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A Wider Bridge’s First-Ever LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit: Photo Blog
On Sunday, May 6th, A Wider Bridge Held its first-ever LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit with students from the Chicagoland area ...
Nuance and Dialogue: Israel on Campus
AWB Campus Engagement Fellow Eli Cohen writes about the delicate journey engaging fellow students in dialogue with Israel, which led ...
A Wider Bridge Presents: LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit on May 6, Chicago
A Wider Bridge is the LGBTQ non-profit organization that builds meaningful and sustainable relationships between the broader LGBTQ, Jewish, and ...
“When They Go Low, We Go Haifa” AWB Tour in Chicago
The AWB Tour with Adi Sadaka and Arnon Allouche from the Haifa Communities' House continued in Chicago with a stop ...
Chicago LGBTQ Leader Is Encouraged By Israel’s Blood Ban Reversal
Julio Rodriguez, the Board President of the Association of Latino/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA), writes his strong support for Israel's recent ...
Wrapping up 2017: Top Stories of the Year!
We've been reviewing our most notable accomplishments of the past year, and wanted to share them with you. This is ...
Talleen Abu Hanna: Let Me Tell You About Pinkwashing – I’m Not Here to ‘Wash’ Anything
Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, recently completed a 10-day speaking tour of the United States. While in Chicago, ...
Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017
A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of Chanukah, we celebrate ...
Transgender Christian-Arab Model Talleen Abu Hanna at Northwestern University
Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, is currently in the United States for a 10-day speaking tour. Yesterday, she ...
AWB’s Quentin Hill Reflects on the Successful Iowa Launch Party!
AWB's Northeast Manager Quentin Hill blogs on the successful launch of A Wider Bridge Iowa, as he returned to his home state ...
Talleen Abu Hanna (Miss Trans Israel 2016) in the U.S. this Week!
Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016 is currently on a speaking tour across the United States. The beauty queen, ...
Chicago Recap: How Can We Support Israel’s LGBTQ Communities?
On October 25, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the bar Sidetrack in Chicago to address how we can support LGBTQ ...
Chicago: Community Briefing on LGBTQ Rights in Israel
Join us in Chicago as we learn how to become agents for change in promoting equal rights for LGBTQ citizens ...
Chicago: Hidden Stories of Holocaust History
A Wider Bridge's Laurel Grauer is on the host committee for the "Hidden Stories of Holocaust History" benefit event on November ...
Detroit Jewish LGBT Group Talks of Empowerment
About 30 members of Jewish Detroit’s LGBT community gathered at Ferndale’s Local Kitchen and Bar to listen to how three ...
Gay Israeli TV Chef Talks Food and Marriage
Israel’s leading culinary journalist Gil Hovav, who is gay, recently chatted with the Windy City Times' reporter Matt Simonette. Hovav ...
Yigal Guetta: A Haredi Politician Who is Different
Journalist Marcy Oster, who covers the Middle East for the Cleveland Jewish News, praises Israeli politician Yigal Guetta for attending ...
LGBT, Jewish Communities To Host Event Bridging Gap Between Both Groups
CBS Detroit highlights A Wider Bridge's event tonight in Farmington Hills. “Refusing to Choose, LGBT, Jewish, and Pro-Israel”, being held this ...
A Wedding in Israel Should be a Happy Occaision
Journalist Cliff Savren argues that eliminating the Orthodox monopoly on marriage will benefit everyone, including same-sex couples. Yochai Werman and ...
Conversations With Author Danny M. Cohen
How does fiction help and hinder how we remember history? Is it possible to fictionalize history -- with the goal ...
Dyke March Incident of AWB’s Laurie Among Top 10 Moments that Mattered to Jews in 5777
Back in June, Midwest Manager of A Wider Bridge, Laurie Grauer, was kicked out from the Chicago Dyke March for ...
LGBTQ and Jewish: Photovoice Project
What does it mean to be Jewish and queer? What strengthens or hinders your involvement in the Ann Arbor and ...
Orthodox Lesbian is Running for Knesset in Feiglin’s Party
Lisa Liel was inspired to become more observant by the late MK Rabbi Meir Kahana, who spoke about Jewish pride ...
Rabbi Shoshanah Conover Receives Award from Chicago Board of Rabbis
Rabbi Shoshanah Conover, a member of the AWB Chicago Metro Council, recieved an award for her contribution to society and ...
Queer Jews to be Honored at the JUF Annual Meeting
Ellie Spitz and Michael Oxman among young Jewish leaders and professionals to be honored at Federation Business Meeting (From left) ...
Queer Black-Mexican Rabbi Shares Her Unique Point of View
Ramona Hernandez-Perez is a queer, female Black-Mexican rabbi with stories to tell. Hernandez-Perez is in her 60s and is a ...
Governor Rauner Approves Ban on Use of LGBTQ Panic Defense
Gov. Rauner signed the panic defense ban on Friday afternoon, with the birth certificate modernization bill. Illinois is now the ...
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 ...
What’s the Matter With Chicago?
Gretchen Rachel Hammond asks how did a city that gave us one of the nation’s most thriving Jewish communities become ...
Gov. Rauner Signs LGBTQ Public Service Bill
At a time when federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans are being rolled back at the ...
For Lesbian Couple, Creating Jewish Home is Part of the Job
Rabbi Megan GoldMarche and her wife Paige are likely the first queer couple hired "to be a family to the ...
Brave Conversations: Steps to Create Positive Change in Our Political Discourse and Social Justice Initiatives
Following the Chicago Dyke March incident in June, the staff of A Wider Bridge embarked on a dialogue tour, answered ...
“I Don’t Feel Safe in My Transgender Community Because I’m Jewish”
At a time when film critic and activist Danielle Solzman doesn’t feel all that included in the Chicago Orthodox community ...
SlutWalk Chicago Backtracks, Will Allow Zionist Symbols at Event
The organizers of Chicago’s annual SlutWalk announced that Zionist symbols would be allowed at the August 12 event, overturning an ...
Three Queer Jews Made it to Chicago’s Jewish 36 Under 36 list
Alex Entratter, Ben Halbig and Jamie Greenbaum, all members of YLD Pride, made it to the 2017 annual Chicago’s Jewish ...
The 7th Annual Shabbat On The Lake
Join us for the 7th Annual Shabbat On The Lake Friday, July 21 @ 5:30pm Waveland Clock Tower | Addison ...
ADL Demands Apology From Chicago LGBTQ March Organizers After Jewish Participants Ejected
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on organizers of a Chicago LGBTQ pride march to apologize after three women were ejected ...
TAKE ACTION! Call on the Chicago Dyke March for Full Apology and Affirmation of Inclusion
#StopTheHate TAKE ACTION Sign the Petition - Click Here Email the Chicago Dyke March - firstname.lastname@example.org Share the Petition - ...
Gay Pride Marchers With Jewish Flags Told to Leave Chicago Parade
Jewish people celebrating LGBT Pride in Chicago were told not to display Star of David flags because other people found ...
PRESS RELEASE: LGBTQ Jews Dismissed from Chicago Dyke March
A WIDER BRIDGE CONDEMNS THE EXCLUSION OF LGBTQ JEWS AND ALLIES FROM THE CHICAGO DYKE MARCH We are deeply disturbed ...
A Wider Bridge Chicago is A JUF’s Breakthrough Fund Recipient!
For the fourth straight year, JUF's Breakthrough Fund is funding leading-edge local programs and initiatives that meet local human needs, ...
Transgender woman shares her life story in a new documentary
Ramona Hernandez-Perez, 65, a Black-Mexican-transgender rabbi and native Chicagoan, studied in Jerusalem for six months through a joint effort by ...