||Jewish LGBTQ group expands in Chicago
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Keshetthe nation's largest organization working for LGBTQ equality in all facets of Jewish lifehas expanded in Chicago with the addition of a full-time staff member, a press release noted.
Essie Shachar-Hill recently came on board as Keshet's first full-time education/training manager in Chicago.
In November 2018, Shachar-Hill helped launch the Chicagoland Keshet Leadership Project, with 22 local organizations participating in the inaugural cohort. The year-long program equips participating organizations to critically examine their policies, programming and culture and to take tangible steps to becoming more LGBTQ-inclusive in these areas.
In addition, Shachar-Hill, a licensed social worker, works as the Maggie's Place specialist at Mishkan Chicago, and runs an online group called Tzelem for trans and nonbinary Jewish teens across the country.
See KeshetOnline.org .
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