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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, and Chen Areli, the Chairperson of the Aguda (Israel LGBTQ Task Force)



West Hollywood – Los Angeles
Tuesday, January 16

Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N La Brea Ave
6:30 p.m.
Palm Springs
Thursday, January 18
Temple Isaiah, 332 W Alejo Road
6:30 p.m.
San Francisco
Friday, January 19

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street
Shabbat Services, 7:30 p.m.
RSVP not needed
Sunday, January 21
Home of Ann Bauman & Kelly Thiemann
6:30 p.m., Address provided with RSVP


Monday, January 22
Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St
7 p.m.
Wilton Manors
Tuesday, January 23
Congregation Etz Chayim, 2038 N Dixie Highway
7 p.m.
Lake Worth/Palm Beach 
Wednesday, January 24
Compass LGBT Community Center
201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth
6:30 p.m.


New York City
Thursday, January 25

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
7:00 p.m.


Friday, January 26
John C. Anderson Center, 215 S. 13th street
1:00 p.m.

A Wider Bridge invites you to meet our grantees advancing LGBTQ seniors’ rights, community, and social services in Tel Aviv and across the State of Israel.  Joining our Israeli delegation are Sara Sweiry and Robin Rosenbaum of Beshela, (the organization for LBTQ Israeli senior women), and Chen Arieli, Chair of the Aguda – Israel LGBTQ Task Force.

Over the past several years, the Israeli LGBTQ community has begun to address challenges facing LGBTQ seniors – higher rates of poverty and social isolation, and interaction with Israeli social service and medical agencies lacking the proper training to provide care for LGBTQ seniors. Sara, Robin and Chen join us to share their experiences in this emerging field in Israel, and to build relationships with American LGBTQ communities and organizations to better advance their goals in Israel. 


A Wider Bridge is proud to grant support for the work of Beshela and the Aguda through our AWB Impact Grant making initiative.