A Wider Bridge Mid-Atlantic

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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A Transgender Woman, Opera

‘As One’ opera, by Laura Kaminsky, tells a universal story about a transgender woman - inspired by an article she ...
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Dear President Trump

Openly gay Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Senior Rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C., wrote an open letter to President Donald ...
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“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 ...
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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” ...
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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 ...
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Normalizing Nuance

Monica Sass, President of Nice Jewish Queers at Washington University, is sad about the fact that many students in the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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