The Jewish Community’s Obligation to Trans Youth

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On March 1st, Keshet launched Kavod Achshav | For the Sake of Dignity: A Campaign for Trans Youth to mobilize the Jewish community in support of trans youth, in response to the recent federal roll-back of protections for transgender students in public schools. Joy Ladin underlines the urgency of taking action today to support trans […]

An Interview with Ilana Kaufman, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay JCRC

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Ilana Kaufman is a nationally recognized speaker, a Jewish community leader with twenty years of organizational development experience, and a published author of many articles, including, “What It’s Like to Be a Black, Gay, Professional Jew.” Keshet interviewed her about her work for the Jewish Community Relations Council and how the Jewish community can more fully embrace its diversity. Can you describe your […]

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Jews join in to show support

Posted Posted in Los Angeles News, NEWS

Love and acceptance were the day’s watchwords at JQ’s Trans Equality Brunch in Los Angeles; Caro Barkowitz calls for making congregations or Jewish communities trans friendly all year long. For most, the experience of growing up as the Jewish child of a transgender father is recognizable only as the plot of the television series “Transparent.” […]

The North Carolina Jewish Federations Stand Together for LGBTQ Inclusion

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The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (GA) in Washington, D.C. is an annual conference of thousands of North American federation leaders, Jewish philanthropists, agencies and Jewish organizations like Keshet. Attendees travel to the GA to meet, learn, and work together in support of the Jewish community. This year, speakers include the Honorable Ruth […]