A Wider Bridge Trip Alumna Hannah Simpson Honored For Creating Change

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Trans queer Jewish activist Hannah Simpson is a fearless pro-Israel changemaker. She recently attended the Creating Change conference, where she was interviewed by Metro Weekly as one of 30 amazing activists who are creating change in the LGBTQ community. Metro Weekly: Why are you here [at Creating Change]? I’m here to learn from the best […]

Seeing Israel Through The Eyes of LGBT Non-Jews

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Jay Geller, Member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College, participated in A Wider Bridge’s 2016 LGBT Mission to Israel. Upon his return, Geller joined the Board of A Wider Bridge. In this article, he shares his highlights from the trip, which he described in one word, “extraordinary.” I was privileged to join […]

Why I Decided to Educate Myself About Israel

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Mary DeBacker decided to join A Wider Bridge’s Mission to Israel in order to educate herself more about the country, following last year’s incident during the A Wider Bridge event at Creating Change conference. Here’s her reflection on the trip. Mary DeBacker (left) with the Chicago delegation at the 2016 LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel […]

A Wider Bridge Allows LGBT Jews To Keep Faith

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Robert Boo, Chief Executive Officer at Florida Equality Park’s Pride Center was joined by Zehorit Sorek and Daniel Jonas to talk about Orthodox LGBT life in Israel RELATED: Photos from the event in Florida are now on A Wider Bridge page on Facebook When Daniel Jonas was 15 and struggling with his sexuality he turned […]

If Music Be the Food of Humanity, Play On, Play On

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A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Mission to Israel alumna Lynare Robbins was inspired by a progressive and artistic approach to solving social issues in Israel Jewish and Arab Youth Alumni Performers of the Polyphony Conservatory. The late Maya Angelou once said, “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and […]

Jerusalem LGBT group sees ‘incremental’ progress

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Journalist Michael K. Lavers, who participated in A Wider Bridge’s LGBT Leadership Mission to Israel in November, writes about the progress for Jerusalem’s LGBT community and the group’s visit to Jerusalem Open House. A Wider Bridge board member Bruce Maxwell (left) with Jerusalem Open House leaders Tom Canning (second from left) and Sarah Kala (third from […]