A Wider Bridge Southeast

A Wider Bridge Countdown to #GivingTuesday – Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017

Leading up to #GivingTuesday, A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days ...
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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, ...
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An American Bear In Israel. Are Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Safe For LGBT American Travelers?

An American Bear in the Middle East. Was his travel to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem safe? In one word: Yes! ...
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Affordable Housing Initiative in Miami to Benefit LGBT Seniors

Cindy Brown, manager of the Lambda Living senior program, participated in A Wider Bridge's Leadership Mission to Israel in June ...
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A Wider Bridge’s 7th LGBTQ Leadership Mission Begins Today

A Wider Bridge’s 7th Annual LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel kicks off today! Thirty LGBTQ community leaders and personalities join ...
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Rabbi Noah Kitty Talks Religion and LGBTQ

Rabbi Noah Kitty, Executive Director of LGBTQ Congregation Etz Chaim, answers basic questions about LGBTQ and Judaism and talks about ...
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Impressions of Israel Orthodox LGBT Lecture Tour

Zehorit Sorek and Daniel Jonas are in the midst of a tour of talks around the U.S. about being Orthodox ...
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Miami: Support for LGBT Elders

A program in Miami-Dade County, established in partnership with Jewish Community Services of South Florida, addressing the social, human services and ...
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A Developing Romance With Israel

Journalist and activist Lynare Robbins from Miami was sent to Israel in 2015 on a journalism mission and fell in ...
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Bet Haverim Celebrating 18 Years With Lesser

Since becoming Congregation Bet Haverim’s spiritual leader in 1999, gay Rabbi Joshua Lesser has made a mark on the Reconstructionist ...
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Andy Cohen to talk at Jewish Book Festival in Miami

The Jewish Book Festival in Miami, which runs through Dec. 3, ends with gay Jewish TV personality Andy Cohen, who ...
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Community’s Embrace Eases Tough Year

Rebecca Stapel-Wax, executive director of SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity reflects on year 5776 5776 ...
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“Tel Aviv Is Safer Than U.S. for LGBTQs”

Haaretz interviewed Ariel Castroman, 22, a frat boy with a good heart from Miami who reflected on volunteering with Israel's ...
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SAGE Launches Miami Affiliate

Jewish Community Services of South Florida to expand programming for LGBT elders Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE USA) ...
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Ma’avarim in South Florida: Powerful Collaborations for Creating Change

The LGBTQ organizations in South Florida that met with the Ma’avarim delegation are already exploring the possibility of future ventures ...
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A Wider Bridge to Israeli Transgender Teens

Newspaper Miami Herald covered the South Florida visit of Executive Director of Ma'avarim, Elisha Alexander, and the Israeli transgender teen ...
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Being an LGBTQ Ally Isn’t About You

Robbie Medwed, Education Director of SOJOURN, criticizes Rabbi Herzfeld for showing solidarity with the LGBT community by visiting a gay ...
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Life Celebrated in Wake of Tragedy

An uplifting and joyous celebration of the LGBT community abounded throughout Temple Israel of Greater Miami's Wolfson Auditorium during the ...
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Temple Israel sings praises of longtime music director Alan Mason

Musician and educator Alan Mason and husband Robert Glazier, an attorney, co-founded the Temple Israel’s LGBT havurah in Miami Husbands ...
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Bet Haverim Celebrates 30-Years

Congregation Bet Haverim celebrated three decades as Atlanta’s first gay and lesbian synagogue with a multimedia presentation about its origins ...
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Bauman Calls for LGBT Protection in Georgia

Atlanta's Temple Sinai member Andy Bauman, who represents Sandy Springs’ 6th District on the City Council, is proud of the decade-old ...
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Georgia Passes Religious Liberty Bill

A religious freedom bill described by opponents as being discriminatory against same-sex couples passed the Georgia state legislature on Wednesday ...
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Georgia Rabbi for LGBT Non-Discrimination

Though America has made incredible strides toward a more inclusive society since same-sex couples nationwide gained the freedom to marry ...
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SOJOURN Honoree Faces ‘Clearly an Organized Opposition’

Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham is receiving Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN)’s Kinsler Rainmaker ...
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ADL Criticizes Graham’s Attack on LGBT

The Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast Region office in Buckhead quickly responded to Rev. Franklin Graham who called for living according to the Christian ...
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Ruthie and Connie to receive SAGE Pioneer Award

Jewish couple Ruthie Berman and Connie Kurtz, LGBT senior icons, have known each other 56 years, been partners for 42, ...
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‘American Idol’ finalist Bret Loewenstern takes stage

Gay and Jewish “American Idol” finalist Bret Loewenstern performed at the UM Hillel’s Open Mic Wednesday night American Idol finalist ...
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Finding a Mikveh When You’re Queer

"The first time I considered going to the mikveh was before my wedding. While this was a completely typical time ...
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Young Jewish leaders to celebrate Shabbat

Although based in Miami Beach, The Tribe group of young Jewish leaders from their 20s to 40s will be having ...
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Global Perspective on LGBT Rights

American Jewish World Service is the fourth largest U.S.-based funder of international LGBT work. Ruth Messinger, its president and CEO, ...
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My First Gay Wedding

A reader of Jewish magazine Heritage recently attended the wedding of two young women in Orlando. A Jewish wedding, officiated ...
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Jay Michaelson to speak in Miami synagogue this Sunday

On Sunday, Temple Israel will host a public discussion, “What Is Spiritual Health?’, featuring journalist Jay Michaelson, who covers spirituality ...
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I’m Gay, Jewish, & Old

There are three things I'd like to tell you about me. I'm gay, I'm Jewish and I'm old. That could ...
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