A Wider Bridge is now in our second year as part of the UpStarter program at UpStart Bay Area. UpStart supports new and innovative Jewish organizations that have demonstrated proven potential. As an UpStarter, we receive consulting and support that enables us to grow and expand the work of A Wider Bridge in ways that are effective and sustainable. Our participation in this program is a significant honor and a recognition of the importance of our efforts to create opportunities for LGBT Jews to engage with Israel and to strengthen the relationship between the LGBT communities of North America and Israel.
Our participation with UpStart is particularly notable in several ways. A Wider Bridge is the first ever organization with a focus on building engagement with Israel to be accepted into the UpStart program. And we are the only LGBT-focused organization currently in the program. Other organizations currently in the program include Moishe House, Kevah, Wilderness Torah and G-dcast. We benefit from the opportunity to learn from their experiences as well.
To learn more about UpStart and the UpStarter program, visit http://upstartbayarea.org