For a class in a Masters program, Jen Phillips, Keshet’s CEO, explores Tikkun Olam, traditional Jewish texts and the connection to Keshet.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Providing for people’s emotional wellness has always been part of how Keshet supports people in our programs, and is now an important priority.
Experiencing GADOL’s book club gave me a lot of insight into the ways that our programming helps Keshet adults continue to live meaningful lives and create community in unexpected ways.
There are many simple things that we could be doing on a daily basis that would not only improve the lives of those with disabilities, but pretty much everyone. Inclusion and accessibility measures shouldn’t just be done at an organization like Keshet, but within every facet of our lives. And, once we can shift our attitudes to reflect this wisdom, we have the ability to enact real, meaningful change.
Our volunteers gain just as much as the participants that they work with and love hearing their stories. In honor of National Volunteer Month, let’s hear from one of our all-star volunteers Juliana Canastra about what volunteering with Keshet has meant to her.
We are thrilled to share the service opportunities our Keshet participants have been doing throughout the week of Good Deeds Day to help make a difference and #DoGood.
JUF recently provided Keshet with a grant for technology for our day schools. This investment is so much more than hardware and software; it has the potential to form meaningful relationships and a community of belonging for students.
Congrats to the recipients and thanks for all you do to bring these values to life at Keshet every single day!
This event was so much more than donors, fundraising, and celebrity cameos. Voices of Champions symbolizes a celebration of our ever-evolving community and all the people who continue to shape it.
If we are not doing more to ensure that every single voice is not only welcome, but heard, then we are simply not doing enough. Inclusion, though important, is no longer the end goal of our programming, rather it is the launching pad to ensuring that all Keshet experiences are a place where each member feels that they belong without hesitation.
As we continue living in the pandemic, encouraging mental health and wellness is a priority in all Keshet programs. A new coping skills group for adults provides practice and tools for managing emotions and feelings as life keeps changing.
Keshet as an organization does not plan any specific programming for JDAIM. If that sounds antithetical to who we are as an organization, it actually is not. It is in fact exactly because of who we are and what we do every day that we do not have specific programming for JDAIM.