Martin Luther King Day Reminds Us the Road of Equality Isn’t Yet Done

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 21 2019,  is a celebration of his life and a reminder that there’s still work to be done in this country for his dream to be fully realized. Besides Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday named after a person. That honor alone […]

Happy Hannukah! Check out Our Yummy Recipe Guide

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Hannukah officially starts this weekend. Most of you know that, in addition to Hannukah being the “festival of lights,” it’s also a celebration of Oil. We dare you to find another people or tradition that formally embraces deep-frying as a core tenet. The miracle was that the Jews found just enough pure oil in the […]

Happy Thanksgiving! Check Out Our Jewish-LGBTQ Holiday Resource!

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A Wider Bridge has compiled a Jewish-LGBTQ resource that is all about Thanksgiving! You are welcome to suggest more stories or send us your  view of Thanksgiving on our Facebook page! Happy Turkey Day! Navigating uncomfortable conversations around the dining room table? Practice first with the “How to Have a Conversation With Your Angry Uncle […]

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מכתב רבנים לתמיכה בזכויות וקבלת להט״ב בישראל אנו, הרבנים החתומים מטה מהקשת הרחבה של זרמי היהדות, חוברים יחד לטובת תמיכה בשוויון מלא וקבלת הקהילה הגאה בישראל. אנו מגנים את תופעות חוסר הסובלנות, האפלייה ושינאת החינם כלפי קהילת הלהט״ב בישראל. לאור מכתב פתוח עליו חתומים 200 רבנים ישראלים, הממתגים לה״טבים במילים מעליבות, מילות שנאה והשפלה, ובנוסף […]

Israeli Ministry of Welfare Calls Lesbian Parenting Court Case ‘Child Trafficking’

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LGBTQ activists demonstrated Monday in front of the Tel Aviv District Court, where a hearing was held on the appeal of the Ministry of Social Affairs against a parenting order given to a same-sex couple, claiming that their three-year-old son, who was born through sperm donation, was actually a “child reservation” for the goal of […]

This New “Jewish Law” Bill Takes the LGBTQ Community in Israel Backwards

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The Knesset is currently promoting the National Law, which among its various clauses is quietly concealed the Jewish Law. Needless to say, the Jewish law does not recognize same-sex couples and the individual rights of transgender or LGBTQ families. Oded Frid, the head of the public policy forum and member of the board of directors […]

A Wider Bridge: Ronit Bezalel

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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 […]

Weekly Round-up: October 20, 2017

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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! 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 […]

Weekly Round-up: October 13, 2017

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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! TOP NEWS Israeli artist Amir Guberstein and New York-born artist Jordan Nassar, who is Palestinian, are a gay married couple who produce art that reflects their unique cultural identities. They were recently interviewed […]