Weekly Round-up: October 20, 2017

Stay up-to-date with our many communities: Here’s what’s been happening this week in the intersecting worlds of pro-Israel and the LGBTQ community!

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TOP NEWS

A Wider Brunch, our biggest annual event in San Francisco takes place this weekend, honoring our funder and Executive Director, Arthur Slepian. buy tickets

California State Senator Scott Wiener and Former State Senator Mark Leno are confirmed to speak. A Wider Bridge
A Wider Brunch host H. Alan Scott is a writer/comedian based in Los Angeles. In June 2017, Scott traveled to Israel with A Wider Bridge. A Wider Bridge

The long romance with Israel of gay fashion designers Dean and Dan Caten receives additional reinforcement this week when they announce their arrival in the Holy Land. Xnet

ISRAEL NEWS

Israel’s transgender Ma’avarim organization has successfully provided 3 academic scholarships to the trans community. Watch the video to see how lives are changing! Support the campaign to provide additional scholarships. A Wider Bridge

Once a month, at the same time in a different part of the country, a group of lesbian and bisexual women meet to talk in an intimate atmosphere, titled “our lesbian living room.” It is here where the magic happens. A Wider Bridge

NORTH AMERICA NEWS

CHICAGO — Community Briefing on how to become agents for change in promoting equal rights for LGBTQ citizens in Israel and beyond takes place next Wednesday. A Wider Bridge

NEW YORK — The US premiere of Montana, a lesbian film from Israel will take place at NewFest‘s 29th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, October 22 at 1:30pm at the SVA Theatre! A Wider Bridge

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

An LGBTQ volunteer group in Ramat Gan organized a first of its kind public sing-a-long event, compiled only from Madonna songs. Following the successful evening, organizers now plan similar events dedicated to George Michael and the Spice Girls.