Who We Are

A Wider Bridge: Ronit Bezalel

Ronit Bezalel, Communications Director, brings a background in social justice filmmaking, journalism, photography and marketing to A Wider Bridge. Ronit began her career at the National Film Board of Canada in 1994 where she directed the award-winning When Shirley Met Florence, about two Jewish women who had been friends for 55-years. Her most recent film, 70 Acres in Chicago:
Cabrini Green
, is a look at issues of urban planning and gentrification. Newsweek selected Ronit as one of the “Top 10 Women of the 21st Century” for her activism.

Born to an Israeli father and a British mother, Ronit Bezalel grew up in the UK, the United States and Canada. She credits this global background as helping her bring increased sensitivity and awareness into her work.




Chicago Dyke March: Will I March? (A Wider Bridge / June 22, 2018 )
Dining as a Political Act: Voting with Our Dollars (A Wider Bridge / January 3, 2018 )
Remembering Beloved Singer Ofra Haza (A Wider Bridge / November 19, 2017)
Chicago Recap: How Can We Support Israel’s LGBTQ Communities? (A Wider Bridge / October 27, 2017)