Temple Israel's LGBT and Allies Network
Keshet is the Hebrew word for rainbow. The rainbow flag is a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) pride, social movement, and community.
KESHET Israel was formed to provide a network for Jewish members and allies of the LGBT community of Columbus and Temple Israel.
Allies are defined as our friends and families who support and accept the LGBT community and/or someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment for the LGBT community.
NOWLEDGE - Receive information through presentations, guest speakers and gatherings on topics that pertain to the LGBT community.
MPOWERMENT - Develop plans of action to inform attitudes, values and beliefs and combat discrimination, bias and stereotypes within ourselves and others.
OCIAL - Gather for fun and friendship through a variety of events, including monthly KESHET Nosh.
EALING - The coming-out process of discovering oneself and sharing with your family and community can be a difficult road. Find support to help guide you now, heal from the past, and build strength for the future.
DUCATION - Provide information to our community about a variety of topics that pertain to the LGBT community.
IKKUN OLAM - Perform mitzvot (good deeds) as a group by volunteering in our community, lobby for change, and work with partners in the community and Temple Israel to make a difference.
For more information on upcoming events, please email Rabbi Mars.