UK Jewish communities have a proud tradition of investing in organisations enabling young people and young adults to explore identity and community through peer led informal education. KeshetUK works with these organisations to support young leaders to create spaces where the needs of LGBT+ young people are met so they can feel valued and respected.
What we offer youth and young adult organisations
- Pre-camp training on sessions including, but not limited to: being an effective ally, creating brave spaces and tackling bystander behaviour (those who witness an event/action but do not act)
- LGBT+ inclusion training
- Context specific leadership training
- Other learning activities with the Jewish youth movements, synagogue youth groups, young adult groups and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).
- Meeting with individuals such as rabbis, staff - in confidence where necessary - to increase their understanding of what including Jewish LGBT+ people and their families could look like
Our recent work
KeshetUK delivered training for youth leaders (madrichim) at at each movement's camp venue to approximately 200 people, at five sites in England and Wales. These sessions looked at LGBT+inclusive programming, being an effective ally, the timeline of Jewish LGBT+ activism and tackling bystander behaviour.
Bespoke programming including