“San Diego is My Hometown.” Reflections from Tyler Gregory

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As a thirteen-year-old b’nai mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, I had two things on my mind: nailing my torah portion (you bet I did, and with the voice of an angel), and opening envelopes containing checks in multiples of $18 (to be used for savings only, and definitely not for Nintendo 64 […]

A Wider Bridge Expresses Deep Concern for LGBTQ and Democratic Future in Israel

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April 10, 2019 Yesterday, millions of voters in Israel exercised their right to vote to shape Israel’s future, and today it appears that Benjamin Netanyahu will continue to serve as Israeli Prime Minister. Throughout the course of this election season, A Wider Bridge has been deeply troubled by several of the Prime Minister’s actions, such […]

Israel 2019 Elections through a LGBTQ Lens

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This upcoming Israeli election on Tuesday, April 9th,  has high stakes for the LGBTQ community. The community is riding a wave of advocacy, culminating in last summer’s nationwide strike for equality which put LGBTQ issues front and center of the national dialogue. A new Knesset brings an opportunity to turn this momentum into further laws for […]

Prime Minister, Disavow Racism and LGBTQ Hatred

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent announcement of his Likud Party’s pact with Otzma Yehudit, a racist and ultranationalist party, and Bayit Yehudi, a far-right party led by self-described “proud homophobe” Bezalel Smotrich, threatens Israel’s LGBTQ community and the country’s future as a Jewish and Democratic state. A Wider Bridge calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu to […]

Anti-LGBTQ Incidents in Israel Doubled Over Past Year, Report Shows

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Anti-LGBTQ incidents rose dramatically in 2018, with a 54% increase in reported incidents of homophobia, the Aguda LGBTQ National Taskforce revealed in its annual Nir Katz report presented to President Rivlin. The Nir Katz Center report breaks down instances of harassment into eight categories, with 25% of incidents occurring in the public domain such as […]

Please welcome our new Board Members and Officers

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A Wider Bridge is proud to welcome three new Board Members, Cindy Brown in Miami, Daniel Hernandez in Phoenix, and Frank November in Tel Aviv! Also, please join us in congratulating our newly elected officers: Alan Schwartz, Chair, Jim Moon, Vice Chair,  Carmella Ettinger, Secretary Rounding out our Executive Committee are Barry Blecher, continuing as Treasurer, […]