Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brody's Notes... Keshet - Our Story

The author is the in-house writer at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan.

By Elizabeth Applebaum (Detroit, Michigan) MAR 17 | Keshet, a Boston-based agency working to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews are fully included in all parts of the Jewish community, recently hosted its annual Keshet Cabaret, raising more than $100,000 and premiering a new DVD:[ Link ]
With support from event sponsors Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Consulate General of Israel to New England, the Goddard House, the Harvey Milk Foundation and Temple B’nai Brith of Somerville, Keshet presented its fourth annual event, with honorees Stuart Milk and Patty Jacobson.
Keshet programs include the Hineini (“Here I Am”) Education Project, which trains and supports Jewish educators, clergy, youth and lay leaders to ensure that GLBT youth, families and staff are safe and affirmed in all Jewish educational and community settings; training institutes for Jewish educators and community leaders; produced the film “Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School,” chronicling the story of one girl's fight to establish a gay-straight alliance at her Jewish high school; and much more.