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LGBTQ and Ally Teen Shabbaton

Join us for a weekend of fun, community and learning for and by Jewish LGBTQ and ally teens! Meet new friends, learn about LGBTQ organizing and identities, and celebrate Shabbat with a warm, vibrant community of LGBTQ and ally teens and adults.

These peer-led Shabbaton weekends of learning, Jewish ritual, and community building are open to LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens grades 8-12.

Registration costs $54, including programs, meals, lodging, and group transportation from select points (more information here.)  Limited scholarships are available for airfare and registration costs.  Contact us at for more information.

  • East Coast Shabbaton:  March 1-3, 2019, Capital Retreat Center, Waynesboro, PA. Registration closes February 1 or when we reach capacity.  (This program has a had a waitlist in recent years, so early registration is encouraged!)
  • West Coast Shabbaton:  March 15-17, 2019, Brandeis-Bardin, Simi Valley, CA. Registration closes February 22 or when we reach capacity.
  • Women and Girls Shabbaton:  May 31-June 2, 2019, Camp Avoda, Middleboro, MA.  Registration will open in early February 2019.  Open to participants in grades 8-12 who identify as women and girls.
  • Leadership Intensive Shabbaton:  September 6-8, 2019, Ramah Darom, Clayton, GA.  Registration will open in early March 2019.
  • Post High School Shabbaton:  September 20-22, 2019, Perlstein Retreat Center, Lake Delton, WI.  Registration will open in early March 2019.   Open to LGBTQ and ally young adults ages 18-24.  
  • Trans Shabbaton:  November 2019 (exact dates TBA), San Francisco Bay Area, CA.  Registration will open in late March 2019.  Open to participants in grades 8-12 who identify as trans, non-binary, and/or genderqueer.  


NY-New York City / Westchester / Long Island, US-Mid-Atlantic, US-Midwest, US-Northeast, US-Pacific Northwest, US-Southeast, US-Southwest, US-West
Additional Cost Information
Participants are asked to pay a $54 registration fee, as well as cover their travel costs. We do have limited schoalrships available to help defray the cost of travel and registration. Please contact Justin Rosen Smolen, Keshet's National Director of Youth Programs, at or (646) 838-4429 for more information.
Scholarships Available
Start and End Dates
03/01/2019 to 03/03/2019
03/15/2019 to 03/17/2019
05/31/2019 to 06/02/2019
09/06/2019 to 09/08/2019
1 week
Program Type
Residential Program
Advocacy, Jewish Study, Social Justice