2016 Israel Mission

The ofiicial blog of A Wider Bridge 2016 LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel, November 10-19, 2016: News about the delegation, interviews with participants, point of views and shared experience on the trip.

Seeing Israel Through The Eyes of LGBT Non-Jews

Author: Jay Geller Published: February 16, 2017

Jay Geller, Member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College, participated in A Wider Bridge’s… Read more

Why I Decided to Educate Myself About Israel

Author: Mary DeBacker, Urban Planner Published: February 14, 2017

Mary DeBacker decided to join A Wider Bridge’s Mission to Israel in order to educate herself more… Read more
In November 2016 A Wider Bridge brought 30 prominent LGBTQ leaders from across the United States to… Read more

A Wider Bridge Allows LGBT Jews To Keep Faith

Author: John McDonald Published: January 18, 2017

Robert Boo, Chief Executive Officer at Florida Equality Park’s Pride Center was joined by Zehorit Sorek and… Read more

If Music Be the Food of Humanity, Play On, Play On

Author: Lynare Robbins Published: January 3, 2017

A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Mission to Israel alumna Lynare Robbins was inspired by a progressive and artistic… Read more

Jerusalem LGBT group sees ‘incremental’ progress

Author: Michael K. Lavers Published: December 7, 2016

Journalist Michael K. Lavers, who participated in A Wider Bridge’s LGBT Leadership Mission to Israel in November,… Read more

“Anthem Of Trans Authenticity”

Author: Dawn Ennis Published: November 29, 2016

Logo Channel’s popular blog NewNowNext features AWB 2016 Mission alumnus Summer Luk, calling her latest song “a… Read more

Hope, for Both the US and Israel

Author: Laurie Grauer Published: November 30, 2016

Laurie Grauer, Midwest Manager of Programs and Operations at A Wider Bridge, reflects on the organization’s 2016… Read more

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Talks LGBT Rights

Author: Michael K. Lavers Published: November 22, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro met with A Wider Bridge delegation and spoke about president-elect Trump… Read more

Quentin’s Finest Moments in Israel

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: November 21, 2016

Quentin Hill joined A Wider Bridge’s staff in August, and just came back from his first AWB… Read more