Wherever You Go, I’ll Go: Honoring Trailblazing Women through the Story of Ruth

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This year on sundown of Thursday, May 28th, the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot will start and millions will celebrate and commemorate the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai (yes, Moses and the Ten Commandments), the beginning of the summer harvest season and the tradition of eating cheesecake and cheese blintzes. Today marks the start […]

Israeli ministry apologizes for asking gay couple ‘Which of you is the mother?’

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Guy Sadak Shoham, 33, and Chai Aviv Shoham, 38, faced an unpleasant surprise after applying for aid from the Ministry of Social Affairs to send their two daughters to preschool. According to Ynet, the government representative stated that “I understand that you are both fathers and understand that you both run a shared household, but […]

AWB’s 2019 Christian Clergy Mission to Israel

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Our historic LGBTQ Clergy Leadership Mission to Israel and the West Bank has just concluded, with 14 diverse LGBTQ clergy members from Protestant denominations who were on a joint mission in partnership with the Israel Action Network (IAN). On the Israel/Lebanon Border We had an inspiring week – visiting with LGBTQ leaders in Tel Aviv, […]

Ministry of Finance Places Israel’s LGBTQ Youth in Jeopardy

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Update: We are happy to report that funds are now being released and that Hoshen and IGY can continue their very important educational programming for LGBTQ youth. We thank LGBTQ Leadership in the Knesset for intervening: Minister of Justice Amir Ohana, Itzik Shmuli, Eitan Ginzburg and Nitzan Horowitz A Wider Bridge is deeply concerned about the draconian measure […]

A Wider Bridge Launches 2019-2020 Impact Grants

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Cycle 1: 2019-2018 Grantees >> Cycle 2: 2019-2020 Grantees >> Previous Impact Projects A Wider Bridge Impact Grants are designed to empower LGBTQ organizations in Israel in their effort to expand rights and acceptance within their communities. Through our grants program, we partner with organizations and advocates to change hearts and minds across Israel – […]

Hundreds march against transgender violence in Tel Aviv after teen stabbed

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Nearly 1,000 people marched in Tel Aviv Sunday night, with Ma’avarim – the Israeli trans organization, to denounce violence against Israel’s transgender community, in the wake of a suspected hate crime outside a local LGBTQ center that left a teenager seriously wounded. Under the banner “fighting for our lives,” marchers walked from the Florentine neighborhood […]

Prime Minister Netanyahu: Fire Education Minister Peretz

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Israeli teachers from the LGBTQ community protesting education minister’s statements, photo courtesy YNET A Wider Bridge, the LGBTQ organization building support for Israel and LGBTQ Israelis, condemns the recent statements of Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz, and calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu to immediately dismiss Rafi Peretz as his Education Minister following these remarks. Peretz […]

A Wider Bridge Stands with the Ethiopian-Israeli Community

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A Wider Bridge stands with the Ethiopian-Israeli community in mourning the heartbreaking loss of Solomon Tekah, an unarmed Ethiopian-Israeli teenager who was shot and killed by an off-duty Israeli police officer this week. As the Israeli police conduct a much-needed comprehensive investigation into this matter, which we hope will shed light on conflicting reports of […]