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First Time Marching in the Celebrate Israel Parade; Why You Should March Too
Last year I went to the Celebrate Israel Parade for the first time as a spectator and watched with pride ...
Fire Island Pines Summer Cocktail Party – August 11
Openly Gay New York City Council Members Lead by Example, Visit Israel on a JCRC Trip
We thank openly gay New York City Council members Corey Johnson and Ritchie Torres for visiting Israel last week through ...
Week Two: The Generation Zahav Tour Continues!
The A Wider Bridge Generation Zahav tour continues this week on the East Coast! If you're in Florida, New York ...
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 ...
AWB Presents Generation Zahav: LGBTQ Seniors’ Advocacy and Community in Israel
A Wider Bridge presents a series of talks across the U. S. featuring Sara Sweiry and Robin Rosenbaum of Beshela, ...
A Radical Act of Resistance: Being Queer and Zionist in 2017
AWB’s Northeast Manager Quentin Hill blogs about being a proud radical, queer Zionist in these troubling times. We are living in troubling ...
A Wider Bridge 2017: Sold-out Success!
On December 6, 2017, A Wider Bridge and the New York LGBTQ, Jewish and pro-Israel communities gathered together for our ...
Three Weddings; One Action for Marriage Equality in Israel
Meet Ori and Alona - two women who cannot get married to each other in Israel because same-sex marriage is ...
NYC: Gay Advisor to Mayor of Tel Aviv, Yaniv Waizman, Speaks About “The Best Gay City”
He’s in his early 40s, a member of the Tel Aviv City Council, and responsible for all LGBTQ issues in ...
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 ...
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, ...
We Can’t Use the ‘Z’ Word! World Jewish Congress and AWB Host Discussion – How Can We Bring Zionism Back into the LGBT Discourse?
The World Jewish Congress teamed up with A Wider Bridge for a special discussion on the experiences of pro-Israel LGBT ...
In Between: Empowering Tale of Three Palestinian Women Sharing A Flat in Tel Aviv
Maysaloun Hamoud's debut feature film In Between is an empowering tale of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv, each fighting ...
Journalist Mark Stern on the Chicago Dyke March Fiasco and Creeping Anti-Semitism
"There is no reason why LGBTQ people and their allies cannot be proudly Jewish and proudly Zionist. " Journalist Mark ...
New York: The US Premiere of Israeli Lesbian Film Montana at New Fest
The US premiere of Montana, a lesbian film from Israel will take place at NewFest's 29th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival ...
New York: LGBTQnZ – Pride, Zionism, & Inclusivity Event on October 26
As many of us have observed over the past several months, it has become increasingly difficult for supporters of Israel ...
We Built Temporary Homes for Hurricane Survivors. It Was Very Jewish.
A Wider Bridge Leadership Mission alumna Hannah Simpson joined the Red Cross as a volunteer to help accommodate coastal evacuees ...
New York Premiere: Film on Israel’s Queer Scene at Margaret Mead Festival
The New York Premiere of "A Queer Country," a film on the contradictions and complexities of Israel's thriving queer scene, ...
Remembering Edie Windsor: America’s Most Valiant Jewish Woman
Peter Fox, a magazine writer who focuses on LGBT issues and Jewish identity politics, mourns the passing of Edie Windsor ...
Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88
A Wider Bridge mourns the loss of Edie Windsor, a true hero of the modern movement for LGBT equality. Her ...
Off-Broadway’s AFTERGLOW Releases New Block of Tickets into November
The surprise summer hit AFTERGLOW, written and directed by American-Israeli playwright S. Asher Gelman, has opened-up a new block of ...
Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?
Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years ...
We Stand By Free Speech
Josh Sayles, director of the Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, says that people don't want ...
Tamar Eisenman: On an Imaginary Bridge Between New York and Tel Aviv
When she wakes up in New York, it is midday in Israel, and she sees all the messages from her ...
Farewell, Bill Hoffman
William M. Hoffman, who died at age 78 on April 29, was an important and beloved figure in at least ...
Columbia student council votes down BDS referendum
A student council at a Columbia University college voted not to add a question asking about support for the Boycott, ...
Why Would An Anti-Gay Church Picket Yeshiva University?
It's ironic that a hate group that usually targets gays and lesbians, went -of all Jewish places- after Yeshiva University, that has been ...
YU Students Meet Westboro Protest
Yeshiva University became the unlikely location for the latest protest of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based group that has ...
Anti-Transgender Bus Invades New York City
A new bus in New York City spreads ignorance and transphobic messages. Transgender advocate and A Wider Bridge's Israel Mission alumna ...
Martin Sherman on Gay History, and More
A new interview with gay Jewish playwright Martin Sherman, whose latest work, "Gently Down the Stream," is currently in previews ...
How to make a Jewish activist
Steven Goldstein of Teaneck, new head of the Anne Frank Center, talks about his life. Not that many of us ...
LGBT@JTS: New York Conference
A conference, concert, and celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of the Jewish Theological Seminary decision to admit openly gay ...
First Ever LGBT Booth in Annual Aliyah Fair
For the first time ever, the Israel Mega Event—an annual Aliyah fair taking place in New York City—included a stand ...
We Must Speak Louder Than Ever Against BDS
Assaf Weiss, a Graduate Student at Columbia Law School, says we must protect American campuses from the BDS movement and the violence ...
LGBT Jews show support for Muslims
House of Peace, Jewish-Muslim outreach initiative of LGBT congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York, gathered to greet worshippers at ...
Protecting Transgender Students in New York
Gay Jewish Senator Brad Hoylman wants to strengthen the Dignity For All Students Act to make sure – among other ...
Andy Cohen is “the Latest Jew Crush”
He's a role model for members for the LGBTQ community, a do gooder and a Bar mitzvah beast: NY Blue ...
How a Hasidic rabbi came out as trans woman
Yisroel Stein is no longer an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, married or male. The only American Hasid to come out publicly after ...
Being an Openly Gay Student at Yeshiva University
Moshe Brim writes about enrolling Yeshiva University, or as he puts it, "jumping into what expected to be homophobic shark ...
When The Times (Finally) Recognized Gay Unions
In 2002, Steven Goldstein and Daniel Andrew Gross' partnership was the first same-sex union to be announced in the New ...
Arrested Gay Rabbis Speak Out
Following their arrest at the Manhattan protest outside Trump International Hotel on Monday evening, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Rabbi David ...