A Wider Bridge to Expand in Chicago!

We are happy to announce that A Wider Bridge is one of the recipients of The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s (JUF) Breakthrough Fund, to encourage smart growth and innovation in Chicago.


A Wider Bridge has been awarded a significant grant from the JUF to expand our Chicago based programming and deepen our presence in the area, it was announced. The fund to A Wider Bridge was given as part of JUF’s plan to expand programs that focus on reaching more diverse audiences.

“A Wider Bridge is thrilled to have been awarded this Breakthrough Grant by JUF,” said Arthur Slepian, Executive Director of A Wider Bridge. “We got off to a good start in Chicago with a couple of excellent programs earlier this year and this grant will enable us to have a consistent presence in the area and involve more Chicagoans in our work. Until recently, the programming of A Wider Bridge has been focused primarily on East Coast and West Coast cities — it’s nice to be landing in the Midwest!”

A Wider Bridge is now looking to expand its community in Chicago. If you live in the area, and are interested in attending our programs, please send us an email.

Through its Breakthrough Fund, The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is once again helping fund innovative and leading-edge local programs and initiatives that meet local human needs, engage Chicagoans Jewishly, and strengthen Jewish communities in Israel and overseas.

“With this second full cycle of Breakthrough Fund grants, we are proud to support programs that reach out and welcome diverse populations within our community and strengthen our existing organizations with creative new initiatives,” said David Sherman, chairman of the Breakthrough Fund review committee. “We have already seen the impact of past Breakthrough Fund recipients and know that these new programs will positively influence this community’s future in immeasurable ways.”