Hebrew for “People of the Rainbow” – this is a community within Temple Sholom of Chicago of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) men and women, as well as anyone who supports and embraces diversity.
"Any excuse to get to know other Temple members has always appealed to me. As Am Keshet president I get to organize several events a year that bring people together."
- Edwards Bice, Am Keshet President
The mission of Am Keshet is to foster awareness, outreach, and support for the Jewish LGBT community within the Temple, in our neighborhood, and around the world. At Temple Sholom, there is a continued commitment to LGBT social causes and our Temple Clergy proudly officiate and endorse same-sex Jewish weddings. This group is a natural extension of that welcoming spirit, as the Temple continues to support diversity and welcome everyone in times of celebration or of need.