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Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017
Leading up to #GivingTuesday, A Wider Bridge shared our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of ...
How a High-Ranking Gay Navy Chaplain Retired With Pride
On the anniversary of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, Captain Jon Cutler, a Rabbi at Beth Israel Congregation of ...
Why Do White Supremacists Hate Jews? Because We Can Fight Them
Danya Ruttenberg, a rabbi-in-residence at Avodah, a Jewish service corps, says that a shift from relative peace for Jews in ...
“I Did Not March for Hate”
Former President Clinton's communications director and current president of the JAC Education Fund, Ann F. Lewis, was part of the ...
From Tel Aviv to Washington: Meet Shaliach Itsik Sayag
Gay 29-year-old Tel Aviv native Itsik Sayag, came to Washington to work as a Shaliach (an emissary) with the Jewish ...
WASHINGTON: Jewish Film Fest Offers More Gay Content
The 27th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival runs at various venues from Wednesday, May 17 through Sunday, May 28. The ...
Beyond the Bridge DC
Join A Wider Bridge and LGBTQ and allied supporters of Israel for a community cocktail reception featuring alumni of AWB's ...
He’s black, gay, married to a rabbi — and recording new music in Yiddish
Anthony Russell was using a Jewish text to express an African American experience. Now, that’s his career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pwUZ0gUGc A few ...
D.C.’s Paid Leave Bill
Joanna Blotner, campaign manager of the paid family and medical leave bill that the D.C. Council recently passed, talks about ...
A Transgender Woman, Opera
‘As One’ opera, by Laura Kaminsky, tells a universal story about a transgender woman - inspired by an article she ...
Dear President Trump
Openly gay Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Senior Rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C., wrote an open letter to President Donald ...
“Refusing to Choose” Forum Highlights Orthodox LGBTQ Activists
Michele Amira attended our “Refusing to Choose: LGBTQ and Orthodox in Israel”event at DCJCC. The event was held as an ...
Catching Up with Ben Rosenbaum
A network of LGBT Jewish D.C. groups are joining forces for “Oh Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel! 2016’s Queery Chanukah Happy Hour” ...
Pinkas—an example of inspirational activism
Peri Feldstein, a student at Washington University who coordinated the event with Israeli gay rights champion Etai Pinkas, answers "pinkwashing" claims ...
Monica Sass, President of Nice Jewish Queers at Washington University, is sad about the fact that many students in the ...
Gal Uchovsky comes to DC
The Jewish Federation’s inaugural Meet the Change Makers event hosts prominent gay rights advocate, Gal Uchovsky, on November 17 in ...
The Deadliest Poison: When Anti-Semitism Infects Liberalism
Publicly gay Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Washington's Adas Israel, used the stage at Yom Kippur to talk about the rise ...
Imagine Israel Podcast: Mom and Dads
Kobi Paz, co-writer and director of the hit Israeli TV series “Ima v’Abbas” (“Mother and Fathers”), about two gay men ...
Reinventing the Hebrew Language
The seven Habonim Dror camps, spread across North America, are pioneering a new gender-neutral form of Hebrew this summer. They ...
Barney Frank Warns America’s Respect for All Religious Traditions is Endangered
The Gay Jewish former-congressman says that one of the great threats in America is this recurring notion that we are ...
Standing Together, They Can’t Take Our Pride Away
Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, actor Omar Sharif Jr. and transgender Israeli lieutenant spoke at the first of its kind Embassy ...
Israel’s First Transgender Army Officer at Embassy Event
Lieutenant Shachar, first transgender officer in the Israel Defense Forces, spoke Monday night at a gay pride month event at ...
Israel Embassy in USA Holds First Pride Event
Israel marks Orlando massacre at first pride embassy event: "You are not alone. Israel stands with you," Israeli Ambassador in ...
Adas Israel hosts interfaith memorial service
Adas Israel Congregation organized an interfaith service to mourn the loss of 49 people in the terror attack at Pulse ...
I accidentally hired an Orthodox rabbi for my father’s funeral
Lesbian author Adele Levine thought she had made a mistake by accidentally inviting an orthodox rabbi to conduct her Jewish ...
LGBT Ethiopian Israeli activists visit U.S.
Three members of an LGBT Ethiopian Israeli advocacy group visited the nation’s capital last week as part of their trip ...
Lesbian Jewish author shares memoir
Jewish Lesbian author Leah Lax will make an appearance at the Library of Congress (101 Independence Ave., S.E.) in LM ...
LGBT Jewish group holds D.C. events
More than 60 people from around the world attended a series of events that the World Congress of GLBT Jews ...
Finding, and connecting with, our son’s sperm donor siblings
A lesbian couple who used a "Jewish sperm" to get pregnant and whose son was born on Passover, couldn't stop ...
LGBT Advocates to Attend Global HRC Summit
More than two dozen LGBT rights advocates from around the world are scheduled to attend a Conference summit next week ...
Israel Targeted by Hate Group for Being Pro-Gay Rights
On Sunday afternoon, as participants at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference made their way to the Verizon ...
Israel and DC Go Beyond the Bridge
Beyond the Bridge is the new global advocacy initiative of A Wider Bridge that works at the intersection of Israel ...
A Wider Bridge Goes to Washington
An LGBT Cheat Sheet for DC friends of AWB and AIPAC Policy Conference Delegates Saturday, March 19 - Monday March ...