San Francisco News

SF Synagogue Welcomes LGBT Refugees

Author: Matthew S. Bajko Published: February 16, 2017

Michael Chertok, president of congregation Sha’ar Zahav, is among congregation members who have offered to open their… Read more

Wiener Unveils LGBT Seniors Bill

Author: Matthew S. Bajko Published: February 2, 2017

LGBT seniors and HIV-positive people living in long-term care facilities throughout California would be protected from discrimination… Read more

Bill Seeks 3rd Gender Option

Author: Melody Gutierrez Published: January 26, 2017

Gay Jewish California state Senator Scott Wiener proposed a bill to create a third gender option on… Read more

What Trump’s Inauguration Means to this Jewish Lesbian Mother

Author: Melanie Nathan Published: January 20, 2017

Melanie Nathan, a lesbian activist from San Francisco and a friend of A Wider Bridge, wrote this… Read more

JCRC to Honor Mark Leno

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: January 18, 2017

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is scheduled to honor in February gay former California State Senator… Read more

Trip to Germany A Reminder of Our Duty to Speak for the Voiceless

Author: Becca Israel Published: December 22, 2016

A recent trip to Germany made queer Jewish woman Becca Israel more understanding of her Jewish responsibility.… Read more

Colorful life of influential artist in ‘Rainbow Logic’

Author: Saul Sugarman Published: November 3, 2016

Seth Eisen, a Bay Area-based teacher, choreographer and chronicler of LGBT artists, has created “Rainbow Logic,” a… Read more
On Sunday, November 6, at 3:30 PM, A Wider Bridge co sponsors a screening of the transgender… Read more

From rabbinical student to legislator to ‘next adventure’

Author: Dan Pine Published: October 13, 2016

Gay Jewish politician Mark Leno, representing California’s 11th State Senate district, finishes his term at the end… Read more

In The End, We’re All One Big Family

Author: Gal Alperovitch (translated by Yanir Dekel for A Wider Bridge) Published: October 13, 2016

Israeli gay activist Gal Alperovitch rediscovered Judaism during his visit to Congregation Sha’ar Zahav while traveling in… Read more