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 […]

Israel’s Coalition Rejects Bill to Extend Surrogacy Rights to Gay Men; AWB Attends Session

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On Wednesday, October 31, A Wider Bridge’s 2018 Fall LGBTQ Mission Trip to Israel sat in the Knesset gallery as the opposition introduced the pro-LGBT surrogacy Bill, which was ultimately defeated.  The group witnessed an ugly episode as ultra-orthodox MK shouted out at MKs Yair Lapid and Yael German for championing the LGBTQ community. AWB’s Quentin […]

‘Death to LGBT’ Scrawled on Tel Aviv Holocaust Memorial

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The words “Death to LGBT” were found scrawled on a monument in Tel Aviv that commemorates members of the community who were persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation and gender identity. Passersby discovered the graffiti on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the monument in Meir Park where the LGBTQ community center is […]

A Place Where Being Jewish Isn’t a Source of Fear

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Professor Gabriel Gomez joined the 2018 AWB LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel. Upon returning, he penned this OpEd about his complex family history with Judaism. Despite being curious about Israel, because of some complex personal concerns, I’ve been wary to travel there because a visit could be construed as support for long-standing, Israeli government policies […]

Israel Rejects High Court Proposal to List Both Members of Lesbian Couple as Parents

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The state of Israel has rejected a proposal by Israel’s High Court of Justice to make it easier for both members of a lesbian couple to register as parents. Orly and Ravit Weiselberg-Zur during a demonstration in Tel Aviv, July 2018, Photo: Tomer Appelbaum The state was responding to a petition submitted by Orly and Ravit […]

New Initiative to Assist Transgender People In Israel With Employment

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The transgender community is considered one of the weakest sectors in the Israeli employment market. A new initiative at the Tel Aviv LGBT Center, helped by Ma’avarim, will provide workshops, simulations and basic tools that will make it easier for members of the transgender community to find a place to work. Jay Harris (Photo: Shlomi […]

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 […]