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. […]

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 […]

Celebration, Sorrow and Arrests at Annual Gay Pride March in Jerusalem

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“Bears,” Families with young children (including babies with “I love” stickers stuck onto their onesies) and other “experienced native priders” at Jerusalem Pride Parade. At Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park, a nine-acre green space created in 1976 in tribute to the American people, “bears” gathered around a flag of variegated earth tones stamped with a bear paw […]

Can Gay and Lesbian Teens Find a Home in Orthodoxy?

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For many young orthodox people caught up in the struggle to come out as LGBTQ, the root of the problem lies in Leviticus, which labels gay sex a toevah, most often translated as an abomination, and, a couple of chapters later, prescribes the death penalty as punishment. Micha Thau at Jerusalem Gay Pride last year […]

Queery: Rabbi Denise Eger

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Newly founded the Los Angeles Blade published an introduction interview with Rabbi Denise Eger. Rabbi Denise talks about coming out, her LGBT hero and… meeting Lady Gaga! While studying to become a rabbi during the 1980s in New York City, Denise Eger started a group for gay and lesbian students, holding meetings far from campus. […]

LA’s LGBT Synagogue Celebrates

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Los Angeles’ LGBT synagogue Beth Chayim Chadashim marks 45 years of existence this weekend with a special concert honoring six local Jewish musicians and celebrating contemporary Jewish music. “Musical Culture Award” honorees in concert (from left): Tamara Kline, Phranc, Jeanelle LaMance, Cantor Juval Porat, Cantorial Emerita Fran Chalin and Cantor Don Croll Celebrate BCC’s 45 […]

Tel Aviv’s mini-burgers Come to OC

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Internationally known mini-burger chain, Burgerim, is opening its first Orange County outlet later this year in Orange near the MainPlace. The Tel Aviv-born burger concept allows customers to build their own mini-burgers from a variety of patty choices. Internationally known mini-burger chain, Burgerim, is opening another Orange County outlet later this year. The Tel Aviv-born […]

Modern Orthodoxy and LGBT Panel in LA

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Micha Thau, a senior at Shalhevet High School, spoke at Westwood Village Synagogue on Feb. 8 as part of a panel called “Modern Orthodoxy and LGBT: Navigating a Complex Reality,” alongside Shalhevet head of school Rabbi Ari Segal; actor and comedian Elon Gold; Westwood Village Synagogue Rabbi Abner Weiss; a clinical psychologist, and moderator Alexander […]