome!

    Want to host a dinner? Contact Elyssa at elyssa@keshetonline.org to reserve a date.

    RSVP by April 23 to Elyssa.
    Check back in April for location and time.

    Keshet works for the full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life. [http://www.keshetonline.org]


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