Celebrating Hanukkah… A Time of Rededication


Just a few days ago, the leaders of A Wider Bridge joined many others in celebrating Hanukkah at the White House, where the menorah we lit was made by children from a mixed Jewish and Arab school in Jerusalem.  This menorah, with its rainbow of colors and diverse heritage, is a great symbol of the inclusion that we strive for with the work of A Wider Bridge — in North America, around the world, and in Israel.

As the holiday season and 2014 both draw to a close, we are proud to celebrate the growing international network of A Wider Bridge.  This year brought our work to more cities, with more programs, and a larger number of participants than ever before.  Our staff, lay leaders and volunteers are rededicating themselves to the work of enabling LGBTQ people and allies, Jews and non-Jews, to build deep and meaningful relationships with Israel.

There is a place for all of us in Israel, and we want to support Israel’s LGBTQ communities and leaders, whose efforts makes these relationships possible.  Please join with us in advancing our work, with your time, your skills, and your financial support.  We are building a movement that is rapidly gaining momentum — be a part of it in all the ways that you can.  And join us in Israel in June 2015, for our trip, for Tel Aviv’s first-ever global LGBTQ leadership conference, and for the amazing celebration that is Tel Aviv Pride!

Wishing you all the best for the holidays and 2015,

Arthur Slepian
Executive Director, A Wider Bridge