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) […]

AWB Presents Generation Zahav: LGBTQ Seniors’ Advocacy and Community in Israel

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A Wider Bridge presents a series of talks across the U. S. featuring Sara Sweiry and Robin Rosenbaum of Beshela, and Chen Areli, the Chairperson of the Aguda (Israel LGBTQ Task Force) EVENT DETAILS AND RSVP CALIFORNIA West Hollywood – Los Angeles Tuesday, January 16 Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N La Brea Ave 6:30 p.m. […]

Portland Event: Bridging Identities: On Being LGBTQ, Jewish and Pro-Israel

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A Wider Bridge’s Arthur Slepian will be speaking as part of the series Israel 360: Diverse Perspectives on Israel, Explored in an Atmosphere of Respect. Portlanders! Join AWB’s Arthur Slepian as he explores the following complex questions about the merging of multiple identities: LGBTQ, Jewish, and Pro-Israel. What has been the progress of the LGBTQ […]

Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017

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A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of Chanukah, we celebrate the miracles of our work and its widespread reach and impact. As we head into 2018, we wish everyone a happy Gregorian calendar New Year! Will you honor our work, and make a recurring, tax-deductible […]

Rabbi Lisa Edwards Gives D’var Torah in Arthur Slepian’s Honor

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During A Wider Brunch 2017, Rabbi Lisa Edwards from Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles gave an incredible D’var Torah in Arthur’s honor. Arthur Slepian and Rabbi Edwards at A Wider Brunch 2017 For Arthur Slepian On the occasion of retiring as Executive Director of A Wider Bridge At A Wider Brunch October 22, 2017 […]

The Song “A Full City” By Dana International Has Been Selected to Lead A Wider Brunch 2017

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The song “Ir Shlema” (A Full City) by Dana International has been selected to lead this year’s A Wider Brunch, the biggest annual Pro-Israel LGBTQ event in the United States. “Ir Shlema” follows “Silsulim” by Statik and Ben El Tavori, that led last year’s event, and “Golden Boy” by Nadav Guadj which was the theme […]

Gay Jewish State Senators Scott Wiener and Mark Leno To Speak at A Wider Brunch

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California State Senator Scott Wiener and Former State Senator Mark Leno will be speaking at A Wider Brunch.  This is a terrific opportunity to hear these two distinguished politicians speak about their work and connections to Israel. Openly gay Jewish politicians Senator Scott Wiener and former senator Mark Leno have long been supportive of Israel and […]

This Lawyer Fights for His Heroes — Transgender Youth

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36-year-old attorney Asaf Orr from San Mateo is a Transgender Youth Project staff attorney at NCLR Asaf Orr says transgender youth “have taught me what courage and perseverance look like.” (Photo: Trish Tunney Photography) You describe yourself as a cisgender male — meaning that your gender identity corresponds to your birth sex — and as heterosexual in […]

Why this LGBT Synagogue is Moving Beyond Its 40-Year Mission

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San Francisco LGBT congregation Sha’ar Zahav marks 40 years, and there’s no intention to toss out its rainbow flags or stop participating in Pride week events. However, recent changes at Sha’ar Zahav epitomize an evolution taking place around the country. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, Rabbi Mychal Copeland leads Shabbat services with a rainbow tallit around […]