Jewish youth group gets £10,000 LGBT ‘inclusion’ grant

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Jewish youth group gets £10,000 LGBT ‘inclusion’ grant

BBYO handed funding from National Lottery grant which will allow it to offer leaders professional training to support its members

Keshet UK Pride picture from 2017, with a Jewish member of the march wearing a kippah, alongside another with an Israel flag. (Jewish News)
Keshet UK Pride picture from 2017, with a Jewish member of the march wearing a kippah, alongside another with an Israel flag. (Jewish News)

A leading Jewish youth group has been handed a £10,000 National Lottery grant to
help its work supporting LGBT ‘Inclusion and Celebration’.

BBYO UK & Ireland (UKI) teenage leaders will receive professional training from KeshetUK and Jonny Wineberg, director of Community Futures Trust and #WeStandTogether, in LGBT inclusion and leadership skills.

The project will enable young people to work together to challenge prejudice, build their skills in collaboration and provide a foundation for building relationships through inclusion work.

Additionally, this award will be used to improve organisational infrastructure, enabling BBYO UKI to better evaluate its work and evidence successful outcomes for this and future projects.

Teen leader and national president, Matthew Buchalter, said: “Partnerships between our members and LGBT+ organisations help us to grow and build on our core beliefs. This step to further our inclusivity is a clear way to show the wider progress within Jewish youth, particularly in the UK and Ireland. I’m so excited to dedicate more time to ensuring every Jewish teen can benefit from the same experiences.”LISTEN to this week’s episode of the Jewish Views Podcast!

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