Meet Trans IDF Captain Ofer Erez, CEO of Jerusalem Open House, October 10-25

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Join A Wider Bridge in Portland (OR), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Minneapolis, to meet our newest grantee, Captain Ofer Erez, CEO of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance. October 10-25! Watch our short video to learn more about the program! Next month we are bringing a remarkable young Israeli leader to […]

Pride 2018: A Wider Bridge Celebrates Coast to Coast!

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A Wider Bridge celebrates Pride across the USA! While our official delegation marched with the Zioness Movement and the Israeli Consulate General in NYC, we also proudly represented from coast to coast, and in between. NEW YORK New York Pride Chen Arieli (Chair, The Aguda LGBTQ National Task Force) with Israeli Actor Yuval David (middle) […]

A Wider Bridge’s First-Ever LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit: Photo Blog

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On Sunday, May 6th, A Wider Bridge Held its first-ever LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit with students from the Chicagoland area. Organized by A Wider Bridge Campus Engagement Fellow Eli Cohen, with assistance from AWB staff Laurie Grauer and Quentin Hill, this summit created an affirming space where students gained the knowledge and skills needed to […]

Nuance and Dialogue: Israel on Campus

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AWB Campus Engagement Fellow Eli Cohen writes about the delicate journey engaging fellow students in dialogue with Israel, which led to the creation of the ‘A Wider Bridge: Coffee and Storytelling’ event.  Eli Cohen MC’ing A Wider Bridge: Coffee and Storytelling Since starting my internship as A Wider Bridge’s Campus Engagement Fellow in January, much of […]

A Wider Bridge Presents: LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit on May 6, Chicago

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A Wider Bridge is the LGBTQ non-profit organization that builds meaningful and sustainable relationships between the broader LGBTQ, Jewish, and Pro-Israel communities to achieve equality in Israel, and equality FOR Israel. Our Student Leadership Summit is an affirming space where students can gain the knowledge and skills needed to authentically engage campus communities with Israel […]

Chicago LGBTQ Leader Is Encouraged By Israel’s Blood Ban Reversal

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Julio Rodriguez, the Board President of the Association of Latino/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA), writes his strong support for Israel’s recent policy change to allow gay men to donate blood. As a Latinx gay man and AIDS activist that came out in Chicago during the height of the AIDS epidemic and saw many of my friends […]

Wrapping up 2017: Top Stories of the Year!

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We’ve been reviewing our most notable accomplishments of the past year, and wanted to share them with you. This is a great opportunity to thank all of our supporters, thousands and thousands of you, who visited our website, signed our petitions, ‘liked’ us on social media, and helped us create equality in and for Israel. […]

Talleen Abu Hanna: Let Me Tell You About Pinkwashing – I’m Not Here to ‘Wash’ Anything

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Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, recently completed a 10-day speaking tour of the United States. While in Chicago, she spoke with Matt Simonette of the Windy City Times about her life and title. Talleen Abu Hanna said that she was inspired to compete to be Miss Trans Israel by a love for being […]