Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017

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A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of Chanukah, we celebrate the miracles of our work and its widespread reach and impact. As we head into 2018, we wish everyone a happy Gregorian calendar New Year! Will you honor our work, and make a recurring, tax-deductible […]

Transgender Christian-Arab Model Talleen Abu Hanna at Northwestern University

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Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, is currently in the United States for a 10-day speaking tour. Yesterday, she shared her remarkable story with students at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. This event, organized by Wildcats for Israel and A Wider Bridge, was a chance to meet Talleen and ask questions about LGBTQ life […]

AWB’s Quentin Hill Reflects on the Successful Iowa Launch Party!

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AWB’s Northeast Manager Quentin Hill blogs on the successful launch of A Wider Bridge Iowa, as he returned to his home state to spearhead this important endeavor. Last Wednesday evening (November 8, 2017), various leaders in the LGBTQ, Jewish, and pro-Israel communities gathered at a local bar in the East Village of Des Moines (the unofficial gayborhood) […]

Chicago Recap: How Can We Support Israel’s LGBTQ Communities?

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On October 25, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the bar Sidetrack in Chicago to address how we can support LGBTQ Rights in Israel. The evening began with socializing, drinks, and nosh – followed by a panel discussion. The discussion featured A Wider Bridge Staff Laurel Grauer who generated worldwide attention on the intersection of LGBTQ […]

Chicago: Community Briefing on LGBTQ Rights in Israel

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Join us in Chicago as we learn how to become agents for change in promoting equal rights for LGBTQ citizens in Israel and beyond. We look forward to seeing you at this community event on Wednesday, October 25, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, Chicago. 6:00-6:30pm: Registration and Networking 6:30pm-7:15pm: Discussion with Q and A 7:17pm-Open […]

Chicago: Hidden Stories of Holocaust History

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A Wider Bridge’s Laurel Grauer is on the host committee for the “Hidden Stories of Holocaust History” benefit event on November 2, 2017 in Chicago. We invite you to join us at this event. Oil on canvas by August Heitmuller entitled “A Pair of Friends (Freundespaar).” US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Schwules Museum The “Hidden […]

Detroit Jewish LGBT Group Talks of Empowerment

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About 30 members of Jewish Detroit’s LGBT community gathered at Ferndale’s Local Kitchen and Bar to listen to how three Jews from different generations have embraced their Jewish and sexual and gender identities at NEXTGen Detroit Pride’s Sept. 14 program, “Navigating Jewish and Queer.” Steven Davis, Jessica Leuchter, Jayson Olson, Ron Elkus and Sam Dubin […]

Gay Israeli TV Chef Talks Food and Marriage

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Israel’s leading culinary journalist Gil Hovav, who is gay, recently chatted with the Windy City Times’ reporter Matt Simonette. Hovav and his partner, Daniel Halperin, have been together for thirty years and have a daughter, Naomi. A prominent gay TV personality, food journalist and chef in Israel, Gil Hovav, insists that he’s “not that infatuated […]