A Wider Bridge Chicago is the Midwest hub of A Wider Bridge (AWB), an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for LGBTQ people in North America to engage with Israel and its LGBTQ communities. AWB leads missions of LGBTQ leaders to Israel, brings Israeli LGBTQ leaders and artists to programs across the U.S. and Canada, and publishes a daily online magazine exploring the intersections of LGBTQ and Jewish life, in Israel, North America and around the world. We are excited to be bringing this work to Chicago and the Midwest.
But AWB Chicago is even more than that. We will also be continuing the important work previously done by Gesher Chicago, providing opportunities and information to help Chicago’s LGBTQ Jewish community connect more deeply to Jewish life and Jewish peoplehood.
We are pleased that Laurie Grauer, who founded and led Gesher Chicago for the last five years, is now leading the Midwest efforts of A Wider Bridge as our Manager of Midwest Programs and Operations.