See Israel in a Whole New Way Trip

A Wider Bridge is pleased to endorse the JCC Association’s  See Israel in a Whole New Way Trip, June 8 – 20, 2014; A ten-day trip to Israel custom-designed for members and friends of the LGBTQ communities from around North America.

Travelers can show off their pride in Tel Aviv on June 13 with their friends when they register for the first continental JCC LGBTQ trip to Israel. Sponsored by JCC Association, the continental leadership network for the JCC Movement, in collaboration with the JCC of Austin, this trip is open to the general public and is open to all faiths.

Tel Aviv is known as the gay capital of the Middle East, and as well as visiting classic tourist sites such as Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Galilee, the LGBTQ group will meet with founders of a religious gay group in Jerusalem as well as dine with the people who established Cafe Albi, a self-declared home for the LGBTQ community of Tel Aviv.

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Participants will cook an Israeli meal with a professional chef, enjoy music and song at the Port of Tel Aviv, and take a graffiti walking tour. There will be plenty of time to enjoy Tel Aviv’s world-class restaurants, shopping, and nightlife too. American Airlines named Tel Aviv Best Gay City of 2011, and the city has been described by GayCities.com as the “gay capital of the Middle East, exotic and welcoming, with a Mediterranean c’est la vie attitude.”

Aliza Orent, director, Jewish Life and Learning says, “This trip is timed to overlap with the multitude of gay-themed events occurring in Israel in June, in particular the Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, and the International LGBT Film Festival. The trip has been designed to highlight all that is incredible about Israel and provides a fabulous and inclusive itinerary that features exclusively designed opportunities.”

Proudly endorsed by many of the GLBTQ national organizations that we know and appreciate including Keshet; A Wider Bridge; and Centerlink.

The trip begins on June 8, 2014. For more information and the full itinerary, go to www.jcca.org/lgbtqisrael or contact aliza.orent@shalomaustin.org or call 512-735-8030.

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