Opening Hearts & Minds: LGBTQ Engagement in J’lem

THIS SUNDAY IN SAN DIEGO: Israeli LGBTQ activist Sarah Weil and Jerusalem City Councilman and Orthodox Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz join A Wider Bridge in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego to share the work of The Meeting Place, offering an open, brave space for all people to discuss difficult and painful issues. This growing Jerusalem-based movement may provide inspiration for how to engage more constructively with each other here at home, given the state of our current political discourse.

LGBTQ activist Sarah Weil and Jerusalem City Councilman and Orthodox Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz join A Wider Bridge in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego to share the work of the Yerushalmit Movement, which fosters Jerusalem to be a “community of communities”, a pluralistic society that benefits all of its residents.

Join us as we learn how the loss of 16-year old Shira Banki, fatally attacked at the 2015 Jerusalem Pride March, became a catalyst to bring people from different backgrounds together to engage at the “Meeting Place,” offering an open, brave space for all people to discuss difficult and painful issues. Given the polarized and rancorous state of so much of our current political discourse here in the U.S., Rabbi Aaron and Sarah can teach us not only about Jerusalem, but offer us possibilities for how we might engage more constructively with each other here at home.

Special thanks to our national cosponsors, Keshet and Eshel

A Wider Bridge Impact, the crowdfunding initiative supporting Israeli LGBT community projects, seeks to raise $5,000 in 2017 to support The Meeting Place, a project of the Yerushalmit Movement.

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Boston Wednesday, March 15
7:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Zion
1566 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
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New York Thursday, March 16
6:30 p.m.
Temple B’nai Jeshurun
257 W 88th St, New York
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San Diego Sunday, March 19
6:30 p.m.
Home of Seth Krosner and Phil Johnson
Address provided with RSVP.
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San Francisco Tuesday, March 21
7:00 p.m.
Home of David Rak and Oren Henry
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Los Angeles Wednesday, March 22
7:30 P.M.
Santa Monica Home of Brett Trueman and Mark Miller
Address provided with RSVP.
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