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, […]

AWB Launches Reverse Mission to America: Sept 19-26, 2019

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From September 19-26, A Wider Bridge launched our first-ever LGBTQ Reverse Mission to America, bringing a delegation of the 12 CEOs of Israel’s LGBTQ rights organizations — including many of our grantee organizations — to New York and Washington, DC. Our delegation learned about American LGBTQ, Jewish, and pro-Israel life, building community relationships, meeting diverse organizations, and […]

AWB’s Pride Leadership Mission to Israel

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A Wider Bridge’s LGBTQ Pride Leadership Mission to Israel has just wrapped up! Thirty LGBTQ community leaders and influencers joined A Wider Bridge staff on a 9-day mission to Israel to experience the country through an LGBTQ lens. Some highlights! On this first day, we visited Gan Meir and the Tel Aviv LGBTQ Center. At […]

Curious About our LGBTQ Leadership Missions to Israel?

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Want to know more about our AWB Leadership Missions to Israel? Check out this amazing video produced by Rom Ozeri of Ellesia Films, featuring some of our incredible alumni from the Fall 2018 Trip. LGBTQ Leadership Missions to Israel A Wider Bridge’s unique Leadership Missions bring together an incredible and diverse group of leaders – […]

‘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 Wider Bridge’s 2018 Fall LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel

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A Wider Bridge’s 10th LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel has begun! Twenty LGBTQ community leaders and personalities join A Wider Bridge staff on a 10-day mission to Israel to experience the country through an LGBTQ lens. On this first day, we visited the memorial to the members of the LGBTQ community who were persecuted and murdered […]

Postcard From Jerusalem: The Fight for LGBTQ Equality in Israel

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As a progressive, I’m often questioned about why I support Israel. And as a state representative, I’m told it’s not my area and I should stay out of this thorny issue. However, with the recent passing of Sen. John McCain, I’m reminded of two lessons: First, you can have your feet planted at home with […]

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 […]

Hannah Simpson: Israel’s Surrogacy Law is Bad, But Not Anti-Zionism Fodder

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Transgender/LGBTQ advocate and a Wider Bridge Mission Trip to Israel Alumna Hannah Simpson argues that we must respect and support the homegrown activism in Israel that will no doubt prevail in securing surrogacy, adoption rights and universal marriage equality. Protestors shout slogans during a LGBT community members protest against discriminatory surrogate bill in Tel Aviv, […]

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) […]